Gamebird Medicine and Management

Gamebird Medicine and Management PDF

By Teresa Y. Morishita and Robert E. Porter

Gamebird Medicine and Management PDF deliver a comprehensive discussion of gamebirds and exhibition Galliformes for veterinary practitioners, gamebird producers, breeders and conservationists, as well as other avian health professionals. The book covers common diseases affecting gamebirds and offers management and production information not found in other resources.

The authors combine relevant material from avian veterinarians, commercial production professionals, and experts from the conservation and captive breeding sectors, that enables veterinarians, gamebird producers, and conservationists to develop diagnostic and treatment plans for small or large gamebird flocks.


  • Thorough introductions to laws and regulations governing gamebirds in the United States
  • In-depth examinations of the anatomy and physiology of gamebirds
  • Comprehensive explorations of the medical management of gamebirds
  • Information on treating dermatological, musculoskeletal, neurological, digestive, and respiratory diseases affecting gamebirds
  • A practical, step-by-step necropsy guide
  • An engaging photo collection of gamebird and exhibition Galliformes diseases

Perfect for veterinary practitioners, gamebird producers, and conservationists, Gamebird Medicine and Management will also earn a place in the libraries of zoo veterinarians and staff.

Table of Contents

1 Gamebird History

2 Gamebird Laws, Regulations, and the National Poultry Improvement Plan

3 Galliformes: Species, Varieties, and Behavior

4 Gamebird Anatomy

5 Avian Physiology

6 Gambird Housing and Handling

7 Gamebird Nutrition

8 Biosecurity for Gamebirds

9 Field Investigation, Medication, Vaccination, and Diagnostics for Gamebirds

10 Gamebird Respiratory Diseases

11 Gamebird Digestive Diseases

12 Gamebird Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Diseases

13 Gamebird Skin Diseases and Multisystemic Diseases

14 Gamebird Toxicological Diseases

15 Gamebird Necropsy Procedures

16 Gamebird Medication Regulations

17 Guineafowl

18 Exhibition Galliformes

19 Peafowl

20 Conservation of Gamebirds


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