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Zoonoses in Mammals
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas A&M University, TX
A zoonosis is any pathogen that can be transmitted between humans and other animals. In order to safeguard our own health, the health of the public, the wildlife in our care, and free-ranging wildlife populations, it is imperative that wildlife rehabilitators understand zoonotic diseases and disease management protocols. This lecture covers zoonotic disease transmission, One Health concepts, quarantine procedures, and general prevention and disinfection strategies. This lecture is a pre-requisite for the Mammal Zoonoses Workshop.
Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc., NE
We all know that bats are awesome, but they require extremely specialized care in rehabilitation. This introduction to adult bat rehabilitation covers US insectivorous bat species and age identification, the common behaviors of crevice- and foliage-roosting bats, and quarantine considerations. It covers rabies, histoplasmosis, and White Nose Syndrome and highlights steps rehabilitators should take to protect themselves and the bats in their care. Discussion includes caging, basic diet considerations, and pre-release criteria, as well as the prognosis for common injuries.
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, ON
This detailed lecture on otter pup rehabilitation is for beginners and focuses on both the natural history of the North American River Otter as well as their delicate species-specific care considerations while in rehabilitation. From intake as a neonate to release into the wild, the river otter’s requirements during each life-stage are discussed.