Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

Bat Rehabilitation Basics Workshop 8 CE Hours

  • 06 Aug 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Plano Animal Services, 4028 W. Plano Parkway

[BWS-2014-logo.jpg]Bat World Sanctuary
One-Day Bat Rehabilitation Basics Workshop
Saturday, August 6, 2016 / 9 AM - 5 PM
Plano Animal Services, 4028 W Plano Parkway

Bat World Sanctuary is pleased to once again offer our one-day Bat Rehabilitation Basics Workshop. In this class, rehabilitators learn the basic skills that are essential to successfully rehabilitating orphaned and injured bats and returning them to their natural habitat. The class format is a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities designed to provide students with key information and experience.
Topics covered in this class include:

1.   Introduction to bats

2.   Safe capture and handling

3.   Intake procedures and initial examination

4.   Injection lab (deceased specimens)

5.   Husbandry

a.   Caging and sanitation

b.   Enrichment

c.    Wellness and preventive medicine

6.   Feeding and nutrition - adult bats

a.   Mealworm maintenance

7.   Feeding and nutrition - infants and weaning pups

a.   Milk replacers

b.   Weaning

8.   Hands-on feeding practice

9.   Rabies

10.                     White Nose Syndrome

11.                     Release criteria

12.                     Species identification activity

All students will receive a copy of Bat World Sanctuary's Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats manual, plus the companion video DVD. The non-refundable* registration fee of $149 covers classroom instruction, the manual and DVD, handouts, and lab materials.  Students must have completed the rabies pre-exposure vaccination series prior to participation in this class, and will be asked to sign a waiver of liability prior to handling live bats.
*In the event that a student cannot attend a scheduled class, arrangements may be made to transfer the registration to a future class session.

Pay by check to Bat World MidCities at 701 Timberline Court, Arlington  76006,  or thru PayPal at bwmidcities@batworld.org<mailto:bwmidcities@batworld.org>. The class is approved for 8 CE hours.

Sherry Smith
Animal Services Supervisor
4028 West Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093

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