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ZAA Professional Development Webinar: Training Animals for Husbandry and Medical Behaviors. Get Inspired!

  • March 15, 2021
  • 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
  • virtual

ZAA Professional Development Webinar with Happy Hour

Training Animals for Husbandry and Medical Behaviors. Get Inspired!

Advanced registration required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wGFrSNFKRJG0w4SzSO1FUA

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Husbandry behaviors are ones that make day to day care easier. These can include a variety of foundation behaviors such as stationing, shifting, recall, crate training, and more. Utilizing certain husbandry behaviors as a foundation can also facilitate training for voluntary cooperation in medical care. This can include behaviors such as injection training, blood sampling, hoof/foot care, and more. This presentation examines some of the more common behaviors utilized to support day to day care and health care in a wide variety of species in managed care. Learn more about how to easily incorporate husbandry and medical behaviors into your routine to facilitate efficient, effective animal care while supporting optimal animal welfare. Whether you are just getting started or are experienced and looking for new ideas, this presentation will inspire you with numerous video examples.

Presenter: Barbara Heidenreich

Barbara Heidenreich is an animal training consultant specializing in exotic animals. She operates the online education program
www.AnimalTrainingFundamentals.com. She consults worldwide working with zoos, universities, veterinary professionals, and conservation projects. She has worked with over 80 facilities in 27 countries. She is an adjunct instructor at Texas A & M University. She has produced seven DVDs, authored two books, and contributed to four veterinary textbooks.  She is a co- author of the Fear FreeĀ® Avian Certification Course. Much of her work focuses on training exotic species to cooperate in medical care. Barbara is an advisor for the Animal Training Working Group and the Parrot Taxon Advisory Group for the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums. She has provided her expertise to conservation projects The Kakapo Recovery Program and The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.  Her goal is to leave behind a legacy of kindness to animals by sharing her expertise. 

Happy Hour with specialty drink begins at 7:45pm eastern.  Presentation begins at 8:00pm eastern for 30 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A.  Ingredients list will be sent with your registration confirmation.

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