FERMENTED FRUIT, ETHANOL, TOXICITY IN BIRDS
 
Description    Wild birds might become intoxicated from feeding on fermented fruit. The ethanol-intoxicated birds appear disoriented and have difficulty flying. Distilled acohol can be toxic to birds.
 
Species   Avian
 
Signs   Abnormal behavior, aggression, changing habits, Anorexia, Ataxia, Coma, Disoriented, Dullness, Dysmetria, Increased mortality in flocks of birds, Sudden death, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Duff JP. Suspected ethanol toxicity in juvenile blackbirds and redwings. Vet Rec 2012;171:453 [Web Reference]
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