Management of birds of prey for health and longevity

One Day Course presented by Neil A Forbes DipECZM(avian) FRCVS

Saturday 23rd June 2018, registration starts 8.45am, course finishes 4.30pm

On the 23rd June we are hosting Neil Forbes “Management of birds of prey for health and longevity”. This one-day BIAZA certified course is a must for all falconers, bird of prey enthusiasts and zookeepers. The event will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Legal implications – recent changes
  • Health and disease in birds
  • Recognition of ill health
  • Examination of an injured bird
  • Damage to birds in aviaries – aviary design
  • Perch design and hygiene
  • Bumblefoot
  • Tick-related disease
  • Practical raptor nutrition
  • Identification and theft avoidance, traveling box
  • Health check, avoiding broken legs, training
  • Egg health and viability, egg pulling and hatching, neonate care
  • Parasitology: prevention, recognition and treatment
  • Wound management to include crabbing
  • Respiratory infections
  • Eye damage
  • Wing conditions, bone repair in birds, fracture and recovery rates
  • Damage to flight feathers
  • Flight feather structure
  • Wing tip oedema
  • Fitting and nervous disorders
  • Biosecurity and hygiene in falconry centres and zoos
  • Preventive health care in falconry centres and zoos
  • Avian influenza and the future

Cost – £75

Includes lunch, refreshments + comprehensive A4 course notes

For more information contact Lucy –