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EXOT700-0606: Primate Medicine and Surgery

INSTRUCTORS:
Geoff Pye, BVSc, MSc, Dipl. ACZM
Meg Sutherland-Smith, DVM, Dipl. ACZM

DATES:
June 7 - July 19, 2006
Real-time sessions: Wednesday evenings, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, and July 12; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)

Course Description
The course will cover a range of topics on non-human primate medicine including anatomy and physiology, husbandry, regulatory issues, working with primates in practice, behavior, anesthesia, surgery, dentistry, diseases and preventative medicine. This course is appropriate for the veterinarian and veterinary staff member working with non-human primates or wishes to learn about them.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Week 1 (6/7) (Dr. Sutherland-Smith):

Week 2 (6/14) (Dr. Pye): Week 3 (6/21) (Dr. Sutherland-Smith): Week 4 (6/28) (Dr. Pye): Week 5 (7/5) (Dr. Sutherland-Smith): Week 6 (7/12) (Dr. Pye): 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: 12

TUITION:
$210 ($189.00 early bird special if registered by May 24, 2006).
VIN CE Course Open to VSPN'ers

Required Textbook:
None

Recommended Textbooks and References for further study:

Fowler's Zoo and Wildlife Medicine edition 3, 4, and 5 (WB Saunders)

Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research: Diseases (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) (Hardcover) by B. Taylor Bennett (Editor), Christan R. Abee (Editor), Roy Henrickson (Editor)

Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research: Biology & Management Volume I (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) (Hardcover) by B. Taylor Bennett, Christian R. Abee, Roy Henrickson (Editor)

Walker's Primates of the World (Paperback) by Ronald M. Nowak

The Pictorial Guide to the Living Primates by Noel Rowe Pogonias Press, 1996 East Hampton, NY

Online resources:

www.petmonkey.info

http://nagonline.net/zoo_biology_1999.htm

www.animalenrichment.org

www.animaltraining.org

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/9826.html

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Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 8 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's 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 for further information."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)


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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