Hand-Rearing Birds

Author: Laurie J. Gage,Rebecca S. Duerr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470376309

Category: Medical

Page: 456

View: 630


Hand-Rearing Birds will provide the reader with a guide to the best methods of hand rearing all major species of birds. The book is broken into two sections. The first section covers standard hand raising methods and equipment, while the second provides individual chapters devoted to many major avian species. This book will be an invaluable reference for shelter veterinarians, zoo veterinarians, avian veterinarians, aviculturists, bird enthusiasts, and conservationists alike.

Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals

Author: Laurie J. Gage

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470384786

Category: Medical

Page: 279

View: 5602


Veterinarians, technicians and wildlife caregivers are often called upon to have expertise in raising infant mammals. This book provides clear guidance to raising and caring for a wide variety of domestic, farm, wildlife, and zoo mammals from birth to weaning. Over thirty veterinary technicians, wildlife specialists, and veterinarians from around the world have contributed their expertise to this useful book that covers over 50 mammalian species. Some of the topics covered in each chapter of this book include: * Assessment of the neonate * Specialised equipment * Expected weight gains * Formula selection and preparation * Weaning techniques * Housing * Common medical problems Detailed chapters are devoted to the following animals: * Domestic animals: puppies, kittens, ferrets, sugar gliders and rabbits * Farm animals: foals, kids, llamas and piglets * Wildlife: squirrels, opossums, raccoons, rabbits, deer, foxes, bears, bats, and hedgehogs * Zoo animals: ungulates, non-domestic equids, exotic felids, polar bears, elephants, rhinoceroses, macropods, pinnipeds, large and small primates, lemurs and sloths Dr Laurie Gage is well known for her work and expertise in the rearing of seals, sea lions and walruses and has experience in rearing many other mammalian species.


Hand Feeding and Nursery Management

Author: Howard Voren,Rick Jordan

Publisher: Pickering, Ont. : Silvio Mattacchione

ISBN: 9781895270105

Category: Pets

Page: 202

View: 7959


Hand-feeding and Raising Baby Birds

Breeding, Hand-feeding, Care, and Management

Author: Matthew M. Vriends

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812095814

Category: Pets

Page: 152

View: 9481


Provides information on natural and artificial incubation, feeding, proper nutrition, hand-feeding, and health problems faced by baby birds

Bird Conservation

Global evidence for the effects of interventions

Author: David R. Williams,Robert G. Pople,David A. Showler,Lynn V. Dicks,Matthew F. Child,Erasmus K.H.J. zu Ermgassen,William J. Sutherland

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing

ISBN: 1907807985

Category: Science

Page: 575

View: 7334


This book brings together scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of wild birds. The authors worked with an international group of bird experts and conservationists to develop a global list of interventions that could benefit wild birds. For each intervention, the book summarises studies captured by the Conservation Evidence project, where that intervention has been tested and its effects on birds quantified. The result is a thorough guide to what is known, or not known, about the effectiveness of bird conservation actions throughout the world. The preparation of this synopsis was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and Arcadia.

A Beginner's Guide to Rearing Wild Birds

Author: Samantha Bedford

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482669398

Category: Nature

Page: 86

View: 5235


Rearing baby birds is one of the most rewarding things I have ever learned to do as a wildlife "rehabber". Once the basics of warmth and food are right, they can progress with little trouble, but how do you know when it's right to intervene and rescue, what food will ensure good feather growth and how to give this animal you've rescued its best chance of surviving in the wild? This book covers everything I have learned about rearing genuinely orphaned wild birds and giving them that second chance to be wild.

Animal Domestication and Behavior

Author: Edward O. Price

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851997728

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 320

View: 9735


written by a world authority on animal behavioura highly original contribution to the subjectcovers behaviour and domestication of farm, zoo and companion animalsThis book synthesizes existing knowledge of the process of domestication and how it has affected the behaviour of captive wild and domesticated animals. Three broad themes are addressed:Genetic contributions to the process of domesticationExperimental contributions to the process of domesticationThe process of feralization (i.e. the adaptation of domesticated animals when returned to their natural habitat)

Hand-feeding Chickadees

Author: Hugh Wiberg

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580172326

Category: Nature

Page: 32

View: 918


Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

What Works in Conservation


Author: William J. Sutherland,Lynn V. Dicks,Nancy Ockendon,Silviu O. Petrovan,Rebecca K. Smith

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783744316

Category: Nature

Page: 660

View: 361


What Works in Conservation has been created to provide practitioners with answers to these and many other questions about practical conservation. This book provides an assessment of the effectiveness of 1277 conservation interventions based on summarized scientific evidence. The 2018 edition contains new chapters covering practical global conservation of primates, peatlands, shrublands and heathlands, management of captive animals as well as an extended chapter on control of freshwater invasive species. Other chapters cover the global conservation of amphibians, bats, birds and forests, conservation of European farmland biodiversity and some aspects of enhancing natural pest control, enhancing soil fertility and control of freshwater invasive species. It contains key results from the summarized evidence for each conservation intervention and an assessment of the effectiveness of each by international expert panels. The accompanying website www.conservationevidence.com describes each of the studies individually, and provides full references.

Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery - E-Book

Author: Brian Speer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323243673

Category: Medical

Page: 928

View: 7208


A current and cutting-edge reference, Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery takes the popular Current Therapy approach in providing succinct and clear information pertinent to the medical care of avian species. Most chapters include an up-to-date delivery of the current state of knowledge on their subject material, and provide practical approaches and thought processes applicable to diagnosis and therapy where appropriate. Information is always easy to find, with topics including the latest advances in internal medicine; behavioral medicine; anesthesia, analgesia, and surgery. Sections dedicated to welfare, conservation, and practice risk management explore important, but less commonly discussed aspects of avian practice; and the pattern recognition portion of the text offers readers a view of what companion bird conditions are likely to be seen in practice in different parts of the world. Written by a team of highly regarded contributors from around the world, this text helps readers, regardless of location and current knowledge, develop and augment skills in the medical and surgical care of avian species. The Current Therapy format provides current, up-to-date, succinct and clear information pertinent to the medical and surgical care of avian species. Coverage of clinically significant topics includes current veterinary scientific literature and hot topics relating to today’s avian medicine and surgery. Coverage of a wide variety of bird species includes psittacines, pigeons, raptors, ratites, waterfowl, gallinaceous birds, and less common species. More than 800 full-color images show avian disease, management strategies and thought processes, and aid in formulating guidelines to care. World-renowned, expert contributors provide cutting-edge information, offering authoritative, accurate, and sometimes controversial opinions in many areas of study. Summary tables simplify the lookup of key facts and treatment guidelines. References in each chapter facilitate further reading and research on specific topics.

Practical Wildlife Care

Author: Les Stocker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697596

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 6643


Wildlife care and rehabilitation is often on a one-to-one basis and involves a lot of time, care and skill. However, for many years, care of injured wildlife was regarded as a low priority and euthanasia was the recommended option. A lot has changed over the past twenty years and now caring for wildlife casualties is part of everyday life in many veterinary practices. Following on from the major success of the first edition, this second edition provides even more useful information on wildlife care and rehabilitation. As well as covering a whole range of species, with sections on birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, this edition now includes information on many 'alien' species appearing in the British countryside such as wallabies, wild boar and exotic reptiles. In this edition: * Essential guidance on handling, first aid, feeding and releasing, and many other disciplines not featured in veterinary or nursing training; * Full of helpful tips from an expert in wildlife rehabilitation who has unparalleled practical experience; * Expanded chapters on the care of all species - particularly casualty badgers, otters and hedgehogs - and more comprehensive guidance on rearing orphaned mammals and birds; * Lots more colour pictures to aid in management and care techniques and the latest information on zoonotic diseases from around the world.

Avian Medicine and Surgery in Practice

Companion and Aviary Birds

Author: Bob Doneley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840765925

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 936


Interest in avian medicine has evolved and it is now one of the fastest growing areas in veterinary medicine. In this concise practical and beautifully illustrated book, early chapters deal with anatomy and physiology, physical examination and advice on how to interpret diagnostic tests. Disorders affecting the different body regions and systems make up the majority of the book from the external (skin and feathers, eyes, legs and feet) to the internal including the gastrointestinal tract and the cardiovascular system. Further aspects of avian medicine discussed in the book include behavioural problems, surgery and formulary. In light of 25 years of clinical practice in avian medicine, the author has written this book as a quick reference for clinicians, and as a study guide for undergraduate and post-graduate veterinary students.

Models for Life

An Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Modeling with Microsoft Office Excel

Author: Jeffrey T. Barton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119039819

Category: Mathematics

Page: 488

View: 6014


Features an authentic and engaging approach to mathematical modeling driven by real-world applications With a focus on mathematical models based on real and current data, Models for Life: An Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Modeling with Microsoft® Office Excel® guides readers in the solution of relevant, practical problems by introducing both mathematical and Excel techniques. The book begins with a step-by-step introduction to discrete dynamical systems, which are mathematical models that describe how a quantity changes from one point in time to the next. Readers are taken through the process, language, and notation required for the construction of such models as well as their implementation in Excel. The book examines single-compartment models in contexts such as population growth, personal finance, and body weight and provides an introduction to more advanced, multi-compartment models via applications in many areas, including military combat, infectious disease epidemics, and ranking methods. Models for Life: An Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Modeling with Microsoft® Office Excel® also features: A modular organization that, after the first chapter, allows readers to explore chapters in any order Numerous practical examples and exercises that enable readers to personalize the presented models by using their own data Carefully selected real-world applications that motivate the mathematical material such as predicting blood alcohol concentration, ranking sports teams, and tracking credit card debt References throughout the book to disciplinary research on which the presented models and model parameters are based in order to provide authenticity and resources for further study Relevant Excel concepts with step-by-step guidance, including screenshots to help readers better understand the presented material Both mathematical and graphical techniques for understanding concepts such as equilibrium values, fixed points, disease endemicity, maximum sustainable yield, and a drug’s therapeutic window A companion website that includes the referenced Excel spreadsheets, select solutions to homework problems, and an instructor’s manual with solutions to all homework problems, project ideas, and a test bank The book is ideal for undergraduate non-mathematics majors enrolled in mathematics or quantitative reasoning courses such as introductory mathematical modeling, applications of mathematics, survey of mathematics, discrete mathematical modeling, and mathematics for liberal arts. The book is also an appropriate supplement and project source for honors and/or independent study courses in mathematical modeling and mathematical biology. Jeffrey T. Barton, PhD, is Professor of Mathematics in the Mathematics Department at Birmingham-Southern College. A member of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America, his mathematical interests include approximation theory, analytic number theory, mathematical biology, mathematical modeling, and the history of mathematics.

The Complete Guide to Raising Pet Birds for Profit

The Greatest Backyard Business Ever!

Author: James McDonald

Publisher: Brentwood House Pub

ISBN: 9780974390406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

View: 4746


A complete book on breeding and marketing the most popular species of pet birds for the pet industry. The author has 25 years of experience in the field of exotic birds.

Rearing Game Birds and Gamekeeping

Management Techniques for Pheasant and Partridge

Author: Beth Williams

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846891441

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 9038


A comprehensive guide on how to raise pheasants and red-leg partridges Choosing the breeding stock, incubating the eggs, rearing the chicks to release, and nurturing the game through the start of the shooting season A hands-on, practical, step-by-step guide that draws on a wide range of accepted best practice Advice on rearing game in a low-cost and efficient manner, without compromising quality and ensuring the welfare of the birds

Pediatrics of Common and Uncommon Species, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Exotic Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Kristine Kuchinski Broome

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744468

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 1260


The busy exotic animal practitioner will find this unique issue packed with useful, practical information on the exotic animal pediatrics. The majority of the issue will cover anesthesia, nutrition, chiropracty, and pediatrics in psittacines, reptiles, fish, exotic hoofstock and small mammals.

Macaws As Pet and Aviary

Author: Rick Jordan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957702493

Category: Aviculture

Page: 135

View: 3204


Recognised internationally as one of the world?s most accomplished and talented aviculturists, published author and speaker, Rick Jordan has produced the perfect companion for anybody interested in macaws, be it as a pet or as breeders.Featuring spectacular full colour photography throughout, this 136 page soft cover title is packed with valuable and highly useable information.Set out in three sections:Section 1: Breeding Macaws (including aviary design and construction, nutrition, breeding, incubation and handrearing, diseases and disorders).Section 2: Macaws as Pets and Companion Birds (including housing, feeding, health aspects, behavioural problems).Section 3: Species: Blue and Gold Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Buffon=s Macaw, Military Macaw, Green-Winged Macaw, Red-Fronted Macaw, Hyacinth Macaw, Blue-Throated Macaw, Severe Macaw, Red-Bellied Macaw, Illiger=s Macaw, Yellow-Collared Macaw, Blue-Headed Macaw, Red-Shouldered (Hahn=s) Macaw, Red-Shouldered (Noble=s) Macaw. Captive Rarities: Spix=s Macaw, Lear=s Macaw. Gone Forever: Glaucous Macaw, Cuban Macaw.