REHAB 317: White-tailed Deer Fawn Rehabilitation

August 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Wildlife Care Academy will be offering an online class on Thursday, August 29. Online classes at the Wildlife Care Academy are taught via Blackboard Collaborate, which bring the classroom experience right to the attendee, without having to travel! The goal of the online classes is to provide live instruction programs that allow interaction between teacher and student like a traditional classroom but via the easily accessible format of a virtual classroom.

REHAB 317: White-tailed Deer Fawn Rehabilitation
Odocoileus virginianus inhabit the entire contiguous United States minus 2 to 3 states in the west. Each summer, rehabilitators receive “kidnapped” fawns found alone and mistaken for orphans. Public education and reuniting or fostering offers the best chance for survival. When not possible, successful rehabilitation requires knowledge of natural history, GI anatomy, housing, handling, bottle feeding, rack training and browse. Tips and tricks for frequent problems including bloat, taming, and capture myopathy will be covered. Learn about common zoonotic diseases spread by fawns like Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Help keep Bambi out of the hands of private citizens and provide an important public health service!

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