Leg-Ring Removal for Birds (Disease Investigation & Control - Treatment and Care)
|Type of technique||Health & Management / Disease Investigation & Control / Treatment & Care / Techniques:|
|Synonyms and Keywords||Leg Band Removal|
|Appropriate Use (?)|
|Complications/ Limitations / Risk||
|Equipment / Chemicals required and Suppliers||Ring cutters are available which are designed specifically for removing bird leg rings (B14, D8).|
|Expertise level / Ease of Use||Safe removal of heavy rings may require considerable skill.|
|Cost/ Availability||Appropriate heavy-duty ring cutters may be obtained from ring suppliers, e.g. from Aviornis UK (D8).|
|Legal and Ethical Considerations||Removal of closed rings may have
legal implications where these are being used as a recognized legal
means of identifying an individual.
In some countries there may be legislation restricting the diagnosis and treatment of disease in animals to licensed veterinarians. For example in the UK: "The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 (Section 19) provides, subject to a number of exceptions, that only registered members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons may practice veterinary surgery."(see: LCofC1 - RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct 2000 - Treatment of Animals by Non-Veterinary Surgeons).).
|References||B12.31.w6, B13.1.w18, B14, D8|
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