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Desensitization to the Physical Exam

Whether chicks are parent reared or cared for in a nursery by a caretaker, desensitization to the physical exam can be carefully implemented throughout the physical health assessment inspection of the chicks. As the chicks mature through the fledgling age, further desensitization will ensure the birds are more accustomed to the handling techniques utilized to visually assess physical characteristics that are generally included in the complete physical exam that will be performed by an experienced avian veterinarian.

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