When keeping birds it is vital to understand Why Do Birds Get Sick?, Signs of Illness, First Aid, Diet, Medicating Birds, Common Problems and Diseases according to Species, Antibiotics, Parasite Control and Disinfection & Hygiene Procedures.
This 112-page title authored by avian vet and teacher Dr Michael Cannon has proven to be one of the most sought after and respected titles worldwide in the A Guide to range of ABK Publications—is devotion and concern for all aspects of avian health and husbandry have been reflected in this revised edition.
Why Do Birds Get Sick? Preservation Reflex, Assessment and Examination, Signs of Illness—Eyes, Nostrils, Respiratory Signs, Musculoskeletal/Neurological Signs, Droppings.
Physical Examination & Bird Restraint Methods
First Aid—Fluid Therapy, Environment, Weighing Your Bird, Annual Health Examination for Pet Birds
Purchasing, Hints on Keeping Birds in Captivity—Hygiene Procedures, Stress Control, Disease Prevention, Medicating Birds—Crop Needle & Injections
Converting Your Pet Bird to a Commercial Pelleted Diet, Sprouting Seeds
Common Problems—Infectious Diseases, Viral Diseases, 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 genus, Cockatoos, Cockatiels, Pigeons, Canaries, Finches
Post-Mortem Examination for the Aviculturist
Antibiotics in Aviculture—which one and how to administer
Avian Parasite Control—Hairworm, Roundworm, Tapeworm
Features of a Typical Bird
The Alimentary Canal of a Typical Bird
The Respiratory Tract of a Typical Bird