Wildlife Capture & Chemical Immobilization (Online)

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is for students and professionals interested in learning about all aspects of capturing and immobilizing wild animals using a variety of techniques and drugs. This course is also the prerequisite for a 4-day FIELD COURSE designed to provide students a one-of-a-kind, hands-on learning experience capturing and chemically immobilizing wolves, bears, and other wildlife at the Wildlife Science Center (WSC) in Stacy, MN. Upcoming field courses will be offered at WSC at the end of February and May of 2022; specific dates TBA soon. LECTURE TOPICS: -Introduction and Capture Philosophy -Legalities, Extra-Label Use, & Withdrawal Times -Controlled Substances & Labeling -Drug Definitions and Characteristics -Calculating Drug Doses & Drug Combinations -Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs -Tranquilizers, Sedatives, Cyclohexanes, & Opioids -Other Anesthetics, Enantiomers, and the Future of Capture Drugs -Overview of Recommended Drugs -Drug Delivery Methods: Introduction, Projectors, Darts -Animal Capture Considerations -Approach and Immobilization -Handling an Immobilized Animal -Urban Animal Capture -Analgesia and Euthanasia -Animal Emergency Medicine -Human Emergency Medicine -Responses to Specific Drugs *Prerequisite for Wildlife Capture & Chemical Immobilization (Field course) COMING SOON: end of February (winter focus) & May 2022 ***Pending RACE Approval***This program has been submitted (but is not yet approved) for 15 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. FORMAT: Participants will learn at their own pace over five weeks by watching prerecorded lectures, working on problem sets, and reading peer-reviewed journal articles. Once a week, participants will have the option to participate in a live Q&A with Dr. Kreeger about the materials presented in each module. An exam will be administered to those seeking a certification of completion from the Center for Wildlife Studies. DATES: Dec 13, 2021 - Jan 14, 2022 COST: Early bird fee (ends Nov 15): $600 professional / $500 student CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Attendance at this course has been pre-approved by The Wildlife Society for 16 CEUs in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal program and Category I of the Professional Development Certificate program. See our continuing education credit page for details. SCHOLARSHIPS: Full and partial scholarships are available to participants from countries designated as “lower income” and “lower middle income” in the World Bank List of Economies. Please email us directly to apply.
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