Participate in Research
Researchers are interested in studying wildlife and wildlife rehabilitation and they need our help. Click on one of the below studies to learn more and see what you can contribute!
Wildlife Rehab Compassion Fatigue and Life Stressors Survey
This survey is collecting info on compassion fatigue and how it relates specifically to rehabbers. If you don't mind, please take a brief survey consisting of a few questions and the ProQOL measure. Your individual answers are confidential, but the data gained from this will be used in future articles/presentations. The survey takes about 8-10 minutes to complete.
Thank you in advance and please feel free to share with other wildlife rehabilitation experts. The more data that can be collected, the more meaningful the results will be for wildlife rehabbers.
Antibiotic use for Pouch Orphaned Opossums
The Wildlife Center of Virginia is collecting information to determine whether the use of antibiotics in Virginia opossum pouch young found on dead mothers is warranted.
Currently, it is standard protocol in many wildlife rehabilitation settings (including WCV) to place pouch young found on dead mothers on a short course of antibiotics to prevent enteritis associated with consumption of rancid milk. There is little science supporting this practice, and there is growing concern about non-judicious use of antibiotics leading to widespread resistance. WCV has spent the past two summers gathering data on antibiotic use in these opossums in a case-control clinical trial.
Please help us by filling out this survey. It is anonymous and should only take you 2-3 minutes. We plan to publish the results of this survey along with the results of our clinical trial.
Thanks for your participation!
Urban Wildlife Data Needed
Comparative Ocular Study
The Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin is looking for specimens for their research library. They are specifically looking for formalin - fixed heads of recently dead (no more than three hours) of the following:
- Screech Owl head
Please contact Dick Dubielzig at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/pbs/dubielzig/pages/coplow/advice.html for more information.