Includes bibliographies and index.
|Statement||editor, Timothy J. Seller.|
|Contributions||Seller, Timothy J.|
|LC Classifications||QL698 .B544 1987|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||2 v. :|
|ISBN 10||0849346908, 0849346916, 0849346924|
|LC Control Number||86020700|
The central focus of this book is the avian respiratory system. The authors explain why the respiratory system of modern birds is built the way it is and works the way that it does. Birds have been. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bird respiration. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. The central focus of this book is the avian respiratory system. The authors explain why the respiratory system of modern birds is built the way it is and works the way that it does. Birds have been and continue to attract particular interest to biologists. Abstract and Figures The avian respiratory system is peculiar in many aspects, especially in comparison to the mammalian species. The present review .
The respiratory system of birds is efficient thanks to the use of a thin surface through which gases and blood flow, which allows greater control of body temperature. The diffusion of air for endothermic purposes is more effective insofar as the surface through which blood and gases flow is . Respiratory system - Respiratory system - Birds: Birds must be capable of high rates of gas exchange because their oxygen consumption at rest is higher than that of all other vertebrates, including mammals, and it increases many times during flight. The gas volume of the bird lung is small compared with that of mammals, but the lung is connected to voluminous air sacs by a series of tubes. Mechanism of Respiration: In birds the expiration is an active process. The process of inspiration is passive. In a resting bird, the sternum is moved up and down with the help of intercostal and the abdominal muscles. "We're seeing much fewer respiratory problems in pet birds today than we did 10 or 15 years ago, and that's primarily due to improved husbandry," said Brian Speer, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, who has a practice in Oakley, Calif. Some of the deadliest respiratory diseases in times past, such as pox, are rarely seen today, Dr. Speer said. But, bacterial and fungal pneumonias, aspergillosis and severe.
The central focus of this book is the avian respiratory system. The authors explain why the respiratory system of modern birds is built the way it is and works the way that it does. Birds have been and continue to attract particular interest to biologists. The more birds are studied, the more it is appreciated that the existence of human-kind. Bird anatomy, or the physiological structure of birds' bodies, shows many unique adaptations, mostly aiding have a light skeletal system and light but powerful musculature which, along with circulatory and respiratory systems capable of very high metabolic rates and oxygen supply, permit the bird to fly. The development of a beak has led to evolution of a specially adapted. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Bird invented a number of popular medical devices that were used to care for patients with breathing problems. During WWII he served in the Army Air Corps where, in addition to training and transport assignments, he studied aircraft and respiratory and cardiovascular problems at high altitude.