• Gamebird Medicine and Management

    A complete and authoritative reference covering the management of gamebirds and exhibition Galliformes in health and disease

    In Gamebird Medicine and Management, a team of distinguished professionals deliver a comprehensive discussion of gamebirds and exhibition Galliformes for veterinary practitioners, gamebird producers, breeders and conservationists, as well as other avian health professionals. The book covers common diseases affecting gamebirds and offers management and production information not found in other resources.

    The authors combine relevant material from avian veterinarians, commercial production professionals, and experts from the conservation and captive breeding sectors, that enables veterinarians, gamebird producers, and conservationists to develop diagnostic and treatment plans for small or large gamebird flocks.

    Readers will also find:

    • Thorough introductions to laws and regulations governing gamebirds in the United States
    • In-depth examinations of the anatomy and physiology of gamebirds
    • Comprehensive explorations of the medical management of gamebirds
    • Information on treating dermatological, musculoskeletal, neurological, digestive, and respiratory diseases affecting gamebirds
    • A practical, step-by-step necropsy guide
    • An engaging photo collection of gamebird and exhibition Galliformes diseases

    Perfect for veterinary practitioners, gamebird producers, and conservationists, Gamebird Medicine and Management will also earn a place in the libraries of zoo veterinarians and staff.

  • List of Contributors xx

    Foreword xx

    Preface xx

    Acknowledgments xx

    1 Gamebird History xx

    Robert Sexton, Robert E. Porter, and Teresa Y. Morishita

    2 Gamebird Laws, Regulations, and the National Poultry Improvement Plan xx

    Elena Behnke

    3 Galliformes: Species, Varieties, and Behavior xx

    Gen Anderson and Chris Holmes

    4 Gamebird Anatomy xx

    Wael Khamas and Josep Rutllant

    5 Avian Physiology xx

    Kahina Ghanem and Sally L. Noll

    6 Gambird Housing and Handling xx

    Bill MacFarlane and Casey W. Ritz

    7 Gamebird Nutrition xx

    Al Hollister

    8 Biosecurity for Gamebirds xx

    Rodrigo A. Gallardo and Eva Wallner-Pendleton

    9 Field Investigation, Medication, Vaccination, and Diagnostics for Gamebirds xx

    David D. Frame, Douglas Anderson, and Mark C. Bland

    10 Gamebird Respiratory Diseases xx

    Richard M. Fulton

    11 Gamebird Digestive Diseases xx

    Robert E. Porter and Teresa Y. Morishita

    12 Gamebird Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Diseases xx

    Daniel P. Shaw

    13 Gamebird Skin Diseases and Multisystemic Diseases xx

    Robert E. Porter and Teresa Y. Morishita

    14 Gamebird Toxicological Diseases xx

    Richard M. Fulton

    15 Gamebird Necropsy Procedures xx

    Robert E. Porter

    16 Gamebird Medication Regulations xx

    Lisa A. Tell, Krista L. Martin, and Tara Marmulak

    17 Guineafowl xx

    Jacquie Jacob and Anthony Pescatore

    18 Exhibition Galliformes xx

    Abigail Duvall

    19 Peafowl xx

    Teresa Y. Morishita, Linda G. Flores, and Steven E. Benscheidt

    20 Conservation of Gamebirds xx

    Chris Holmes


  • Teresa Y. Morishita, DVM, PhD

    Is Professor of Poultry Medicine & Food Safety at Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, California, USA. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

    Robert E. Porter, DVM, PhD

    Is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He is a Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.