This practical, illustrative guide to the diagnosis and management of avian disorders addresses issues ranging from the most basic aspects of patient management to the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques.
This practical, illustrative guide to the diagnosis and management of avian disorders addresses issues ranging from the most basic aspects of patient management to the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques. It teaches the general clinician techniques commonly used to capture and restrain different groups of birds, the basis of clinical examination, the most commonly applied medical procedures, anesthesia, and the common clinical diagnosis procedures in avian medicine. Additionally, it addresses the most relevant medical conditions and infectious diseases affecting different species of birds as well as postmortem examination and sampling and submission of necropsy material. * Provides extensive coverage of general principles of care related to all birds, eliminating the need to repeat information for each species. * Organizes content to first present information applicable to all species (examination, diagnosis, anesthesia, and procedures) followed by chapters on diseases and conditions. * Highlights information, etiology, transmission factors, clinical signs, diagnosis, management, and prevention of all medical conditions. * Concludes with a chapter on postmortem techniques to help practitioners glean important information about the cause of disease or death and prevent problems in birds who have come into contact. * Includes valuable appendices with information on body weights, normal hematology and blood chemistry values, and incubation periods. * Features more than 700 illustrations, most in brilliant full color. * Covers a wide variety of birds-cage and wild species.