Got a New Book!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Birdrain92, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    My local vet gave me a copy of this amazing book! Based on the wording, content, the title, and my veterinarian, it's at the vet level. It's been interesting reading what this book contains. Sometimes I have to reread a certain spot a couple times for me to understand it. So far I've been able to understand most of it. A few parts it mentions peafowl specifically but other parts it refers to poultry in general. It gets very specific which is awesome! It has 3 sections and 21 chapters. The three sections are: General Information, Medicine and Surgery, and Diagnostics, Drugs, and Vaccines. Chapters are: Laws and Regulations Governing Backyard Poultry in the United States, Common Breeds of Backyard Poultry, Basic Housing and Management, Anseriforme Husbandry and Management, Backyard Poultry Nutrition, Parasitic Diseases, Physical Examination, Anatomy, and Physiology, Biosecurity and Zoonotic Diseases, Avian Influenza and Viscerotropic Velogenic (Exotic) Newcastle Disease, Respiratory Disease, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Dermatological Diseases, Reproductive Diseases, Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Soft Tissue Surgery, Egg Diagnostics, Diagnostic Lab Sampling, Interpretation of Laboratory Results and Values, Regulatory Considerations of Medication Use in Poultry, and Vaccination of Poultry. At times this book is challenging because I forget this is vet level and it has a lot of Latin in it. So I'm learning a bit of Latin. I'm learning so much from this I will be more use for some things. Unfortunately it doesn't give exact doses because it mainly refers to medicines that are approved which already have the dosages on the label. It does make reference to benzimidazole products to treat most parasites but unfortunately for poultry it requires a vet prescription because they are not approved for use in poultry. Here's a picture of the book.
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  2. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well go ahead start reading it to us we're wating...[​IMG]. Looks like a bunch of info in it, hang on to it, I bet you will still look at in 25 yrs from now when Kathy hits the million post mark [​IMG][​IMG]. Sorry for the hijack and Thanks Birdrain Gerald Barker
     
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    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    You're welcome! You want me to read it to you guys chapter by chapter. Not going to quote it, that will take me too long to quote it. Just paraphrase what it says.
     
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    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a wonderful book @Birdrain92 , I wonder if it's still in print? It would make a great resource. I recognize the second author's name, I think (barring feeble-minded old-age related memory lapses [​IMG] )... I think that Teresa Morishita used to be listed as a vet consultant for the UPA somehow, and they used articles she wrote in the magazine and on the UPA forum. So she may have some particular interest in peafowl, I don't know. But she certainly would have knowledge of them [​IMG]

    I haven't found a vet that has worked with peas before... When I took Topaz to a vet with avian experience last year, I don't think she had ever worked on a pea before -- and all the vet techs came in to see the bird. She had done plenty of work with rescued wild birds and certainly knew her way around birds, so was fine. But hadn't ever done anything with peas. Finding a vet with specific pea experience seems to be pretty difficult [​IMG]

    Looking forward to Chapter 1 ... maybe you could read it to us on Youtube? That would give you something to do on your vacation.... [​IMG]
     
  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hahahaha! Well maybe one day they can add me to the list for Avian vets. When I get a lot more peafowl I would also like to put some of my peachicks for the raffle. Not going to specialize in Avian medicine but I'll have knowledge and experience with avians. The reason I don't want to specialize is because I want to work with all animals. Remaining general will allow me to help all animals.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That's a good book... It's been on my list of things to buy. :D Birdrain, what does it say about fenbendazole dosing?

    -Kathy
     
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    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Unfortunately it doesn't give exact doses. For fenbendazole it says because it's not approved for the use in poultry so for exact dosages it requires a vet prescription. It never gives actual dosages unfortunately. Mainly it lists medicines that are approved for use in poultry which would have the dosage on the back. I can try to do some in depth reading to see if I find a small detail or hint about dosages and then post pictures of them.
     
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    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hold up never mind it does give dosages in a chart. Gives medication, indication, withdrawal period for meat, dose, and directions for chickens and turkeys.
     
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    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Can't find wormer right now but will keep searching.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Here is a free book online:

    Avian Medicine: Principles and Applications

    Avian Medicine: Principles and Applications
    Ritchie, Harrison and Harrison
    This highly regarded was developed to provide a definitive reference text that blends the science of health with the art of clinical medicine.
    By applying the information presented in the book, the competent avian practitioner will be able to effectively provide the highest quality care for his patients and guide the companion bird client or aviculturist in implementing and effective preventative health programme. Less experienced practitioners can learn basic evaluation, support and surgical techniques while developing an expanded understanding of advanced procedures that can be performed by specialists in avian medicine and surgery.
    Avian Medicine: Principles and Application is the essential reference and the most comprehensive why to, when to and how to guide for companion and aviary bird management, medicine and surgery.

    These are printable .pdf's: Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader[​IMG] for free
     

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