Tailored experiences for the discerned veterinarian
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In 2016 Wildlifevet.net together with Wildlife Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd decided to offer a similar product to our CIC's in Europe in order to reach more professionals. We understood that the time needed and the distance traveled to participate in one of our courses left a large group of veterinarians out of our family. So with the help of Dr Aleksandr Semjonov, DVM we were able to hold our first ZEWA at the Riga Zoo in Latvia. It was a great success and we have developed this product to service Veterinarians in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Australia.
The main goal of the course to teach important principles and philosophy of immobilization, anesthesia, monitoring and recovery of different species in captivity. The course contains practical hands-on immobilization of species including but NOT guaranteed: feline, ruminant: buffalo, carnivores, large game: giraffe/elephant/rhino, equine: zebra, antelope, primate, birds, reptiles, fish and the smaller wildlife species. Species are dependent on what the particular zoo or wildlife establishment needs work done on. (Please note that we do not put any animal under anesthesia unnecessarily).
Now presented by Tsavran Pharmaceuticals Ltd with Dr Raath and Dr Semjonov as lead lecturers, the courses are held at various zoos. Topics covered are similar to those covered in a CIC but more focus is placed on the species specifically worked on from their physiology, anesthesia to recovery.
Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife Anesthesia Course Abroad
Course Cost 2018 - EUR Please inquire
Duration - 6 Days
Location - Zoo
Accommodation - Not Included
Meals - Lunch Included
Transport from/to Airport - Not Included
Extras - Includes Ice Breaker Evening, City Tour, Zoo Tour, etc
Choose this one if you need a shorter course closer to your location!
Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife Anesthesia Course South Africa
Course Cost 2018 - US $3500.00
Duration - 13 Days
Location - Game Farms, Research Facility
Accommodation - Included
Meals - All Included
Transport from/to Airport - Provided (Kruger Mpumalanga Int Airport)
Extras -Includes trips to Kruger National Park, Rehabilitation Centers, Helicopter Darting, Elephant Interaction etc
Choose this one if you want to have the best time in Africa!
Our ZEWACs are presented by Dr Cobus Raath (Tsavran Pharmaceuticals) from Estonia and Dr Aleksandr Semjonov from South Africa. Both of these esteemed veterinarians have extensive experience and ground breaking careers in the Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife Fields. Their dedication to the profession has put them in high regard among colleagues from all over the world. We also make guest lecturers whom are specialists in their fields available for the courses.
During the course, participants can expect to receive lectures and practical experience in the following aspects:
Practical demonstrations and active participation in enclosure work
Pharmacological principles from injection to recovery
Current and new pharmacological preparations
Equipment - darting practical
Basic principles of immobilization
Species specific information - Hoofstock, Elephant, Rhino, Feline Predators, Birds, Primates, Fish, etc
Problems under anesthesia
Accidental human injection
Confined space darting
ZEWAC Abroad is presented by Tsavran Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Tsavran Pharmaceuticals Ltd is continuing on its path to develop, manufacture and register pharmaceuticals through international licence agreements, especially aimed at the wildlife. Therefor Tsavran Pharmaceuticals Ltd present the ZEWAC Courses to expose veterinarians to these pharmaceuticals which they might not have had exposure to or have not had access to. The correct legal way of obtaining these products, including all permits required and time lines, will be discussed in detail. This 5-day course consists of intensive theoretical, hands-on experiences addressing all aspects of chemical immobilization in zoo and wildlife animals. During the course you may immobilize species such as giraffe, polar bear, crocodiles, przewalski horse, ferret and Hungarian cattle (Riga ZEWAC 2017). The goal of the course is to teach important principles and philosophy of immobilization, anesthesia, monitoring and recovery of wild animals both in captivity and in the wild. The course features approximately 6 hours of lectures a day with a total of 4 species worked on. (Final species to be determined for each course). A light lunch and teas are provided at the zoo. Accommodation and other meals are to be arranged by the participants themselves. Some off site activities are also arranged.
ZEWAC South Africa
The course presented at Source Tree Lodge in South Africa follows the same outcomes as the ZEWAC Abroad but allows for "rest & relaxation" days in between in order to give our participants the opportunity to experience the beautiful province of Mpumalanga. All activities are included in the course. Field work is done either on the farm in Wildlife Pharmaceuticals' Research Enclosures or on client farms and reserves including Big Five areas together with our Wildlife Capture Team. Its a fast paced action adventure in the African bush! Evenings are spent at the restaurant around the bar and under the African Sky by a warm fire while listening to the bush chatter of local species.
For further inquiries please contact Michelle Raath via email: