ELEC 504 Captive Wildlife Management I (Mammals)

(1 cr.) (Didactic 0.8 cr./Laboratory 0.2 cr.)

This course introduces  students to principles of captive wildlife management from the viewpoint of a veterinarian. Concepts which are essential to the successful management of wild mammals in captivity are taught in didactic lectures and interactive sessions and will include aspects of: (1) husbandry such as housing, nutrition and behavioral requirements, (2) major diseases including zoonoses, their prevention and control, and (3) principles of manual and chemical restraint and anesthesia.