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The Wild Animal Health Fund is necessary for wildlife medicine, wildlife problems, zoo animal health, zoo animal welfare, and wildlife advocacy.
Take the time to support wildlife research grants so that zoo and wildlife veterinarians can discover solutions to help take better care of zoo animals and wildlife around the world.
Did you know peafowl metabolize pain medicine fast which reduces the benefits of rapidly healing?
Managing pain in exotic species presents unique challenges for zoo veterinarians. Studies show that animals heal more quickly when pain is properly controlled, but each species processes pain medication a bit differently, with a change to the dosage or the frequency of administration required or use of completely different medications for different species. Zoo species also may not readily take oral medications, especially if they are painful, so devising a way to effectively deliver adequate pain medication is essential.
Donate now to further animal health studies that are imperative in the health and well-being of wildlife animals.
Make your donation in honor of or in the memory of someone special. Thank you for taking action to support animal health for our wildlife friends.
The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Together we meet the future challenges with excitement and optimism.
Anneke Moresco spent the last year doing post doctoral work at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in the Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). Anneke and colleagues participated in a conservation and reproduction project for the black-footed cat in South Africa. See the spotlight HERE. Photo credit Dr. Alex Sliwa (curator at the Cologne zoo)