The Raptor Research Foundation is an excellent source for the latest information on birds of prey. As their name suggests, they are dedicated to research of birds of prey. This primarily focuses on population topics, such as ecology and biology, but also touches on areas of individual health and welfare. Of particular use is their journal and the free resources they provide on their website. The foundation even offers a techniques manual covering a wide breadth of topics pertinent to avian biologists or veterinarians. Check out their resource page at https://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/publications/.
The Raptor Research Foundation is hosting a virtual conference next week. It’s free to members (good excuse to join!) or $20 for non-members. It sounds like they have a good assortment of research presentations as well as techniques seminars. Learn more at https://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/virtual-event2020/ Here’s the official announcement: RRF is thrilled to invite you to participate […]
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 tongue and oral cavity replete with pronounced hooks and papillae for prehending large boluses of food. The size of the proventriculus in relation to the […]
By Dr. Scott Ford In recent months, I’ve been helping Pine View Wildlife and Best Friends Vet with a few owl cases. It’s been fun and I’m happy to be helping other veterinarians grow their skills and do great things for wildlife. I started my professional career by treating wildlife. For those that cherish wild […]