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.
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 […]
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: […]
Medical Management of Wildlife Species is a new book wherein Dr. Ford has written a chapter on pre-release conditioning of wild birds.
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 […]
Check out Raptor Research Foundation’s techniques manual and other materials helpful for those working with birds of prey.
By John McLelland Avian anatomy focusing primarily upon poultry. Includes histology and some pathology images.
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 around.
Dr. Ford’s care recommendations for waterfowl (ducks, geese, swans).
Dr. Ford’s care recommendations for columbiformes (pigeons and doves).
By Susan Orosz This resource has been removed at the request of the author. They will be releasing a new, co-authored book titled Surgical Anatomy and Orthopedic Management by Susan E Orosz, M Scott Echols and Patrick T Redig, in 2022. I’m excited to see this new book released– it’s been many years in the […]
Dr. Ford’s diet recommendations for pet chickens and turkeys.
By A. S. King and J. McLelland A long out-of-print, fact-packed book of avian anatomy. It is required reading for those seeking board certification and is highly recommended for anyone in the avian medical field. Used copies can be acquired on eBay but their price has steadily risen and they are harder to find. I […]
Dr. Ford’s diet recommendations for small ground-feeding parrots.
Dr. Ford’s diet recommendations for small tree-feeding parrots.
By Dr. Scott Ford These are my diet recommendations for large parrots such as Amazons, gray parrots, cockatoos, and macaws. Free free to download and share the handout. Recommended Diet For most pet psittacines (parrots) I recommend a diet consisting of: 80% formulated commercial diet (e.g., “pellets” such as Zupreem, Harrison’s Adult Lifetime, Lafebers, Roudybush, […]