Anatomy and Physiology of the Avian Gastrointestinal Tract: Clinical Applications


As a part of the Encore ICARE Lafeber Symposium Lecture Series, Dr. Susan Orosz provided an introductory presentation on anatomy and physiology of the avian gastrointestinal tract before a lecture on Understanding and Managing Avian Patients with Bornavirus Ganglioneuritis.

Dr. Orosz is a considered an expert in avian anatomy. During her fourth year at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Orosz performed an anatomic study of the bones of the California condor while an extern at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park. That study was turned into the award-winning text, Avian Surgical Anatomy: Thoracic and Pelvic Limbs.


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Lecture notes

Download lecture notes to follow along with Dr. Orosz:

Avian Gastrointestinal Anatomy DOC [1.3 MB] DOCX [1.6 MB] PDF [1.6 MB]


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Orosz SE. Anatomy and physiology of the avian gastrointestinal tract: clinical applications. LafeberVet website. Available at