The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and ECoS partner The University of Edinburgh (UoE) now take bookings for their Interventions in Wild Animal Health course, which will run from the 27th of January to the 15th of February 2019 in the Sariska Tiger Reserve in India.
The course is only open to veterinarians and can be used as continuing professional development (CPD).
Participants will carry out a variety of practical and theoretical work, where they are given as many chances as possible to have a hands-on learning experience.
Tuition will be carried out in the field to develop skills in human-livestock wildlife conflict management, translocation techniques, disease outbreak investigation, forensic investigation and monitoring of the health of declining species. It will include techniques for field monitoring of wildlife (using a range of techniques including animal tracks and signs, dung/pellet identification and quantification, census techniques, camera trapping, and radio telemetry), biological management, visual health monitoring of free-living animals, best practice in wild animal anaesthesia techniques, demonstration and hands-on practice, clinical examination in the field, sampling techniques for infectious disease screening, pathological examination in the field, and disease surveillance scenarios.
Full details and costs can be found on the course website.