Practical Handbook of Falcon Husbandry and Medicine

By Margit Gabriele Muller

Practical Handbook of Falcon Husbandry and Medicine PDF. Falcon medicine exists for centuries, but in the past 10-15 years tremendous progress and new development of diseases and treatment methods have been made. It has always been a challenge to treat these beautiful birds of prey and the challenge continues until now. Falcons, falconry and falcon medicine are important in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates which can be regarded as the cradle of modern falcon medicine in the 21st century. Having treated more than 30,000 falcons over the past years, the author feels that the time has come to share his outstanding experience with the veterinarians’ and falconers’ community for the sake of these incredible birds of prey – to enhance their living conditions and to improve medical falcon health care world-wide. This book is based on his experience of a large variety of different cases and is therefore very practical-oriented. It is intended to be a useful handbook for all interested people working with falcons such as veterinarians, veterinary students, falconers and raptor rehabilitation workers. The aim of this book is not to include all research that has ever been done on falcons, but to highlight those issues that are really working out in practice. It includes 17 chapters ranging from history of falcon medicine to different diseases up to first aid and intensive care medicine.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Species Information

Chapter 3: Falcon husbandry

Chapter 4: Molting

Chapter 5: First Aid

Chapter 6: Clinical examination, sampling and medical procedures

Chapter 7: Laboratory examinations

Chapter 8: Imping and coping

Chapter 9: Feather and skin problems

Chapter 10: Parasitic diseases

Chapter 11: Fungal diseases

Chapter 12: Bacterial Infections

Chapter 13: Viral Diseases

Chapter 14: Orthopedic problems and surgery

Chapter 15: Soft tissue problems and surgeries

Chapter 16: Intensive care

Chapter 17: Miscellaneous

Appendix

Formulary pp. 373-380

Index

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