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EXOT600-0609: Lions and Tigers and Servals, Oh My: Basic Medicine and Husbandry of Non-Domestic Cats

INSTRUCTOR:
Laurie J. Gage, DVM, Dipl. ACZM; USDA APHIS Large Cat Specialist

DATES:
June 23 - July 7, 2009
Real-time sessions: Tuesdays, June 23 and 30; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (US)

Course Description

This 2-week course will describe basic husbandry, nutrition, hand-rearing, enrichment, and housing for large and small exotic cats, from servals to lions. Vaccination protocols, common (and not-so-common) medical problems, common dental problems, anesthesia, and diagnostics for large and small non-domestic cats will be discussed.

At the completion of this course, participants will have a good general overview of the medicine and husbandry of exotic cats.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Week 1 (June 23):
Husbandry, nutrition and hand-rearing of non-domestic cats

Week 2 (June 30):
Restraint, anesthesia, vaccinations, common diseases and other medical problems

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and continue for 7 days following the last real-time session.

CE HOURS: 4

TUITION:
Member/$72, Non-Member/$131 by June 9, 2009;
Member/$80, Non-Member/$146 after June 9, 2009
Course open to veterinarians and VSPN members.

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks: None

TO REGISTER:
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"This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 4 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."


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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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