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.
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.
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 Beaufrere 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