Birds of Prey: Health and Disease, 3rd Edition
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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.
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; Index
* the last edition was published in 1985
* now includes contributions by leading international experts
* includes an 8 page colour plate section
The book should be purchased by every practice seeing raptors. It should be in the library of everyone involved in wild bird rehabilitation, veterinary and non-veterinary."
Veterinary Times, 2003