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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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.

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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
Larger Work Title Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine
First page 165
Last page 168