This document advises on the initial care and management of flying-foxes following rescue, from capture to physical examination, initial stabilisation and treatment before presentation to a veterinarian. It advises on how to manage the more common rescue encounters in flying-foxes including trauma, heat stroke, burns, orphaning and starvation.
Initial treatment and care guidelines for rescued flying foxes
The purpose of this document is to standardise the initial treatment of flying-foxes requiring rescue or rehabilitation, in line with the Code of Practice for Injured, Sick and Orphaned Flying-foxes.
- 22 September 2021
- Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
- Publication, Guide
- ISBN 978-1-922715-26-5
- ID EES20210417
- File PDF 2.5MB
- Pages 43
- Name flying-foxes-initial-treatment-care-guidelines-210417.pdf