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Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery: A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners

Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery: A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners
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Cikkszám: 640

ISBN: 978-1-118-33543-7
368 pages
December 2014, Wiley-Blackwell


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 begins with introductory chapters covering general information, an overview of US laws, and basic husbandry concerns, then moves into specific disease chapters organized by system.  The book takes an individual medicine perspective throughout, with photographs, radiographs, and histopathological photomicrographs to illustrate principles and diseases.  Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is an invaluable guide to diseases and treatments for any practitioners treating backyard poultry.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Companion website xvii

Section I: General Information

1 Laws and Regulations Governing Backyard Poultry in the United States 3
J. Bruce Nixon

2 Common Breeds of Backyard Poultry 18
Lillian Gerhardt

3 Basic Housing and Management 27
Darrin Karcher

4 Anseriforme Husbandry and Management 34
M. Scott Echols

5 Backyard Poultry Nutrition 72
Todd J. Applegate

6 Parasitic Diseases 82
Richard Gerhold

Section II: Medicine and Surgery

7 Physical Examination Anatomy and Physiology 95
Wael Khamas Josep Rutllant-Labeaga and Cheryl B. Greenacre

8 Biosecurity and Zoonotic Diseases 117
Teresa Y. Morishita Cheryl B. Greenacre and Marcy Souza

9 Avian Influenza and Viscerotropic Velogenic (Exotic) Newcastle Disease 133
Richard M. Fulton

10 Respiratory Disease 137
Richard M. Fulton

11 Musculoskeletal Diseases 145
Cheryl B. Greenacre

12 Dermatological Diseases 160
Angela Lennox

13 Reproductive Diseases 169
Eric Gingerich and Daniel Shaw

14 Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Diseases 181
Teresa Y. Morishita and Robert E. Porter Jr.

15 Cardiovascular Diseases 204
Hugues Beaufrère and Nobuko Wakamatsu

16 Soft Tissue Surgery 220
M. Scott Echols

Section III: Diagnostics Drugs and Vaccines

17 Egg Diagnostics 263
Teresa Y. Morishita Josep Rutllant-Labeaga and Darrin Karcher

18 Diagnostic Lab Sampling 275
Rocio Crespo and H.L. Shivaprasad

19 Interpretation of Laboratory Results and Values 283
Rocio Crespo and H.L. Shivaprasad

20 Regulatory Considerations for Medication Use in Poultry 297
Lisa Tell and Tara Marmulak

21 Vaccination of Poultry 321
Robert E. Porter Jr.

Index 329

Author Information

Cheryl B. Greenacre, DVM, DABVP-Avian, DABVP-ECM, is a professor of Avian and Zoological Medicine at the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.

Teresa Y. Morishita, DVM, MPVM, MS, PhD, DACPV, is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Poultry Medicine & Food Safety at Western University College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, California, USA.

The Wiley Advantage

  • Offers a practical reference on diseases and treatment of backyard poultry, with clinically relevant information veterinarians need to care for backyard flocks
  • Takes an easy-to-use body system approach to help differentiate between diseases
  • Focuses on individual diagnostic and treatment options for the individual bird or small flock
  • Presents a special chapter on regulatory considerations for medication use in backyard poultry
  • Provides more than 200 photographs, radiographs, and histopathological photomicrographs to illustrate the concepts discussed
  • Includes access to an accompanying website with photographs, videos, and linked references and websites


“This book will be an indispensable reference for practitioners who occasionally examine pet chickens and ducks as well as those who treat backyard poultry on a daily basis.”  (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 June 2015)

"Overall, I think that `Backyard Poultry: Medicine and Surgery` is the perfect book for veterinarians practicing small, mixed, or exotic animal medicine to have in their library." (Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, January 2016)

"Backyard poultry medicine and surgery is a fascinating and thorough overview of the treatment of backyard poultry. The book has multiple authors, all experts in their fields, who have packed this book with useful information." (Australian Veterinary Journal, 3 March 2017)

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