Practical Wildlife Care
by Les Stocker
Edition: 2nd., 2005.
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.
Fluid Therapy / Part I: Building Blocks
Fluid Therapy / Part II: Administration
Wound Management / Part I: The Biology of Wounds
Wound Management / Part II: The Treatment of Wounds
Biology and First Aid of Fractures
Avian Wildlife Disease
Mammalian Wildlife Disease
Water Birds – Ducks
Water Birds – Swans
Geese and Other Water Birds
Birds of Prey
Hand-rearing Orphaned Birds
Rabbits and Hares
Other Mammal Species
Rearing Orphaned Wild Mammals
Reptiles and Amphibians
Appendix 1. JNCC Guidelines on Handling Bats
Appendix 2. British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Guidelines for Response to Cetacean Strandings
Appendix 3. Birds on Schedule of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as of May 1998)
Appendix 4. The Law relating to the use and possession of airguns
Appendix 5. Suggested Record Sheet to Accompany Bat Samples to the Central Veterinary Laboratory
Appendix 6. Selected Rehabilitation Supplies and Suppliers
Appendix 7. Useful Addresses in Wildlife Rehabilitation