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Emergency Animal Disease Surveillance
Online training – Case study 2: Lethargic backyard chooks

Nurse’s history

Dave's poorly chickens
Photo Angela Scott, PIRSA

Dave is in the waiting room with one of his chickens. Donna – your vet nurse who has been at the clinic for 20 years – has been speaking to Dave and provides you with the following information before you start the consultation with Dave:

“Joan, Dave is here with one of his chickens, he says it has been lying around all morning, is very lethargic and isn’t getting up at all. He is very worried about it.”
Donna the vet nurse