Handbook of Avian Medicine

Edited by

  • Thomas Tully, BS, DVM, MS, Diplomate ABVP(Avian), ECAMS, Professor Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Gerry Dorrestein, Prof Dr, Dr hc, DVM,, Director of Dutch Research Institute for Avian and Exotic Animals (NOIVBD); Part time assignment at Avian, Exotic Animal and Wildlife Pathology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; Part time assignment at VMF University of Leipzig, Small Animal Clinic, Clinic for Birds and Reptiles, Germany
  • Alan Jones, BVet, Med, MRCVS

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.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2009
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2874-8

Table of Contents

• 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