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Basic Raptor Rehabilitation Workshop at The Raptor Center
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Basic Raptor Rehabilitation Workshop at The Raptor Center

5/3/2016 to 5/6/2016
When: 5/3/2016
Where: The Raptor Center
1920 Fitch Avenue
St Paul, MN  55108
Contact: Amber Burnette, MLS
612-624-3391

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Highlights from past workshops include:
  • A six session on-line preparatory course accompanies this workshop and must be completed prior to attending.  Information will be sent directly to the participants.
  • Hands-on learning with our expert staff in our internationally renowned clinic
  • Participation in pre-release conditioning and assessment
  • Meet veterinarians Dr. Julia Ponder, Dr. Patrick Redig, and Dr. Michelle Willette
This workshop is four full days, with each day starting at 8:30am and ending at 5pm. Lunch is included each day. Please note special dietary restrictions when registering.
 

Workshop Topics

(subject to change)
 

Day 1

  • Avian anatomy and physiology/necropsy
  • The Raptor Center’s raptor handling protocols (hands-on)
  • Basic physical exam
  • Basic lab sampling and its importance
  • Triage and emergency care

Day 2

  • Bandaging/physical therapy (hands-on)
  • Fluid therapy
  • Common raptor injuries and diseases
  • Reconditioning – principles and practice

Day 3

  • Medical care (hands-on)
  • Reconditioning (hands-on)
  • Housing
  • Diet
  • Captive management (foot, feather, and beak care) 

Day 4

  • Medical care (hands-on)
  • Reconditioning (hands-on)
  • Pre-release assessment (flight evaluation, live training, etc)
  • Release planning (location, time of day, time of year)
  • Orphan care  

Cost

Cost is $795. Lunch for all four days is included in the registration fee. Please note in detail any dietary restrictions.

The link for registration is here:  https://secure.ahc.umn.edu/vetmed/vce/ustar/index.cfm?event_id=6285