The RSPB’s Investigations Team has joined forces with a leading wildlife vet, Mark Naguib BVMS(Hons) CertAVP(ZooMed) MRCVS, to create a free, two-hour online course for veterinary professionals to help increase awareness and understanding of crimes against birds of prey.
The course, Birds of prey in veterinary practice: Clinical presentations of poisoning, shooting and trapping, includes the following modules
- Introduction to birds of prey and identification
- Overview of legislation (specific to each UK country)
- Clinical presentations of shooting, trapping and poisoning
- Guidance on appropriate agencies to contact
- Free downloads to keep and use in the veterinary practice
The course is only available to veterinary professionals (i.e. veterinary surgeons and Registered Veterinary Nurses) and can contribute to the individual’s Continued Professional Development record.
For further information please read this RSPB blog (here) and to register for the free online course please visit here.
3 thoughts on “Free online course for veterinary professionals to increase awareness & understanding of crimes against birds of prey”
Well done The RSPB. What a positive development. I hope it attracts widespread publicity.
Does the next to lowest pellet in the image show damage and adjacent fragments, the sort of effect which makes eating shot game dangerous? Also one similar fragment in upper wing joint?
Then there’s chemical solution (does it happen additionally in cooking) and other finer fragments to worry about?
Sorry to go OT so quickly, but it seemed an additional point worth making.
Good work…..many excellent vets out there..although I met a small number who used client confidentiality to protect their shooting pals..hope those days are gone?