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File NameDescription / Comment
2003 Avian Care Manual (pdf)This is the 2003 edition of a care manual I developed for the Alaska Raptor Center. Some of the protocols are dated, particularly the flowchart on critical care decisions.
2004 Review of Bald Eagle Injuries (pdf)This manuscript and accompanying presentation discussed the injuries sustained by bald eagles in Alaska in the years 1993 and 2003.
2007 AAV Raptor Medicine Master Class (pdf)This master class was taught by myself, Mike Jones, and John Chitty at the 2007 Association of Avian Veterinarians Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. I taught the portion regarding injured free-ranging raptors.
2011 AAV Non-Infectious Diseases RaptorsThis is Dr. Ford's portion of a 3-author manuscript on non-infectious diseases of raptors, to be presented at the Association of Avian Veterinarians Conference in Seattle in August, 2011.
Detection & differentiation of M. avium (pdf)Mendenhall MK, Ford SL, Emerson CL, Wells RA, Gines LG, Eriks IS. Detection and differentiation of Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium genavense by polymerase chain reaction and restriction enzyme digestion analysis. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2000 Jan;12(1):57-60.
Implanting Satellite Transmitters in Wild Birds (FThis addresses the most common questions about satellite transmitter implantation in wild birds and includes photos and diagrams.
Thyroid adenocarcinoma in a bald eagle (pdf)G Bates1, R L Tucker, S Ford, M E Mattix. Thyroid adenocarcinoma in a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leukocephalus). J Zoo Wildl Med. September 1999;30(3):439-42.
Tracheal Foreign Bodies... (pdf)Manuscript discussing retrieval of tracheal foreign bodies in small birds. It was delivered to the 2007 Association of Avian Veterinarians Annual Conference in Providence, RI.
Tracheal Foreign Bodies... (PowerPoint)This is the PowerPoint show delivered at the 2007 Conference of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (see separate manuscript).
Wild Bird Rescue Manual (pdf)This is the 2003 version of a manual for eagle rescuers. The intended audience was those with minimal medical or wildlife experience but who lived in areas where they were likely to encounter injured birds.