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Immobilization and Anesthesia for the Care of Managed and Free-living Wildlife Species.

Learn reliable, safe, and effective techniques for the species you work with and the scenarios you encounter!

This training provides the most complete, up-to-date instruction available on chemical immobilization of animals, presented in an easy-to-understand manner that is applicable to all experience levels. The instructors are veterinarians and biologists who specialize in remotely-delivered anesthetic agents. This program, which has historically been considered by many to be the standard in chemical immobilization training, is now part of San Diego Zoo Global Academy.

 

Registration now open! 

Upcoming training coming soon to an area near you:

WISCONSIN (Stevens Point): Chemical Immobilization. 
University of Wisconsin College of Natural Resources, October 12-13, 2019.

VIRGINIA (Fredericksburg): Chemical Immobilization. 
Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy, November 4-6, 2019.

GEORGIA (Athens): Chemical Immobilization. 
University of Georgia Veterinary Medical Learning Center, February 22-23, 2020.

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Who Would Benefit From This Training?

Professionals working in…

ZOOLOGICAL MEDICINE

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

WILDLIFE RESEARCH

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS

WILDLIFE RANCHERS

VETERINARY MEDICINE

TRAINING TOPICS

ANESTHESIA TECHNIQUES

  • Injectable and inhalant techniques.
  • Proper injection sites.
  • Remote-delivery equipment and technology.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of commercially available darting systems.
  • Techniques and field modifications to ensure accuracy and consistency.

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ANIMAL WELFARE

  • How to recognize, prevent, and treat immobilization-related medical emergencies.
  • Strategies and techniques to minimize stress during capture and handling.
  • Training and conditioning techniques to facilitate animal handling, examination, and sample collection without the use of drugs.

IMMOBILIZATION PHARMACOLOGY

  • Drug and dosage recommendations.
  • Proper use of super-concentrated drugs.
  • How to re-dose if immobilization is incomplete.

SAFETY

  • Personnel and public safety considerations.
  • Handling accidental human exposure to immobilizing drugs.

LEGAL

  • Record keeping and legal considerations, including DEA, AMDUCA, IACUC.

 

WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR

Dr. Mark Drew

Mark Drew received a Masters degree in Zoology from the University of Edmonton in Alberta in 1984, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 from the University of Minnesota.  After a 2 year residency in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine at University of California- Davis, Mark spent 2 years in the Zoological Medicine Section at UC-Davis and then 2 years with the California Department of Fish and Game.  After 6 years teaching Exotic Animal Medicine and Reproduction at Texas A&M University, Mark now serves as the Wildlife Veterinarian for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.  Mark is a Diplomate and past President of the American College of Zoological Medicine and currently is the president of the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians.

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