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Captive Birds in Health and Disease

By: John E Cooper

132 pages, B/w photos & illus

Hancock House Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #152998 | ISBN: 0888395388
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About this book

This book seeks to promote closer collaboration between bird-keepers and veterinarians. The emphasis is on maintaining health and preventing disease rather than treating ailments. One section is orientated specifically towards veterinary surgeons and provides information on diagnosis and treatment.


Introduction: Captive birds, their biology and its relevance to their care; Health versus disease; Maintenance of health: The importance of management; Signs of health and disease; Types of disease: Infectious, non-infectious and multifactorial; Investigation and diagnosis of disease: Why the bird-keeper and the veterinarian should work together; Diseases affecting the skin and plumage; Diseases of the digestive tract; Respiratory diseases; Diseases of the liver and other internal organs; Diseases affecting fertility, hatchability and the survival of young; The use of medicines and disinfectants; Accidents, emergencies and supportive care; A veterinary vade mecum; Legislation for bird-keepers (by Margaret E Cooper); Index.

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