Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery
A current and cutting-edge reference, Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery takes the popular Current Therapy approach in providing succinct and clear information pertinent to the medical care of avian species. Most chapters include an up-to-date delivery of the current state of knowledge on their subject material, and provide practical approaches and thought processes applicable to diagnosis and therapy where appropriate. Information is always easy to find, with topics including the latest advances in internal medicine; behavioral medicine; anesthesia, analgesia, and surgery. Sections dedicated to welfare, conservation, and practice risk management explore important, but less commonly discussed aspects of avian practice; and the pattern recognition portion of the text offers readers a view of what companion bird conditions are likely to be seen in practice in different parts of the world. Written by a team of highly regarded contributors from around the world, this text helps readers, regardless of location and current knowledge, develop and augment skills in the medical and surgical care of avian species.
Table of Contents
Introduction/ForewordSECTION 1: ADVANCES IN AVIAN MEDICINE1. Avian Medicine: An OverviewA: A Historical View of Avian MedicineB: Specializing in Avian Medicine and its PracticeC: Critical Thinking and Practical Application of Evidence-Based Medicine in Avian Practice2. Infectious DiseaseA: The Pathogenesis of Infectious DiseasesB: Avian Bornavirus and PDDC: Psittacid Herpesviruses and Associated DiseasesD: Psittacine Beak and Feather DiseaseE: Avian InfluenzaF: AspergillosisG: Coccidial DiseasesH: MacrorhabdosisI: ChlamydiosisJ: MycobacteriosisK: Usutu Virus3. Neoplastic Diseases in Avian Species4. Advancements in Nutrition and Nutritional TherapyA: Foundations in Avian NutritionB: Advancements in Nutrition of LoridaeC: Nutriceuticals5. Behavioral Medicine6. The Cardiovascular System7. Advancements in Diagnosis and Management of Disorders of the Colon and Cloaca8. Pleura, Pericardium and Peritoneum: The Coelomic Cavities of Birds and There Relationship to the Lung-Air Sac System9. The Nervous System10. The Endocrine SystemA: Anatomy and Physiology of the Protein Hormones and the Glands that Produce ThemB: Endocrinology of the Protein Hormones in Avian Species: DiseasesC: Diagnosis and Treatment of Avian Endocrine Diseases11. The Immune System12. ReproductionA: Advancements in Methods for Improving Reproductive SuccessB: Advancements in Methods for Decreasing Reproductive Success13. Advances in Clinical Pathology and Diagnostic MedicineA: Foundations in Avian Clinical PathologyB: HematologyC: Clinical BiochemistriesD: CytologyE: Molecular Diagnostic TestingF. Diagnostic Testing of Age of Birds and its Applications14. Advances in Diagnostic Imaging15. Management and Medicine of Backyard Poultry16. Medicine of Strigiformes17. Critical Care18. Advancements in Diagnosis and Management of Toxicologic ProblemsSECTION 2: ADVANCES IN ANESTHESIA, ANALGESIA AND SURGERY19. Anesthesia20. Recognition, Assessment and Management of Pain in Birds21. SurgeryA: Principles of MicrosurgeryB: Surgical Approaches to the Ventral Coelom and Selected ProceduresC: Surgical Approaches to the Left Lateral Coelom and Selected ProceduresD: Proventriculotomy/VentriculotomyE: Orthopedic SurgerySECTION 3: ADVANCES IN WELFARE, CONSERVATION, AND PRACTICE MANAGEMENT22. Advancements in Management of the Welfare of Avian SpeciesA: Foundations in Avian WelfareB: Animal Welfare Acts and Their Influence on Avian WelfareC: Wing Trimming or Deflighting Procedures - A Global ViewD: The Human-Avian BondE: Euthanasia23. Conservation of Avian SpeciesA: Foundations in Avian Conservation B: Advancements in RadiotelemetryC: The Spix's Macaw Recovery ProgramD: The Takahe Recovery ProjectE: The California Condor Recovery ProjectF: The Whooping Recovery Project24. Practice Management and Risk ManagementA: Practice Management B: Managing Risk in Avian PracticeC: The Forensic NecropsySECTION 4: PATTERN RECOGNITION25: A Global View of Common Conditions in Common Companion Bird SpeciesA. AustraliaB. EuropeC. North AmericaD. Mexico and Central AmericaE. South AmericaF. AfricaAppendicesAppendix 1 Table of Common Drugs and Approximate DosesAppendix 2 Normal Clinical Pathologic DataAppendix 3 Normal Biologic Data