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November 6, 2011

Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

Love animals and have always wanted to work with them? 
Ever seen an injured bird and wished you knew how to help?
Good news! 
The Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is holding a course with the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council:

Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation 
November 19 & 20
F205-2055 Notre Dame Ave at Red River College
IWRC Member - $125, Nonmembers - $159 USD

This is an introductory course for beginning wildlife rehabilitators, or novice and experienced rehabilitators seeking formal education. 
Topics include: introduction to wildlife rehabilitation, basic anatomy and physiology, calculating drug dosages, handling and physical restraint, thermoregulation, stress, basic shock cycle, initial care and physical examination, nutrition and associated diseases, standards for housing, zoonoses, euthanasia criteria and release criteria.

Lab topics include gavage (tube-feeding), physical restraint, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, physical exams, limb immobilization and weighing. 
Lab procedures are performed on cadavers.

For more information or to register, visit International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
Seating is limited, so don’t wait to sign up.

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