Handling, transportation and hospitalization

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For clinical staff, good handling of poultry is essential to enable meaningful examination and for the administration of treatment. This chapter places emphasis on minimizing stress and risk of injury during capture, handling, restraint and transport. The unique considerations involved in managing a hospital ward to accommodate poultry are also discussed.

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6.1 A young girl on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, holding her prize cockerel.
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6.2 A bantam cockerel being held with one hand supporting the keel and restraining the legs, and the other hand preventing the wings from being flapped.
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6.3 A hen being held with one hand supporting each wing.
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6.4 A goose being held under one arm with the neck restrained with the other hand.
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6.5 A duck being supported in a similar manner to the chicken in Figure 6.2 , but the head has been placed under the handler’s arm to offer further restraint and to calm the duck.
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6.6 A group of ducks being herded around a paddock, avoiding the need to handle the birds directly.
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6.7 An example of a suitable front-loading transportation carrier for a duck.
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6.8 Accommodation for a chicken in a hospital ward. Note the heavy ceramic bowls which are used to provide food and water.
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6.9 Intensive care unit.

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