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Conservation Medicine and Diseases of Amphibians and Reptiles
July 29 - August 4$804
The course is designed for undergraduates and graduate students in Conservation Ecology, Wildlife, Biological Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine who expect to study, breed, and manage populations of amphibians and/or reptiles in the field and in captivity. “What does conservation medicine mean” and “How can it functionally be used to manage populations of amphibians and reptiles” will be explored. Concepts of infectious diseases, anesthesia, the use of pain medications, sampling techniques, surgical techniques, and handling of venomous species will be covered. The course will include teleconferenced lectures and necropsy labs. There will be opportunities to go out locally in the field to observe native herps.
HOW TO APPLY:
The application form is available on the course website: http://www.amnh.org/our-research/southwestern-research-station/education/conservation-medicine-and-diseases-of-amphibians-and-reptiles/