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Wildlife zoo anaesthesia workshop added to the exciting workshop program!

W54A Wildlife zoo anaesthesia workshop

Date: Friday May 12
Maximum capacity: 20
Times: Coach departs BCEC at 9.30am and departs Australia Zoo at 3.30pm (includes two hour workshop 1.15-3.30pm)
Cost: $299 (includes return transport and $20 meal voucher)
Location: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Facilitator: Dr Rosie Booth, Wildlife Veterinarian and Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital Director

Note: a minimum of six participants is required for this workshop to proceed.

The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital is one of the largest and busiest purpose built facility of its’ kind in the world and was built to exacting standards with sustainability as a priority.

Imagine if your patients had to be anaesthetised by remotely darting them, after guessing their weight…

Or intubating a patient with teeth and claws, which they are very willing to use, has constant reflux, experiences laryngospasm, has an extremely narrow mandibular arcade, huge arytenoid folds, a long soft palate and has very minimal jaw range of motion!

Some of our patients have the ability to close off their airways for long periods of time in order to facilitate diving, which is extremely inconvenient when they choose to do so during intubation. Others have venomous fangs that we need to safely induce and then pass an endotracheal tube over.

Many have no diaphragm, non-expanding lungs and extremely high natural resting blood pressures and heart rates, creating a range of issues of their own.

These are just some of the challenges that wildlife anaesthesia presents every day!

Bookings are extremely limited, so join us for a private behind the scene guided tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, a 30 hour presentation on the challenges of wildlife anaesthesia, followed by a one hour practical session where you can experience some of these challenges (on cadavers) for yourself.

No venom involved….. we promise.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in a workshop style presentation with experienced wildlife veterinarian and Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital Director Dr Rosie Booth.

This 2-hour workshop will focus specifically on anaesthesia challenges in Australian wildlife and will also include:

  • Private behind the scene tour of this world class facility.
  • Lecture on anaesthesia in wild animals.
  • Practical wet workshop.

Please wear clothes suitable for working with animals. The practical component will involve exposure to animal cadavers. PPE and disinfectant hand wash will be provided.

Registered for the Wildlife anaesthesia workshop and want to bring the family?

Adults: $129 per person (includes Zoo entry, return transport from BCEC and $20 meal voucher).
Children: $50 per person (includes Zoo entry, return transport from BCEC and bag each of farm animal food and kangaroo food).
Note: Children 3 years and under free of charge.

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