Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery: A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners, 2nd Edition

You can look to Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery, Second Edition for practical veterinary information on the treatment of poultry. You’ll find six new chapters covering radiology, toxicology, euthanasia, gross pathology, behavior, and emergency medicine. The book is written by some of the most respected specialists in a broad range of fields.

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.

  • Review information on the topics of husbandry, medicine, and surgery
  • Gain guidance on developing a diagnostic or treatment plan for the individual or small flock of poultry
  • Choose appropriate doses of labeled and extra-label drugs
  • Find new chapters on emergency medicine, toxicology, euthanasia, gross pathology, normal and abnormal radiographic findings, and other key topics
  • Use color photographs to aid in breed identification and poultry disease diagnoses
  • View photographs, videos, and linked references and websites on an accompanying website

This is an essential and comprehensive guide providing enhanced and updated information to support all types of practitioners—from the dedicated avian veterinarian to those who rarely treat these species.

Table of Contents

Contributors, ix

Foreword, xi

Preface, xiii

Acknowledgments, xv

Companion website, xvii

Section 1: General Care

Chapter 1 – Laws and Regulations Governing Backyard Poultry in the US
Bruce Nixon

Chapter 2 – Common Breeds of Backyard Poultry
Lillian Gerhardt and Cheryl Greenacre

Chapter 3 – Chicken and Turkey Husbandry and Management
Darrin Karcher

Chapter 4 – Anseriforme Husbandry and Management
Scott Echols

Chapter 5 – Biosecurity
Teresa Morishita and Theodore Derksen

Chapter 6 – Backyard Poultry Nutrition
Todd Applegate and Justin Fowler

Section 2: Initial Examinations

Chapter 7 – Anatomy, and Physiology
Josep Rutllant-Labeaga and Wael Khamas

Chapter 8 – Physical Examination
Cheryl Greenacre

Chapter 9 – Radiographic Evaluation of Normal and Common Diseases
John Mattoon, Marcie Logsdon, and Ashley Hanna

Section 3: Diseases

Chapter 10 – Zoonotic Diseases
Marcy Souza

Chapter 11 – Parasitic Diseases
Richard Gerhold

Chapter 12 – Respiratory Diseases
Richard Fulton

Chapter 13 – Avian Influenza and Viscerotropic Velogenic (Exotic) Newcastle Disease
Richard Fulton

Chapter 14 – Musculoskeletal Diseases
Cheryl Greenacre

Chapter 15 – Dermatological Diseases
Angela Lennox and Cheryl Greenacre

Chapter 16 – Reproductive Diseases
Eric Gingerich and Daniel Shaw

Chapter 17 – Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Diseases
Teresa Morishita and Robert Porter

Chapter 18 – Cardiovascular Diseases
Hugues Beaufrere and Marina Brash

Section 4: Specialized Care and Surgery

Chapter 19 – Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
Jennifer Graham and Elizabeth Rozanski

Chapter 20 – Common Toxicoses
Marieke Rosenbaum and Cheryl Greenacre

Chapter 21 – Soft Tissue Surgery
Scott Echols

Chapter 22 – Behavior
Christine Calder and Julie Albright

Section 5: Diagnosis of Disease

Chapter 23 – Euthanasia of Companion Poultry
Cheryl Greenacre

Chapter 24 – Egg Diagnostics
Teresa Morishita, Josep Rutllant-Labeaga, Darrin Karcher

Chapter 25 – How to Perform a Necropsy
Jarra Jagne and Elizabeth Buckles

Chapter 26 – Diagnostic Laboratory Sampling
Rocio Crespo and H.L. Shivaprasad

Chapter 27 – Interpretation of Laboratory Results and Values
Rocio Crespo and H.L. Shivaprasad

Section 6: Treatment and Prevention of Disease

Chapter 28 – Regulatory Considerations for Medication Use in Poultry
Lisa Tell and Krysta Martin

Chapter 29 – Commonly Used Medications
Cheryl Greenacre

Chapter 30 – Vaccination of Poultry
Robert Porter

Index

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