This document provides guidance on the initial care and management of native birds following rescue, from capture to physical examination, initial stabilisation and treatment before presentation to a veterinarian. It provides advice on how to manage the more common rescue encounters in birds, including trauma, burns, orphaned chicks and disease syndromes (including beak and feather disease, throat worm, oral plaques, poxvirus, lorikeet paralysis syndrome, botulism) and unusual mortality events. It also advises on quarantine procedures and the management of infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases and record keeping.
Initial treatment and care guidelines for rescued native birds
Standardising the initial treatment of native birds requiring rescue or rehabilitation, in line with the Code of Practice for Injured, Sick and Orphaned Native Birds.
- 7 February 2022
- Department of Planning and Environment
- Publication, Guide, Guideline
- ISBN 978-1-922738-96-7
- ID EES20210623
- File PDF 2.1MB
- Pages 36
- Name native-birds-initial-treatment-care-guidelines-210623.pdf