The Annual NYSWRC Seminar

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Veterinary Seminar

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2018 Conference:

November 2-4, 2018
Doubletree Hilton
Syracuse, New York

Culminating its year-long efforts to support the rehabilitator in the field, NYSWRC sponsors an Annual Wildlife Rehabilitation Seminar, a dynamic, weekend-long educational event designed to help the beginning and advanced rehabilitator, and interested veterinarian.

With in-depth programs staged by Wildlife Rehabilitation experts from throughout the US and abroad, typical subject areas include:

  • Nutrition/Husbandry
  • Diseases
  • Medical Management/Medications
  • Rehabilitation Techniques
  • Basic Workshops/WetLabs

Hosted by rehabilitators, for rehabilitators, the weekend offers participants the unique opportunity to communicate their interests, share experiences, and voice concerns.

The NYSWRC Seminar provides an opportunity to take the Department of Environmental Conservation RVS (rabies vector species) Course required for individuals to rehabilitate raccoons, bats and skunks.

Tentative Program Schedule

Several continuous tracts of lectures take place each day. You may move from one tract to another as you please. Only labs & all-day workshops require pre-registration. Times and days are subject to change, as well as topics.

Friday:

All Day: Animal Basic Care Course
All Day: Rabies Vector Species Course
8:30 – 9:20:  Mammal Fracture Lecture (pre-req for lab)
9:00 – 10:00:  Gut biome
9:30 – 11:30:  Mammal Fracture Repair Lab
10:00 – 11:00:  Nutritional Concerns for Wildlife
10:00 – 11:00:  Milk Formulas
10:15 – 11:00:  Medical Math
11:00 – 12:00:  Intro to Turtle Rehabilitation
11:00 – 12:00:  Case Studies/Mysteries
11:00 – 12:00:  Squirrel Rehabilitation
1:00 – 2:00:  West Nile virus 2017 outbreak
1:00 – 2:00:  Head Trauma
1:00 – 2:00:  Amphibian rehab
2:00 – 3:00:  Advanced Turtle Lecture (pre-req for lab)
2:00 – 3:00:  Basic Songbird Care
2:00 – 3:00:  Case Presentations
3:30 – 4:30:  CNS Trauma
3:30 – 4:30:  Heron Rehabilitation
3:30 – 4:30:  Care and Husbandry of Native Turtles
4:30 – 5:30:  Advanced Songbird Rehab
4:30 – 5:30:  Turtle Euthanasia
4:30 – 5:30:  “Contagion”

Saturday:

8:30 – 9:30:  Keynote Speaker: Bring Nature Home, Doug Tallamy
9:30 – 11:30:  Advanced Turtle Lab
10:00 – 11:00:  Assessment & Treatment of Turtle Injuries and Illnesses
10:00 – 11:00:  Fowl Language
10:00 – 11:00:  Wound Management Lecture (pre-req. for lab)
10:00 – 11:00:  Nutrition Imbalances in Wildlife
10:00 – 11:00:  Opossum Rehabilitation
11:00 – 12:00:  Fluid Therapy (pre-req. for lab)
11:00 – 12:00:  Fracture Management in Raptors
11:00 – 12:00:  Cottontail Rehabilitation
11:00 – 12:00:  Waterfowl
11:00 – 12:00:  Turtle Shell Repair Technique
1:00 – 2:00:  Overview of Administrative Basics
1:00 – 2:00:  Chimney Swift Rehabilitation
1:00 – 2:00:  Use of UV Light in Captive Birds
1:00 – 2:00:  Euthanasia
1:00 – 2:00:  Maggots in Turtles
1:00 – 3:00:  Wound Management Lab
2:00 – 3:00:  Aspergillosis
2:00 – 3:00:  Fracture Repair in a Snowy Owl
2:00 – 3:00:  Fund Raising
2:00 – 3:00:  Recognize & Report Animal Cruelty, Pt I
2:00 – 3:00:  Corvid rehabilitation
3:30 – 4:30:  Networking, & Fundraising
3:30 – 4:30:  Topical Wound Treatments
3:30 – 5:30:  Fluid Therapy Lab
3:30 – 4:30:  Woodchuck Rehabilitation
3:30 – 4:30:  Recognize & Report Animal Cruelty, Pt II
3:30 – 4:30:  Beyond Eagle Rehabilitation
4:30 – 5:30:  Professional PowerPoint Presentation
4:30 – 5:30:  Capture Myopathy
4:30 – 5:30:  Rehabilitation of Fox & Coyote

Sunday:

8:30 – 9:30:  Bat Rehabilitation
9:00 – 10:00:  Bear Rehabilitation
9:00 – 10:00:  Setting up a Wildlife Clinic Room
9:00 – 10:00:  Hummingbird Rehabilitation
9:00 – 10:00:  Squirrel Rehabilitation
9:30 – 10:30:  Rehabilitation of Skunks
10:00 – 10:45:  Snake Rehabilitation
10:00 – 11:00:  Fostering Wildlife
10:00 – 12:00:  Micro-Rehab Bat Workshop
10:00 – 11:00:  Orphan Fawn Care
10:00 – 11:00:  Fisher Rehabilitation
10:30 – 11:30:  Raccoon Rehabilitation
11:00 – 12:00:  Woodcock/Killdeer Rehabilitation
11:00 – 12:00:  Enrichment for Wildlife While in Care
11:00 – 12:00:  Nutrition for Wildlife
11:00 – 12:00:  Bobcat Rehabilitation

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