ELEC 508 Captive Wildlife Management II (Reptiles)

(1 cr.) (Didactic)

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 reptiles and amphibians 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.