Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Avian presents complete information on diseases and conditions seen in birds in a quick-reference format ideal for clinical practice.
Blackwell’s five-minute veterinary consult: Avian
Offers fast access to essential information on 128 avian diseases and syndromes- Written by leading experts in avian medicine- Uses the trusted Five-Minute Veterinary Consult format- Focuses on practical clinical knowledge- Includes access to a companion website offering algorithms, procedure guides, and client education handouts to download, edit, and use in practice. Abstract: Blackwell s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Avian presents complete information on diseases and conditions seen in birds in a quick-reference format ideal for clinical practice.
As a veterinary student and new graduate, I remember reaching for my Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline text on a regular basis. The concise and thorough coverage organized by topic was exactly what I needed to refresh memories from lectures and make sure I was not forgetting an important aspect of a case. Although I have since left canine and feline practice behind, I still find myself reaching for this invaluable text when collaborating with colleagues, consulting on a case, or if I am in need of a quick overview of a particular disease process. It probably comes as no surprise that I am also a fan of the Blackwell Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ferret and Rabbit text.
This book is divided into 123 topics covering a wide range of diseases and syndromes in avian patients, seven appendices and accompanying algorithms, and a companion website that includes client handouts and descriptions and pictures of common clinical procedures. The approach on topics is focused on practical clinical knowledge and organized to offer fast access to essential information.
A helpful aspect of the table of contents is multiple listings of topics based on common terminology. For example, the topic of “viral neoplasms” can also be found under the headings: Marek’s disease, lymphoid leukosis, and reticuloendotheliosis. Topics have been chosen to encompass the majority of syndromes and diseases seen in avian practice. Species covered in the text include psittacine birds, passerines, poultry, raptors, ratites, and waterfowl. The template design of topic layout ensures quick access to information without the need to read the entire section—you can jump to any section on an as-needed basis. At the end of each section is a “see also” section which lists similar diseases or syndromes.