Columbiformes

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Columbiformes

[kə‚ləm·bə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of birds distinguished by a short, pointed bill, imperforate nostrils, and short legs.
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Initially, surgery was declined, and meloxicam (Boehringer Ingelheim, Paris, France; 2 mg/kg PO q12h 1 week per month) was prescribed to prevent osteoarthritis and pain, as recommended for columbiform birds.
The primary transmission cycle involves wild passeriform and columbiform birds, and Culex sp.