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ANES110-1015: Wild Adventures: Anesthesia and Analgesia in Wildlife
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
Heather W. Barron, DVM, DABVP(Avian) and Michelle G. Hawkins, VMD, DABVP(Avian)
September 30-November 9, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2015; 7:00-9:00 pm ET (USA)
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In order to prepare you for a successful experience
in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
For more information, please visit the
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*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians,
veterinary teams, and veterinary students actively interested in anesthesia and analgesia
of wildlife in birds, reptiles, and mammals.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary students.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
The primary purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the principles
of anesthesia and analgesia in avian, mammalian, and reptilian wildlife. The course
will include details on understanding analgesia in non-domestic species and will
review the latest, cutting-edge information on research in this area. It will also
cover the basics of pre-medications, induction, and maintenance of anesthesia, along
with monitoring and recovery in a variety of species.
This course consists of four (4) 2-hour Real Time Sessions, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- understand principles of nociception and how to use pharmacokinetic
and pharmacodynamic study data to advantage in designing a regimen
for analgesia in non-traditional species.
- understand anesthesia in wildlife and how to improve outcome in species
for which there is little published data.
- perform a variety of technical skills, including intubation, IV catheter placement,
application of monitoring devices, etc in exotic animal species.
- understand multimodal anesthesia and analgesia as it applies to wildlife.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
A list of recommended resources will be supplied in the course library.
About the Instructors:
is Hospital Director at the Clinic for Rehabilitation
of Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel Island, FL. She received training in exotic and wild
animal medicine and surgery through a residency at the University of Georgia,
College of Veterinary Medicine, where she stayed on as faculty in the Zoological
Medicine Service for a decade. She obtained further international experience as
Department Head of Clinical Medicine at St. Matthew's University, School of
Veterinary Medicine in the Cayman Islands, where she was also the veterinarian
for the Cayman Turtle Farm and Cayman Wildlife Rescue. She has served as a consultant
for IDEXX and Antech Imaging Services and is a former president of the Association
of Avian Veterinarians.
received her veterinary degree from the University
of Pennsylvania in 1997. She completed a residency and fellowship in Companion Avian
and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of California, Davis in 2001.
After 2 years in private exotic animal practice, she joined the faculty of the
University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently Associate
Professor of Companion Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery and the Director
of the California Raptor Center. Her main research focus is in anesthesia, analgesia
and critical patient care for exotic small mammals, birds and reptiles.
(Real Time Session October 7, 2015):
General Principles of Anesthesia and Analgesia in Wildlife
- Understanding pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of NSAIDs,
opioids, and other drugs in non-traditional species
- Understanding multimodal anesthesia and analgesia in wildlife
- Anesthetic monitoring in special species
(Real Time Session October 14, 2015):
Anesthesia and Analgesia in Wild Birds
- Assessing the avian anesthetic candidate
- Peri- and post-operative analgesia in birds,
including adjunctive considerations
- Induction, maintenance, and recovery of anesthetized birds
and successful monitoring throughout
- Appropriate support during anesthesia and how to turn it around
when something goes wrong
- Real case examples
(Real Time Session October 21, 2015):
Anesthesia and Analgesia of Wild Mammals
- Analgesia in mammals and the concerns with data extrapolation from other species
- Anesthetic induction, maintenance, and recovery of wild mammals
- Monitoring the anesthetized mammal and support under anesthesia
- Case examples
(Real Time Session October 28, 2015):
Anesthesia and Analgesia in Reptiles
CE Credits: 8
- Analgesia in reptiles; understanding the research data and
how to extrapolate it to benefit your patients.
- Anesthetic induction, maintenance, and recovery of reptiles
- Restraint, venipuncture and placing catheters, intubation, etc
- Monitoring and support of reptiles under anesthesia
- Real case examples
- Course wrap up and discussion
Member $168 ($151 early bird special if enrolled by September 16, 2015)
Non-Member $266 ($239 early bird special if enrolled by September 16, 2015)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on October 7, 2015 at 5 pm ET (USA)
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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Participant Resource Center
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VIN Education Coordinator
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