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NEW Raptor Nutrition review article

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Photo credit: Dr. Elizabeth Daut

Feeding the Hospitalized Bird of Prey*  All raptors consume a meat-based diet ranging from the specialist diet of the fish-eating osprey to a generalist diet that can include insects, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even carrion.

LafeberVet's NEW review article covers a broad range of topics from evaluation of nutritional status, indications for nutritional support to feeding growing birds and storage/handling of prey items.

Reviewed by experts in the field

dr dave mcruer

Photo credit: NBC29

Feeding the Hospitalized Bird of Prey was authored by Elizabeth Daut, postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center a National Science Foundation-funded think tank in Annapolis, Maryland and a former Wildlife Center of Virginia. veterinarian.

LafeberVet's latest addition was critiqued by:

  • Dr. Dave McRuer (shown left), Director of Veterinary Services at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
  • Neil Forbes, BVetMed DECZM FRCVS specialist in avian medicine and a frequent author/speaker on the medical care of falconry birds.

NEW Raptor Gastrointestinal Anatomy

short-eared owl egestion

Photo credit: Bryce Robinson via Ornithologi

Raptor Gastrointestinal Anatomy & Physiology*

Birds of prey are a diverse group, however all meat and fish-eaters possess unique gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology characteristics that reflect their predator lifestyle.

LafeberVet's NEW review article describes anatomic features of the raptor gastrointestinal tract, as well as physiologic processes like
pellet production or egestion.

NEW "How Did We Get Off the Goo?"

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Photo credit: International Bird Rescue

The "Mystery Goo" Bird Event: It's been a year since the "Mystery Goo" spill hit San Francisco Bay. Go behind the scenes with International Bird Rescue veterinarian, Rebecca Duerr.

How Did We Get Off the Goo?
* NEW supplemental article by International Bird Rescue veterinarian, Rebecca Duerr describes how the mystery goo birds were cleaned.

*All articles featured will be open access for a limited time. Register to LafeberVet for free, unlimited access

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