You see there is nothing that evokes more passion than the word 'chicken' on a vet's waiting list... unless it is the word 'chick'.
As the unsuspecting poultry rearer takes their seat in the waiting room, behind the scenes there will be a hysterical scramble to avoid this patient at all costs in the hope that your colleague will see them instead. An unnecessary trip to the toilet, laboratory or a phone call. Draw the short straw there will be a panic about the whereabouts of the BVA poultry poster.
The BVA poultry poster contains a list of symptoms and their treatment. For example 'Green diarrhoea = Tylan for five days'. It is in short a life saver for both ignorant vet and chicken.
If you have brought a chicken to the vets and your vet excuses themselves from the room halfway through the consult I can absolutely guarantee that they have gone to consult the BVA poultry poster.
It's not that we don't like chickens, I personally think they are great and one day I'd like to have a few.
I just don't know anything about them.
But there is one thing I do know and that's how to stitch one back together. I am after all familiar with the anatomy of a sunday roast -it's just hard not to get hungry....