Successful training at UConn

NEWDC Interim Director Julie Ellis presents to the attendees.

On March 16th, 2012, NWDC held its first training workshop for biologists and other wildlife personnel at the University of Connecticut. About a dozen attendees received both lecture and hands-on instruction in wildlife disease issues, personal protection, epidemiology, forensics and outbreak investigation. The crew suited up in Tyvek for the necropsy portion of the day, when pathologists from UConn and UNH dug in alongside the participants for the kind of training they just won’t get anywhere else.

Pathologists and biologists pause for a photo on the necropsy floor.

We’re fully booked for the next session at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts next week, and hope for equal success there.

Thanks to Safari Club International’s Connecticut Chapter and New England Foundation for their generous sponsorship of these workshops!

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