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Minimum Standards For Wildlife Rehabilitation 4th Edition

4th Edition

NWRA/IWRC cooperative project

2012

116pp.

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

PLEASE NOTE: It is the 3RD EDITION that the United States Fish & Wildlife Service use for their regulations.

To see a list of differences between the 3rd and 4th editions, click here.

Notice of Corrigendum

Please note an error made in the printed version of the above referenced publication.

In the table on page 62, top row, the cage size noted for an adult opossum of 10 ft x 12 ft x 8 ft is an error and should be deleted. The correct size for an adult opossum is 4 ft x 4 ft x 8 ft as listed on the next line of the table on page 62.

The 10 ft x 12 ft x 8 ft cage is the size for a litter of juvenile opossums as shown in the table on page 58.

 

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

LIST OF TABLES

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENTS

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

DEFINITIONS

MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR REHABILITATION PROCESS

            Background

            Minimum Care Requirements

            Minimum Basic Knowledge for Wildlife Rehabilitators

            Recording & Reporting Requirements

            Statistical Standards

            Veterinary Policy

            Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities Review

 

DISEASE CONTROL

            Rationale for Disease Control

            Prevention of Disease Transmission

            Standards to Prevent Disease Transmission within the Facility

                        Control of Diseases Transmissible from Animals to Humans

                        Control of Diseases Transmissible from Animal to Animal

                        Public Health Responsibilities

                        Release Considerations

                        Disposal of Carcasses and Animal Waste Products

            Disinfection

                        Definition of Common Terms

                        Types of Cleaning Agents

                        Basic Cleaning Techniques

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR HOUSING ANIMALS        

            Overview

            Cage Size Criteria Based on Medical Status

                        Restricted Activity/Mobility

                        Limited Activity/Mobility

                        Unlimited Activity/Mobility

            Natural History/Behavior

            General Indoor Caging/Housing

            General Outdoor Caging/Housing

AVIAN HOUSING REQUIREMENTS

            Overview

                        General Avian Housing Considerations

                        Construction Materials

                        Flooring Materials

                        General Avian Furnishings

            Housing for Songbirds

                        General Songbird Housing Considerations

                        Construction Materials

                        Furnishings

            Housing for Waterbirds

                        General Waterbird Housing Considerations

                        Construction Materials

                        Furnishings

            Housing for Raptors

                        General Raptor Housing Considerations

                        Construction Materials

                        Furnishings

 

MAMMAL HOUSING REQUIREMENTS

            Overview

                        Materials for Mammal Caging

            Special Considerations for Selected Mammals

 

REPTILE HOUSING REQUIREMENTS

            General Reptile Housing Considerations

            Special Considerations for Aquatic Turtles

            Construction Materials

            Lighting

            Heating

            Humidity

            Furnishings

                        Substrates

 

FINAL DISPOSITION

            Overview

            Minimum Standards for Release of Wildlife Following Rehabilitation

            Minimum Standards for Euthanasia in Wildlife Rehabilitation

                        Acceptable Euthanasia Methods

                        Unacceptable Euthanasia Methods

                        Disposal of Carcasses and Animal Waste Products

                        Disposal of Euthanasia Equipment and Chemicals

 

Appendices

            Appendix A - Form 1: Facility Review—Institutional Facilities

            Appendix A - Form 2: Facility Review—Out-of-Shelter Facilities

            Appendix A - Form 3: Checklist for Facilitating the Use of the MSWR

            Appendix A - Form 4A: Sample Patient Admission Form—Birds

            Appendix A - Form 4B: Sample Patient Admission Form—Electronic

            Appendix A - Form 4C: Sample Patient Admission Form—Turtles

            Appendix A - Form 5A: Sample Patient Examination Form—Birds

            Appendix A - Form 5B: Sample Patient Examination Form—Mammals

            Appendix A - Form 5C: Sample Patient Examination Form—Turtles

            Appendix A - Form 6: Data Form for Suspect Poisoning Cases

            Appendix A - Form 7: Sample Questionnaire for Rabies Suspect Specimens

            Appendix B - Charts to Aid in Determining if an Infant Needs Rehabilitation

            Appendix C - References

            Appendix D - Suggested Reading

            Appendix E - Product Manufacturer Information

            Appendix F - Unit Conversion Table