RVC Zoological Society talk with Caroline Ingraham
Duration: Evening lecture
Date: 21st May 2019
Location: Royal Veterinary College, Royal College Street London, NW1 0TU View on map
Caroline will be giving a talk at the Royal Veterinary College Zoological Society on 21st May at the Camden Campus.
Only open to members, please call the following number for further details: +44 (0)20 7468 5000 as reservations cannot be made via this website.
Applied zoopharmacognosy could be of immense benefit to rehabilitation efforts around the world. In this seminar I will talk about how applied zoopharmacognosy can be used to aid individual animal health, conservation efforts and environmental enrichment programs in sanctuaries and zoos.
The talk will discuss the mechanisms that under pin animal self-medication and will be illustrated with case examples that include: An elephant calf with potentially fatal wounds with concerns over septicemia and Klebsiella pneumoniae, severely traumatised rhesus monkeys that self-harm and the most aggressive tiger known to the zoo communities destined to be PTS. The talk will also include polar bears, brown bears and chimpanzees. Case studies will not only illustrate how animals have healed themselves by selecting medicinal compounds, but also lend support to this innate hypothesis.
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