Key Features

  • First 6 chapters: cover basic information needed to run a primary care avian practice
  • Later chapters: species-specific helping veterinarians to build up their knowledge in order to evaluate, treat and/or refer
  • Multi-author text combining best practice tips and different techniques from avian experts worldwide: the editors are from 3 different countries and the chapter authors from many more
  • Provides quick access to crucial information for the non-specialist
  • Offers the basics of avian medicine and surgery

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

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
eBook ISBN:
9780702059148
Print ISBN:
9780702028748

About the editors

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