09/24/23 | Los Alamos, New Mexico | Host: New Mexico Wildlife Center | Instructor: Rebecca McKeever | REGISTRATION CLOSED
11/18/23 | Cincinnati, Ohio | Host: WEST Wildlife Rehab | Instructor: Renee Schott | CLASS CANCELLED
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Many patients arrive at a wildlife rehabilitation facility in a dehydrated and/or emaciated state. Fluid Therapy provides wildlife care professionals a working knowledge of the vocabulary and concepts underlying the modern approach to fluid therapy in mammals, birds, and reptiles. Students will learn the physiology of dehydration, its effects on various organs, how to recognize the clinical signs of dehydration, and how to formulate and carry out a fluid therapy plan.
Lecture Topics: importance of water, water balance and distribution, assessing and treating dehydration, challenges in hydration of wildlife
Assessment: homework, lab, and exam
Prerequisite: Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation strongly encouraged
Textbook requirement: Wildlife Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Approach
To receive a course completion certificate, students must successfully pass the online Fluid Therapy exam with 70% or higher, complete the lab, and pass the homework.