Fully updated, the initial chapters have also been expanded to include new chapters on: capture, handling and transportation; triage and decision–making; first aid and emergency care; wildlife anaesthesia; management in captivity; care and hand–rearing of young animals; and investigation of wildlife crime.
The second half of the manual returns to a species– and group–specific format, covering wild mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles encountered in the UK. Each chapter gives details on: ecology and biology; anatomy and physiology; capture, handling and transportation; examination and clinical assessment for rehabilitation; first aid and short–term hospitalization; anaesthesia and analgesia; specific conditions; therapeutics; management in captivity; rearing of neonates and juveniles; release; and legal aspects. Specialist organizations and useful contacts are also provided at the end of chapters and in a comprehensive appendix.
(Reviewed by Anne Justice–Allen, DVM, Arizona Game and Fish Department
Phoenix, Ariz 15th June 2017 AVMA)