Date: 3/31/21 5:31 pm
From: David Parent <dpdvm...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] long-billed syndrome question
Ah! Thank you! Caroline is the person who received my specimens.
Dave

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> On Mar 31, 2021, at 4:24 PM, Carla Conway <mikiconway...> wrote:
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> Hi Peggy and Dave,
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> 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.
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> Carla
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>> On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 1:43 PM <dpdvm...> wrote:
>> Hi Peggy,
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>> 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!
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>> Best,
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>> Dave Parent DVM
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>> Useless Bay Animal Clinic, Freeland, WA
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>> From: Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...>
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:09 PM
>> To: TWEETERS Tweeters <tweeters...>
>> Subject: [Tweeters] long-billed syndrome question
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>> Hi Tweeters:
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>> 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.
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>> thanks,
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>> Peggy Mundy
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>> peggy_busbyATyahoo.com
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>> Bothell, WA
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