Wildlife Capture & Chemical Immobilization Online Course

Center for Wildlife Studies
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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 elk, black bears, wolves, mountain lions, and several species of mesocarnivores at the Wildlife Science Center (WSC) in Stacy, MN. March field course will be offered at WSC March 6-9, 2023. 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 TEXT: Kreeger, T.J., and J. M. Arnemo. 2018. Handbook of Wildlife Chemical Immobilization. Fifth edition. Published by authors. 472 pp. (see cover above). A hard copy or ebook is included, but international shipping of the textbook is not. International students can pay for shipping the textbook or receive an ebook at no cost. FORMAT: Participants will learn at their own pace over four weeks by watching prerecorded lectures, working on problem sets, and reading Dr. Kreeger’s handbook and 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. INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Terry Kreeger DATES: February 6 - March 1, 2023 COST: Early bird course fee (before Dec 18): $550 professional / $450 student Regular course fee (after Dec 18): $600 professional / $500 student ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Copy of Dr. Kreeger’s Handbook of Wildlife Chemical Immobilization included! Prerequisite for Wildlife Capture & Chemical Immobilization field course March 6-9, 2023. ESA and TWS Continuing Education Credit: included for FREE RACE Approved: This program has been approved for 16 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. Contact us about group rates and private training options
PREREQUISITES: None. Students that took an approved course (e.g., Safe Capture) 1-3 years ago are eligible to take a CWS refresher anytime.
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