Restraint and housing of ratites

Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 1998 Nov;14(3):387-99, v. doi: 10.1016/s0749-0720(15)30227-9.


Large animal practitioners are called upon to assist producers to prevent and control disease and to manage flocks. The concerns that exist in traditional livestock and poultry management are also applicable to ratites. Adequate ventilation, shelter, and space allocation are the foundations of flock health. Practitioners need to know how to handle ratites in order to perform a through physical examination and collect diagnostic samples.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dromaiidae / physiology*
  • Housing, Animal* / standards
  • Restraint, Physical*
  • Struthioniformes / physiology*
  • Transportation