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EXOT303-1008: Practical Avian Medicine Module 2
Avian handling and disease recognition

Brian Speer, DVM, DABVP(Av), DECAMS
Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, DABVP(Av)

October 21 - November 4, 2008
Real-time sessions: Tuesdays, October 21 and 28; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)

Course Description
The Practical Avian Medicine series is presented by the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) and Veterinary Information Network (VIN) with the goal to provide veterinarians with solid basic avian medical knowledge that is applicable to everyday practice. There will be 9 modules, which are each 2 weeks long.

Module 2: Avian Handling and Disease Recognition will cover the following topics: Handling, restraint, behavior; disease in commonly kept birds.


Week 1 (October 21):
Handling, restraint and behavior (Speer)

Week 2 (October 28):
Diseases in commonly kept birds (Lightfoot)

Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and continue for 7 days following the last real-time session.


Member/$70, Non-Member/$130 by October 7, 2008;
Member/$78, Non-Member/$144 after October 7, 2008
AAV members eligible for discount pricing: AAV Member/$60 (Includes full access to VIN throughout the length of the course)
Please type in the comment field on the last page of your course registration that you are a member of the AAV and your member number.
AAV members: Please note that you can find your member number on your mailing label for the AAV journal or you may contact AAV at the publications office ( and request the number, or email the central office (
**Join AAV here:
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The Practical Avian Medicine Modules are each separate courses; you may enroll in one or all if you wish and there is no prerequisite.

Here are the topics for each module:
Module 1: Introduction to Birds
Module 2: Avian Handling & Disease Recognition
Module 3: Diagnostics and Interpretation
Module 4: Managing Avian Diseases: Behavior and Emergency
Module 5: Managing Avian Diseases: Renal, GI, Hepatic, Pancreatic Diseases and Neoplasia
Module 6: Managing Avian Diseases: Neurologic and Orthopedic Disease
Module 7: Management of Avian Infectious Diseases
Module 8: Economics and Equipment
Module 9: Avian Anesthesia and Surgery

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks: None at this time

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"This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 4 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN at 1-800-700-4636 for further information."

COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.

Debbie Friedler
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network


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