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Of Moose and Men: A Wildlife Vet's Pursuit of the World's Largest Deer Audible – Unabridged

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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Extremely interesting book . . . but I have to admit that I enjoy these types of books. There are some portions of the book that a more technical than other portions but I was not put off by these sections. I was so surprised to learn how tame some of the moose became . . . but it's important to realize these are unusual situations and isn't something just any one should attempt. Although not as entertaining as the books by Gerald Durrell, this one is still well worth the read.
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Dr. Jerry Haigh's Of Moose and Men is a fascinating history of his and other's observations, experiments, studies and includes current information about moose. The book starts off little slow but picks up as soon as he focuses on the moose.

Dr. Haigh was born in Kenya, where he worked with elephants and other African wildlife. Later he was offered a job in Canada, a place that he had never been and knew nothing about. He took the position as a zoo and wildlife veterinarian at the University of Saskatchewan's Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The skills that he learned in Africa like how to use a blow pipe became very useful in the wilds when trying to sedate moose and give vaccinations to zoo animals.

Jerry Haigh had to brainstorm with other veterinarians to figure how to do things that had never been done before with moose, like getting its body weight. He developed a very unusual solution to this need.

There is amazing information about the functions and problems connected their antlers, and their intriguing sex lives. I learned about the Jacobsen's organ (olfactory) and its intriguing function. How was this missed in my year's course in college of animal behavior? This book gets more interesting chapter by chapter. My favorite chapter is "Weird and Wonderful".

I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in large animal veterinary medicine and any one curious about moose.

I received this book from the publishers and as a win in the GoodReads but that did not affect my review in any way.
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Format: Paperback
Jerry Haigh has written an entertaining,very readable new book on his experiences with moose in North America over a 30-year period. He provides many diverse facts about the world's largest deer woven into his tales of ministering to them as a veterinarian in western Canada. He clearly has great affection for these gentle giants and through his work with captive as well as wild moose came to understand how they behave and interact with humans. As a moose biologist, I found his biological facts to be accurate and his accounts of interacting with other biologists to be interesting. This book is a good read for those interested in personal accounts of people who come to understand wild animals through thousands of days of interactions with them, and who can write about their experiences with passion.
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This is the best book so far in Jerry Haigh's excellent series of stories gleaned from a thrilling life working with African and Canadian wildlife. Intermingled with exciting accounts of his battles to save moose from all sorts of scrapes he has woven highly readable explanations of how and why antlers fall off and regrow every year, why they pose such a threat to motorists and much more. He recounts with zest all we ever wanted to know about the natural history of these beautiful giants as well as the ways in which humans have at various times farmed them for milk or ridden them and even how today someone in Sweden powers his Volvo with the dung of moose.
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Good review of what moose have to go through. I did not like the so many repetitions of the same situations.
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