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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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avatar for Dr Robert Doneley

Dr Robert Doneley

a Professor and Head of the Avian and Exotic Pet Service, University of Queensland
For over 85 years, the UQ School of Veterinary Science has achieved an unrivalled record of excellence in teaching and research across the veterinary disciplines. As one of the largest veterinary schools in the Southern Hemisphere, the School benefits animals and the community by... Read More →


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