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Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery : a Guide for Veterinary Practitioners.

Author: Cheryl B Greenacre; Teresa Y Morishita
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014.
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Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is a practical resource offering guidance on developing diagnostic and treatment plans for individual companion poultry or small flocks. Organized by body system to aid in developing a differential diagnosis list for common presenting signs, the book provides all the information clinicians need to effectively treat backyard poultry. Written by experts from both the commercial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Greenacre, Cheryl B.
Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery : A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl B Greenacre; Teresa Y Morishita
ISBN: 9781118403846 1118403843
OCLC Number: 898421758
Notes: Calcium depletion, calcium tetany, hypocalcemia, caged layer fatigue.
Description: 1 online resource (1291 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Companion website; Section I: General Information; Chapter 1: Laws and Regulations Governing Backyard Poultry in the United States; Introduction; Homeowners and neighborhood associations; Are backyard chickens pets or farm animals?; Navigating city charters and ordinances; State and national laws and regulations; Movement of live poultry to a backyard flock; Health certificates/veterinary accreditation; Slaughter, processing, and distribution of poultry; Be cautious, not afraid; References. Chapter 2: Common Breeds of Backyard PoultryGeneral information; Egg breeds; Meat breeds; Dual purpose breeds; Ornamentals; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 3: Basic Housing and Management; Introduction; Housing; Managing different life stages; General management practices; Space requirements; Behavior disorders; Predator control; Conclusion; Reference; Chapter 4: Anseriforme Husbandry and Management; Introduction; General groups and features of pet waterfowl; Important physical characteristics; Basic behavior; Common species of captive ducks and geese; Basic reproduction; Handling. Basic housingBasic nutrition; Waterfowl pest control; Enrichment for captive waterfowl; Identification; Pinioning and wing trims; Managing excessive egg production; References; Chapter 5: Backyard Poultry Nutrition; Introduction; Common nutritional issues in backyard poultry; Diet formulation; Interpreting a feed tag; Summary; References; Chapter 6: Parasitic Diseases; Introduction; References; Section II: Medicine and Surgery; Chapter 7: Physical Examination, Anatomy, and Physiology; Physical examination; Anatomy and physiology; References; Chapter 8: Biosecurity and Zoonotic Diseases. BiosecurityZoonotic diseases; References; Chapter 9: Avian Influenza and Viscerotropic Velogenic (Exotic) Newcastle Disease; Introduction; Avian influenza; Newcastle disease; References; Chapter 10: Respiratory Disease; Respiratory diseases common to backyard poultry; Non-specific respiratory disease (extremely common); Mycoplasmosis (very common); Infectious coryza (common in the southern United States and in California but rare in the Midwest); Fowl cholera (very common); Infectious laryngotracheitis (not uncommon); Respiratory diseases not common to backyard poultry; References. Chapter 11: Musculoskeletal DiseasesIntroduction; Common causes of lameness in backyard poultry; Less common causes of lameness in backyard poultry; References; Chapter 12: Dermatological Diseases; Introduction; Infectious diseases; Ectoparasitic diseases; Non-infectious diseases; References; Chapter 13: Reproductive Diseases; Uterine prolapse/vent prolapse of egg layers; Oviduct impaction; Egg bound, egg binding; Retained cystic right oviduct; Egg yolk peritonitis (egg related peritonitis); Paratyphoid oophoritis; Decreased egg production/cessation of laying; Feather loss; Lighting; Molting.

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Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is a practical resource offering guidance on developing diagnostic and treatment plans for individual companion poultry or small flocks. Organized by body system to aid in developing a differential diagnosis list for common presenting signs, the book provides all the information clinicians need to effectively treat backyard poultry. Written by experts from both the commercial poultry field and the companion avian field, the book provides thorough coverage of both common and less common diseases of backyard chickens, ducks, and other poultry. The book b.

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