Manual of Avian Practice

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9780721640839: Manual of Avian Practice

This practical handbook features a unique, problem-oriented approach to avian medicine. It encompasses an overview of the basic elements of avian practice, including history taking, physical examination, supportive care, equipment, practice management, andcontinuing education. It also details medical and surgical procedures, anesthetic protocols, sample collection, radiographs and other modes of imaging, clinical pathology, nutrition, and general avian medicine. In short, Manual of Avian Practice deliversall the information needed to render quality avian medical care, and serves as a perfect quick reference for use in daily practice.

  • Clinical signs are organized by body system for easy reference, and include an introduction to and description of the sign, plus the common causes for groups of birds.
  • An algorithm accompanies each clinical sign to provide quick reference for recommended tests, as well as diagnostic plan and general treatments. References are listed for additional sources of information.
  • A complete list of differential diagnoses and information aids in making difficult diagnoses.
  • A formulary lists doses and treatment intervals for drugs commonly used in avian practice.
  • Appendices address sources of equipment, typical weights of common pet birds, average breeding characteristics of some common psittacine species, toxic plants and plants suitable for use in aviaries, and line drawings of skeletal and visceral anatomy.
  • Numerous illustrations throughout the text clarify important content.

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