Malnutrition in Captive Birds of Prey

  • D. L. Graham


Malnutrition is a significant primary or contributing cause of disease in captive birds of prey. Artificial diets with no roughage contribute to decreased beak wear. Anorexia and starvation are rapidly debilitating and may be accompanied by hypocalcemic convulsions. Unsupplemented all-meat diets have been shown to cause vitamin A deficiency, rickets, osteomalacia, nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism, hypocalcemic tetany and possibly nutritional myopathy. Syndromes similar to those caused by thiamine deficiency and riboflavin deficiency in domestic fowl have been described in birds of prey.


Thiamine Deficiency Peregrine Falcon Golden Eagle Captive Bird Riboflavin Deficiency 
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Mangelhaft Ernährung ist eine bedeutsame primäre oder beitragende Ursache der Erkrankung bei befangene raub Geflügel. Unnatürliche Nährungen ohne raughe Fassern beitragen zu abnehmender Verschleiß des Schnabels. Sauerstoffmangel und Verhungern sind als reissende schwächende angesehen und Könnten mit hypokalcaemishe Konvulsionen begleiten. Unergänzende alle Fleish Nährungen führen zu Vitamin-A Mangelhaft, Rachitis, Osteomalacia, secondäre verursachte ernährung-Hyperparathyroidism, hypokalcaemishe Konvulsionen und mögliche ernährung Myopathie. Ähnliche Erscheinigungen zu Thiamine und Riboflavin Mangelhaft bei Haus-Geflügel werden bei raub Geflügel beschrieben.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. L. Graham
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  1. 1.College of Veterinary MedicineIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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