An update on the the fieldwork I’m doing with mottled ducks in South Texas.
I assisted USGS in tracking mottled ducks in southern Texas.
Dr. Ford was contacted for his thoughts on the current avian influenza outbreak after a bald eagle was found with neurologic symptoms in Milwaukee.
A 2012 report on research conducted with Coastal Raptors into health parameters of bald eagles, common ravens, and turkey vultures on the coasts of Washington and Oregon.
Here’s a glimpse at what I’ll be doing with emperor geese in western Alaska in June!
Posted by Dr. Scott Ford Citation: Cox, Bill, ed. Small Flock Poultry Health. BC Ministry of Agriculture, Abbotsford, BC. 2011. 251 pp. “This manual covers all the elements of poultry production with the goal of helping thesmall flock owner keep their birds as healthy as possible. It covers areas including housingand management, basics of poultry […]
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 […]
Dr. Ford awarded adjunct faculty position at University Wisconsin-Madison School of Vet Med
By Dr. Scott Ford I went to Pine View Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center a couple of days ago and checked out the great horned owl I helped with a broken wing in March. The staff took great care of her and she had graduated to a large flight cage. But in recent weeks her […]
By Dr. Scott Ford Yesterday my husband and I went for our first long drive this year to go pick up some chicken chicks from our friend, Foxfeather Zenkova. Although the pandemic is far from over, we were forced to make this trip now or never due to the timing of the hatch. We took […]
LafeberVet will be hosting an online, RACE-Approved seminar for veterinarians and support staff about the ethical and medical concerns regarding flight in companion parrots. Title: Flight Mechanics & Ethical ConcernsInstructor: Todd Driggers, DVMDate: Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 3 pm Eastern TimeDuration: 1-hourCE: RACE-approved for 1 hour of continuing education Flight in Companion Parrots – The Conflict: […]
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 […]
With great difficulty, bald eagles were ultimately saved from extinction. Watch this fun & informative video about their conservation story.
Medical Management of Wildlife Species is a new book wherein Dr. Ford has written a chapter on pre-release conditioning of wild birds.
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
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 […]
This week’s unique case involves a great horned owl with a chronic wing fracture, rescued by Pine View.
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 62 ducks. An additional 18 were implanted by a veterinarian I trained. The study’s primary investigator, Cynthia Anchor, is a graduate student at South Dakota […]
Check out Raptor Research Foundation’s techniques manual and other materials helpful for those working with birds of prey.