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The assessment of health in casualty birds of prey intended for release
  1. JE Cooper,
  2. L Gibson and
  3. CG Jones


There are legal implications in deciding when a sick or injured bird or prey is able to be released. Important considerations are the health of the bird, its relationship with man and the locality in which it is to be released. Recommendations are made in order to help veterinary surgeons tackle this problem. Criteria for assessing health are outlined and discussed.

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