There is a strong desire to be able to perform an accurate assessment of burnt wildlife. This paper will permit triage so that the animal obtains appropriate treatment. It permits the compassionate euthanasia of wildlife that has been burnt too severely to survive. It allows the estimation of the time that an animal may take in the rehabilitation process.
The threat to biodiversity lies in how our wildlife species will manage to adapt to changing availability of water use, fire regimes and land use, in the face of invasion by new species into their habitats. Species are already being impacted and examples of this will be discussed in the paper.
~ Presented at the 2010 National Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference, South Australia.
The successful treatment of shock involves the administration of suitable warmth and fluids. These notes aim to provide rehabilitators with the understanding on how to use fluid therapy safely and effectively on the injured wildlife in their care.
~ Presented at the 2008 National Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference
As carers, we understand that many aspects of captivity are stressful. The consequence of this stress is that wildlife in care is more susceptible to acquiring infections. This paper looks at how to reduce the transmission of disease from rescue to release.
The preparation of adequate, appropriate and nutritious food for wildlife is essential for successful rehabilitation. Wildlife can become unwell if good hygiene is not practiced during the preparation, presentation or storage of their food.
The focus of this paper is to discuss the issues surrounding the management of quality pasture for orphaned kangaroos prior to release. Coverage of stocking density, suitable grasses, weed control and prevention of diseases are addressed.
Zoonoses are diseases that can be transmitted to humans from other animal species. There are over 60 diseases in Australia that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Notifiable and non-notifiable zoonoses are discussed in this paper.
~ Presented at the 2009 National wildlife rehabilitation conference in Western Australia.