Essentials of Avian Medicine and 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. * new contributions from world renowned experts in avian medicine * new chapter on the special senses of birds, an understanding of which is crucial when giving advice on avian welfare problems * fully up-to-date on the latest diagnostic and imaging techniques * avian zoonotics are highlighted in infectious diseases section
Preface. 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 Release of Casualty Wild Birds. Appendices. 1 An avian formulary - Professor Thomas N. Tully. 2 Bacterial diseases of birds. 3 Viral diseases of birds. 4 Mycotic diseases of birds. 5 Parasitic diseases of birds. 6 Poisons likely to affect birds. 7 Some suggested diagnostic schedules. 8 Weights of birds most likely to be seen in general practice. 9 Incubation and fl edging periods of selected birds. 10 Glossary. 11 Some useful websites. Further reading. References. Index. Colour plates.