Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Do you care for orphaned marsupials?

The amount of time and resources spent caring for wildlife is tricky to quantify. Its also challenging to scientifically evaluate "best practice" hand-raising. Honours student Stephanie Glasby is hoping to develop a framework that will ultimately fill some gaps in our current knowledge.
Honours student Stephanie Glasby needs your help. She is looking at how much time and resources veterinarians devote to caring for orphaned marsupials. She's also looking at which marsupial hand-raising practices are believed to be the most important in successfully hand-raising young.
Joey with an injured arm. Image courtesy Dr Derek Spielman.
All you have to do to help is answer a survey from the comfort of your practice/loungeroom/aviary or wherever you happen to be at the time.

Participation will greatly aid the development of a framework for scientific evaluation of marsupial hand-raising protocols.

To complete the survey click here.
Hand-raised joey. Image courtesy Dr Derek Spielman.