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bird-breed·er's lung, bird-fancier's lung
extrinsic allergic alveolitis caused by inhalation of particulate avian emanations; sometimes specified by avian species, for example, pigeon-breeder's lung, budgerigar-breeder's lung.
Synonym(s): bird-breeder's disease
bird-fancier's lungA form of allergic pneumonia caused by inhaling the dust from dried bird droppings. See also PIGEON-FANCIER'S LUNG.
any feathered vertebrate. See also feather, avian and under specific groupings such as companion animal, game, raptor, ratite birds and waterfowl.
Prunus pennsylvanica, P. padus.
a dog trained to hunt birds.
includes groups of birds brought under close control by humans, for purposes of communication (e.g. pigeons), clothing and furnishing (e.g. duck, peacock), sport (e.g. hawks), garden ornaments (e.g. peacock), companionship (e.g. canary) and food (e.g. commercial poultry, turkey, duck, goose used for meat and eggs).
a pulmonary disease in humans caused by an acquired inhalant hypersensitivity to birds usually kept as pets or commercially so that large numbers and high exposure is likely. The antigen is believed to be in the dander or droppings of pigeons, budgerigars, chickens and turkey. Called also bird-breeder's lung, pigeon-breeder's lung. See also farmer's lung.
members of the order mallophaga. Includes Amyrsidea, Anaticola, Anatoecus, Bonomiella, Campanulotes, Chelopistes, Ciconiphilus, Clayia, Coloceras, Colpocephalum, Columbicola, Cuclogaster, Gonioctes, Goniodes, Hohorstiella, Holomenopon, Lagopoecus, Lipeurus, Menacanthus, Menopon, Numidicola, Ornithobius, Oxylipeurus, Physconelloides, Somaphantus, Trinoton.
bird of prey
materials used to repel birds and avoid losses to crops. Usually refers to chemicals which are mixed with grain. If mammals ingest the baits accidentally they may be poisoned. See also 4-aminopyridine.
lethal autosomal recessive trait described in dogs in which the tongue is narrow and folded on itself medially. Affected pups are unable to swallow and die within 3 days of birth.