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EXOT402-0108: Rabbit Physiology, Husbandry and Behavior

INSTRUCTORS:
Thomas Donnelly, BVSc, MS, DACLAM
David Vella, BSc, BVSc(Hons)

DATES:
January 22 - February 12, 2008
Real-time sessions: Tuesday evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)

Course Description
This course will discuss rabbit physiology, husbandry and behavior.

COURSE OUTLINE: Week 1 (January 22):
Physiology, husbandry, nutrition, physical exam

Week 2 (January 29):
Normal Behavior, e.g., social, eating, drinking and sexual behavior
How we can use these behaviors to train rabbits
Bonding and group behavior
Litterbox training
Rabbits as prey animals
Olfactory behavior

Week 3 (February 5):
Abnormal Behavior Problems
Treatment of Abnormal Behavior
Behavior that signals illness
Aggression toward other rabbits or people

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for one week following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 8

TUITION:
$111 (100.00 early bird special if registered by January 8, 2008).
VIN CE Course Open to VSPN'ers

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbook: None at this time.

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"This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 6 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN at 1-800-700-4636 for further information."


COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.


Debbie Friedler
Coordinator
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network
CEonVIN@vin.com

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