Which of the following are concerns when rehabilitating raptors?
Proper identification of the patient, including species, general age (juvenile vs adult), and sex.
The protection or endangered status of the bird in question.
Ensuring proper nutrition and food.
All of these are concerns when rehabilitating raptors.
Which of the following is true about falconiformes? Select all that apply.
This taxonomy includes hawks, vultures, and eagles.
This taxonomy includes all species of owls.
Members of this group are generally diurnal.
Members of this group are generally nocturnal.
Males tend to be larger.
Females tend to be larger.
Ceca are well-developed.
Ceca are vestigial.
The northern harrier and the kestrel are two examples of sexually dimorphic Strigiformes.
When handling and restraining raptors
You should always control the feet before the head, unless you're dealing with a vulture.
You don't need to worry about the primary or the tail feathers.
You should always control the head before the feet.
You should lay them on their back, because this produces a sedative-like effect
Live food is recommended for raptors in rehabilitation.
Which of the following is an appropriate diet for a raptor in rehabilitation? Select all that apply
Whole (dead) prey.
A commercial diet.
Lead toxicosis is a concern for gunshot patients.
Head and eye injury secondary to hit-by-cars are often
Not a concern.
Seen more in owls and nocturnal strigiformes than in falconiformes.
Seen more in eagles and diurnal falconiformes than in strigiformes.
Expected clinical signs following electrocution might include: (Select all that apply)
Pododermatitis most often develops
In wild birds sitting on contaminated tree branches.
Following wounds received from biting prey.
In captive birds.
All of these are good options.
Your current patient is a kestrel belonging to a falconer from northern Virginia. She has presented for acute weakness and anorexia, and you've identified eosinophilic intranuclear inclusion bodies in the hepatocytes of this bird. What will you recommend to her owner?
Quarantine, administer fluid therapy, and educate the owner on managing this bird's living space.
Amphotericine B, itaconazole, or other anti-fungals.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics while you run a susceptibility and culture.
Of the infectious raptor diseases covered in lecture 2, which are zoonotic? Select all that apply.
A captive eagle presents with oral plaque formation. What are some of your differentials? Select all that apply.