deflighting

deflighting

removing the ability of birds to fly; can be effected by monthly clipping of the flight feathers on one or both wings, temporarily by bandaging one wing in a flexed position, or permanently by pinioning or patagiectomy.
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Unilateral patagiectomy: a technique for deflighting large birds.
Alternate deflighting procedures, such as tenectomy, neurectomy, carpal joint ankylosis, carpal exarticulation, or amputation, may be performed; however, each has certain limitations or risk of postoperative complications.
These tools are potentially useful as alternatives to previously described deflighting techniques.