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LAMS100-1107: Immobilization of Exotic Hoofstock

Geoff Pye, BVSc, MS, Dipl. ACZM
Nadine Lamberski, DVM, Dipl. ACZM

November 14 - December 5, 2007
Real-time sessions: Wednesdays, November 14, 21, and 28; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)


This course will cover both the manual and chemical restraint of non-domestic hoofstock including exotic equids, swine, cattle, deer, antelope, and others species that are commonly found in zoos and sometimes in private ownership. The safe use and delivery of immobilization drugs, including etorphine, carfentanil, A3080, and concentrated medetomidine, will be discussed. Specific anesthesia protocols, including drugs, monitoring, fasting guidelines, and avoidance of capture myopathy, will be outlined for many species. Particular emphasis will be placed on the practicalities, rather than the theory, of immobilization of these animals.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (November 14):
Taxonomy & Manual Restraint (Lamberski)
Drugs, Pharmacology, Human Exposure Safety Protocols (Pye)

Week 2 (November 21):
Fasting Protocols & Drug Delivery Methods (Pye)
Intubation, Monitoring & Capture Myopathy (Lamberski)

Week 3 (November 28):
Species-specific: Deer, Antelope, Exotic Cattle (Lamberski)
Species-specific: Exotic Swine, Exotic Equids, & Others (Pye)

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks:
Zoo & Wild Animal Medicine, 5th edition - Fowler and Miller - 2003
Available in the VIN bookstore:
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Capture and Care Manual: Capture, care, accommodation, and transportation of wild African animals, 2nd edition - McKenzie - 1993.
South African Veterinary Foundation.
May be available from online textbook retailers.

Chemical and Physical Restraint of Wild Animals - Kock, Meltzer, and Burroughs - 2006
IWVS (Africa)
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Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 6 CE Credits

Member/$100, Non-Member/$169 by October 31,2007;
Member/$111, Non-Member/$188 after October 31,2007
Course is open to veterinarians and VSPN members.

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Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 6 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."

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Continual Education Division
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