Wing Amputation - Adult Waterfowl (Disease Investigation & Control - Treatment and Care)
|Type of technique||Health & Management / Disease Investigation & Control / Treatment & Care / Techniques:|
|Synonyms and Keywords||(See also: Partial Wing Amputation - Adult Waterfowl)|
|Description||Wing amputation is the removal of
the wing, generally at the end of the proximal third of the humerus. The following description outlines the procedure as described by Bennett &
Harrison (B13.41.w14), with additional notes from Boardman (V.w6).
|Appropriate Use (?)|
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|Expertise level / Ease of Use||Procedure should only be undertaken by an individual with appropriate clinical training and practical experience; this would usually be a veterinarian.|
|Cost/ Availability||Expensive procedure due to requirement for full veterinary surgical procedure to be undertaken under general anaesthesia.|
|Legal and Ethical Considerations||
In some countries there may be legislation restricting the use of this type of technique to licensed veterinarians. For example in the UK: "The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 (Section 19) provides, subject to a number of exceptions, that only registered members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons may practice veterinary surgery."(see: LCofC1 - RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct 2000 - Treatment of Animals by Non-Veterinary Surgeons).).
|References||B13.41.w14, B118.9.w9, V.w6|
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