NURSING & ANIMAL CARE

Reptile Diagnostic Imaging

Jan 8, 2017 by in NURSING & ANIMAL CARE Comments Off on Reptile Diagnostic Imaging

Physical restraint Many of the more docile reptiles will remain motionless for long enough to take dorsoventral radiographs without the need for chemical restraint. The use of perspex or even…

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Avian Diagnostic Imaging

Jan 8, 2017 by in NURSING & ANIMAL CARE Comments Off on Avian Diagnostic Imaging

Figure 15.2 Positioning for a standard ventrodorsal view radiograph in a bird. Positive contrast techniques Barium This is routinely used to highlight foreign bodies in the gastrointestinal tract, and to…

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Basic Avian Anatomy and Physiology

Jan 8, 2017 by in NURSING & ANIMAL CARE Comments Off on Basic Avian Anatomy and Physiology

The family Anatidae, subfamily Anatinae, for example the mallard duck, shoveller, eider ducks and shelducks The family Anatidae, subfamily Anserinae, Tribe Anserini (swan and true geese), for example the mute,…

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Common Avian Diseases

Jan 8, 2017 by in NURSING & ANIMAL CARE Comments Off on Common Avian Diseases

1. Ectoparasites 2. Endoparasites 3. Skin infections (bacterial, viral and fungal) 4. Iatrogenic (e.g. poor wing clip) 5. Behavioural 6. Organopathy 7. Heavy metal poisoning (lead, zinc) 8. Psittacosis 9….

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