Understanding the Avian Egg: From Outside to In

The bird egg, sometimes called a "miracle of packaging", can be intimidating for the avian veterinarian. This amazing structure comes with a plethora of new vocabulary terms, complex anatomy, and intricate physiology. LafeberVet's "Understanding the Avian Egg" describes the basics of egg anatomy from the eggshell to the embryo with a brief description of hatch . . .


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To cite this page:

Pollock C. Understanding the avian egg: From outside to in. March 23, 2013. LafeberVet Web site. Available at https://lafeber.com/vet/understanding-the-avian-egg-from-outside-to-in/