Avian Orthopaedics and Beak Repair Workshop
Don’t panic when you are faced with an injured bird! Equip yourself to treat it.
The purpose of this workshop is to teach you how to diagnose the nature of traumatic or developmental limb and beak problems, determine an appropriate prognosis and finally, how to fix the wings, legs and beaks of the most diverse avian patients.
Birds are frequently brought to the vet for traumas and fractures which are common sequelae of accidents. On the other hand, beak injuries are also common, especially when birds are kept in pairs, in flocks or free flying in a home. Young, hand-reared birds may be presented with misshapen beaks or limbs. Most of these issues can be addressed, but there are varied techniques depending on the presentation and species.
Topics on the program will include-
- Minimum anatomy and physiology, pre-anaesthesia & analgesia, inhalation aneasthesia, monitoring a bird
- Typical avian fractures, basic techniques, tools and materials
Finally, the day will conclude with a three-hour wet lab which will cover-
- Bandages and casting
- External and internal fixation of long bones
- The humerus: a special bone.
- Broken, curved and wounded beaks.
Please bring scrubs or suitable protective clothing and footwear for the workshop.
Please also bring the equipment listed below so that you get the most benefit from the day and have the right equipment for the procedures in the future.
Contact the CVE no less than two weeks prior to the event should you have any concerns about your ability to bring the listed items.
Failure to bring these instruments may impede your ability to participate in the practical sessions.
- 1 Adson forceps
- 1 Adson-Brown forceps
- 2 small curved mosquito forceps
- 2 small straight mosquito forceps
- 1 small sharp scissors
- 1 small blunt scissors
- 1 scalpel handle size 3
|Member type||Early bird||Full rate|
|Non-member / eMember||N/A||$1608|