Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals
A Three-Day Seminar that Includes Daily Labs and Hands-On Participation in an Annual Veterinary Examination of Captive Wild Wolves
Photo Credit: Staci Janusz
|Instructor:||Mark Johnson, DVM, Global Wildlife Resources, Inc.|
|Location:||California Wolf Center, Julian, California|
|Dates:||January 10-12, 2013- The 2013 course is SOLD OUT! Stay tuned for details on the 2014 course.|
|Price:||$625 early registration; $650 after December 25, 2012|
|Audience:||Wildlife (field & captive) personnel, veterinarians and vet technicians, field biologists, animal control professionals, and students, including personnel from zoos, captive breeding facilities, and national and state parks|
This three-day classroom and hands-on lab experience addresses all aspects of the capture and handling of captive and free-ranging wildlife. The materials and concepts are applicable to a broad array of animal handling situations.
Participants will gain invaluable experience through extensive laboratory work and field practice. Each day includes a hands-on lab, and the entire third day is devoted to working with veterinarians conducting an annual veterinary examination of captive non-tame wolves.
The seminar will also increase the ability of participants to capture escaped animals and to safely contain and potentially evacuate animals in the event of emergencies.
- Physical restraint techniques
- Drugs and drug delivery systems for captive animals
- Assessing animal health and anesthetic depth
- Individual animal identification systems (ear tagging, tattoos, PIT tags)
- Blood and data collection and documentation practices
- Legal responsibilities (documentation and storage) associated with chemical immobilizations
- Preparing for planned capture and handling events
- Administering drugs
- Practice drug delivery systems
- Monitoring temperature, pulse, and respiration
- Chemically immobilizing and restraining wolves
- Handling wolves during annual wolf veterinary check-up
Photo Credit: Kent Struble
About Global Wildlife Resources, Inc.
Global Wildlife Resources, Inc. (GWR) teaches professional, practical methods for safely, humanely, and effectively handling wild animals when such handling is necessary. See http://www.wildliferesources.org for more information.
Dr. Mark Johnson of Global Wildlife Resources, Inc. in Bozeman Montana, has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and Master of Science in Veterinary Science. Dr. Johnson was project veterinarian for the Yellowstone and Idaho gray wolf reintroduction program and veterinarian for Yellowstone National Park. Dr. Johnson provides training, field assistance, and consultation around the world. He is adjunct professor at the University of Montana and was the primary author of the Field Operations Manual for USDA Wildlife Services. Dr. Johnson's dynamic courses are very unique in emphasizing care, honor, and respect for every animal that is handled and for every colleague. His classes combine practical and effective tools & techniques with a heart-felt message that empowers and energizes the course participants. Students and professionals often state that it was the best wildlife-handling course they have taken.
About the California Wolf Center
The California Wolf Center is a 501 (c)(3) California non-profit organization. The Center presents education programs each week about wolves and their ecosystems and participates in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan.
Location: The California Wolf Center is in Julian, about 60 miles east of downtown San Diego. All course participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations. Out of town participants should fly into San Diego's Lindbergh Field. Registrants will receive (mid December) a detailed information package that includes directions to the Center and a list of hotel accommodations.
Date: January 10-12, 2013 (Check in begins at 7:30 am on the first day.) The 2013 course is SOLD OUT! Stay tuned for details on the 2014 course.
Cancellation Refund Policy: Cancellation on or before December 1, 2012 guarantees a 75% refund. Cancellation on or before December 31, 2012 guarantees a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations made on or after January 1, 2013.
For More Information
For information about whether this seminar fits your needs, please call 760-765-0030 or email . Brochures are available on request. For information about course materials, please call 406-586-4624 or email .
The cost is $625 for early registration and $650 after December 25, 2012. The seminar has limited seating, so you are encouraged to register early. The 2013 course is sold out, but please stay tuned for details on the 2014 course. Your place in the course is not confirmed until full payment is received. This seminar is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
Please fill out the registration form and send it with the registration fee to:
California Wolf Center, Attn: Handling Course 2013, PO Box 1389, Julian CA 92036-1389
Call 760-765-0030 or email with any questions and to see if this course fits your needs.
Please make checks payable to California Wolf Center. Visa/MasterCard Accepted.