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Conservation Medicine and Diseases of Amphibians and Reptiles 2019

July 21 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm

WHERE AND WHEN:

Southwestern Research Station (SWRS) Portal, Arizona, July 21 to July 27, 2019.

COURSE SCHEDULE

COURSE ORGANIZER AND MAJOR INSTRUCTORS: 

Elliott Jacobson, DVM, PhD, DACZM and Michael Garner, DVM, DACVP

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTORS:

Drs. Richard Funk, Leigh Clayton, Karina Mathes, Walter Merker, and Mr. Barney Tomberlin

PARTICIPANTS:

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.

FEES:

Tuition for the 6 night COURSE is $804 that should be paid by all participants on being

informed of their acceptance. Tuition covers course fees for the course and room and board at the SWRS. Preferred payment to SWRS is certified check or money order. If you must pay with a credit card, please call the SWRS office at 520-558-2396. Transportation costs between home

and Tucson (air) or SWRS (auto) are to be borne by participants. As participants register, we will obtain email addresses and send them out to all participants so that they can arrange carpooling to and from the station.

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/

FOR LOGISTICS ABOUT THE COURSE PLEASE CONTACT:

Elliott Jacobson, jacobsone@ufl.edu

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE SWRS PLEASE CONTACT:

Course Coordinator: swrs@amnh.org , or 520-558-2396

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 21 JUNE 2019.

IF ACCEPTED INTO THE COURSE, FEES ARE DUE BY 5 JULY 2019.  PLEASE SEE CANCELLATION POLICY ON THE COURSE APPLICATION.

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Southwestern Research Station (SWRS) Portal, Arizona
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