In partnership with TWRC Wildlife Center in Houston, The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council will offer a Basic Wildlife
Rehabilitation Course in Houston this December for those looking to add to
their formal wildlife rehab education. The IWRC is a non-profit organization that offers training and support to professional wildlife rehabilitators—from large non-profit organizations to individual home rehabilitators.
Description: An introductory course with lecture topics that include: intro
to wildlife rehab, basic anatomy and physiology, calculating drug dosages,
handling and physical restraint, thermoregulation, stress, basic shock cycle, initial care and physical examination, nutrition and associated diseases, standards for housing, zoonoses, euthanasia criteria and release criteria.
Includes a half-day lab to practice techniques in: gavage (tube-feeding),
physical restraint, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, physical exams, limb immobilization and weighing. (Full course earns 15 Continuing Education Credits)
Register at www.theiwrc.org $159 for non-members of IWRC; $125 for members of IWRC