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Monday, May 23 • 08:15 - 09:15
Avian orthopaedics

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Birds, both wild and pet, are frequently presented to veterinary practice for repair. This presentation discusses how fractures in birds heal and how, with this knowledge, a clinician can assess a fracture, determine the best means of repairing it, and then utilise a range of techniques to obtain a good result. These techniques include external coaptation, intramedullary pinning, external skeletal fixation, and a combination of these methods. The decision as to which method to choose is based on the bird's purpose (e.g. rehabilitating a wild bird vs repairing a pet cockatoo, the location of the fracture, the bird's general health, and the skill of the clinician. By the end of this presentation a clinician will understand the concepts of fracture repair in birds and the ranges of means available for doing so

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Bob Doneley

UPAV Committee, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland
Bob Doneley graduated from the University of Queensland in 1982. After working as an associate veterinarian/locum in practices in Queensland and the UK, he opened his own practice in 1988. He sold this practice in 2010 to take up the role of Head of the Small Animal Hospital at the... Read More →

Monday May 23, 2016 08:15 - 09:15 ACST
City Room 3 Adelaide Convention Centre