Primate Conservation Medice
Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? Are you passionate about conservation medicine? This is the course for you.
One Health perspective
This training course is a great opportunity for young veterinarians or veterinary students, who desire to pursue their career in Primate Medicine and Conservation.
The course will give you a broad understanding of the conservation issues affecting primates and their medicine. With a mix of theoretical and practical lessons, together with lectures and training sessions on the most crucial topics. A transversal axis of research and One Health will run the length of the training.
The course is lead by Dr. Luis Flores, a recognized specialist in the field of Medicine and Conservation of Primates in Africa.
Our methodology is dynamic, with theoretical and practical sessions. Providing a comprehensive overview of wildlife conservation medicine and rehabilitation.
You will gain a broad understanding of wildlife veterinary medicine and the challenges faced by conservationists in developing countries.
PRIMATES, THREATS & CONSERVATION EFFORTS
LPRC species and conservation status, goals - animal welfare and conservation efforts.
African Great Apes distribution and threats.
Conservation Action Plan for great Apes at the East of the DRC.
CONSERVATION MEDICINE OF PRIMATES AND ONE HEALTH
Anesthesia: drugs, combinations and monitoring.
Vet department organization in a rehabilitation center.
Tuberculosis - One Health perspective.
Field parasitology on primates.
Field hematology on primates.
Management of respiratory diseases in primates.
One Health and Primates Conservation.
The course includes a visit to an habituated group of Grauer Gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) family in Kahuzi-Biega NP, listed as World Heritage Site.
During this visit you will be able to learn how to monitor wild animals' health through visual health checks, to identify signs which could indicate illness or injury.