The use of Emeraid Exotic Carnivore Diet improves postsurgical recovery and survival of long-tailed ducks
Gavage feeding is a commonly used technique in wildlife rehabilitation. While implanting satellite transmitters in long-tailed ducks (Clangula hyemalis), a need for extra postsurgical nutritional support was identified. A new product, Emeraid Exotic Carnivore Diet, has proven effective in maintaining and even increasing the birds' body weights while in captivity. This has resulted in a 54-g increase in weight at release and better survival postrelease. Tips for mixing and using the new diet are included.
|The use of Emeraid Exotic Carnivore Diet improves postsurgical recovery and survival of long-tailed ducks
|Glenn H. Olsen, Scott Ford, Matthew C. Perry, Alicia M. Wells-Berlin
|Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|Patuxent Wildlife Research Center