Wildlife Rehabilitation

book
new icon

Infectious Diseases of Wild Birds by Nancy Thomas, D. Bruce Hunter and Carter Atkinson

The latest in wildlife disease books. This book covers both new and old avian diseases of all the major groups (fungal, bacterial, viral). This volume will provide you with an updated basic knowledge of the disease agents, epizootiology and effects of these diseases on wild bird populations.
544 pp. hardback, indexed, ©2007
$116.00


book
new icon

Essentials of Disease in Wild Animals by Gary Wobeser

An introductory level book that deals with basic subjects such as the nature of disease, its causes, how it is described and measured, how disease spreads and can persist in the environment. This book considers the effects of disease both on populations and on individual animals.
256 pp. hardback, indexed, ©2005
$93.00


book
new icon

Practical Wildlife Care, 2nd Edition by Les Stocker

A British wildlife rehabiltator has written an even more useful book on wildlife care and rehabilitation. He offers sections on birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians seen in his rehabilitation centre, as well as some exotic reptiles.
352 pp. Paperback, indexed, ©2005
$80.00


book
new icon

Hand-Rearing Birds by Laurie Gage, DVM and Rebecca Duerr

A broad-based book that includes native and zoo-species birds. Pretty much any group of birds you can think of is listed in the table of contents. This book covers standard hand-raising methods and equipment. The authors have a lot of experience between them. Laurie Gage, DVM, has been the veterinarian for Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, CA for decades. Rebecaa Duerr, DVM, is just completing her masters degree (MPVM) at the Wildlife Health Center at UC Davis, CA. Duerr works with the Sacramento Wildlife Care Association and teaches baby bird care and avian trauma at various wildlife rehabilitation centers.
488 pp, 7" x 10", Hardcover, ©2007
$104.00


book
new icon

Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals by Laurie Gage, DVM

This book is a practical guide to the hand-rearing of many common companion, farm, zoo, and wild mammals. Experienced experts describe methods of rearing healthy mammals from birth to weaning, including species-specific instructions and pertinent information about formulas, specialized equipment, and expected weight gains.
384 pgs, Hardcover, ©2002
$86.50


book
new icon

Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals by Robert Bill, DVM Second Edition

A handy and useful pocket-sized reference for veterinary health care professionals (including wildlife rehabilitators) that covers math fundamentals, metric and non-metric conversions, dosing and concentration, IV drug infusion, and prescriptions. It provides step-by-step procedures for calculating dosages and drip rates for IV's, including exercises using copies of actual medication labels from veterinary practices for students to practice calculating dosages accurately.
448 pp. 4.25 x 7.25", paperback, ©2009
$42.99


book

MSDS Pocket Dictionary by Genium Publishing Corporation

A handy reference for anyone working or volunteering in a veterinary hospital, rehabilitation center, or at an oil spill. As the authors say, knowing how to use an MSDS sheet can literally save your life. While most of us think of MSDS sheets as boring, this dictionary points out that they are elegantly functional. It covers basic questions such as what is an MSDS sheet, what is its proper format, and how do you read them. This dictionary also provides sample MSDS sheets for reference, along with a dictionary of terms used in these sheets.
80pp 3.5" x 8.5", paperback ©2000
$7.00


book

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals, Third Ed. by Elizabeth Williams, DVM, and Ian Barker, DVM, Editors

A brand-new expanded version of the classic book used by wildlife veterinarians, rehabilitators, and biologists in North America. It presents the latest in diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in both free-ranging and captive wild mammals. Concise presentation of information, plus photographs, make this book a must for the serious wildlife care provider.
776 pp. 7" x 10", Hardcover, indexed, ©2000
$153.00


No Image Available

A Field Guide to Common Animal Poisonings by Michael Murphy, DVM, Ph.D.

A handy field guide organized for quick reference at an affordable price. This guide addresses prevalence of toxin exposure and treatment regimens, and provides poison summaries. It also includes step-by-step instructions for treatments, supplemented by information in easy-to-read tables. The book provides lists of additional resources, such as information about poison control centers and AAVLD accredited diagnostic laboratories.
352 pages, 6" x 9", spiral bound paperback, ©1996
$61.00


Bobcat Rehabilitation by P.C. Hanes

Bobcat Rehabilitation by P.C. Hanes, MS, Central Texas Wildlife Institute, Inc.

This species paper includes topics on natural history (description, habitat, natural diet, reproduction, gestation information, and development of young) and captive management (diet, housing, illnesses, parasites, restraint, and release). Appendices include comparison of bobcat milk and substitute milk formulas, feeding charts by body weight, a dental eruption/aging chart, and a chart on physical development for this species.
21 pp., 8.5" x 11", paperback, ©1998
$16.00


paper

Captive Raptor Management Manual, 2nd Ed. by Alida Morzenti, MS of the California Raptor Center (University of California, Davis, CA).

Covers topics including identification of western raptors, raptor terminology, maintenance and husbandry, performing health examinations, coping, feather imping, pellet formation, hoodmaking, taming, handling and hawk furniture making, housing and bathing, rehabilitation (that is, role of natural history, use of creance, flightline, flight cages, falconry, rearing and surrogacy, habituation versus imprinting, hacking) and release considerations. This book contains many excellent line drawings and step-by-step instructions on hoods, braces, jesses and foot bracelet making, block and ring perch design. This is a very information-dense book and is a good reflection of the author's twenty-five years of experience. It is not referenced but has suggested reading.
124 pp. 8.5 " x 11", no index, paperback
$28.00


paper

Effects of Oil on Wildlife: Research, Rehabilitation and General Concerns by Jan White, DVM, and Lynne Frink, Eds

Proceedings from the conference of the same name. This volume contains an array of biological overview and toxic effects review papers regarding the impact of oil on animals from manatees to seals. Several papers provide recommendations for future rehabilitation efforts based on information learned in the Exxon-Valdez oil spill.
210 pp. 8 1/2" x 11", paperback, no index, ©1991
$15.50


Current Review of Disinfectants Used in Wildlife Care by Jan White

Current Review of Disinfectants Used in Wildlife Care by Jan White, DVM.

A review paper that concisely summarizes commonly used disinfectants and basic cleaning procedures. Disinfectants included are quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC's), phenols, gluteraldehyde, potassium peroxymonosultate, chlorines, iodines, biguanides, and alcohol. The paper has a glossary and is referenced.
10 pp. 8.5" x 11", paper ©1997
$7.00


paper

Hand Rearing Infant Tree Squirrels by P.C. Hanes, MS, Central Texas Wildlife Institute, Inc.

A well-researched paper that provides the wildlife rehabilitator with a solid foundation from which to rear baby tree squirrels. From the natural history section (habitat, breeding, gestation information, aging characterisitcs) to the rehabilitation section (diet, fluid therapy, feeding charts for various formulas, caging, and release criteria), this information packet has loads of tips and reflects the extensive experience of the author.
20pp., 8.5" x 11", paperback, ©1998
$16.00


paper

Injury and Illness in Tree Squirrels by P.C. Hanes, MS, Central Texas Wildlife Institute, Inc.

This very detailed and complete paper provides the wildlife rehabilitator with excellent descriptions of the major problems encountered, specific protocols for management, and a nice section on prevention. If you are rehabilitating tree squirrels, this is mandatory reading! The appendices include drawings for the construction of hospital caging and brooder boxes, as well as a glossary of terms used in the publication.
49 pp., 8.5" x 11", paperback, ©1998
$28.50


paper

Opossum Orphan Care Training Manual by Paula Taylor, RN of the Opossum Society of the United States.

This manual is intended to guide new opossum rehabilitators through the rearing process. Topics include responding to calls for help, initial care, feeding, weaning, housing, and disinfection, and release. Appendices include information on substitute milk formulas, post-weaning diets, and a product guide. A companion video is sold separately (see below).
The booklet is referenced but not indexed. 14 pp., 8.5" 11", spiral bound, ©1995
$12.50


Opossum Orphan Care Training DVD by Paula Taylor

Opossum Orphan Care Training DVD by Paula Taylor, RN of the Opossum Society of the United States.

This 40-minute DVD has been professionally produced to accompany the Opossum Orphan Care Training Manual.
$18.50


Opossum Orphan Care Training VHS Video by Paula Taylor

Opossum Orphan Care Training VHS Video by Paula Taylor, RN of the Opossum Society of the United States.

This 40-minute VHS video has been professionally produced to accompany the Opossum Orphan Care Training Manual.
$18.50


paper

Recommended Protocols for the Care of Oil-Affected Birds by Jan White, DVM, Susan Patton, Astrid Kasper, DVM, and Jessica Lainson, DVM

Complete care instructions with an introduction by the Oil Spill Task Force, the sponsor of this project. Topics include Animal Health and Safety Considerations, Capture and Transport Protocols, Admission and Initial Care Protocols, Animal Monitoring Protocols, Standards for Record Keeping, Washing, and Feeding Protocols, Housing Standards, Release Procedures, Necropsy and Sample-Handling Protocols. Charts include Correlating Various Signs with % Dehydration, Normal Heart and Respiratory Rates, Toxiban® dosages, Normal Weights for Selected Avian Species, and Diet Composition. Various forms include Animal Record and Instructions, Physical Exam, Pen Feeding Chart, Group Banding Form, Evidence log, Daily Medication Sheet, Necropsy Form and Instructions, and others. Glossary provided.
Glossary provided. 76 pp., 8.5" x 11", laminated and spiral bound, ©1998
$13.50


No Image Available

Recommended Protocols for the Care of Oil-Affected Marine Mammals by Jan White, DVM, Dawn Smith, RPT, Susan Patton, Pam Tuomi, DVM, and Terrie Williams, Ph.D.

Complete care instructions with an introduction by the Oil Spill Task Force, the sponsor of this project. Topics include Animal Health and Safety Considerations, Capture and Transport Protocols, Rehabilitation Protocols such as Admission and Initial Care Protocols, Animal Monitoring Protocols, Standards for Record Keeping, Washing, and Feeding Protocols, Housing Standards for Harbor, Elephant and Fur Seals as well as Sea Lions and Sea Otters, Release Procedures, Necropsy and Sample-Handling protocols. Charts include General Characteristics of Disinfectants, Aging Pinnipeds, and Weight Ranges of Western Pinnipeds. Forms include Oiled Marine Mammal Record and Instructions, Feeding and Behavior Forms, Veterinary Exam Form, Treatment Orders Form, Necropsy Records and Instructions, and others. Glossary provided.
72 pp., 8.5" x 11", laminated and spiral bound, ©1998
$13.50


Rehabilitation of Towhees by Astrid Kasper

Rehabilitation of Towhees by Astrid Kasper, DVM

A complete paper that details natural history, captive management, diets (including growth charts based on body weights and feathering), housing, injuries (including subcutaneous emphysema, applicable diseases, pathogen description, diagnostics, clinical signs, treatment, prevention and control), and preparation for release. This paper is based on Dr. Kasper's rehabilitation efforts with 1,000 Towhees over the last five years. A must for passerine rehabilitators.
50 pp., 8.5" 11", spiral bound, ©1997
$13.50


paper

Rehabilitation of the Red and Gray Fox by P.C. Hanes, MS, Central Texas Wildlife Institute, Inc.

A species paper for the two common foxes in the continental United States. Topics covered include natural history (description, habitat, natural diet, breeding, gestation information, and development of young) and captive management (diet, housing, diseases, parasites, and release). Appendices include comparison of fox milk and substitute milk formulas, feeding charts by body weight, and a dental eruption/aging chart.
16 pp., 8.5" x 11", paperback, ©1998
$12.50


paper

Tunnel Rats: Ground Squirrel Rehabilitation by P.C. Hanes, MS, Central Texas Wildlife Institute, Inc.

This species paper is based on the 13-Lined Ground Squirrel and Rock Squirrels, but most of the information can easily be used to rear other ground squirrels. Topics include natural history (description, habitat, burrow structure, natural diet, breeding, gestation information, and development of young) and captive management (diet, housing, illness and injury, parasites, release). Appendices include comparison of gray squirrel milk and substitute milk formulas, and four feeding charts for various formulas.
18 pp., 8.5" x 11", paperback, ©1998
$16.00


Wildlife Diseases and the Wildlife Rehabilitator by Jan White

Wildlife Diseases and the Wildlife Rehabilitator by Jan White, DVM, Astrid Kasper, DVM and George Ghneim

This booklet provides a concise overview of relevant diseases, their signs, treatment, prevention and control. Topics include basic principles of infectious diseases, with disease summaries on avian pox, rabies, distemper, Newcastle disease, aspergillis, candida, cryptococcus, coccidioidomycosis, salmonella, leptospirosis, plague, tularemia, chlamydia, avian tuberculosis, botulism, bumblefoot, roundworms, tapeworms, scabies, stomach worms, giardia, warbles, trichomonads, toxoplasmosis, capillaria, gapeworm, coccidia, malaria and other blood parasites. The booklet is referenced and has a glossary but is not indexed.
24 pp. 8.5" x 11", spiral binding with plastic covers, © 1997
$16.50


Back to Top

Copyright © 2015 Wildlife Publications - May not be reproduced in any form without express written permission from Wildlife Publications.