Rehabilitators use several proven methods to handle raptors during the rehabilitation process, but the same basic principles apply to each method. Raptor Handling 101 covers the principles involved in handling raptors and shows you how to put these handling methods into action using techniques practiced by the staff of The Raptor Center. You’ll learn why recommended capture methods differ based on a particular bird’s energy level and why once a raptor is in hand, using slow, continuous movements in a quiet environment is critical. You’ll also learn handling methods for capture and restraint, how to obtain a weight, the best way to hold a bird’s head for exams and treatment, and how to apply a hood to even the most uncooperative hawk or eagle patients.
This self study is worth 0.5 self-reported continuing education credit.
About The Raptor Center:
Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center sees around 1,000 sick and injured raptors each year in our clinic. An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation.