Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Seminar - The Basics

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The Basics is offered as either a lecture-only or a lecture and laboratory course, and is designed to provide wildlife rehabilitators with a solid foundation to the principles of oiled wildlife care. The course can be designed around oiled bird, oiled mammals, or both.

Potential course components include: orientation to oil spill events, worker health and safety, volunteer recruitment and training, management training, wildlife capture, triage and stabilization procedures, housing, diet preparation, record keeping, wildlife cleaning/drying, and release evaluation and procedures.

Laboratory procedures include animal intake procedures, wildlife cleaning and basic laboratory testing of blood and procedures for submission to outside laboratories.

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