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Neil Rettig’s ‘Bird of Prey’ Stirs Action for Rare Philippine Eagles

Neil Rettig’s ‘Bird of Prey’ is a movie that will inspire you to hope and stir you to action. We all have a part we can play in saving the rarest of raptors: the Philippine eagle. These are my personal impressions from the movie, please read, share, & act

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Raptor Gastroenterology

By Dr. Scott Ford Citation: Ford S. Raptor Gastroenterology. J Exotic Pet Med, 19:2 (April), 2010: pp 140-150. Abstract: Birds of prey have developed talons, a hooked beak, and a […]

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2003 Raptor Care Manual

A self-published medical manual for care of birds of prey.

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An Interesting Owl Case

This week’s unique case involves a great horned owl with a chronic wing fracture, rescued by Pine View.

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80 Trackers Implanted in Mallards in the Dakotas

It was a long trip but it’s successfully completed! After six weeks of traveling around the Dakotas following teams of biologists and technicians, we were able to implant trackers in […]

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Raptor Research Foundation Publications

Check out Raptor Research Foundation’s techniques manual and other materials helpful for those working with birds of prey.

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Tracking Young Mallards in the Dakotas

Young mallards are being tracked to better determine their unique habitat needs and pressures.

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Hawk: Surgery Completed

By Dr. Scott Ford The Dakota Zoo didn’t have a veterinarian available to do the orthopedic surgery that the hawk needed so they brought him back to me. Fortunately we […]

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Hawk Update

By Dr. Scott Ford I have great news about the hawk that we rescued yesterday. North Dakota Game & Fish was very helpful in hooking me up with the Dakota […]

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Rescued Red-tailed Hawk

By Dr. Scott Ford I’m still doing duck work in North Dakota but today took an interesting turn. My assistant, Alex Carrillo, found a family of red-tailed hawks alongside the […]

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Welcome to the New Wildlife Site for Dr. Scott Ford

Have you looked at my old site (avian-vet.com) lately? Yeah, it looks old, doesn’t it? And barely used. Well welcome to one of two new websites I’ve been working on […]

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Disaster Response

Oil spills require experienced personnel that can quickly triage and correctly treat large numbers of critically sick birds. Similarly, “bird wrecks,” where large numbers of waterbirds are disabled by harmful […]

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Falconry

Falconry birds have very different needs than typical pets. Dr. Scott Ford has practiced falconry and has worked with falconers.

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Teaching & Speaking

An essential part of practicing specialty-level medicine is being able to teach others. Dr. Scott Ford regularly speaks at conferences, veterinary schools, and nature group meetings to disseminate the knowledge he has gained in his career.

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Preparing Transmitters

Transmitters don’t come ready to implant. They have to be modified, tested, packaged, and sterilized for use in the field. The preparation process requires special materials and know-how that’s not […]

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Consultations

Are you a veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator and have a difficult wildlife case? Dr. Ford may be able to help.

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Our Services

Dr. Scott Ford provides veterinary medical services for wildlife. This includes seeing wild bird patients for examination and surgery, providing surgical and medical support for field biologists, assisting in environmental […]

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Color Atlas of Avian Anatomy (Free PDF)

By John McLelland Avian anatomy focusing primarily upon poultry. Includes histology and some pathology images.

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Color Atlas of the Diseases of the Domestic Fowl & Turkey (Free PDF)

By C. J. Randall Required reading for avian medicine board certification. The book is dated but the information and images are still relevant as all of these diseases are still […]

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Avian Surgical Anatomy of the Thoracic & Pelvic Limbs (Free PDF)

By Susan Orosz This is a must-have for veterinary orthopedic surgeons. It’s been out of print for years and copies are selling for hundreds of dollars in online used book […]