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Monday, May 23 • 09:15 - 10:15
Avian soft tissue surgery

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Avian soft tissue surgery is an important skill for any avian practitioner. While standard surgical techniques – attention to haemostasis, gentle tissue handling, good suture selection – apply, birds have a slightly different skin structure that requires some specific changes. Certain groups of birds, such as parrots, have particular foibles that need to be considered post-surgically as well. Knowledge of the appropriate anatomy is imperative.
Common soft tissue surgery procedures include:
• laceration repairs
• crop burn fistulae repair
• ingluviotomy for foreign bodies or access to more distal gastrointestinal sites
• pododermatitis debridement and repair
• superficial lump removals
• digit amputations
• and cloacal prolapse.
Entry procedures for exploratory coeliotomy will be discussed, but not more complex procedures. Analgesia, including local anaesthesia will be briefly covered


Deborah Monks

Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Services
Graduating in 1995, Deborah completed her Avian Membership in 1999, then commenced a dual recognised avian residency in 2002. She passed both her Fellowship and Diplomate examinations in Avian Medicine in 2006, becoming a recognised Avian Specialist. She has also gained her Certificate... Read More →

Monday May 23, 2016 09:15 - 10:15 ACST
City Room 3 Adelaide Convention Centre