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Minimum Standards For Wildlife Rehabilitation

3rd Edition

NWRA/IWRC cooperative project

2000

77pp.

This book reviews such topics as basic housing requirements for mammals and avians, euthanasia standards, and disease transmission.

US Fish & Wildlife Service references the 3rd edition of Minimum Standards for Rehabilitation in the avian rehabilitation permit regulations.  

This is the edition the United States Fish & Wildlife Service use for their regulations.

$6.50

Table of Contents

DEFINITIONS 

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE 
  Background 

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE 

CODE OF ETHICS 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR HOUSING OF WILD ANIMALS 
   General Comments 
   Behavioral Standards 
   Disinfection of Cages 
   Avian Caging 
   Mammal Caging 

RECORDING REQUIREMENTS 
   Required Information 
   Recommended Information 

STATISTICAL STANDARDS 
   Definitions 

VETERINARY POLICY 

EUTHANASIA STANDARDS 
   Definition 
   Criteria 
   Acceptable Euthanasia Methods 
   Inhalation Agents 

STANDARDS GOVERNING THE PREVENTION OF DISEASE TRANSMISSION WITHIN THE REHABILITATION FACILITY 
   Control of Diseases Transmissible from Animal to Animal 
   Other Public Health Responsibilities 

STRATEGY FOR PREVENTION OF TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES 

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION FACILITY REVIEW 
   In-Shelter Facilities Review 
   Out-of-Shelter Facilities Review 

TABLES