Conservation Medicine and Diseases of Amphibians and Reptiles
Course Dates for 2015: 5 - 11 July
Reviews from 2014 Course!
-- an excellent mix of students from a variety of backgrounds, speakers with in depth knowledge in their field of expertise, and in a setting that couldn't be matched anywhere else. The hands on necropsy portion was exceptional and I hope that continues in the future.
-- this is the first reptile oriented class I have taken in a few years and I am glad I chose it. It was of much higher caliber than most I have attended in the past.
Plastron of desert tortoise with shell disease
Histological section through shell biopsy specimen using trichrome stain
This unique 6-night course will introduce students in Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Science, Conservation Ecology, and Biological Science to a variety of topics relevant to field and laboratory health issues of amphibians and reptiles. The course will include both formal lectures by experts in the field, along with hands on laboratory and field procedures.
|Sampling blood from a desert tortoise||using supravertebral vein|
|Frog Virus 3 (FV3; Ranavirus)|
Emerald Tree Boa fungal infection of eye and surrounding tissue