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Research Projects

The Schubot Center supports research into diseases of exotic and wild birds. Some of this research is conducted at the Schubot Center at Texas A&M. Other research projects are sponsored by the Schubot Center and take place elsewhere.

Margo the Blue and Gold Macaw

Current Research

  • Proventricular Dilatation Disease (PDD)
  • Dietary intake of captive and wild birds
  • Disease monitoring in bird markets of Peru
  • Characterization of fecal microflora in psittacines
  • Effect of diet change on fecal miroflora in psittacines

Past Research

  • Avian Mycobacteriosis in Ring-neck doves
  • Psittacid Herpesviruses
  • Avian Papillomatosis
  • Megabacteriosis (Avian Gastric Yeast)
  • Iron Storage Disease in corvids
  • The Red Siskin Project
  • Parasites of Gulf Coast Waterbirds
  • Encephalitozoon hellum
  • Reticuloendotheliosis virus in Attwater's Prairie Chickens
  • Total and free magnesium concentrations in birds
  • Atoxoplasmosis in birds
  • Chimera construction for the rescue of endangered species
  • Salmonellosis in Cowbirds
  • Macrophage activation in birds
  • Investigation of avian antibodies in Macaws and chickens