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How do you provide health checkups to a flamboyance of flamingos? Stealth and silence to avoid alerting the skittish and fragile flock animals. The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine recently helped the Sacramento Zoo in its annual flamingo roundup, providing physical exams, blood draws, West Nile vaccinations and body measurements to almost 40 birds. Ray Wack, senior veterinarian at the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center and head veterinarian for the zoo, led the examinations while providing training to students. Their work helps ensure the wellness of the flamingos, among the most famous residents of the zoo.
UC Davis veterinarians, technicians and students provide vital zoo health care.