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J Wildl Dis. 1990 Jan;26(1):18-21.

Raptors rehabilitated in Iowa during 1986 and 1987: a retrospective study.

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Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames 50011.

Abstract

A retrospective study was conducted on 60 raptors representing 13 species treated at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine during 1986-1987. Eight species (31 individuals) were Falconiformes and five species (29 individuals) were Strigiformes. Seventy-five percent of all injuries were due to trauma and 65% of these were injuries arising from human activity, including car collisions (28%), shooting (17%) and trapping (11%). Thirty-four percent of all raptors admitted were treated and released, 25% were permanently crippled and 41% died during treatment or were euthanized. Data from this study implicate trauma resulting from human activity as a major reason for injury in free-ranging raptors presented for treatment in Iowa.

PMID:
2304198
DOI:
10.7589/0090-3558-26.1.18
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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