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Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery


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Contributors ix Foreword xi Preface xiii Acknowledgments xv Companion website xvii Section I: General Information 1 Laws and Regulations Governing Backyard Poultry in the United States 3 J. Bruce Nixon 2 Common Breeds of Backyard Poultry 18 Lillian Gerhardt 3 Basic Housing and Management 27 Darrin Karcher 4 Anseriforme Husbandry and Management 34 M. Scott Echols 5 Backyard Poultry Nutrition 72 Todd J. Applegate 6 Parasitic Diseases 82 Richard Gerhold Section II: Medicine and Surgery 7 Physical Examination Anatomy and Physiology 95 Wael Khamas Josep Rutllant-Labeaga and Cheryl B. Greenacre 8 Biosecurity and Zoonotic Diseases 117 Teresa Y. Morishita Cheryl B. Greenacre and Marcy Souza 9 Avian Influenza and Viscerotropic Velogenic (Exotic) Newcastle Disease 133 Richard M. Fulton 10 Respiratory Disease 137 Richard M. Fulton 11 Musculoskeletal Diseases 145 Cheryl B. Greenacre 12 Dermatological Diseases 160 Angela Lennox 13 Reproductive Diseases 169 Eric Gingerich and Daniel Shaw 14 Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Diseases 181 Teresa Y. Morishita and Robert E. Porter Jr. 15 Cardiovascular Diseases 204 Hugues Beaufrere and Nobuko Wakamatsu 16 Soft Tissue Surgery 220 M. Scott Echols Section III: Diagnostics Drugs and Vaccines 17 Egg Diagnostics 263 Teresa Y. Morishita Josep Rutllant-Labeaga and Darrin Karcher 18 Diagnostic Lab Sampling 275 Rocio Crespo and H.L. Shivaprasad 19 Interpretation of Laboratory Results and Values 283 Rocio Crespo and H.L. Shivaprasad 20 Regulatory Considerations for Medication Use in Poultry 297 Lisa Tell and Tara Marmulak 21 Vaccination of Poultry 321 Robert E. Porter Jr. Index 329

About the Author

Cheryl B. Greenacre, DVM, DABVP-Avian, DABVP-ECM, is aprofessor of Avian and Zoological Medicine at the University ofTennessee s College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville,Tennessee, USA. Teresa Y. Morishita, DVM, MPVM, MS, PhD, DACPV, isAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of PoultryMedicine & Food Safety at Western University College ofVeterinary Medicine in Pomona, California, USA.


"This book will be an indispensable reference for practitioners who occasionally examine pet chickens and ducks as well as those who treat backyard poultry on a daily basis." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 June 2015) "Overall, I think that 'Backyard Poultry: Medicine and Surgery' is the perfect book for veterinarians practicing small, mixed, or exotic animal medicine to have in their library." (Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, January 2016) "Backyard poultry medicine and surgery is a fascinating and thorough overview of the treatment of backyard poultry. The book has multiple authors, all experts in their fields, who have packed this book with useful information." (Australian Veterinary Journal, 3 March 2017)

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