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.
- 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
• The development of avian species
• Basic anatomy, physiology and nutrition
• The physical examination
• Clinical tests
• Imaging techniques
• Nursing the sick bird
• Psittacine birds
• The management of a multi-species bird collection in a zoological park
- No. of pages:
- © Saunders Ltd. 2009
- 27th March 2009
- Saunders Ltd.
- Hardcover ISBN:
Professor Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
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
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