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Marine Mammal Medicine Workshop

8th Marine Mammal Medical Workshop

January 30th - February 2nd, 2003

Nausicaa - Boulogne-sur-mer - France

The 8th Marine Mammal Medical Workshop was held from January 30th through February 2nd, 2003 and was hosted by Nausicaa in Boulogne-sur-mer, France.

The subject of this year was: "Pinnipeds medicine and husbandry". The two first days - Thursday 30 and Friday 31 January were reserved for veterinarians. We reviewed all aspects of pinniped medicine, prophylaxis, treatments, use of diagnostic tools, surgery etc… On Saturday February 1st we covered pinnipeds husbandry - starting from the different training steps to achieve the different possible medical behaviours to their application in preventive and curative medicine. On the Sunday February 2nd, we had on-site demonstrations of those medical behaviors. Throughout the day, one-hour hands-on sessions were held on different medically trained behaviors (General body, eyes and teeth check-up/Blood sampling/Squeeze cage desensitization/Ultrasonography - Radiography/General session) and on practical solutions for medical training problems with hands-on possibilities. Participation in the two last days was open for trainers and keepers.

There were six speakers to present this year's subject (note: click on the names to view the outline of the presentations):

Click here to review the whole program.

For more information, contact the workshop manager.   Mail Géraldine

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