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SELECTED SAMPLE PAGES

Listed and included below are a small selection of sample pages from the current manual (FFM 2009). Clicking each link will open these sample pages in separate windows, where a quick glance at the left hand navigation panel within each sample page will show you the broad range of subjects covered by each main section of this publication. Included are: one sample from the "introduction" section; two from "orphaned babies"; one from the "adult flying-fox" section; and two from the "Health and treatment" section. Note that any links included on these sample pages below are taken directly from the manual, and as such are for illustration purposes only. Therefore, any clickable left-hand navigation or in-text links on those pages do not actually lead to anywhere on this site, but instead will produce the - "this page cannot be displayed" - message. Just click the "back" button on your browser to return.

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SAMPLE PAGE 1. LITTLE RED FLYING-FOX

The "Introduction" section of this manual - covering 22 diverse subjects ranging from how to use this manual, to anatomy, reproduction, behaviour, and public health - includes a look at the four mainland species of Australian flying-fox. As a typical example from this section, the "little red flying-fox" sample page is here

SAMPLE PAGE 2. EXAMINATION & FIRST AID

Encompassing 48 topics - ranging from why they come into care in the first place, right through to crèche and release (with a wealth of topics along the way); the "orphaned babies" section covers all aspects of hand-rearing these endearing babies - including detailed stages of development summaries. When we first bring orphaned pups into care, our first step in the stabilisation process is to carry out a thorough examination, and then perform any required emergency first aid. The "examination and first aid" sample page is here

SAMPLE PAGE 3. HYGIENE & TOILETING

Another example from the "orphaned babies" section is hygiene and toileting. Good hygiene practices with hand-reared pups are as essential as correct feeding. Included on this page are why and when to toilet little pups, and just what to use to keep baby squeaky clean - and healthy. The "hygiene and toileting" sample page is here

SAMPLE PAGE 4. PREGNANT, LACTATING, AND NURSING MOTHERS

Care of adult flying-foxes is a huge subject; ranging from specific rescue situations, to assessment of injuries, housing, feeding, and ultimately - successful release. As a typical example of the 35 subjects contained within the "adult care" section are special considerations for pregnant, lactating, and nursing mother flying-foxes in care. The "pregnant, lactating, and nursing" mothers sample page is here

SAMPLE PAGE 5. ANT BITES

With much input and advice from many well-respected veterinarians; ant bites is just one of 66 subjects contained within the comprehensive "health & treatment" section of this manual, which covers everything from initial assessment, to medical guidelines, and using your vet; leading onto a full A - Z of injuries, conditions and specific treatment and nursing techniques. The "ant bites" sample page is here

SAMPLE PAGE 6. MALNUTRITION

Serious malnutrition has very little to do with hunger, or simply giving a starving flying-fox a big bowl of fruit; but is a very serious condition which can cause long-term complications, or at worst - irreversible organ failure. Often a secondary condition - and compounded by the primary condition that stopped the animal flying and feeding itself in the first place (such as infection); malnutrition is another typical subject covered in the "health & treatment" section. The "malnutrition" sample page is here

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