Of Moose and Men: A Wildlife Vet’s Pursuit of the World’s Largest Deer - ECW Press

Of Moose and Men: A Wildlife Vet’s Pursuit of the World’s Largest Deer

Haigh, Dr. Jerry

  • 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.

  • DR. JERRY HAIGH is a Kenya–born, Glasgow graduate veterinarian whose career–long experience with wildlife has spanned four decades and four continents. He has worked on species ranging from elephants to wild dogs and polar bears to moose. He is the author of The Trouble with Lions: A Glasgow Vet in Africa and Wrestling with Rhinos: The Adventures of a Glasgow Vet in Kenya (2002). He lives near Saskatoon with Joanne, his wife of 42 years, and an old Labrador named Caesar.
  • Published: May 2012

    ISBN: 9781770410916

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.

    Pages: 272


“An engaging, informative, often funny, wide-ranging look at moose." — The StarPhoenix

"A charmingly unrestrained narrator presents chapter subtitles like 'More matters moosey,' offering a hodgepodge of information about the behemoth of the family Cervidae. From the historical to the biological, Haigh leaves no aspect of moose-bound lore uncovered." — Publishers Weekly

"Of Moose and Men is at once informative and entertaining, the whole spectrum of a natural world filtered through a smart, quirky, caring man who knows that world better than any other human." — Open Letters Monthly