Scott Echols, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian) 1,2, B. Speer, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian), ECZM (Avian) 2
1 Echols Veterinary Services, Salt Lake City, United States
2 Medical Center for Birds, Oakley, United States
Short Description of the Wet Lab
Clinical needs for surgery requiring entry to the coelomic cavities of birds are fairly common. These types of procedures include many of the more complicated, time-consuming surgeries of birds, and can be quite challenging. A well-developed skill set, that is continually refined and complimented by good anesthesia and patient support can greatly augment the outcomes achieved. The purpose of this laboratory exercise is to review the pertinent anatomy of the coelomic cavity, surgical approaches, and introduce a variety of procedures that may be performed in birds.