Pathology of Pet and Aviary Birds
February 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
In the last 30 years, there has been a dramatic increase in the
number of pet and breeding birds in captivity and in ornamental and
zoological collections. With that comes a corresponding growth in
the number of veterinarians providing care for birds. Avian
veterinarians and bird owners alike depend on the pathologist for
accuracy and advice.
Diseases of pet and aviary birds differ significantly from those
of poultry and from many of the common diseases seen in wild birds
- even wild birds of the same species. Pathology of Pet and
- offers a comprehensive review of the gross and histologic
features of the diseases of pet and aviary bird,
- provides a guide to ancillary diagnostics,
- presents a context in which to interpret the pathologic
- helps to create an understanding of the pathogenesis of the
clinical manifestations of disease.
The material is organized by system so that the pathologist faced with a diagnostic challenge involving a particular organ can go to the appropriate chapter, rather than having to search through extraneous listings under etiology or by bird species.
1 Cardiovascular System.
2 Respiratory System.
3 Gastrointestinal System and Pancreas.
5 Urinary System.
6 Reproductive System.
7 Endocrine System.
8 Lymphatic and Hematopoietic System.
9 Musculoskeletal System.
10 Nervous System.
12 Special Sense Organs.
13 Peritoneum and Mesenteries.
Drury R Reavill, DVM, Diplomate American Board of
Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice), Diplomate American
College of Veterinary Pathologists, is a Pathologist, Zoo/Exotic
David N Phalen, DVM, PhD, Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station.