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Additional Information Provided by Dr. Dave McRuer, Director of Veterinary Medicine
Equipment definitions and training terminology used at the Wildlife Center of Virginia:
Alymeries (or anklets) – leather anklets around a bird’s leg.
Jesses– leather straps that go through the alymeries with a slit at the bottom. Mostly used for safety and control.
Swivel – made of metal with two rings on each end. Jesses are pulled through one end; a leash is pulled through the other.