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Practical Handbook of Falcon Husbandry and Medicine

Handbook / Manual
By: Margit Gabriele Muller(Author)
403 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, tables
Practical Handbook of Falcon Husbandry and Medicine
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  • Practical Handbook of Falcon Husbandry and Medicine ISBN: 9781607416081 Hardback Sep 2010 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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About this book

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 her 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. Practical Handbook of Falcon Husbandry & Medicine is based on her 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 and other avians 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.


Preface pp. i-xii

Chapter 1: Introduction pp. 1-11
Chapter 2: Species Information pp. 13-31
Chapter 3: Falcon husbandry pp. 33-49
Chapter 4: Molting pp. 51-67
Chapter 5: First Aid pp. 69-88
Chapter 6: Clinical examination, sampling and medical procedures pp. 89-121
Chapter 7: Laboratory examinations pp. 123-139
Chapter 8: Imping and coping pp. 141-155
Chapter 9: Feather and skin problems pp. 157-190
Chapter 10: Parasitic diseases pp. 191-122
Chapter 11: Fungal diseases pp. 223-242
Chapter 12: Bacterial Infections pp. 243-261
Chapter 13: Viral Diseases pp. 263-284
Chapter 14: Orthopedic problems and surgery pp. 285-307
Chapter 15: Soft tissue problems and surgeries pp. 309-332
Chapter 16: Intensive care pp. 333-346
Chapter 17: Miscellaneous pp. 347-371

Formulary pp. 373-380
Index pp.383-403t

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Handbook / Manual
By: Margit Gabriele Muller(Author)
403 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, tables
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