I wrote this protocol manual for training volunteers at the Alaska Raptor Center. I last updated it in 2003 (which is when I left that job) so some of the information is a bit dated, but the basics are still good.
It contains sections on anatomy/physiology, capture, restraint, physical exam, phlebotomy (drawing blood), bandaging, IV/SQ fluid administration, tube feeding, and other critical care treatments.
Please feel free to ask questions below or let me know if it proves useful for you.
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