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Heather W. Barron, DVM, DABVP Avian
Lauren V Powers, DVM, DABVP Avian, DABVP Exotic Companion Mammals
EXOT003-0214: Neonatal Wildlife Medicine
February 5-March 15, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Wednesdays February 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 2014; 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.
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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 students, veterinary technicians, and veterinary support
staff actively interested in neonatal wildlife medicine and
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians,
veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and veterinary staff.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for
veterinarians and veterinary technicians only.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
The primary purpose of this course is to provide a basic understanding
of the principles of care for neonatal North American wildlife.
The course will include details on the common syndromes and diseases
with which orphaned or abducted wildlife patients present to a clinic,
the approach to triage, emergency treatment and monitoring of the
wildlife patient, the most notable infectious and non-infectious
diseases of wildlife, and the public health and legal implications
of treating wildlife.
This course consists of four (4) 2-hour Real Time Session, 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 the difference between abducted and orphaned
wildlife patients and how to renest.
- understand principles of triage in neonatal wildlife cases and
applying emergent care.
- understand the diseases of neonatal wild birds and mammals and
how to diagnose and treat them.
- feed (including tube feedings) and care for commonly seen neonatal
North American 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.
About the Instructors:
Heather Wilson Barron
is Hospital Director at the Clinic for
Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) in 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 both IDEXX
and Antech Imaging Services and is a former president of the Association
of Avian Veterinarians.
is a 1994 graduate from Tufts University
School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a residency in Non-Domestic
Avian Medicine and Surgery at North Carolina State University in 1997,
during which she spent a month at The Raptor Center at the University
of Minnesota. Dr. Powers worked a total of six years in general private
practice before joining the staff at Carolina Veterinary Specialists
as service head of the Avian and Exotic Pet Service. Dr. Powers has
written more than thirty scientific journal articles and book chapters.
She has lectured extensively locally, regionally, and nationally.
She currently serves on the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV)
Research Committee and Education Committee. She has served on the boards
of directors for both the Wildlife Rehabilitators of North Carolina (WRNC)
and Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (CWR). She was a 2011 and 2012 recipient
of the AAV President's Award for Outstanding Service, the 2008 recipient
of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) President's Award,
and has received many other professional honors and awards. She also serves
as adjunct assistant professor at North Carolina State University College
of Veterinary Medicine. She provides medical and surgical services as needed
to a local raptor rehabilitation center (Carolina Raptor Center), science
museum (the Discovery Place), nature museum (Charlotte Nature Museum),
and to local licensed wildlife rehabilitators.
(Real Time Session February 12, 2014)
- General principles for triage and critical care of neonatal wildlife
- How to reunite an abducted neonate with adults; renesting
- Analgesia and antimicrobials; considerations for the neonate
- Appropriate caging and husbandry
- Incorporating neonatal care for wildlife into your busy practice
(Real Time Session February 19, 2014)
- Common diseases and clinical syndromes of neonatal North American birds
- Nutritional considerations from hatching to fledging
- Raising raptors right; release and monitoring
(Real Time Session February 26, 2014)
- Common clinical syndromes and diseases of neonatal squirrels,
opossums and raccoons
- Nutrition and assisted alimentation
- Meeting the welfare needs of orphaned young and preparing for release
(Real Time Session March 5, 2014)
CE CREDITS: 8
- Common clinical syndromes and diseases of neonatal rabbits,
river otters, and large carnivores
- Nutrition and assisted alimentation
- Appropriate environmental enrichment and training for release
- Course wrap up and discussion
Member $160 ($144 early bird special if enrolled by January 22, 2014)
Non-Member $253 ($228 early bird special if enrolled by January 22, 2014)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 pm ET February 12, 2014
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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