The Laboratory Bird is a new addition to the successful Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference Series. Laboratory animals, including birds, play an important role in biomedical research. The humane care and management of these animals is an ongoing concern. This guide details basic information and common procedures to provide a handy resource for the laboratory setting. It serves as a valuable reference for both experienced individuals and for those without extensive training in working with birds. The book includes coverage of chickens, ducks, doves, parrots, cockatoos, and perching birds.
Important Biological Features Orders: Galliformes, Columbiformes, Anseriformes, Passeriformes, and Psittaciformes Anatomy and Physiology Respiratory Gastrointestinal Cutaneous Musculoskeletal Cardiovascular Husbandry Housing Environmental conditions and enrichment Nutrition Sanitation Breeding Management Regulatory Agencies and Guidelines AAALAC, the Guide, Ag Guide, USFWS IACUC Sources Quarantine and conditioning Zoonotic diseases-PPE Veterinary Care Physical examination Head and oral cavity Skin and feathers Gastrointestinal/vent Wings and limbs Common clinical problems and treatment Cutaneous and feather diseases Gastrointestinal disease Respiratory diseases Trauma Nutritional diseases General Anesthesia and analgesia Anesthetic agents Analgesic agents Perianesthetic management Aseptic surgery Postsurgical management Euthanasia Experimental Methodology Handling Manual restraint Sampling techniques Venous blood Cloacal sampling/Feces Crop lavage Compound administration Oral Parenteral Common research applications Toxicology Neuroscience Immunology Neuroendocrinology Resources Publications Sources Equipment