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This masterclass will discuss both radiography and endoscopy and is intended for students and those newly started in avian medicine and is designed to enable greater confidence in performing and interpreting these diagnostic modalities when faced with a sick bird.

Available with advanced booking only.
Free for EAAV students; tickets are £27.00 for all other students.
Delegates can sign up to the waiting list if interested.

Details

Birds frequently show few clinical signs of illness, or only subtle signs. As such diagnostic investigations are often an essential part of the clinical process in addition to physical examination, history-taking, and blood tests.

Fortunately both radiography and endoscopy are greatly enhanced by the avian airsacs- the former by provision of negative contrast; the latter by enabling entry into the body cavity and the ability to clearly visualise and sample internal structures. 

This masterclass will discuss both radiography and endoscopy.

Radiography will cover positioning and basic interpretation of findings as well as special techniques including use of positive contrast media in both the gastrointestinal and upper respiratory tracts. 

Endoscopy will cover equipment needed (including making this cost effective in the early stages of a career in avian medicine), basic entry to different openings and to the body cavity; and understanding of the structures seen internally. Organ biopsy will also be described. 

The class is intended for students and those newly started in avian medicine and is designed to enable greater confidence in performing and interpreting these diagnostic modalities when faced with a sick bird.

Speakers

Speakers to be confirmed
  • Prof Dr Michael Lierz
    Prof Dr Michael Lierz
    Prof. Dr med vet, DZooMed, DipECZM, DipECPVS
    Michael Lierz graduated in Hanover, Germany and earned his doctorate title by thesis from the Free University of Berlin, Germany working on diseases and rehabilitation of raptors. After being 4 years the director of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Research Hospital in the United Arab Emirates he returned to the Free University of Berlin in 2001, working as a scientific assistant. In 2009 he moved to the University of Giessen as the director of the Clinic for Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish. He holds the European Diplomate status of the European College of Zoological medicine, the European College of Poultry Veterinary Science, and the RCVS Diplomate status in Zoological Medicine (avian). In Germany he holds the specialist status in Poultry- and Avian Medicine, in Zoo- and Wildlife Medicine, in Microbiology, and in Species Conservation.
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London, UK