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Essentials of Avian Medicine & Surgery

Handbook / Manual

By: Brian Coles(Editor)

392 pages, 110 illustrations


Paperback | Nov 2007 | Edition: 3 | #170185 | ISBN-13: 9781405157551
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NHBS Price: £72.95 $95/€83 approx

About this book

Essentials of Avian Medicine & Surgery is designed as a concise quick reference for the busy practitioner and animal nurse. Eminently practical, this classic avian text is prized for its down-to-earth approach.

"Even though I have been practicing for several years, I found tips on diagnostics that I could immediately use at my practice. This book will make a nice addition to shelves, both for those who see birds infrequently and on a daily basis. It will be used often for drug dosages and disease rule-outs that you don't want to flip through larger textbooks to obtain. Many good facts are in a single location and can be easily accessed between appointments."
Exotic DVM Magazine

"Any veterinary student or general practitioner with an interest in avian medicine should place this book at the top of their shopping list."
- Veterinary Record



1. Diversity in Anatomy and Physiology: Clinical Significance
2. The Special Senses of Birds: Dr Susan E. Orosz
3. Clinical Examination
4. Aids to Diagnosis: Professor Dr Maria Krautwald-Junghanns
5. Post-Mortem Examination
6. Medication and Administration of Drugs
7. Anaesthesia
8. Surgery
9. Nursing and After-Care
10. Breeding Problems
11. The Release of Casualty Wild Birds

Appendix 1. An Avian Formulary: Professor Thomas N. Tully
Appendix 2. Bacterial Diseases of Birds
Appendix 3. Viral Diseases of Birds
Appendix 4. Mycotic Diseases of Birds
Appendix 5. Parasitic Diseases of Birds
Appendix 6. Poisons Likely to Affect Birds
Appendix 7. Some Suggested Diagnostic Schedules
Appendix 8. Weights of Birds Most Likely to be Seen in General Practice
Appendix 9. Incubation and Fledging Periods of Selected Birds
Appendix 10. Glossary
Appendix 11. Some Useful Websites

Further Reading

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