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Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery. A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 5187105
  • Book
  • February 2021
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery, Second Edition is a thorough revision and expansion of the first book to provide practical information for veterinarians treating individual or small flocks of poultry.  With seven new chapters covering toxicology, euthanasia, gross pathology, behavior, game bird medicine, vaccinations, and drugs, and many existing chapters significantly expanded, the book offers a complete guide to all aspects of husbandry, medicine, and surgery for backyard poultry.  Organized by organ system for ease of use, the book is designed to support veterinarians in diagnosing and treating backyard chickens, whether they see an occasional bird or regularly treat poultry. 

More than 400 color photographs aid in breed identification and diagnosis, and the clinical focus enables veterinarians to confidently and knowledgably develop a diagnostic and treatment plan.  Chapters are written by leading experts in avian medicine and surgery.  Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is a must-have reference for any veterinarian called on to care for backyard flocks, whether they see an occasional chicken or treat poultry regularly.

  • Offers a comprehensive guide to diagnosing and treating backyard poultry
  • Presents practical information on husbandry, medicine, and surgery
  • Written from an individual medicine perspective to aid practitioners in developing a diagnostic and treatment plan for the individual or small flock of poultry
  • Expands significantly on the first edition, with many expanded chapters and seven brand-new chapters
  • Includes new chapters covering toxicology, euthanasia, gross pathology, behavior, game bird medicine, vaccinations, and drugs
  • Provides more color photographs to aid in breed and disease identification
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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


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Teresa Y. Morishita Western University College of Veterinary Medicine, Pomona, California, USA.

Cheryl B. Greenacre University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
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