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Essentials of Avian Medicine and Surgery


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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.

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Edited by Brian H Coles, BVSc Dip ECAMS FRCVS, RCVS Consultant in Avian Medicine, with contributions from Professor Thomas N Tully Jr. DVM MS Dip ABVP (avian) Dip ECAMS, Professor Maria Krautwald-Junghanns dr med vet Dip ECAMS, and Professor Susan E Orosz DVM Dip ABVP Dip ECAMS.


"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

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