Handbook of Avian Medicine

2nd Edition

Print ISBN: 9780702028748
eBook ISBN: 9780702059148
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 27th March 2009
Page Count: 456


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.

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<BR> Basic anatomy, physiology and nutrition <BR> The physical examination<BR> Clinical tests <BR> Imaging techniques<BR> Nursing the sick bird<BR> Psittacine birds<BR> Passerines<BR> Raptors<BR> Cranes<BR> Ratites<BR> Waterfowl<BR> Galliformes<BR> Ramphastids<BR> Pigeons<BR> Seabirds<BR> The management of a multi-species bird collection in a zoological park<BR> Index


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