Handbook of Avian Medicine book cover

Handbook of Avian Medicine

This reference gives the small animal practitioner a complete information source for the basics of avian medicine and surgery. It pulls together the international expertise of the avian veterinary community by incorporating the knowledge of authors world-wide. The first six chapters cover the basic medical information needed to run a primary care avian practice. The focus here is on introductory level material and the average companion animal practice. If you see between one and five birds a week, this text is for you. The later chapters are species-specific and help the veterinarian in evaluating, treating, and/or referring various bird species. The new edition builds on the success of the first edition and includes full colour illustrations throughout.

Hardbound, 456 Pages

Published: March 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2874-8


  • • The development of avian species
    • Basic anatomy, physiology and nutrition
    • The physical examination
    • Clinical tests
    • Imaging techniques
    • Nursing the sick bird
    • Psittacine birds
    • Passerines
    • Raptors
    • Cranes
    • Ratites
    • Waterfowl
    • Galliformes
    • Ramphastids
    • Pigeons
    • Seabirds
    • The management of a multi-species bird collection in a zoological park
    • Index


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