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1 June 2016 Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes Mellitus in a Bali Mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi)
Susan L. Bartlett, Ryan Bailey, Eric Baitchman
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An 18-year-old female Bali mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi) was presented for polyphagia, weight loss, and incoordination. Diabetes mellitus was diagnosed based on the history and clinical findings, including persistent hyperglycemia with concurrent hypoinsulinemia and glucosuria. A treatment protocol was developed that led to improvement of clinical signs and management of hyperglycemia over several months. Because of the advanced age of the animal, difficulty in maintaining euglycemia, and the stress of handling and treatment, euthanasia was elected 167 days after initial presentation. At postmortem examination, no pancreatic lesions were detected histologically that would account for the diabetes mellitus. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of diabetes mellitus and clinical management of this condition in a passerine species.

© 2016 by the Association of Avian Veterinarians
Susan L. Bartlett, Ryan Bailey, and Eric Baitchman "Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes Mellitus in a Bali Mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi)," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 30(2), 146-151, (1 June 2016).
Published: 1 June 2016
Bali mynah
diabetes mellitus
Leucopsar rothschildi
Passerine bird
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