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Backyard Poultry Medicine And Surgery: A Guide ...

This clinical text has been published to provide the practical information essential to companion animal practitioners that examine, diagnose, and treat backyard poultry and, to a lesser extent, domestic waterfowl. The editors are veterinary specialists. Dr Cheryl B. Greenacre is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice), and Dr Teresa Y. Morishita is a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. Both have over 25 years of experience treating and working with owners of backyard poultry. The chapter authors are extremely well-respected veterinarians, academicians, and technicians, in university and private practice, who have clinical expertise in both commercial and backyard poultry medicine.

Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery: A Guide ...

Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery, Second Edition is a thorough revision and expansion of the first book to provide practical information for veterinarians treating individual or small flocks of poultry. With seven new chapters covering toxicology, euthanasia, gross pathology, behavior, game bird medicine, vaccinations, and drugs, and many existing chapters significantly expanded, the book offers a complete guide to all aspects of husbandry, medicine, and surgery for backyard poultry. Organized by organ system for ease of use, the book is designed to support veterinarians in diagnosing and treating backyard chickens, whether they see an occasional bird or regularly treat poultry.

More than 400 color photographs aid in breed identification and diagnosis, and the clinical focus enables veterinarians to confidently and knowledgably develop a diagnostic and treatment plan. Chapters are written by leading experts in avian medicine and surgery. Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is a must-have reference for any veterinarian called on to care for backyard flocks, whether they see an occasional chicken or treat poultry regularly.

With many original chapters also significantly expanded, the book provides a complete guide to all aspects of husbandry, medicine, and surgery for poultry. Diseases are organized by body systems to aid in developing a diagnosis. This book supports your work as a practitioner, whether you treat birds occasionally or regularly.

Small animal veterinarians are increasingly taking on caseloads that include farm animals, with cases being presented by local hobby farmers, smallholders, and novelty pet owners. Recognizing this trend, this book provides a quick reference guide for small-animal trained veterinarians in the basics of surgery and treatment of farm animals. Popular animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, camelids and backyard poultry are covered, and basic techniques such as anaesthesia, clinical examination techniques, breeding, surgery and euthanasia are discussed. The book is an essential resource for practicing small animal veterinarians, veterinary and animal management students, for continuing professional development and as a refresher guide.

Backyard poultry medicine and surgery: A guide for veterinary practitioners is a relatively recent (2014) single volume text that offers great baseline information for chicken, ducks and a smattering of other species that people will keep in their back yard.

Information in this and the next two sections (Mammals I and Mammals II / Marsupials) is not inclusive of all disease conditions or common concerns in these species and instead will focus on relevant aspects of housing, vaccination / diseases, parasite control, behavior, dentistry, biosecurity, and nutrition. The information about poultry is about backyard chicken flocks and not all of this information is appropriate for large-scale poultry production operations.

Description: In recent years, more people are starting to raise small flocks of poultry in backyard urban settings. Because of the small numbers of birds involved, they are often viewed more as pets than as production animals, even though they are being kept primarily for eggs or meat. When these birds become injured or ill, the owners are turning to their local family veterinarian for assistance, even though many small animal practitioners have very little to no experience with poultry or with how to treat animals that are being used in food production. This course is intended to help those veterinarians and veterinary staff become familiar with the handling and care of poultry commonly encountered in the backyard setting.Estimated Time Commitment: 185 minutes 041b061a72


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