Practical Wildlife Care / Edition 2

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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.
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“Les Stocker’s, Practical Wildlife Care, is jam-packed with an incredible amount of information on wild animal rehabilitation. Stocker’s vast knowledge and experience with wildlife reveals itself in every sentence of the book.” (Suite 101, February 2009)

"If the practice has used and found the first edition useful, this updated edition adds to that resource. If, however, the practice does not have any books on wildlife treatment, then this is an excellent addition to the library." (Vet Times, December 2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405127493
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 711,917
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Prime directives 1
2 First response 13
3 Fluid therapy/part I : building blocks 25
4 Fluid therapy/part II : administration 34
5 Wound management/part I : the biology of wounds 43
6 Wound management/part II : the treatment of wounds 50
7 Biology and first aid of fractures 60
8 Fracture management 67
9 Avian wildlife disease 88
10 Mammalian wildlife disease 98
11 Garden birds 108
12 Pigeons 120
13 Game birds 129
14 Corvids 132
15 Water birds - ducks 136
16 Water birds - swans 143
17 Geese and other water birds 151
18 Birds of prey 159
19 Seabirds 171
20 Hand-rearing orphaned birds 183
21 Small mammals 193
22 Hedgehogs 200
23 Rabbits and hares 216
24 Red fox 224
25 Badgers 232
26 Other mustelids 244
27 Deer 253
28 Bats 268
29 Other mammal species 280
30 Rearing orphaned wild mammals 287
31 Reptiles and amphibians 303
App. 1 Bat conservation trust guidelines on handling bats 312
App. 2 British divers marine life rescue (BDMLR) guidelines for response to cetacean strandings 314
App. 3 Birds on schedule 4 of the Wildlife And Countryside Act 1981 (as of March 2004) 315
App. 4 The law relating to the use and possession of airguns 317
App. 5 Suggested record sheet to accompany bat samples to the central veterinary laboratory 319
App. 6 Selected rehabilitation supplies and suppliers 320
App. 7 Useful addresses in wildlife rehabilitation 321
App. 8 Rehabilitation protocol for otters contaminated with oil 322
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