Resources & Education
How much is a koala worth?
Check out this post from ARC about the disturbing facts behind environmental offsets and construction
Saving wildlife from your phone!
The IFAW Wildlife Rescue App is joint initiative by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, (IFAW) and the NSW Wildlife Council (NWC). This helpful App identifies the closest licensed wildlife rescue group to where your phone is situated and, at the touch of a button, you will be connected to someone for assistance if you have found a sick, injured or orphaned animal.
Training "Boston" the Jack Russell for Nose Work
The Cruelty of Trapping and Relocating Adult Wombats
A case study written by Tania Clancy
Animals in care
Have you ever wondered what it is like to meet a wombat in care?
Here is school teacher Mary Kidner's first impression and encounter with a womabt in care
Helping Wildlife During Floods
Here is some useful information on how to help wildlife in distress during a flood disaster. For further information please visit https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/native-animals/helping-wildlife-in-emergencies/helping-wildlife-during-floods
Please do not put your own safety at risk. If you need assistance please call your local wildlife rescue or veterinary clinic.
Dr Howard Ralph - Southern Cross Wildlife Care
Perspectives from a Vet
When to use anti-inflamatories
When wildlife is injured, we often have to deliberate whether to use anti-inflammatories or not. Inflammation is the second stage of healing and begins right after the injury when the wounded blood vessels leak transudate (water, salt and protein) causing localised swelling. When bones are broken, bones cell migrate down to the broken area. Inflammation controls bleeding, prevents infection and allows repair cells to move to the site of the wound. It also allows damaged cells, pathogens and bacteria to be removed from the wound. White blood cells, growth factors, nutrients and enzymes create the swelling. Heat, pain and redness are commonly experienced during this stage of healing. Inflammation is problematic if prolonged or excessive so anti-inflammatories should be used with caution, as a means of preventing swelling which could strangle blood supply and nerves. Excess use of anti-inflammatories can be counterproductive, hindering the healing process which is why we always need veterinary advice for each individual injury.
Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue Inc. & Hospital
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