Wrestling with Rhinos

The Adventures of a Glasgow Vet in Kenya

Author: Jerry C. Haigh

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1550225073

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 390

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It's 1965, you've just fulfilled a boyhood ambition and graduated from the vet college in Glasgow. The very next week you find yourself in Kenya, treating wild animals. This is what happened to Dr. Jerry Haigh, who in Wrestling with Rhinos takes us deep into the post-independence Kenya of the mid-sixties. Haigh's reminiscences are peppered with observations, sometimes hilarious, sometimes scurrilous, on the social scene in Kenya, but it is his experiences working with the wild and unfamiliar African animals that make this such a captivating read. With photos.
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Of Moose and Men

A Wildlife Vet's Pursuit of the World's Largest Deer

Author: Jerry Haigh

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770902120

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A search for the moose, the whole moose, and nothing but the moose Whether you're a wildlife specialist, an avid hunter, or an armchair veterinarian, Of Moose and Men provides a wealth of information about moose from all corners of the world. Follow Jerry Haigh on his adventures with moose both tame and wild, and get an overview of moose biology, including their specialized diet and the relationship between sex and antlers ' where size really does matter. The book also covers the history of moose on Earth and the marked fluctuations in populations that have occurred over time. There are accessible chapters on moose diseases, moose and traffic, moose as a resource, and the surprising uses of moose as pets and dairy animals.
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The Trouble with Lions

A Glasgow Vet in Africa

Author: Jerry C. Haigh

Publisher: Wayfarer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 462

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The trouble with lions is that while you are conducting a pregnancy test, you need to be equally, if not more, aware of what you can learn from the lion's other end. That is one lesson that Jerry Haigh brings home in this fascinating collection of stories about working with wild animals in Africa. Conversational in tone, conservational in theme—you will be right beside Jerry, wife Jo, and a colourful cast of vets, guides, and wardens as they scour Africa’s sprawling vistas “troubleshooting” lions, rhinos, humans, and other indigenous mammals. Conservationists, veterinarians, and fans of real-life adventure tales will want to keep this memoir handy on the dashboards of their Land Cruisers.
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