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Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

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The Avian egg incubation workshop is a five day practical workshop designed to give participants the skills required to successfully incubate bird eggs and deal with problems that could arise.

What is the course content?

The workshop will cover the following:


Embryo and membrane development

Factors affecting hatchability before and during incubation

Hatchery management techniques

Artificial incubation and its role in field conservation programmes


Who will lead the course?

The course is being run by Susie Kasielke, curator of birds at the Los Angeles Zoo, and Pat Witman, from San Diego Zoo. There will also be additional lectures from Durrell's bird department.


How will you benefit?

Participants will break out embryos at all stages of development (older embryos are euthanised first) and gain first hand experience of candling techniques, egg repair, hatching assistance and egg necropsy.


Where will the course be run?

The course will be held at Durrell Conservation Academy at Durrell's headquarters in Jersey.


It will be run in 2014. To register your interest and request further details, please email academy@durrell.org


How much will it cost?

The course will cost £750 including all course materials (or £600 with early booking discount). Full board on-site accommodation is available for a further £210 for six nights.


For more: http://www.durrell.org/training/courses/avian-egg-incubation-workshop-/

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