- Using the Wildlife Health Event ReporterA Surveillance and Communication Tool
- Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course in TrinidadContinuing Education in the Caribbean
- Forging a New FrontierAdventures in wildlife rehabilitation aided research
- Keeping Your Data StraightA review of recordkeeping software
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The January 2013 edition of the membership directory is up. Visit http://theiwrc.org/member/membership-directory to download your copy now (members only).
Snake Fungal Disease has been identified as an emerging disease of potential concern. Clinical signs include subcutaneous nodules, abnormal molting, and hyperkeratosis, additional signs can be found on the National (US) Wildlife Health Center bulletin. Please report suspected cases of this disease to the global Wildlife Health Event Reporter.
Rehabilitators and scientists have discovered a new disease affecting raccoons, raccoon polyomavirus. Investigations are ongoing but researchers are testing the hypothesis that the virus causes cancerous brain tumors.
The US National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) and the International Wildlife Rehabilitators Council (IWRC) are pleased to announce the joint release of Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation, 4th edition. This publication was reviewed and updated by experienced wildlife rehabilitators from around the country and provides useful information on appropriate cage sizes, disinfectants, and cage furniture while caring for wildlife undergoing rehabilitation. This 116-page book is available through NWRA or IWRC for $15.00.
Note: IWRC members may also download an electronic version of the 4th edition in the resources section under Science and Rehabilitation Resources. The 3rd edition is still available to all as a download.
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Do you like SURVEYS?On our Research Page you can peruse current wildlife research and lend your experiences, data, and perhaps even samples. Current Studies:Fish Oil Effects on Birds, Raccoon Polyomavirus, Comparative Ocular Study
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