MS131 – Everything You Need to Know about Birds (Not Chickens!) Mini Series

£447.00 (+VAT)

12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.

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  • Join Kevin Eatwell BVSc (hons) DZooMed (Reptilian) Dip ECZM (Herp) MRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions and discover all the essentials that you should know about birds in small animal practice
  • Plenty of practical tips from our expert tutor
  • Comprehensive notes to downloaded
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – learn without travelling
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad!



Session 1

Husbandry, Nutrition, Clinical Examination and Grooming Procedures

It all starts with husbandry. Knowing how birds should be kept and common pitfalls are essential for taking a complete history. Then handling them safely and performing a succinct clinical assessment is required. Many birds present for routine treatments and ways to avoid these turning into disasters will be discussed.

Key points covered:

  • Avian nutrition
  • Pet bird care
  • Clinical history taking
  • Handling
  • Species identification
  • Clinical examination
  • Grooming procedures
Session 2

Critical Care, Anaesthesia and Diagnostics of Birds

What do you need to do to that sick bird? This session covers the basic techniques and skills used to stabilise avian species and then obtain a diagnosis. Anaesthesia is often needed and becoming more confident in avian anaesthesia is essential; this session will provide plenty of tips to made avian anaesthesia less stressful.

Key points covered:

  • Fluid therapy
  • Nutritional support
  • Hospitalisation
  • Anaesthesia
  • Analgesia
  • Imaging
  • Blood sampling sites
  • Cytology and faecal testing
Session 3

Medicine and Surgery of Avian Species

Knowing the likely causes for presenting clinical signs is important. There may not be a budget for diagnostics so calculated logical treatment plans have to be formulated. This session goes through what treatments are advised and what diagnostics are helpful for a variety of common conditions. Some cases are obviously surgical and these are also highlighted.

Key points covered:

  • Respiratory disease
  • Feather plucking
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Neurological disease
  • Reproductive disease
  • Trauma management
  • Surgical indications



The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD


*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.

Course Feedback:

“This was a comprehensive course giving detailed information about avian practice.”

“The course instilled confidence that we are approaching avian patients with the most up to date information.”

“The explanation of the course topics was clear and concise, I was able to easily take notes and comprehend the material.”

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