Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center
The Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center at Texas A&M
University was founded by an endowment from Mr. Richard M. Schubot
in 1987, with matching funds provided by Texas A&M.
The Schubot Center supports research into all aspects of disease
in wild and captive birds, particularly the large parrot species -
a favorite of Mr. Schubot - as well as endangered species (e.g.,
the Attwater's Prairie Chicken). Our work includes studies on
infectious and parasitic disease, and research on avian nutrition.
Scientists at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary
Medicine as well as at the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic
Laboratory, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science and
the Department of Poultry Science are engaged in a variety of
research studies, the results of which will be applied to
protecting the health of wild birds and those kept by zoos,
aviculturists and individual pet owners. The Schubot Center
research programs are specifically selected for their role in
protecting birds, enhancing their survival, and improving their
quality of life.
Our mission is to improve the health of wild and exotic birds by
promoting research into the cause, diagnosis, treatment and
prevention of avian disease.