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Based on initial outlines how to clinically determine avian sight, the round table discussion will focus on drawing a practical orientated decision guideline for the interpretation and consequences of vision and visual impairment in birds considering specific species and living conditions.

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Vision and visual perception is indispensable for birds, while the necessity for fully functional vision is bound to the specific living and keeping conditions. Fully functional vision is vital for rehabilitation and survival in the wild, for commercial poultry to survive in the flock. For raptors multiple aspects such as diurnal vs. nocturnal species, living in the wild vs. falconry keeping, one eye vs. two eye sight have to be considered and interpretated. For pet birds, visual impairment or even total blindness may not be an indication for euthanasia.

Based on initial outlines how to clinically determine avian sight, the round table discussion will focus on drawing a practical orientated decision guideline for the interpretation and consequences of vision and visual impairment in birds considering specific species and living conditions.


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  • Prof Rüdiger Korbel
    Prof Rüdiger Korbel
    Prof. Dr. med. vet, Dr. med. vet. habil.
    Diplomate of the European College for Zoological Medicine ECZM, Avian
    Cert. Specialist in poultry including subdivisions pet-, zoo-, wild birds, raptors and pigeons
    Cert. Specialist in veterinary ophthalmology
    Past president EAAV 2001-2003
    Board member Int. Committee AAV

    General:
    1979 – 1984 Graduated from veterinary school at the Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversity of Munich

    1984 – 1999Scientific Assistant Institute of Poultry Diseases, University of Munich
    1996 Habilitation "Ophthalmology in birds"
    1999 – 2000 Guest Professor at the Department of Poultry, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna / Austria
    2000 – 2011Associate Professor at the Raptor Centre, University of Minnesota / USA
    since 2003 Chair and Director of the Clinic for Birds, Small Mammals, Reptiles and Ornamental Fish Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich

    Focus on:
    Ophthalmology in birds
    Animal Welfare Legal aspects of visual perception in poultry
    Anesthesia in birds
    Orthopedics in birds
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