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By Bob Doneley

ISBN-10: 1840761121

ISBN-13: 9781840761122

This can be a concise, useful and fantastically illustrated ebook facing problems affecting the various physique areas and structures and protecting anatomy, body structure, actual exam, scientific thoughts and diagnostic tests. It is a quick reference for clinicians and a learn consultant for undergraduate and post-graduate veterinary scholars.

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Parathyroid nodules. Encapsulated accumulations of parathyroid tissue. Cords of parathyroid tissue grow from these nodules, penetrate between the C cells, and link up with the vesicles. ADRENAL GLANDS The paired avian adrenal glands are located anterior and medial to the cranial division of the kidney. They are flattened and lie close together, even fusing in some species. Their arterial blood supply comes from branches of the renal artery, and each gland has a single vein draining into the posterior vena cava.

Social interaction between a pair). g. loss of a mate or disturbance of the nest site). All of these factors have hormonal modulators. Their input into the hypothalamus has an effect on the release of gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH), which in turn stimulates the pituitary to release follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). In the hen, FSH supports ovarian and oviductal growth, gametogenesis and steroidogenesis, while LH also supports steroidogenesis. This steroidogenesis sees the release of oestrogen, which has effects on follicular and oviductal growth, calcium metabolism and vitellogenesis.

Once the bird has settled in its cage in the examination room, there should be no open-mouth breathing, marked tail bobbing or marked respiratory effort. There should be no audible respiratory noise. The presence of these signs should alert the clinician to the likelihood of respiratory compromise and great care must obviously be taken with handling such a patient. The physical examination 45 • Look at the bird’s posture. Many sick birds become hypothermic and attempt to conserve body heat and energy by fluffing their feathers, sitting still and sleeping more.

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