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Cover for Raptor medicine, surgery, and rehabilitation.

This book contains 17 illustrated chapters and 9 appendices that describe the handling and physical examination, anatomy and physiology, the different species, therapy, ophthalmology, infectious and non-infectious diseases, anaesthesia, surgery, endocscopy and diagnosis, hand rearing of young...

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246100)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feathers and aging.

This chapter describes the anatomical features of the feathers of raptors, feathering rate, moulting, their use in age determination and species differences.

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246100)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Time for release!

This chapter discussed cases wherein birds have been trapped in a chimney and how to look for common problems before helping the trapped birds. Also highlighted in this chapter are tricks to capture warehouse birds.

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246100)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Birds.

This chapter discussed the important differences in the anatomy and physiology of some of the known species of birds, all belonging to the class Aves. The possession of feathers, and in the majority of species the ability to fly, is the reason for their success. Flight allows them to colonize new...

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The feather, a triumph of natural engineering and multifunctionality.

Structures in nature have evolved over millions of years and, unlike in engineering, are multifunctional. For example, an airplane wing may perform only a single function: lift. This is unlike the bird wing which, besides also producing power, has an ability to detect local updraught information...

Author(s)
Lingham-Soliar, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Embryonic development of the avian integument.

The skin and its appendages, such as feathers and scales, form the interface between a bird and its environment. The size, number and distribution of feathers and the structure of the skin are defined during embryonic development through interactions between the dermal and epidermal tissues. A...

Author(s)
Headon, D.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The poultry integument in health and disease.

The importance of the integumentary system in commercial poultry encompasses all its functions that are essential to maintaining the health of the bird. Much can be learned about the health condition of the birds in a flock by observation of presence, or absence, and distribution of feathers on the ...

Author(s)
McMullin, P. F.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetics of feather pigmentation and chicken plumage colouration.

The chicken's plumage is defined by the structure and colour of its feathers. Plumage colour is a feature used in modern poultry breeding to distinguish between breeds, strains and pure lines. It is therefore important in strain security. Sex-linked genes affecting plumage colour and patterns and...

Author(s)
Olori, V. E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Business opportunities with the integument.

The integument is an important organ system protecting the bird by acting as a barrier between the external environment and internal body systems, providing thermal insulation and for regulation of water loss. Arguably, as a result, the major business opportunity with the integument is to maintain...

Author(s)
Lister, S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Poultry handling and transport.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has estimated that 87% of transported poultry is broiler chickens. Broiler death losses during transport average 0.2% but can vary greatly. In layers, poor feather cover is associated with more mortalities, and in broilers, poor...

Author(s)
Weeks, C. A.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter

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