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1 January 1990 RAPTORS REHABILITATED IN IOWA DURING 1986 AND 1987: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY
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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.

Fix and Barrows: RAPTORS REHABILITATED IN IOWA DURING 1986 AND 1987: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY
Andrew S. Fix and Susan Z. Barrows "RAPTORS REHABILITATED IN IOWA DURING 1986 AND 1987: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 26(1), 18-21, (1 January 1990). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-26.1.18
Received: 20 February 1989; Published: 1 January 1990
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