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Physical Examination and Common Presentations
February 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This course gives an overview of how to prepare for and properly execute a physical examination on an avian patient. The focus of the Physical Examination portion of the lecture is on preparation and developing a systematic approach to the physical examination process in order to make it as informative as possible for the examiner and least stressful for the patient. The lecture then discusses several common presenting complaints seen in the various groups of avian patient that present to the wildlife hospital (passerines/other small birds, raptors, aquatic birds), typical physical examination findings seen, and general treatment plan development.
Prerequisite: Volunteer Opportunities Orientation