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Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians Conference



          The Honolulu Zoo will be hosting the 27th Annual Conference of the Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians (AZVT), September 7 - 10.


          Ninety veterinary technicians representing 65 zoos and aquariums from across the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands will be attending.  The AZVT was organized in 1981 and has nearly 400 members worldwide. Its goals include promoting continuing education, improving professional standards, and contributing to conservation.


          The members will present papers on a variety of topics, including Restraint and Anesthesia of the Electric Eel, Primate Surrogacy Program at the Columbus Zoo, Stranding Response and Husbandry Care for Stranded Sea Otter Pups, Medical and Surgical Management of Dystocia and Vestibulotomy for Removal of a Retained Fetus in an African Elephant, and Naughty Mosquitoes and a Flamboyance of Flamingos–A Closer Look at a West Nile Virus Program.





Lynne Nakamitsu, 971-7194

Dr. Ben Okimoto, 971-7180

Thursday, September 06, 2007

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