Category: Rehabilitation Articles

Medications, Dewormers And Antibiotics

This page is primarily a reference point for quickly ordering various medications, dewormers and antibiotics online through Amazon.  You can also find these items at other retailers.

Innovative Technology That Makes Rehab Easier

So much has changed for wildlife rehabilitation over the decades.   Rehabilitation is labor-intensive and time consuming.  With new innovations in products and technology appearing almost daily, why shouldn’t the wildlife rehabiitation use it to their advantage.    And much of this technology is becoming much easier to implement and much more affordable. Wildlife Gadgets and … Continue Reading

Candling Eggs

Before Candling Eggs… The information on this page is made available specifically for determining the stage of egg development in duck or goose eggs for the purpose of determining whether to intervene if it is suspected that the adult is no longer returning (to see if the eggs should be taken to a permitted wildlife rehabilitator) … Continue Reading

Removing Wildlife Trapped On Glue Boards

An adult robin was removed from this trap. Note the tissue paper applied to all exposed glue areas. The remaining feathers from the abdomen were the result of the bird attempting to struggle free during initial contact. No primary flight feathers were damaged during removal and the bird was released as soon as new feather … Continue Reading

Avian Longevity Records

Longevity RecordsLife Spans of Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Fish; James R. Carey and Debra S. Judge; Odense University Press, ISBN 87-7838-539-3 Birds Table 2. Record Life Spans (years) of Birds ((+) indicates that individual was still alive at the time that life span was recorded) Order/Family Genus/Species Common Name Wild Capt. M/F Reference Anseriformes Anatidae … Continue Reading

Mammal Longevity Records

Longevity RecordsLife Spans of Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Fish; James R. Carey and Debra S. Judge; Odense University Press, ISBN 87-7838-539-3 Mammals Table 1. Record Life Spans (years) of Mammals ((+) indicates that individual was still alive at the time that life span was recorded)   Order/Family Genus/Species Common Name Wild Capt. M/F Reference   … Continue Reading

Pigeon And Dove Crop Milk

Crop milk is produced by a sloughing of fluid-filled cells from the lining of the crop. A hormone called Prolactin stimulates the growth and development of specialized epithelial cells within the crop. 1, 7 Prolactin levels in the adult begin to increase during the last half of egg incubation and remain high until 4 days … Continue Reading

Deer Pen Plans by Linda Mihatov

Rehabilitators have a variety of preferences for the design and all the variables have been included to help you design a deer pen that best fits your needs. Newborns or debilitated young: Plastic airline crate large enough to allow the fawn to stand with it?s head up and be able to turn around comfortably in … Continue Reading

Treatment Summary

Please Note: This information is an aid to general treatment following initial exam. This is a condensed listing and does not include all possible treatment methods, nor does it replace proper veterinary care. EXTERNAL PARASITES using a soft bristle toothbrush, gently stroke kitten flea powder into fur/feathers. For heavy flea or mite infestation, wrap animal … Continue Reading