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As a veterinary surgeon or practitioner you can use this general licence for these wild birds:
You can keep these birds for up to 6 weeks without registering if:
the bird is disabled
you plan to rehabilitate and release it
You do not need to apply for the licence but you must meet its conditions and follow its instructions. This includes:
giving the bird professional veterinary treatment
recording all treatments you make
keeping records of treatments for 2 years from when the bird came into your control