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Anatomical & Clinical Radiology of Birds of Prey

Including Interactive Advanced Anatomical Imaging


From the saker falcon to the common barn owl, ANATOMICAL AND CLINICAL RADIOLOGY OF BIRDS OF PREY includes comprehensive information on radiographic anatomy of a variety of birds of prey. Full-color photographs and radiographs of clinical conditions highlight and clarify key concepts. This book also details radiographic procedures such as positioning techniques, contrast radiography, and magnification therapy. Plus, an interactive DVD packaged with the text includes ultrasound videos and 3-D computed tomography (CT) clips.

Table of Contents

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Key Features

    • This is the first atlas to include a chapter on common radiographic mistakes to help the specialists working in this field!
    • Exceptionally high-quality images provide an invaluable reference for clinical practice.
    • A color photograph of a particular clinical condition is presented together with the radiograph to show the layers of the condition.
    • Coverage of advanced clinical anatomy imaging includes ultrasonography, computed axial tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.
    • Includes a unique section on magnification radiography.

Published Reviews

    "It is no exaggeration to state that this book will change the lives of all veterinary surgeons regularly involved with raptors, with respect to radiograph interpretation......This book contains practical, useful information that can be used on a daily basis by the avian veterinarian, and fully deserves to become a standard textbook in both avian and wildlife practices." - Michael Stanford, The Veterinary Record, July 14 2007

    "The aim of this text according to the authors was toproduce a reference atlas on the anatomical and clinical radiology of birds of prey that could be used within the veterinary profession. Samour and Naldo certainly go some way to achieving this goal with an extensive catalogue of standardised radiographic images. The book can essentially be divided into four main sections; radiographic technique, anatomical radiology of representative species, clinical radiographic conditions and advanced imaging techniques. The latter is touched on in the text but expanded upon in far greater detail within the interactive DVD that is included.

    In conclusion this book is a well illustrated and informative text with something to offer both the student and the specialist raptor practitioner. It helps to strengthen our foundation of knowledge in avian and raptor medicine at a time when, as Nigel Harcourt Brown says in the foreword, “cutting edge topics based on small numbers of cases” seem to be the order of the day. I would recommend all veterinarians involved
    with birds of prey to purchase this book."
    - FALCO, The Newsletter of the Middle East Falcon Research Group, Issue No.30 Autumn 2007

Author Information

    Edited by Jaime Samour, MVZ, PhD, Dip ECAMS, Director, Wildlife Division, Wrsan Farm, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Jesus L. Naldo, DVM, Resident Veterinary Officer, Falcon Specialist Hospital and Research Institute, Fahad bin Sultan Falcon Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Anatomical & Clinical Radiology of Birds of Prey
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 300 Pages
  • Trim Size: 9 11/16 X 7 7/16 in
  • Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2802-1
  • Copyright: 2007