A retrospective study of morbidity and mortality of raptors in Florida: 1988-1994.

@article{Deem1998ARS,
  title={A retrospective study of morbidity and mortality of raptors in Florida: 1988-1994.},
  author={Sharon L. Deem and Scott P Terrell and Donald J. Forrester},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={1998},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={160-4}
}
A retrospective study was conducted on 390 raptors admitted to the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) during 1988-1994. Representatives of 20 species were admitted; the five most common species were the barred owl (Strix varia, 72), eastern sreech owl (Otus asio, 63), red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus, 49), bald eagle (Haleaeetus leucocephalus, 43), and red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis, 38). A primary clinical diagnosis was determined in 340 (87%) of the 390… CONTINUE READING