Wildlife Chemical Immobilization Course Riga Zoo
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Wildlife Chemical Immobilization Course Riga Zoo

This five-day intensive theoretical and hands-on experience addresses all aspects of the chemical immobilization and care of zoo and wild animals. The main goal o the course to teach important principles and philosophy of immobilization, anesthesia, monitoring and recovery of different groups of wild animals both in captivity and in the wild. The course contains practical hands-on immobilization of carnivore, equine and giraffe. See http://www.globalvetsolutions.net

 Export to Your Calendar 29/10/2017 to 04/11/2017
When: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Where: Riga Zoo
Meža prospekts 1,
Ziemeļu rajons
Riga LV-1014
Latvia
Contact: Michelle Raath

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Zoo and Wild Animal Chemical Immobilization Course in Riga Zoo

29th of October – 4th of November 2017

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Lecturers:

Dr Cobus Raath spent the first 11 years of his working life as the veterinarian for the National Parks Board of South Africa, stationed in Kruger National Park. He left Kruger National Park in 1996 and set up a company specializing in game capture and relocation, applied research, emergency wildlife medicine, Conservation Medicine Courses and internships. Dr Raath is now Managing director of Wildlife Pharmaceuticals South Africa, a company that develops and distributes pharmaceuticalpreparations for wildlife and is actively researching and developing drugs and for wildlife.

 

Dr Aleksandr Semjonov Veterinary anesthesiologist, head of Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine of Estonian University of Life Sciences, chief research fellow of Wildlife Pharmaceuticals South Africa and managing director of ZooVetTrans. Dr Semjonov works as practicing anesthesiologist for zoo and wild animals around the World doing main research in investigation of novel anesthetics in different species of wild animals. Dr Semjonov has a special interest in anesthesia of carnivores, large ruminants, giraffes and elephants.

Collaboration:

Wildlife Pharmaceuticals South Africa Estonian University of Life Sciences ZooVetTrans

Riga Zoo

 

Overview

This five-­‐day intensive theoretical and hands-­‐on experience addresses all aspects of the chemical immobilization and care of zoo and wild animals. The main goal of the course to teach important principles and philosophy of immobilization, anesthesia, monitoring and recovery of different groups of wild animals both in captivity and in the wild. The course contains practical hands-­‐on immobilization of carnivore, equine and giraffe.

 

Course fees:

Early bird (registration untill 1st of September 2017) – 2000 EUR After 1st of September 2500 EUR

 

Fees includes:

Accomodation in 3* hotel with breakfasts and lunches All equipment and drugs used during the course

A comprehensive set of printed notes Course completion certificate

Guided tours in the Zoo and Riga Old Town Ice-­‐breaker-­‐evening and final social evening

 

Program of the course

29th of October

 

Arriving of participans, accomodation Ice-­‐breaker-­‐evening

 

30th of October

 

9.00 – 10.00

Lecture: Introduction to the Course

C.Raath A.Semjonov

10.00 – 14.00

Lecture: Applyed physiology

A. Semjonov

14.00 – 15.00

Lunch

Zoo

15.00 – 18.00

Lecture: Pharmacology

A.Semjonov

18.00 – 20.00

Guided tour in the Zoo

Zoo

 

31st of October


9.00 – 12.00

Principles of immobilization

C.Raath

12.00 – 14.00

Monitoring of animal

A. Semjonov

14.00 – 15.00

Lunch

Zoo

15.00 – 18.00

Darting equipment

C.Raath

18.00 – 20.00

Videos

C.Raath

 

1st of November

 

9.00 – 12.00

Practical dart filling and darting

C.Raath A.Semjonov

12.00 – 14.00

Human safety and first aid

A.Semjonov

14.00 – 15.00

Lunch

Zoo

15.00 – 18.00

Demonstration of monitoring on small animal (ferret, rabbit etc.)

A.Semjonov

18.00 – 20.00

Visiting the City

Zoo

 

2nd of November

 

9.00 – 12.00

Immobilization of carnivores

A.Semjonov

12.00 – 14.00

Immobilization of Ruminants and Equins

C. Raath

14.00 – 15.00

Lunch

Zoo

15.00 – 18.00

Practical immobilization of carnivore (lion, tiger, leopard or bear)

A.Semjonov C.Raath

18.00 – 20.00

Discussion and theoretical exam

A.Semjonov C.Raath

 

3st of November

 

9.00 – 12.00

Practical immobilization of giraffe

A.Semjonov C.Raath

12.00 – 14.00

Practical immobilization of zebra or wild horse

C. Raath A.Semjonov

14.00 – 15.00

Lunch

Zoo

 

15.00 – 18.00

Lecture: immobilization of megaherbivores (elephant, rhino, giraffe)

A.Semjonov C.Raath


18.00 – 20.00

Final evening

Zoo

 

4th of November

 

Packing and departs

 

Venue: Riga Zoo

Riga Zoo is a city-­‐owned zoo in Riga, Latvia. It is located in Mežaparks, on the western bank of Ķīšezers lake. Riga Zoo houses around 4000 animals of nearly 500 species and is visited by 250-­‐300,000 visitors annually.

 

Riga

 

Riga is more than 800 years old and with a blend of a medieval centre and a modern city. Mixed together so perfectly that it fits every taste and with an enchanting and irresistible charm of old times. And Riga is also a venue for cultural events in an international perspective.

 

Accomodation Keizarmers 3* hotel

The Keizarmezs is located on the shore of Lake Kisezers in the Mezaparks district, a 20-­‐minute drive from Riga’s centre.

Spa facilities at Hotel Keizarmezs include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a gym, and a steam bath.

 

http://www.hotelkeizarmezs.com

 

 

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