Birds of Prey: Health and Disease 3rd Edition

Birds Of Prey: Health And Disease 3Rd Edition Pdf

By John E. Cooper

Birds of Prey: Health and Disease 3rd Edition PDF. Raptor biology has evolved enormously since the publication of the original edition of this book under the title Veterinary Aspects of Captive Birds of Prey. With the help of leading international experts, John E. Cooper has updated and expanded this classic reference to include all the latest data on the health and diseases of raptors. While still serving the needs of veterinary surgeons who treat birds of prey, Birds of Prey: Health & Disease also appeals to a wide readership of falconers, avian researchers, breeders, rehabilitators and zoo staff.

Important changes to this new edition are the inclusion of data on free-living birds, additional material on fractures, pathology, legislation and poisons, and new sections on neonatology, health monitoring, captive-breeding and host-parasite relations.

This book reviews all aspects of birds of prey, giving invaluable up-to-date information on diseases and pathology, but also looking at the history of the subject, the origins of terms, the evolution of current thinking and ending with a reliable list of primary references for further reading.

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Table of Contents


Foreword to the First Edition (1978), with Tribute


List of Contributors

Introduction – the history of raptor medicine


Anatomy – Paolo Zucca

Methods of investigation and treatment

Non-infectious diseases

Infectious diseases, excluding macroparasites

Parasitic diseases – with Oliver Krone

Foot conditions; Neurological (nervous) disorders

Nutritional diseases, including poisoning, in captive birds

Poisoning of wild (free-living) birds – contributed by David Peakall

Anaesthesia and surgery; Miscellaneous and emerging diseases

Diseases in wild (free-living) bird populations – contributed by Ian Newton; Discussion and conclusions

Appendix I – List of species raptor

Appendix II – Clinical examination form

Appendix III – Post-mortem examination form and egg/embryo examination forms

Appendix IV – Cytology, blood smear and other report forms

Appendix V – Key to major clinical diagnoses

Appendix VI – Key to major (gross) post-mortem diagnoses including findings in eggs

Appendix VII – The principles of health monitoring

Appendix VIII – Minimally invasive health monitoring

Appendix IX – Medicines and other agents used in treatment

Appendix X – Fieldwork, field kits and portable equipment, Field post-mortem technique

Appendix XI – Legislation and codes of practice relevant to working with raptors – Margaret Cooper

References and Further Reading


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