New wildlife treatment and care resources for vets02 Dec 2021
The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has developed a range of wildlife treatment resources including Initial Treatment and Care Guidelines and Codes of Practice for wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians and veterinary nurses dealing with injured, sick or orphaned wildlife.
“These resources will improve animal welfare outcomes for injured, sick and orphaned animals and increase the likelihood of their rehabilitation and release back to the wild. It is important for these standards to be applied across the rehab sector and veterinary sector, giving greater certainty about the quality of care provided to native wildlife,” explained Dr Aditi Sriram, Wildlife Rehabilitation Project Officer with the NSW NPWS.
Resources available for free download
The Codes of Practice and Initial Treatment and Care Guidelines is available for download here.