This book seeks to promote closer collaboration between bird-keepers and veterinarians. The emphasis is on maintaining health and preventing disease rather than treating ailments.
In separate chapters different diseases are mentioned. There is a chapter on skin and plumage, on the digestive tract, on the liver and other internal organs, on respiratory diseases and finally a chapter on diseases affecting fertility, hatchability and the young bird.
Finally, some chapters are added that handle with medicines and disinfectants and accidents and emergencies.
Co-author Margaret E. Cooper is responsible for a chapter on legislation for bird-keepers. This covers legal issues faced by bird-keepers, breeders, rescuers and wildlife rehabilitators.
Captive Birds in Health and Disease, Gamebirds - Raptors - Parrots - Waterfowl and other species
John E. Cooper