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Essential Nutrition for Wildlife Rehabilitators

Compared to the variety an animal eats in the wild, food offered in a wildlife rehabilitation setting is quite limited. Optimal nutrition is important for growth, healing and conditioning.

It is essential that food offered meets the highest nutritional composition and is easily recognized and digested by the species.

This class includes the essentials a wildlife rehabilitator needs to meet these goals.

Included:

Refeeding Syndrome in Wildlife Patients
Calculating Calories
Trophic Categories, the Key to Meeting an Animal’s Diet
Carnivore Nutrition
Piscivore Nutrition
Calculating Thiamin Supplementation in the Piscivore Diet
Insectivore Nutrition
Substitution Diets for Wildlife
Avoiding Metabolic Bone Disease
Calculating Calcium Correction of Diets
Overview of Vitamins and Minerals
Understanding Milk Composition
Creating Milk Formulas that Meet a Species Needs’
Nestling Nutrition

A certificate for 8 hours will be presented on successful completion of the course

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $49.99

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

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Hygiene and Zoonosis – Basics in Wildlife Rehabilitation

To keep yourself and your staff healthy, and to stop disease from spreading through the animals that you care for, good hygiene protocols and zoonosis prevention needs to be in place. Knowing your risks and understanding how to reduce those risks is critical for all wildlife rehabilitators.

This short course only takes about two hours to complete, but it may be the most valuable two hours that you spend.

Included:

Cleaning and Disinfecting in Wildlife Rehabilitation
Histoplasmosis
Zoonotic Diseases Common in Wildlife Rehabilitation
Disinfecting and Product Use
Creating a Zoonosis Protection Plan

A certificate for 4 hours will be presented on successful completion of the course

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $27.99

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at the time of course selection.

A certificate for 4 hours will be presented on successful completion of the course

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

Wildlife Rehabilitation Essentials Workshop

Wildlife Rehab Essentials Training

This one day seminar covers the essentials in
stabilizing a wild animal.

Red Creek is once again offering this ESSENTIALS training, which includes hands-on practice with deceased birds and mammals. Although this course is designed wildlife rehabilitators, it is also valuable to those involved in exotic and small animal rescue.

Date

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Time

9:00 am to 4:00 pm ( Doors open at 8:30am )

Location

23 Meadowbrook Center
23 Meadowbrook Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Directions (Google Maps)

This one day seminar covers the essentials in stabilizing a wild animal including:

Stress in the Wild Patient
Safe Handling
Intake and Exam (LAB)
Shock in the Wild Patient
Fluid Therapy
Injections (LAB)
Wounds and Stabilization
Bandaging (LAB)
Getting Involved in Wildlife Rehabilitation

Enrollment is Closed

The COMPLETE Course in Raising Neonatal Cottontails

Cottontail bunnies are the most frequent animal patients in many wildlife rehabilitation centers.

The developmental time from birth to weaning for bunnies is very short, and cottontails require fewer resources in time, space, and equipment than other baby mammal species. The high mortality rate, however, creates stress and frustration for the rehabilitator causing many rehabilitation centers to refuse bunnies or limit their intake.

Over two decades, Red Creek has developed protocols designed not only to duplicate what the bunny receives from the mother and the environment but also eliminating factors they would not normally be exposed to in nature.

In this course, the student will learn not only our protocols, but understand the reasons behind the methods so adjustments can be made in individual cases.

A written exam will be given at the end of class. A passing score is 80% . Students successfully passing the final exam receive a certificate for 12 hours of wildlife rehabilitation education.

Training Includes:

Understanding the Nest
Testing the Nest
Identifying True Emergencies
Aging Juveniles
Stress in Cottontails
Stabilization and the Cursory Exam
Determining Dehydration
Understanding Fluid Replacement Therapy
PH Balance Effect of Dehydration
Rehydration – How Much to Give
Rehydration – Administration Routes
Making a Neonatal Incubator
Understanding the Juvenile Cottontail’s Digestive System
Milk Formulas
Neonatal Care – Substrate and Stimulation
Neonatal Care – Feeding Protocols
Preventing Metabolic Bone Disease
Weaning 1
Weaning – Food Choices
Tularemia and Pox Virus
Parasites
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Creating a Zoonosis Protocol

A certificate for 12 hours will be presented on successful completion of the course

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $59.99

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

Basics in Wildlife Rehabilitation Series


Red Creek is once again offering the Basics in Wildlife Rehabilitation Series in the fall of 2016.

This course is designed to help train individuals who wish to take the written tests to become a wildlife rehabilitator in Pennsylvania.

Date

September 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th, 2016

Time

9:00 am to 4:00 pm ( Doors open at 8:30am )

Location


Red Creek Wildlife Center

300 Moon Hill Drive,

Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

(570)739-7111 – education and training office

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CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 20 PERSONS


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Designed for individuals interested in becoming licensed wildlife rehabilitators, this series covers the knowledge and skills needed to apply for wildlife rehabilitation permits in Pennsylvania.

What’s included?

Four INFORMATION PACKED Days (two weekends)

PLUS Three On-Line Classes and FREE ACCESS to future on-line rehabilitation classes we publish.

Day 1 (1st Saturday)

Wildlife Capture and Transport. This class meets the testing requirements for those wishing to be permitted for field rescue of injured wildlife.

Day 2 (1st Sunday)

Stress and Shock

Intake, exam and stabilization

Hydration and fluid therapy

Emaciation

Calorie calculations

Hygiene and Zoonosis

Imprinting

Euthanasia

Injections Lab (mammal and avian)

Day 3 (2nd Saturday)

Specifics on Birds

Anatomy

Bird Identification

Raptor Identification

Nutrition and Orphan Care

Handling

Housing

Common Diseases

Common Injuries

Bandaging and injections workshop

Day 4 (2nd Sunday)

Specific to Mammals

Identification

Rabies

Diseases and parasites

Nutrition and diets

Orphaned Care

Milk composition

Common injuries

The series is designed and instructed by 25 year

veteran Wildlife Rehabilitator Peggy Hentz

Also Includes three courses you can begin taking right awayy: (do not sign up for these individually. They are included in the course price.)

Medical Math for the Wildlife Rehabilitator – $35 value


Telephone Skills – Handling Wildlife Emergency Calls – $20 value


Non-Profit Workshop for Pennsylvania Wildlife Rehabilitators – $75 value

ENROLL TODAY

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 20 PERSONS


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