Practical Zoo Nutrition Management

Submitted by jhall on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:04
Dates: May 6 – 10, 2019

Gain hands-on experience in zoo and wildlife nutrition in this five-day course featuring expert nutritionists from three leading U.S. zoological institutions.

What You'll Study

  • Commissary design, operations, and management
  • Nutrient and energy metabolism of zoo and wild animals
  • Practical principles of feeding a wide variety of animals across all taxa
  • Diet formulation and evaluation
  • Problem-solving strategies to apply to your operation
  • How to develop a comprehensive clinical diet plan for an animal/species at your own institution

This course will be most relevant for:

  • Nutrition/animal science graduate students
  • Zoo keepers and curators
  • Commissary managers
  • Nutritionists
  • Veterinarians
  • Professionals with some previous background/experience in nutrition

Please note that this is not a Registry program. Contact the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation directly for details (click here).