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.

chapter 1|43 pages

Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

chapter 2|17 pages

Husbandry, Grooming and Nutrition

chapter 3|17 pages

The Physical Examination

chapter 4|14 pages

Clinical Techniques

chapter 5|13 pages

Diagnostic Imaging

chapter 6|8 pages


chapter 7|28 pages

Interpreting Diagnostic Tests

chapter 8|5 pages

Supportive Therapy

chapter 9|11 pages

Differential Diagnoses

chapter 10|23 pages

Diseases of the Skin and Feathers

chapter 11|10 pages

Disorders of the Beak and Cere

chapter 12|7 pages

Disorders of the Eye

chapter 13|2 pages

Disorders of the Ear

chapter 14|13 pages

Diseases of the Legs, Feet and Toes

chapter 15|8 pages

Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System

chapter 16|22 pages

Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract

chapter 17|14 pages

Disorders of the Liver

chapter 18|5 pages

Disorders of the Pancreas

chapter 19|13 pages

Diseases of the Respiratory System

chapter 20|11 pages

Disorders of the Cardiovascular System

chapter 22|13 pages

Disorders of the Nervous System

chapter 23|15 pages

Disorders of the Reproductive Tract

chapter 24|10 pages

Disorders of the Urinary System

chapter 25|10 pages

Behavioural Problems

chapter 26|6 pages

Incubation of EGGS

chapter 27|11 pages


chapter 28|13 pages

Analgesia and Anaesthesia

chapter 29|35 pages


chapter 30|4 pages