Module C3. Monitor and maintain health in captive birds of prey. (instructor version) Quiz

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  1. Birds of prey, like all wild creatures, are excellent at hiding signs of ill health1
  2. Why is it necessary to carry out a visual inspection of your birds of prey at least once every day?1
  3. How can the eyes help you determine the health of your bird of prey?1
  4. When visually checking a bird of prey for signs of good health you should check posture, demeanour, behaviour. Which is the most important?1
  5. If your hawk calls sound different what could be the reason?1
  6. When handling your hawk you notice that it has ‘smelly breath’ what should you do?1
  7. Your Hawk has strange reddish coloured mutes. What should you do?1
  8. You feed your hawk a balanced and varied diet of Day-old-chick, Fresh wild pigeon, beef heart and Road-kill rabbit. Which one is likely to infect your hawk with Trichomoniasis?1
  9. You notice your hawk ‘flicking’ its head from side to side and ‘gaping’. What should you do?1
  10. What are the symptoms of lead poisoning?1
  11. Your hawk has been diagnosed with ulcerative pododermatitis (Bumblefoot). Which statement is likely to be most accurate?1
  12. I know a really experienced bird of prey keeper. If I thought my hawk was ill I would ask her for a diagnosis as she is an expert on raptors. Which statement is true in the UK?1
  13. When should your bird of prey undergo blood tests?1
  14. Birds of prey need specialist care from time to time. Who should you choose to treat your raptor?1
  15. When feeding your bird of prey in the aviary she comes down quickly for her food and pulls at it strongly, swallowing the food easily. Which statement is correct?1
  16. When observing a Goshawk you notice that her feathers are fluffed up and you can’t see her feet. What should you do?1
  17. When handling a bird of prey you notice small moth-like insects amongst her feathers. What is the correct course of action?1
  18. You notice that a bird of prey in your care has plucked out some of her leg feathers. Which is the correct course of action?1
  19. Which of these diseases can be caused by Bacteria in food?1
  20. What is the best way to check your hawk for intestinal worms?1
  21. Look at this picture of fungal spores inside the airsacs of a deceased raptor. What disease is this?1

  22. Look at this picture of a recently moulted and damaged feather. Which statement is correct?1

  23. Look at this picture. Which statement is correct?1

  24. Look at this picture. Which statement is correct?1

  25. Look at this picture of pellets containing small bones. The pellets are about 6 cm long. Which statement is correct?1

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