Avian Medicine and Surgery in Practice: Companion and Aviary Birds, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Avian Medicine and Surgery in Practice

Companion and Aviary Birds, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Bob Doneley

CRC Press

467 pages | 75 Color Illus.

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Avian Medicine and Surgery in Practice is an invaluable quick reference resource for clinicians and a useful study guide for veterinary students.

In this practical and beautifully illustrated book, early chapters cover physical examination, advice on interpreting diagnostic tests, and avian anatomy and physiology. Disorders affecting the different body regions and systems make up the majority of the book from the external—skin, feathers, eyes, legs and feet—to the internal including the gastrointestinal tract and the cardiovascular system. Further aspects of avian medicine discussed in the book include behavioural problems, incubation of eggs, paediatrics and surgery.

Written by an expert with more than 30 years of clinical experience in avian medicine, the new edition is thoroughly revised with updated diseases, new and expanded clinical techniques, and over 100 new color illustrations. It also adds four important new chapters: Husbandry, Grooming and Nutrition, Diagnostic Imaging, Endoscopy, and Oncology as well as new sections on cardiovascular anatomy and neuroanatomy.

Reviews

"Over the past decade there have been numerous texts published on avian medicine and surgery, each with varying degrees of depth of information and ease of use. The second edition of Avian Medicine and Surgery in Practice: Companion and Aviary Birds is an excellent blend of both features; readers can quickly access relevant and practical information, with additional references listed at the end of each chapter which direct the reader to more detailed information on the subject matters. The second edition comes only 6 years after the initial edition; however, given the continuously rapid expansion of information in avian medicine, its release is timely. The author’s extensive experience in clinical avian medicine of companion birds is evident as one reads through the various chapters… Veterinary students will find the text to be a useful addition to complement their learning."

— Douglas Whiteside, DVM, DVSc, DACZM, DECZM (ZHM), Senior Staff Veterinarian, Calgary Zoo, Alberta, The Canadian Veterinary Journal, Volume 58, 7

“The table of contents reveals an extensive and complete listing of most topics… This reasonably priced book will be an excellent addition to any avian practitioner’s library and will be useful for veterinary students as well”

—James McKinley, DVM, DABVP Amwell Bird Hospital, Hillsborough, NJ, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

"This is a handy review of both the normal and the abnormal in companion and aviary birds… The format does not limit the clinician's options to those reported in a particular species, but instead invites the practitioner to think critically about a wider array of etiologies and management options. The second edition is indeed justified, with new chapters on husbandry, diagnostic imaging, and endoscopy, as well as a significant amount of new information in many of the other chapters."

—Nichole Rosenhagen, BS, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine), Doody Enterprises

Praise for the previous edition:

"Several avian books are available for practitioners working with pet birds and most claim to be comprehensive and easy to use. Unfortunately, many don't succeed in accomplishing both aims. This book does."

—Julia Whittington, DVM, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Doody's Review Service

"The author clearly draws on a wealth of experience and has written a book with much to recommend…"

Journal of Small Animal Practice

"…chapters are extremely useful for any veterinarian, as they vividly describe the basics of avian medicine and how to apply them… many practical tips and scenarios… [images] are of high quality and are well labelled…"

Australian Veterinary Journal

Table of Contents

Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Introduction

The Skin, Feathers, Nails and Beak

The Skeleton

The Digestive Tract

The Urinary System

The Respiratory Tract

The Reproductive Tract

Cardiovascular System

Nervous System

Endocrine Glands

Organs of the Special Senses

The Immune System

Further Reading

Husbandry, Grooming and Nutrition

Husbandry

Further Reading

The Physical Examination

Understanding the Masking Phenomenon

Examination Room Equipment

History Taking

The Distant Examination

The Physical Examination

Further Reading

Clinical Techniques

Diagnostic Techniques

Treatment Techniques

Further Reading

Diagnostic Imaging

Radiology

Ultrasound

Computerised Tomography (CT)

Fluoroscopy

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Further Reading

Endoscopy

Equipment

Caring for the Equipment

Operating the Endoscope

Biopsy Collection

Endoscopic Approaches

Further Reading

Interpreting Diagnostic Tests

Choosing Which Tests to Use

Haematology

Protein Electrophoresis

Clinical Biochemistry

Lipids

Serology

PCR Testing

Cultures

Cytology

Further Reading

Supportive Therapy

Dehydration

Hypothermic Shock

Catabolism

Respiratory Compromise

Analgesia

Blood Loss

Hospital Care

Further Reading

Differential Diagnoses

Change in Droppings

Appetite and Thirst

Vomiting

Weight Loss

Posture

Feathers and Skin

Wings

Feet and Legs

Beak

Eyes

Face

Body

Paediatrics

Further Reading

Diseases of the Skin and Feathers

Congenital Disorders

Nutritional Disorders

Endocrine Disorders

Bacterial Infections

Fungal Infections

Viral Infections

Parasitic Infections

Neoplastic and Pseudoneoplastic Conditions

Toxic Conditions

Conditions Affecting the Uropygial Gland

Iatrogenic Trauma

Feather Damaging Behaviour and Other Self-Mutilating Conditions

Further Reading

Disorders of the Beak and Cere

Malformation

Trauma

Hyperextension of the Maxilla

Overgrown Maxilla

Infection

Neoplasia

Keratin Flakes on the Beak

Disorders of the Cere

Further Reading

Disorders of the Eye

Assessing the Eye

Disorders of the Eye

Further Reading

Disorders of the Ear

Otitis Externa

Otitis Media and Otitis Interna

Further Reading

Diseases of the Legs, Feet and Toes

Malformations

Pathological Fractures

Toe Anteroflexion

Slipped Tendon (Perosis)

Swollen Joints

Pododermatitis

Constricted Toe Syndrome

Bilateral Paresis or Paralysis

Unilateral Paresis or Paralysis

Hyperkeratosis

Self-Mutilation of the Feet and Toes

Toe Tapping in Eclectus Parrots

Leg Band Constriction

Toe Necrosis

Frost Bite

Overgrown Nails

Missing Nails and Toes

Further Reading

Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System

Skeletal

Hereditary, Congenital and Developmental

Nutritional/Metabolic

Joints

Muscles

Congenital

Non-Inflammatory

Inflammatory: Non-Infectious

Inflammatory: Infectious

Neoplastic

Tendons and Ligament

Further Reading

Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract

The Oropharynx and Crop

Proventriculus and Ventriculus

Disorders of the Intestinal Tract

Disorders of the Cloaca

Further Reading

Disorders of the Liver

Overview of Liver Disease

Aetiology of Liver Disease

Clinical Signs

Diagnosis

Treatment

Chlamydiosis

Pacheco’s Disease

Further Reading

Disorders of the Pancreas

Exocrine

Endocrine

Further Reading

Diseases of the Respiratory System

Upper Respiratory Tract

Lower Respiratory Tract

Further Reading

Disorders of the Cardiovascular System

Cardiac Disease

Atherosclerosis

Hypertension

Further Reading

Disorders of the Lymphatic and Haematopoietic Systems

Overview

Diseases of the Bone Marrow

Primary Disorders of the Immune System

Further Reading

Disorders of the Nervous System

Introduction

History

Distant Examination

Physical Examination

Diagnostic Tests

Central Nervous System Disorders

Bacterial Infections

Fungal Diseases

Chlamydia

Protozoal Diseases

Nematodes

Trauma

Cerebrovascular Accidents

Toxins

Nutritional Deficiencies

Neoplasia

Epilepsy/Seizures

Peripheral Nervous System Disorders

Further Reading

Disorders of the Reproductive Tract

The Male Reproductive Tract

The Female Reproductive Tract

The Ovary

The Oviduct

Investigating Reproduction Problems in the Aviary

Further Reading

Disorders of the Urinary System

Renal Disease

Urolithiasis

Gout

Zinc Toxicosis

Further Reading

Behavioural Problems

Introduction

Principles

Understanding Bird Behaviour

How Do Behavioural Problems Develop?

Historical Approach to Treating Behavioural Problems

New Concepts

Basic Steps to Implement in a Behaviour-Modification Programme

Further Reading

Incubation of Eggs

Why Incubate Eggs?

When to Collect Eggs

Storing Eggs Prior to Incubation

Sanitation of the Eggs

Equipment

Incubation Parameters

Monitoring

Hygiene

Record Keeping

Embryonic Development

Hatching

Egg Necropsy

Further Reading

Paediatrics

Introduction

Examination of the Chick

Common Problems

Further Reading

Analgesia and Anaesthesia

Analgesia

Anaesthesia

Further Reading

Surgery

Introduction

Pre-Surgical Assessment and Conditioning

Surgical Preparation and Patient Support Procedures

Common Soft Tissue Surgical Procedures

Orthopaedics

Further Reading

Oncology

Introduction

Tumour Classification

Further Reading

Appendix 1: Formulary

Appendix 2: Reference Intervals for Commonly Kept Companion Birds

Appendix 3: Biological Values for Some Common Companion Bird Species

About the Author

Bob Doneley, associate professor, Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine, School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton, Australia

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED089000
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MED089020
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal