Avian Medicine

1st Edition

Authors: Thomas Tully Gerry Dorrestein Martin Lawton
Paperback ISBN: 9780750635981
eBook ISBN: 9780702038082
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 29th June 2000
Page Count: 448


The first five chapters cover the basic medical information needed to run a primary care avian practice. Again, the focus of the text is on introductory level material and avian practice within the average companion animal practice. If you see between one and five birds a week, this section is for you.

The later chapters are species-specific. If a practice sees avian patients, it is not unusual to treat any one of these species and the information in these chapters will support the veterinarian in evaluating, treating and/or referring the patient. Written by international experts, these chapters will also be of interest to avian specialists, bringing them up-to-date on current thinking in areas such as seabird rescue and the management of zoo collections.

Avian Medicine is an outstanding book that draws together all the essential information on the care of birds - providing an indispensable reference for veterinary practitioners, veterinary students and veterinary technicians.

Table of Contents

Contributors; Introduction; Basic anatomy, physiology and nutrition; The physical examination; Clinical tests; Imaging techniques; Nursing the sick bird; Psittacine birds; Passerines and exotic softbills; Raptors; Cranes; Ratites; Waterfowl; Galliformes; Ramphastids; Pigeons; Seabirds; The management of a multi-species bird collection in a zoological park; Quick reference for drug dosing; Index.


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About the Author

Thomas Tully

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Gerry Dorrestein

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Martin Lawton

Affiliations and Expertise

RCUS Specialist in Exotic Animal Medicine, Exotic Animal Centre, Romford, Essex, UK