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Clinical Assessment of Gallinaceous Birds and Waterfowl in Backyard Flocks

  • Teresa Y. Morishita
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      Backyard poultry species are often presented for examination in clinical practice. Assessment of these cases requires knowledge of clinically relevant anatomy and physiology. Obtaining a complete history is important in reaching a correct diagnosis. This article provides a guide to history-taking and physical examination techniques. A differential diagnosis list is included for common clinical abnormalities. Preventive measures used in poultry medicine are also discussed.
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