Tag: raptor

Monitoring the Health of Avian Scavengers on the Pacific Coast

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.

Raptor Research Foundation Hosts Virtual Conference

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 […]

Teaching/Equipping Local Vets to Treat Wildlife

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 […]

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 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 […]

2003 Raptor Care Manual

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

Raptor Research Foundation Publications

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

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 had to change sites yesterday so it actually put us closer to them anyway, so it worked out well. I did the surgery this afternoon […]

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 Zoo in Bismarck. Also, because I don’t have local transportation and I need to stay close to the site of our primary field work, they […]