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CROW helps publish Wildlife Medicine Textbook

By Staff | Dec 17, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED CROW staff helped provide photos and information for the first textbook to cover North American wildlife rehabilitative medicine on a broad scale. Pictured are, front row, Brian Bohlman, Missy Fox, Heather Barron, Yvette Carrasco; and back row, Amy Kowalski, Katie Mueller and Morgan Hester.

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife Medical & Research Director Dr. Heather Barron is an editor and author for the first textbook to cover North American wildlife rehabilitative medicine on a broad scale. The recently published book is now available for veterinarians who treat wildlife, rehabilitators, wildlife health officials, policy makers, wildlife biologists and students with an interest in wildlife health.

“Medical Management of Wildlife Species: A Guide for Practitioners” offers an all-encompassing resource for reliable information on the medical management of wild birds, mammals, amphibians and turtles. Focusing on the medical information relevant to the wildlife setting, it covers triage, emergency care and other considerations in handling, diagnosing and treating wild animals. Its population-based approach encourages practitioners to understand individual animal care within the broader context.

As human populations expand, conflicts with wildlife species are inevitable and the number of wild animals presenting to wildlife centers and veterinary hospitals is increasing. Having a textbook helps to set a standard of care and provide a reference for professionals working to help the animals return to the wild.

“At CROW, we work really hard to be on the cutting edge of wildlife health. As a teaching institution, it’s important to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and promote wildlife health in every way that we can,” Barron said. “The book culminates several years of hard work by our current staff, former interns, colleagues, research collaborators and friends in the field and we couldn’t be more pleased to see it finally come to fruition.”

Other editors of the textbook include Dr. Sonia M. Hernandez, Dr. Erica A. Miller, Dr. Roberto F. Aguilar and Dr. Michael J. Yabsley. The authors include premier wildlife veterinarians at major veterinary medical schools in the United States, wildlife hospitals, and zoological institutions. The book is published by Wiley-Blackwell.