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Title: Chemical immobilisation and satellite tagging of free-living southern cassowaries
Contributor(s): Campbell, Hamish  (author); Dwyer, R G (author); Sullivan, S (author); Mead, D (author); Lauridsen, G (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1111/avj.12193
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Abstract: Background: The southern cassowary ('Casuarius casuarius johnsonii') attains 1.8m in height and over 80 kg in weight. These large birds are equipped with large claws and, although not a direct threat to humans, they have caused serious injury to handlers and members of the public. Methods and results: This study describes chemical immobilisation, restraint, transport and post-monitoring (satellite tracking) methodologies: for adult and juvenile southern cassowaries, captured and released from their natural environment. Conclusions: The described methods have improved the management and research opportunities for the southern cassowary and may be transferable to other species of large ratite.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Veterinary Journal, 92(7), p. 240-245
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1751-0813
Field of Research (FOR): 060801 Animal Behaviour
050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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