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Sceletons of dead birds will help young veterinarians

Sceletons of dead birds will help young veterinarians

27.09.2012
Unfortunately some of our birds did not live to feel the warm spring sunshine. The were found dead and brought to the Wildlife Rescue Centre for identifying the cause of their death. Our experts found out that most of them had been electrocuted or poisoned with baits set for large carnivors. Very few of the vultures, which generally originate from Spanish rescue and rehabilitation centres, had simply failed to adapt to the cold weather of Bulgaria...

Unfortunately, man is the cause of the death of these wonderful birds, arrived from accross Europe.

Despite their tragic end, some of these birds continue their stories...
Having completed all examinations and tests, the veterinarians from the Department on Veterinary anatomy, histology and embryology at the Thracian University re-created three skeletons. We granted one of them to the I.P. Pavlov High-School on Veterinary Medicine, the second was granted to the Regional Natural History Museum, Plovdiv, while the last one remained at the Rescue Centre.

This is not much of consolation for our loss, yet gave us hope that the young specialists - nature lovers and veterinarians - will have the chance to learn more about wild birds so one day they could help them when in need!

We are deeply grateful to Nikolay Ganev, Veterinarian doctor at the Department on Veterinary anatomy, histology and embryology at the Thracian University, Stara Zagora, as well as to Krasi Oncheva - veterinarian student at the same University.

Dr. Rusko Petrov - Veterinarian
Executive Manager of the Wildlife Rescue Centre at Green Balkans - Stara Zagora
phone:
+359 884877544; e-mail: rpetrov@greenbalkans-wrbc.org