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1. Of Moose and Men A Wildlife Vet's Pursuit of the World's Largest Deer (Large Print 16pt) - Jerry Haigh

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A search for the moose, the whole moose, and nothing but the moose Whether you're a wildlife specialist, an avid hunter, or an armchair veterinarian, Of Moose and Men provides a wealth of information about moose from all corners of the world. Follow Jerry Haigh on his adventures with moose both tame and wild, and get an overview of moose biology, including their specialized diet and the relationship between sex and antlers - where size really does matter. The book also covers the history of moose on Earth and the marked fluctuations in populations that have occurred over time. There are accessible chapters on moose diseases, moose and traffic, moose as a resource, and the surprising uses of moose as pets and dairy animals.

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2. Wrestling with Rhinos The Adventures of a Glasgow Vet in Kenya (Large Print 16pt) - Jerry Haigh

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Donner Prize - winning author Dr. David Gratzer (Code Blue, ECW Press) edits and introduces this collection of twelve essays on health care reform in Canada, advocating an open - minded approach to such concepts as privatization, two - tier health care, and user fees. Gratzer has assembled a stellar list of authors who invite Canadians to question their confidence in government - managed public health. Contributors include Order of Canada member and University of Toronto professor Michael Bliss, who argues that our current problems are the result of increasingly aggressive government measures to control patients and health - care providers. Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente offers vignettes that address the day - to - day problems of health care: queue jumping, excessive waits, provider burnout, aging equipment, and the politicization of health administration. And, Vancouver - based health analyst Cynthia Ramsey places Canada's health care system in an international context. Her findings are unsettling. Other contributors include McGill Economist and National Post contributor William Watson, former Quebec Medical Association president Dr. Edwin Coffey, former Ontario Medical Association president Dr. William Orovan, and Urban Futures Institute executive Director David Baxter. All Canadians concerned about the state of health care in Canada should read this informative and intelligent collection. Imagine it's 1965, and you've just fulfilled a boyhood ambition and graduated from the vet college in Glasgow, Scotland. The very next week you find yourself in Kenya, treating wild animals. This is what happened to Dr. Jerry Haigh, who in Wrestling with Rhinos takes us deep into the post - independence Kenya of 1965, and shows us what things were like until he left ten years later for a teaching post in Canada. Dealing with a 17 foot tall lame giraffe was an early challenge, as there had not been many giraffes in the teaching pool at Glasgow. A fall back on common sense, with the help of the owner and a knowledge of cattle medicine helped to create a cure. Along the way, he encountered traditional domestic animal patients as well as rhinos, elephants, wildebeest, lemurs and pelicans. Among them was Joy Adamson's cheetah, and we get a first - hand glimpse of their Born Free experiences. While living in a country just making the transition from colonial status to independence, Jerry also met President Jomo Kenyatta and treated his cattle.
Threaded through the text are observations - sometimes hilarious, sometimes scurrilous, sometimes poignant - on the social scene in Kenya, peppered with reminiscences about his soldier father, for whom the Kenya of World War II was a very different place.
In the final chapters, Jerry documents his perspective on human/wildlife conflicts, and looks ahead hopefully into the future.

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