Avian Medicine - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780723434016

Avian Medicine

2nd Edition

Editors: Jaime Samour
Hardcover ISBN: 9780723434016
Imprint: Mosby Ltd.
Published Date: 28th December 2007
Page Count: 540

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The second edition of Avian Medicine, continues as a practical, comprehensive full-colour illustrative guide to the diagnosis and management of avian disorders. With the participation of some of the world's leading authorities in avian medicine, the book addresses issues ranging from the basic aspects of patient management to the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques; aiming to teach the general clinician how to approach all birds. A wide range of avian species are discussed in detail, including psittacines, raptors, bustards and many more. Completely revised, the second edition contains extended and new chapter sections - with a wealth of new illustrations! - including cytology and behavioural osteodystrophy, fluoroscopy and advanced imaging techniques. With numerous practical guidelines on the medical management of the patient or flock and many useful tips on clinical laboratory diagnosis and suggested treatments, Avian Medicine contains valuable practical advice on all aspects of veterinary care of avian species. Avian Medicine combines the practicality of a hands-on manual with the wealth of information of a textbook and the highly illustrated format of an atlas.

Key Features

  • Fully comprehensive coverage of all aspects of clinical management written by leading experts in the field
  • Wide variety of species covered - not just psittacines, but also raptors, bustards and many others
  • Bulleted text and tables help present information in an accessible way
  • Full color throughout with over 900 illustrations
  • Medical conditions and surgical procedures reviewed in detail
  • Excellent Appendices bring together wide-ranging data on hematology and blood chemistry reference values, sex-linked bodyweights, incubation periods, commonly used pharmaceutics and other information relevant to avian practitioners

Table of Contents





1. Capture and Handling

2. Clinical Examination

3. Clinical and Diagnostic Procedures

4. Anesthesia & Soft Tissue Surgery

5. Medical Procedures

6.Trauma-related Medical Conditions

7. Management-related Diseases

8. Infectious Diseases

9. Post-mortem Examination with Anatomical Notes




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About the Editor

Jaime Samour

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Wildlife Division, Wrsan Farm, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates