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May 2021, 23rd - free, live, interactive LafeberVet webinar Structure and Function in Raptors

Updated: May 12, 2021

For more information, contact:

Christal Pollock, DVM, DABVP

Lafeber Company Veterinary Consultant

Image credits: Dr. Elizabeth Daut (left), Beka Weiss (center), John Haslam via Flickr Creative Commons (right)

FREE, live, interactive LafeberVet webinar

RACE-approved for 1 hour of continuing education*

Structure and Function in Raptors

Presenter: Jaime Samour, MVZ (Honours), PhD, DECZM (Avian), FRSB

Sunday, May 23 at a new time: 12 pm EDT (New York)

This live, interactive, distance-learning event is a terrific opportunity to review (or discover) avian anatomy in general and raptor anatomy in particular. Knowledge of structure and function is essential to understand raptor health and disease. This 1-hour webinar explores anatomy of the bird of prey system-by-system beginning with the integumentary system, including plumage, beak, and talons, before moving through the raptor musculoskeletal, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and male and female reproductive systems, as well as circulation, the brain and intelligence, plus special senses.

Lecture topics:

  • Integumentary system

    • Feathers

    • Beak

    • Talons

  • Musculoskeletal system

    • Respiratory system

    • Lungs

    • Airsacs

    • Inspiration

    • Expiration

  • Digestive system

    • Gastrointestinal tract

    • Liver

    • Pancreas

    • Cast and casting

  • Female reproductive system

    • Ovary

    • Oviduct

  • Male reproductive system

    • Testes

    • Ductus deferens

  • Urinary system

    • Kidneys

    • Ureters

    • Cloaca

  • Circulatory system

  • Brain and intelligence

  • Sensory system

    • Hearing

    • Vision

Photo: Andy Morffew | Flickr Creative Commons

Register today and visit LafeberVet for a more detailed abstract.

* This program is approved for 1 hour of continuing credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in jurisdictions which recognize American Association of Veterinary State Boards Registery of Approved Continuing Education approval.

About LafeberVet

LafeberVet is an ever-growing online library of exotic animal medicine videos, articles, client education material, forms, questionnaires, and much more. Provided by Lafeber Company, LafeberVet is for use by veterinarians, veterinary nurses, wildlife rehabilitators, students in these fields, as well as allied professionals. Access to much of LafeberVet's content is restricted however, registration is free.

About Lafeber Company

Lafeber Company was built by a father-son team of veterinarians with a shared love of animals and a special passion for birds. Dr. T.J. Lafeber developed the very first commercial bird food pellets in the back room of his veterinary clinic in the early 1970′s. Today, our exotic animal diets and critical care formulas are developed by his son, Dr. Ted Lafeber, III along with top veterinarians and nutritionists. An independent laboratory tests every diet to insure optimum pet health. Lafeber Company also consults leading experts in behavior so that our diets promote dietary enrichment.

Lafeber Company 24981 N. 1400 East Road Cornell, IL 61319 USA 800.842.6445

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