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Commissioned by the IUCN Species Survival Commission to serve as a first response for wildlife health concerns across the world.

Protocols & Guidelines

PREDICT Field Sampling Training Guides

The USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT project has released a series of guides on field sampling and related topics that may be useful for wildlife health professionals.

OIE guidelines for validation of tests for wildlife

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Validation Guidelines provide detailed information and examples in support of the OIE validation standard that is published as Chapter 1.1.5 of the Terre

IUCN-OIE Manual of Procedures for Wildlife Disease Risk Analysis

Disease plays an important role in the natural environment, serving as a regulator of the genetic fitness of wildlife through selective pressure in evolutionary processes.

IUCN-OIE Guidelines for Wildlife Disease Risk Analysis

Disease plays an important role in the natural environment, serving as a regulator of the genetic fitness of wildlife through selective pressure in evolutionary processes.

IUCN Guidelines to Reintroduction and Other Conservation Translocations

IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) and Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) have revised and published the IUCN ‘Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other

Ramsar Wetland Disease Manual

The Ramsar Wetland Disease Manual: Guidelines for Assessment, Monitoring and Management of Animal Disease in Wetlands has now been published as Ramsar Technical Report no. 7 and can be downloaded in PDF format (9.8MB) from http://www.ramsar.org/pdf/lib/rtr7-disease.pdf

Quarantine and Health Screening Protocol

"Quarantine and Health Screening Protocols for Wildlife prior to Translocation and Release into the Wild" provides information regarding quarantine, screening procedures and treatment/vaccination suggestions for mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The document is a joint publication of the IUCN, the OIE, Care for the Wild, and European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (Woodford, M.H. (Ed.) 2000).

Chemical and Physical Restraint of Wild Animals

The second edition of “Chemical and Physical Restraint of Wild Animals- a Training and Field Manual for African Species" has recently been released. The book supports the Zimbabwe Vet Association. The cost for professionals is GBP60 (75Euro) per manual, students GBP50 (60Euro) plus postage. Please see the attached book cover for more information. If you are interested in ordering a copy or have questions about the manual, please email Richard Kock (for shipping to U.S. and European region) at rkock@rvc.ac.uk or mdkock@kingsley.co.za (for shipping to other regions).

Guidelines on Invasion Risk

The OIE has developed new guidelines on invasive risk, entitled "Guidelines for Assessing the Risk of Non-Native Animals. They are available in English, French and Spanish.

OIE Training Manual on Wildlife Diseases and Surveillance

The OIE's Training Manual on Wildlife Diseases and Surveillance, developed for the first cycle of Regional Training Workshops for OIE National Focal Points on Wildlife, is available in English, French

Necropsy Manual

The booklet "Post-mortem procedures for wildlife veterinarians and field biologists" provides a guide to conducting necropsies on deceased wildlife, including post-mortem examination preparation, proc