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Handbook of Avian Medicine

Edited By: Thomas N Tully, Gerry M Dorrestein and Alan K Jones

456 pages, 350 col & b/w illus

Saunders

Hardback | Mar 2009 | Edition: 2 | #183380 | ISBN-13: 9780702028748
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About this book

This book offers 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. 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.


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

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