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Placement of an enteral feeding tube is a well-recognized method of supportive care, and the esophagostomy tube is an accepted route that is not only well tolerated by most avian patients but also relatively easy to place.

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cap etube Harris Esophagostomy Tube Placement in Birds* was authored by Don Harris, DVM.

This article offers step-by-step guidance on tube placement in birds and clinical tips on feeding birds via esophagostomy tubes. This review article also offers an assortment of practical answers to your clinical questions:  When is e-tube placement indicated in birds? What are the contraindications for tube placement? How should an e-tube be placed in long-necked birds? And much, much more...

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LafeberVet is proud to feature Dr. Don Harris as the lead author of Esophagostomy Tube Placement in Birds. Dr. Harris is the owner of Miami's first exotics-only veterinary hospital since 1990. Don also serves as a consulting veterinarian for the Miami MetroZoo, Georgia Aquarium Research Center, and Jungle Island. He is on the Advisory Board of Abaxis Veterinary Diagnostics and has served as a Past-President of the Association of Avian Veterinarians. [MORE]

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