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A Guide to Basic Health and Disease in Birds (Revised Edition)
Dr Michael J Cannon
112 Pages
ISBN: 978 0957702455
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A Guide to Basic Health and Disease in Birds (Revised Edition)

This 112-page title has proven to be one of the most sought after and respected titles worldwide in the A Guide to range of ABK Publications—a credit to the author, Dr Michael Cannon. His devotion and concern for all aspects of avian health and husbandry have been reflected in this revised edition.

Why Do Birds Get Sick?
    The Organism
    The Environment    
    The Bird
So You Have a Sick Bird!
    Preservation Reflex
How Do I Know if my Bird is Sick?
    Assessment and Examination
Signs of Illness
    Eyes and Nostrils
    Respiratory Signs
    Musculoskeletal/Neurological Signs
How to do a Physical Examination?
How to Make Your Visit to the Veterinarian more Successful?
First Aid
    Fluid Therapy
    Weighing Your Bird
    Your First Bird
Annual Health Examination
for Pet Birds
Hints on Keeping Birds in Captivity
    Hygiene Procedures
    Stress Control
    Disease Prevention
    Converting Your Pet Bird to a
Commercial Pelleted Diet
    Sprouting Seeds
How to Set Up a Quarantine Program?
Medicating Birds
    Crop Needle
Bird Restraint
Common Problems
    Infectious Diseases
    Viral Disease
    Exotic Diseases
    Non-Infectious Diseases
List of Common Diseases According to the Species
    Macaws, Asiatic Parrots, African Grey Parrots, Conures, Amazon Parrots, Lorikeets and Lories,
     African Lovebirds, Budgerigars, Neophema and Psephotus Grass Parrots, Polytelis, Cockatoos, 
    Cockatiels, Pigeons, Canaries, Finches
Post-Mortem Examination for the Aviculturist
Antibiotics in Aviculture 
     Which Antibiotic Should I Use?
     Methods of Administering Antibiotics
Avian Parasite Control
    Important Facts
    Chlorhexidine, Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, Chlorine, Tertiary Amines, Iodine, Glutaraldehyde, Phenolics, Alcohols, 
    Simple Disinfection Protocol

of a Typical Bird
The Alimentary Canal of a Typical Bird
The Respiratory Tract of a Typical Bird

Table of Antibiotics
Common Parasiticides

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