Asian Elephant Health, Reproduction and Breeding Management - 2016
This is an International training course on the management of nutrition, health, reproduction and breeding of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). The course has two components: (a) a stand-alone distance learning (online-based) course of 6 weeks duration that can be done from the participant’s home country, and (b) a hands-on practical training course of one-week that will be conducted on-site in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The distance learning course is designed to provide participants with background knowledge in elephant anatomy, physiology, nutrition, management, reproduction, breeding, health and diseases. It will include interactive on-line discussions with tutors, quizzes, an individual assignment and a terminal assessment. It is designed to provide the knowledge necessary for participants to fully engage in and benefit from the on-site practical training course.
The on-site course will include one day of lecture/discussions at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Chiang Mai University, Thailand, followed by 4 days of practical training and demonstrations at the National Elephant Institute and Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, Lampang, Thailand.
The practical component for the course taking place in Thailand is full and we are no longer taking applications. There are a number of spaces left for the online component
Course Dates - Applications Close May 10th 2016
|Registration||20th May – 23rd May|
|Unit 1||Elephant Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition and Calf Management||23rd May – 29th May|
|1.1||Relevant Clinical Anatomy and Physiology|
|1.2||Nutrition and Feeding, body condition scoring, neo-natal care|
|1.3||Management / Preventive Care (Range Countries and Western Zoos)|
|Unit 2||Repro Anatomy, Physiology and Management||30th May – 5th June|
|2.1||The Female Elephant|
|2.1||The Male Elephant|
|2.3||Breeding and Parturition Management|
|Unit 3||Reproductive management, breeding and AI||6th June – 12th June|
|3.1||Endocrine Monitoring of Females|
|3.2||Endocrine Monitoring of Males|
|3.3||Semen Collection and Evaluation|
|Unit 4||Health, Diseases, surveillance and restraint||13th June – 19th June|
|4.1||Health and Physical Examination|
|4.4||Disease (Non-Infectious Diseases and Infectious Diseases)|
|4.5||Restraint and Anaesthesia|
|Assessment||Submission of Assignment Report & Test||20th – 26th June|
|Practical component||Chiang Mai University, Thailand, National Elephant Institute and Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, Lampang||11th – 15th July|
This course is a collaboration between the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (Sri Lanka) Chiang Mai University (Thailand) and the Royal Veterinary College (UK) partially sponsored by Bayer plc UK.
Applications Close: May 10th 2016
The number of places on both the distance learning and practical courses for participants from “Asian elephant range countries” and for students are limited, as these places are on reduced fees. If you require further information regarding fees or any other details, please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Partially Funded by Brian Nixon fund for the protection of Elephants in Thailand
Elephant Training Course Costs
|Course Fees||Internet Component||Practical Component||Combined Fees|
|Non range countries||£400||£450||£850|
* Nationals of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, plus Singapore
|International Travel to Chiang Mai||Not Included|
|Airport Transfer from Chiang Mai Airport to accomodation||Not Included||Taxi to city centre approx £5|
|Internal Transport associated with the course||Included|
|Stay in Chiang Mai 11th July||Not Included||
Approx £40/night based on 4* hotel. We will recommended hotel.
|Stay at National Elephant Institute (NEI) 12- 15th July||Included|
|Lunches during the course||Included|
|Breakfast and evening meals at NEI||Included|