This book is "arranged in a very useful manner and has great information for people of all experience levels. I'm hoping it becomes a staple for all teaching hospitals." Dr Dave McRuer, Director of Veterinary Services, Wildlife Center of Virginia, USA Comprehensive, intensely practical, and extensively illustrated, this unique book consolidates years of practical knowledge of dealing with injured birds of prey. Written by a practicing veterinarian, it: concisely covers helpful, day-to-day advice through hints, tips and clinical insights; provides an emphasis on practical procedures; and includes numerous illustrations for easy recognition of symptoms and replication of techniques. Outlining everything from handling and the intake examination through to practical procedures and the treatment of a comprehensive range of conditions and injuries, the book also advises readers on housing, rehabilitation and eventual release. Also including numerous rapid reference charts, this book is the one text that any avian or general veterinarian needs by the bench for the treatment of raptors and birds of prey.
David Scott is Staff Veterinarian at the Carolina Raptor Center. He received his BS Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1988 and DVM from the University of Illinois in 1997, and has worked with many wildlife rehabilitation groups since then. He is also a software engineer and has developed the RaptorMed medical records software specifically designed for the medical management and husbandry of all types of animals. It is used at rehabilitation centers, in aquariums, and for permanent collections all over the world.
1: Handling and Physical Examination 2: Anatomy and Physiology 3: Species Overview 4: Fluid Therapy and Treatments 5: Ophthalmology 6: Infectious Diseases 7: Miscellaneous Conditions 8: Anesthesia 9: Soft Tissue Surgery 10: Orthopedics 11: Endoscopy 12: Orphans 13: Feathers and Aging 14: Clinical Pathology 15: Housing and Husbandry 16: Capturing Trapped Birds 17: Time for Release! Appendix: A: Feeding Guide Appendix: B: Formulary Appendix: C: Anesthetic Record Appendix: D: Wrapper Patterns Appendix: E: Laws and Regulations Appendix: F: Body Weights during Development Appendix: G: Resources