Practical Wildlife Care

Author: Les Stocker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697596

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Wildlife care and rehabilitation is often on a one-to-one basis andinvolves a lot of time, care and skill. However, for many years,care of injured wildlife was regarded as a low priority andeuthanasia was the recommended option. A lot has changed over thepast twenty years and now caring for wildlife casualties is part ofeveryday life in many veterinary practices. Following on from the major success of the first edition, thissecond edition provides even more useful information on wildlifecare and rehabilitation. As well as covering a whole range ofspecies, with sections on birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians,this edition now includes information on many 'alien' speciesappearing in the British countryside such as wallabies, wild boarand exotic reptiles. In this edition: * Essential guidance on handling, first aid, feeding and releasing,and many other disciplines not featured in veterinary or nursingtraining; * Full of helpful tips from an expert in wildlife rehabilitationwho has unparalleled practical experience; * Expanded chapters on the care of all species - particularlycasualty badgers, otters and hedgehogs - and more comprehensiveguidance on rearing orphaned mammals and birds; * Lots more colour pictures to aid in management and caretechniques and the latest information on zoonotic diseases fromaround the world.
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Practical Wildlife Care for Vetinary Nurses, Animal Care Students and Rehabilitators

Author: Les Stocker

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632052455

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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In recent years, the care of wildlife casualties and orphans has become accepted as the norm, whereas before euthanasia was the recommended option. The care of injured wildlife brought into veterinary practices is often inadequate due to lack of knowledge. Wildlife casualties present an enormous range of species and conditions not normally seen in veterinary practice. This book describes how to handle and provide first aid, how to feed and release, and many other disciplines not featured in veterinary or nursing training. It lays out in a clear and simple fashion the support services that the veterinary nurse or rehabilitator can provide to assist the veterinary surgeon. The more common diseases where prophylactic treatments can easily be directed by a veterinary surgeon are included, as well as simple stabilisation techniques that can often be adopted to prevent pain and suffering and provide a long-term treatment of choice.
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Wildlife Search and Rescue

A Guide for First Responders

Author: Rebecca Dmytryk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470655100

Category: Science

Page: 248

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Rescuing wild animals in distress requires a unique set of skills, very different from those used in handling domestic animals. The equipment, degree of handling, the type of caging and level of care a wild animal receives can mean the difference between life and death. Wildlife Search and Rescue is a comprehensive guide on ‘best practices’ and suggested standards for response to sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. This valuable resource covers the fundamentals of wildlife rescue, from ‘phone to field’, including safe and successful capture strategies, handling and restraint techniques and initial aid. Wildlife Search and Rescue is a must have for anyone interested in knowing what to do when they are face to face with a wild animal in need, or for anyone involved in animal rescue. While the book focuses on wildlife native to North America, much of the information and many of the techniques are applicable to other species, including domestic dogs and cats. Visit www.wiley.com/go/dmytryk/wildlifeemergency to access the figures from the book.
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Wildlife Forensic Investigation

Principles and Practice

Author: John E. Cooper,Margaret E. Cooper

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482210037

Category: Law

Page: 770

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Wildlife forensics is the application of forensic science to the conservation and protection of non-domesticated animals, both in the wild and in captivity. Providing an in-depth introduction to this rapidly evolving field, Wildlife Forensic Investigation: Principles and Practice also chronicles aspects of the history of management, conservation, and environmental protection, with an emphasis on their global importance in the twenty-first century. The book examines the crucial role of wildlife forensic investigation with regard to live animals, dead animals and samples and covers national, regional, and international legislation. While the text particularly focuses on forensic science as it relates to wild animals, it also includes mention of plants and habitats because of their relevance to conservation. The book discusses animal welfare as well as the damage that can be inflicted on humans and property by wildlife. Offering access to sound evidence based on good science and obtained using the best available practices, the book is enhanced by case studies from experts who describe some of their own work. This resource is essential for those involved in a range of endeavours, including investigating wildlife crime, identifying animal remains, ascertaining the circumstances of death of wild species, and other legal proceedings and activities concerning wildlife. The forensic skills described in this book can be applied to a wide range of activities (not necessarily involving the legal process), including environmental impact assessments, insurance claims, governmental and other enquiries, checking of trading standards and the inspection of (for instance) pet-shops, animal boarding establishments, and zoological collections. The authors point out that one of the most important requirements of those persons involved in wildlife forensic work is to retain an open mind. Such personnel should also be conscious of new developments and evolving techniques and be able to anticipate situations where their investigative and scientific skills might be used to advantage—so-called "horizon scanning". Examples of these are given.
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Hand-Rearing Birds

Author: Rebecca S. Duerr,Laurie J. Gage

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119167752

Category: Medical

Page: 816

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This book presents a detailed guide to hand-rearing techniques for raising young birds, providing complete coverage of a wide variety of avian species and taxonomic groups for all avian care professionals. Chapters are written by expert rehabilitation, aviculture, and zoo professionals, and include useful references and bibliographies for further reading and research. Each chapter provides valuable information on appropriate intervention, housing, feeding, and care. Hand-Rearing Birds, Second Edition presents 50 chapters, including 12 new chapters on species or groups of species not featured in the previous edition. It also features color photographs that help illustrate many concepts pertinent to birds. This important reference: Offers a detailed guide to hand-rearing techniques including species-specific guides to caring for and raising young birds Covers a wide variety of avian species and taxonomic groups Discusses how to examine a chick to identify problems such as hypothermia, dehydration, injuries, and common diseases, and what to do Combines information on the science and skill needed to successfully hand-rear birds Presents full-color photographs throughout Hand-Rearing Birds, Second Edition is an essential resource for avian rehabilitators, breeders, veterinarians, and zoo staff.
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The Veterinary Formulary

Author: Yolande M. Bishop,British Veterinary Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780853695790

Category: Medical

Page: 566

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The sixth edition of The Veterinary Formulary has been updated and revised by 51 expert contributors and reviewed by an advisory committee of veterinarians and pharmacologists. A very well constructed book which is especially necessary to the veterinary practitioner for the day to day management of all diseases, it is also useful to academics, pharmacists and researchers for a quick reference.
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