Course Category: Shaping Plans

Questions, Concerns, Updates

QUESTIONS, CONCERNS AND UPDATES We developed this course with the intention of helping facilities that care for animals to have stress free ways to test for…

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Throat Swab – Another Option

TRAINING FOR A THROAT SWAB Training animals to allow a sample to be collected from the mucousal membranes in the throat is another option for collecting…

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Testing the Sample

TESTING THE SAMPLE Although this course has been walking you through some steps of some shaping plans for collecting a sample for testing for the coronavirus,…

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Inserting the Swab

INSERTING THE SWAB Zaco Sonne Futtrup of Copenhagen Zoo takes a nasal swab from a tiger. Also notice the plastic funnel attached to the inside of…

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Optional Intranasal Anesthetics

USING AN INTRANASAL ANESTHETIC (OPTIONAL)After consultation with the Zoo’s veterinary staff, Annette Pedersen discovered it may be helpful to train the animal to allow a…

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Getting Position

GETTING POSITION The first step is to get the nose or throat into position to access it.   Although an intranasal swab has been used primarily in…

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Training for Intranasal and Oral Swabs to Test for COVID-19

Prepared By: Barbara Heidenreich www.AnimalTrainingFundamentals.com Annette Pedersen Animal Training Coordinator Copenhagen Zoo Featuring Training Examples and Support From: Barbara Heidenreich www.AnimalTrainingFundamentals.com Rasmus Bak Pedersen Copenhagen Zoo Nadja Viftrup Søndergaard Copenhagen Zoo Henrik Sonne…

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