Raptor Medicine, Surgery and Rehabilitation Edition 3

November 2020
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    30th November 2020
  • ISBN 9781789246100
  • Language English
  • Pages 360 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
  • Images illus

Comprehensive, practical and extensively illustrated, this book accumulates years of practical knowledge when dealing with injured birds of prey. Written by a practicing veterinarian it is a concise, helpful, day-to-day guide which outlines everything from handling and the intake examination, through to practical procedures and the treatment of a comprehensive range of conditions and injuries. Also covering advice on housing, rehabilitation and eventual release, and fully updated throughout, this new edition incorporates new images as well as new and expanded information on electrocution, pesticides, feeding puppets and species habitats.

With plenty of new "raptor tips" and questions, Raptor Medicine, Surgery and Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition, includes handy hints, clinical pearls and retains its emphasis on practical procedures throughout. Forming a complete and approachable guide to raptor veterinary care, this book also features numerous rapid reference charts and appendices.

"The third edition of Raptor Medicine, Surgery, and Rehabilitation is a good resource on clinical management of raptors in a veterinary or rehabilitation setting. The author leverages years of clinical raptor knowledge and experience to produce this easy-to-read textbook that serves as a great reference."


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

David E. Scott

David E. 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.

Raptors; raptor; birds of prey; bird of prey; handling; physical examination; anatomy; physiology; Ophthalmology; Infectious Diseases; Anesthesia; Soft Tissue Surgery; surgery; Orthopedics; Endoscopy; Clinical Pathology; Housing; Husbandry; release; feeding; nutrition; anaesthesia; orthopaedics; eagle; hawk; owl; buzzard; falcon