Le Nichoir is hosting IWRC’s Basic Rehabilitation course being held on February 18th and 19th. Registration is now open. This course includes a half-day lab, and an exam.
Lecture topics include: introduction to wildlife rehabilitation, basic anatomy and physiology, calculating drug dosages, handling and physical restraint, thermoregulation, stress, basic shock cycle, initial care and physical examination, nutrition and associated diseases, standards for housing, zoonoses, euthanasia criteria and release criteria.

Lab topics include gavage (tube-feeding), physical restraint, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, physical exams, limb immobilization and weighing. Lab procedures are performed on cadavers so that you get hands on experience with handling wildlife.

After successfully passing the exam you will receive a certificate of completion from IWRC. This course is required by some states in order to receive a rehabilitation permit.

This is a two full day course and space is limited. This course would benefit anyone who is studying, volunteering or working with wildlife.

Where: McGill University, Macdonald campus at the MAC farm, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC.

When: February 18th and 19th 2012

Cost: $159 US ($125 US for IWRC members)

Time: Saturday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 9 am- 4:00 pm

To register: please visit http://theiwrc.org/online-store/classes/

For more information contact Sue Lo at office@theiwrc.org or myself at info@lenichoir.org (registration must go through IWRC)