game birds

Grain gobblers

Studies have shown that over half of the over-winter supplementary grain provided to sustain game birds is consumed by pest species like rats. The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust carried out a new study to record how much food is wasted

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Bringing bees back to shoots

Improving shoots for the benefit of bees will ensure favourable conditions for game birds, not to mention benefits for the countryside.  The habitat created on shoots provides pollinators with food all year round, but more must be done to support the declining

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Channel 4 stitch up gamekeepers

Alex Hogg, chairman of the Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association, says he was stitched up by Channel 4 News in a report on wildlife crime. He told Modern Gamekeeping that the broadcasters: Asked the same question more than six times because they

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Game popularity on the rise

Game meat has increased in popularity, as well as becoming more widely available.  According to the Value of Shooting report, game meat is becoming much more popular, being featured on restaurant menus, in recipe books, on TV and is now much

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Hare today, still hare tomorrow?

I can think of very few keepers – or the estates on which they work – that have not been victims of poaching at some point or another. This can range from a minor irritation to a major problem that blights

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Present-shaped presence

My latest clinical contribution this season is a look at what may be an emerging disease. It follows the identification of a bacteria found in the gut of game birds, which has not been recognised or described accurately in the

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Those Dreaded Protozoans

… and other things. Vet Alan Pearson looks at the difficulty of diagnosis and treatment, and a new discovery linked to game bird health

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Worms: Another Hidden Burden

Early or late, you don’t want your birds catching worms. Veterinarian Alan Pearson looks at the various types of worm and how to avoid them.

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Coccidiosis: The Hidden Killer

Veterinarian Alan Pearson considers the best ways of treating Coccidiosis.

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