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Wildlife In Education: A Guide for the Care and Use of Program Animals

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Compiled and Edited by Gail Buhl and Lisa Borgia

2004 - 162pp.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Code of Ethics A Message From the Education Committee
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Basic Guidelines for the Care of Education Animals Facilities General Management Training Shows and Programs Medical Care Staffing
  • Chapter 2 - Recordkeeping Required Recordkeeping for Permits Suggested Recordkeeping
  • Chapter 3 - General Care Caging and Enclosures Design Considerations Construction Flooring Flooring Substrate Walls and Rooftop Cage Furniture Perches Hutches Water and Food Containers Plants Other Cage Furniture Water and Food Grooming and Bathing Bathing Water Sand and Dust Baths
  • Chapter 4 - Cleaning and Disinfection Types of Cleaning Agents Properties of Disinfectants
  • Chapter 5 - Reptiles and Amphibians Housing Feeding of Reptiles and Amphibians Live Food Non-Live Foods Vitamins and Minerals Water Using the Education Animal Amphibians Snakes Turtles Lizards Transport of Reptiles and Amphibians Species Choice and Suitability Turtles Snakes Lizards Amphibians Not Recommended for Education Programs
  • Chapter 6 - Birds Suitability of Species Raptors Housing Feeding Cleaning Handling and Transport of Birds for Programs Waterbirds Passerines and Miscellaneous Avian Families
  • Chapter 7 - Mammals Overview Housing Feeding Cleaning Handling and Transport
  • Chapter 8 - Transportation Overview Special Requirements
  • Chapter 9 - Legalities and Liabilities Permits, Ordinances, and Courtesies
  • Chapter 10 - Animal Health Mental Health Physical Health
  • Chapter 11 - Animal Selection Animal Criteria Handler Requirements
  • Chapter 12 - Training
  • Chapter 13 - Safety Physical Safety Zoonotic Disease Control Zoonotic Diseases
  • Chapter 14 - Presentation Theory and Design Some Techniques to use in Educational Programs Presenter Etiquette
  • Chapter 15 - Disposal of Carcasses and Waste Products
  • Appendices
    • Appendix A - Association Contact Information
    • Appendix B - Federal, Provincial, State, Airline and Other Contact Information
    • Appendix C - Forms
    • Appendix D - Manufacturer's Information
    • Appendix E - Example of Education Animal Record Set
    • Appendix F - Zoonoses, List of
  • Tables
    • Table 1: Enclosure Construction
    • Table 2: Outdoor Cage Floors
    • Table 3: Indoor Flooring
    • Table 4: Outdoor Caging Substrate
    • Table 5: Indoor Caging Substrate
    • Table 6: Outdoor Roof and Wall Construction
    • Table 7: Cleaning and Disinfection Common Terms
    • Table 8: Properties of Disinfectants
    • Table 9: General Raptor Categories
    • Table 10: Opening Sizes for Mesh or Bars on a Raptor Cage
    • Table 11: Minimum Enclosure Sizes for Raptors in Captivity
    • Table 12: Recommended Perch Sizes for Captive Raptors
    • Table 13: Recommended Minimum Shelter Box/Hutch Sizes for Captive Raptors
    • Table 14: Recommended Outdoor Perch Design and Size for Tethering a Bird
    • Table 15: General Nutrition for Raptors
    • Table 16: General Descriptions of Common Equipment
    • Table 17: Minimum Size Recommendations for Several Types of Raptor Transport Carriers
    • Table 18: Minimum Housing Guidelines for Waterbirds used in Education
    • Table 19: General Housing Requirements for Passerines used in Education
    • Table 20: Injuries and Considerations
    • Table 21: Minimum Housing Guidelines for Education Mammals
    • Table 22: Enrichment Activities