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The use of Emeraid Exotic Carnivore Diet improves postsurgical recovery and survival of long-tailed ducks

Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine

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DOI: 10.1053/j.jepm.2010.05.002

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Abstract

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.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The use of Emeraid Exotic Carnivore Diet improves postsurgical recovery and survival of long-tailed ducks
Series title:
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine
DOI:
10.1053/j.jepm.2010.05.002
Volume
19
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
165
Last page:
168
Number of Pages:
4