Keywords:Songbird, songbird rehabilitation, protocols, medical management, record keeping, herd health
This paper provides tips on various aspects of organizing a songbird rehabilitation program. Whether one works in a large center with several volunteers or is a home–based rehabilitator, developing procedures, protocols, and policies helps one manage each day more productively and provides continuity of care for each songbird patient. This paper discusses policies to have in place, reference material to have on hand, physical preparation of the songbird rehabilitation area, managing daily care tasks efficiently while working with volunteers, as well as medical management, record keeping, and herd health issues.
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