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This workshop provides a foundation for a solid understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of cranial kinesis and coupled kinesis of the psittacine skull. Participants will become familiar with instrumentation, surgical approaches and corrective techniques required to address a variety of parrot head and skull diseases.

Available with advanced booking only. Tickets are £350.00.

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This workshop provides a foundation for a solid understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of cranial kinesis and coupled kinesis of the psittacine skull. Anatomy, form and function are reviewed, emphasizing the complex interactive kinetic anatomy of the skull and the muscles of prokinesis. Diseases associated with the psittacine skull including beak deformities, sinusitis, fractures and arthritides will be covered through a combination of lecture, video and work with cadaver heads. Participants will become familiar with instrumentation, surgical approaches and corrective techniques required to address a variety of parrot head and skull diseases.

Speakers

Speakers to be confirmed
  • Dr Brian Speer
    Dr Brian Speer
    DVM, Dip ABVP (Avian practice), Dip ECZM (Avian)
    Brian Speer received his DVM degree from the University of California at Davis in 1983. Brian received his board specialty status through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 1996, and was certified in the European College of Avian Medicine and Surgery (ECAMS – now ECZM) in 1999. He is in private practice; director of the Medical Center for Birds in northern California.
    He has served the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) as chair of the Aviculture Committee, as a director of the board, and as president. Brian is currently a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network for avian medical topics. He is a co-author of The Large Macaws (1995), Birds for Dummies (1999), and editor for Current Veterinary Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery, (2015).
ICARE 2019
London, UK