This idea originated from the efforts of Susan Berezuk (Tikibird Aviary) and Stop PDD Canada. Susan first started putting Bird Emergency Aid Kits (B.E.A.K.) together in 2003 to raise funds for PDD research at the Ontario Veterinary College. She sold about 150 kits which resulted in approximately $2,500 being raised.
All of the proceeds from new ParrotMedics kits will continue to support psittacine disease research (which includes PDD) at the Ontario Veterinary College. It consists of veterinary quality supplies and a first aid booklet written by Dr. Michael Taylor, Dr. Dale Smith, Dr. Erin Harrison and Geri Higginson from the Avian and Exotics Service.