Date: 3/31/21 5:06 pm
From: Carla Conway <mikiconway...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] long-billed syndrome question
Hi Peggy and Dave,

Caroline Van Hemert at the US Geological Survey in Anchorage has done a lot
of research into bill deformities and avian keratin disorder. She may be
able to provide a contact in Washington.

Carla


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 1:43 PM <dpdvm...> wrote:

> Hi Peggy,
>
> About ten years ago I sent the last bill overgrowth bird to a researcher
> at the U of Alaska, Fairbanks and USGS. I could not find her name. I
> believe they isolated a virus as the cause and I do not know if there is
> ongoing research. I euthanized and sent her a couple of Red-tailed Hawks, a
> Crow and a Turkey Vulture!
>
>
>
> Best,
>
>
>
> Dave Parent DVM
>
> Useless Bay Animal Clinic, Freeland, WA
>
>
>
> *From:* Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:09 PM
> *To:* TWEETERS Tweeters <tweeters...>
> *Subject:* [Tweeters] long-billed syndrome question
>
>
>
> Hi Tweeters:
>
> Is anyone in Western Washington tracking or researching the occurrence of
> long-billed syndrome? I saw a male house sparrow at Wiley Slough last week
> that appears to have a slightly misshaped bill and wondered if it should be
> reported anywhere. I found an article online, but it was several years old
> and did not identify the researcher.
>
>
>
> thanks,
>
> Peggy Mundy
>
> peggy_busbyATyahoo.com
>
> Bothell, WA
>
>
>
>
>
>
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