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One Day Advance Class on Insectivorous Bat Rehabilitation

NOTE: Participation in this class is by invitation only, for students who have satisfactorily completed the one-day bat rehabilitation workshop and are actively rehabilitating bats.

In this one-day class, participants learn how to manage more complex cases, including long-term care, closed fracture stabilization, open fracture reduction and repair, wound care, anesthesia, and pain management.  Proof of rabies pre-exposure vaccination is required at the start of class.

Instructor: Kate Rugroden
Co-instructors: Lori Sanderson & Jacqui Sutherland

Date and Location:

May 12 – Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (Bat World Sanctuary, Weatherford, Texas)
July 14 – Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (Plano, Texas)

October 20 – Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (Bat World Sanctuary, Weatherford, Texas)

Information: Contact Instructor Kate Rugroden: [email protected]
Limit: 6 students
Fee: $129.00

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • Long-term care
  • Wound care
  • Dental Care
    • Lab I – Dental cleaning and extraction
  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesia
  • Closed fracture stabilization techniques
    • Lab II – closed fracture practice with cadavers
  • Open fracture reduction and repair techniques
    • Lab III – open fracture practice with cadavers
  • Preparing specimens for necropsy/rabies testing
    • Lab IV – specimen preparation with cadavers

Students receive a DVD with videos demonstrating procedures covered during the workshop, graphic handouts for fracture stabilization techniques, and an instrument set.


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