BIRDS OF PREY. By Nicholas Hammond and Bruce Pearson. Hamlyn Bird Behaviour Guides.

BIRDS OF PREY. By Nicholas Hammond and Bruce Pearson. Hamlyn Bird Behaviour Guides.

A HAWK FOR THE BUSH: A TREATISE ON THE TRAINING OF THE SPARROW-HAWK AND OTHER SHORT-WINGED HAWKS. By Jack Mavrogordato.

A HAWK FOR THE BUSH: A TREATISE ON THE TRAINING OF THE SPARROW-HAWK AND OTHER SHORT-WINGED HAWKS. By Jack Mavrogordato.

VETERINARY ASPECTS OF CAPTIVE BIRDS OF PREY. By J.E. Cooper.

(1972) 1978 (2nd edition). Large 8vo (159 x 241mm). Ppxii,256. B/w photographs, illustrations. Green cloth. Foreword by Leslie Brown. First Standfast Press edition.

"This book first appeared, as a limited edition, in 1973 and was published by the Hawk Trust. The second edition differs in many ways from its predecessor ...the aim of the book is to bring together in one volume much of the information available on the veterinary care of birds of prey which are maintained in captivity". "Mystery enshrouds the causes of death in most wild birds - including birds of prey - unless they are shot or electrocuted or run down by cars. In a few cases we know that they die of disease, and often, we assume, of starvation. However, the really well-documented causes of death or illness, other than by unnatural means such as shooting, are few; and will probably remain so. We may assume, however, that some of the ailments that affect wild birds of prey also affect captives. Here we have a solid, thoroughly researched and abundantly documented treatise on the diseases and accidents that may affect captive birds of prey, both diurnal species and owls, by an expert veterinarian with deep and long practical experience". . . Chapters include: Nomenclature; Methods of investigation and treatment; Physical diseases; Infectious diseases; Parasites; Foot conditions; Nervous disorders; Nutritional diseases, including poisons; Anaesthesia and surgery; Miscellaneous and emerging diseases; Discussion and conclusions. Numerous appendices include: List of species; Bird of prey record card; Clinical examination form; Post-mortem examination form; Egg examination form; Key to major clinical diagnoses; Key to major post-mortem diagnoses (macroscopical); Parasites identified 1966-77; Drugs and other agents used in treatment; Suggested drugs and equipment list; Relevant law; Anaesthetic and surgery consent form; Notes on the collection and submission of material for laboratory investigation.
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Author Cooper (J.E.).
Book Code 11927
ISBN 0904602044 / 0904602044.
Book Description Some foxing, owner's name to end-papers. Good copy in like dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1978
Publisher The Standfast Press.
Place Saul, Gloucestershire.