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Nutritional and Clinical Management of Neotropical Primates

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Practical application in the conservation of in-situ and ex-situ species.

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10 modules plus an exclusive bonus with over 50 topics on primates. You will interact with the instructors during the course and ask questions.

Target audience: students and professionals in Veterinary, Biology, Animal Science and the like. 

O que você vai aprender neste curso:

Module I​ Nutrition to sustain life

1. Essential nutrients for primates  


a. Feeding strategies for free-ranging primates

b. Nutritional wisdom? How do animals find nutrients in the wild?

c. In-situ primate nutrition research

D. Ex-situ primate nutrition research

e. Where to find nutritional references for primates

f. Nutrients that are considered essential for primates

g. Most used ingredients in primates diet

h. Importance of primate nutrition in in-situ and ex-situ conservation projects

i. What is the influence of food and nutritional management on primate reproduction?


Module II​ Nutrition and health

5. Nutritional requirements


a. How to assess nutritional references

b. How to estimate the nutritional requirement of wild primates

c. Daily energy calculation: most used formulas

d. Protein need for animals with different eating habits

E. The importance of fiber for leaf-eating animals

f. Is fat important? What are the main sources?

g. Micronutrients: what are the current recommendations?


Module III​
Feeding and behavior

8. Handling and preparing diets  

a. Most used types of cuts

b. Main challenges in handling diets

c. How to handle food safely

d. Feeding groups: main challenges in preparing diets

Module IV 
Diet formulation

11. Basic principles of diet formulation


a. Principles of diet formulation

b. Definition of objectives and goals for formulation

c. How to formulate balanced diets?

d. Difference between a balanced diet and a complete diet


Module V 
Key issues on nutrition. 

14. Food Evaluation  


15. Production of plants for feeding


16. Insect production  


17. Taking care of orphaned babies

18. Nutrition as an environmental education tool

8. Tratamentoa. APH – Atendimento Pré-Hospitalari. O que não fazer?ii. O que fazer.b. Soroterapiai. Imunização ativa e passiva – diferençasii. Noções básicas da produção de soroiii.Soros específicos e polivalentesiv. Correlação entre acidentes e soros

Module IV 
Diet formulation

11. Basic principles of diet formulation


a. Principles of diet formulation

b. Definition of objectives and goals for formulation

c. How to formulate balanced diets?

d. Difference between a balanced diet and a complete diet




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Some testimonials from our students!


Dr. Carlos Saad
Professor da
Universidade Federal de Lavras

"the course has a lot of content and the updated part helped me a lot" "Prof. Ana Raquel and Prof. Dalton are very committed to what they do..."


Manuela -ZWF
Miami - EUA

"... I enrolled for the wildlife management course and it was the best thing I ever did... the course is wonderful, the teachers the content, the classes, all done in a way to help us, apart from the access that we have to teachers..."


Msc. Fernand Libério
Médica Veterinária Analista Ambiental  CETAS /IBAMAMiami - EUA

"the course helped me overcome difficulties and improve animal feeding, leading to a much higher survival and recovery rate. It was excellent, and helped me a lot, I can only recommend this course."


Medica Veterinária Costa Rica

"the nutrition course is super important because I am now able to manage diets and improve animal welfare...Instructors are interested in helping, by Telegram, WhatsApp, e-mail.".


Ana Clara
Estudante de Zootecnia 
Universidade Federal do Goiás

"...classes are very well-prepared, going from the basics of nutrition to the practical part... I look forward to the next Fauna em Foco's courses! "


Flor Barrueta
Médica Veterinária
Zoológico Guatemala


"... is the most complete and organized course I have ever done in this sense, this helped me a lot by giving me new ideas ... I recommend"


Roseane Fernandes Médica Veterinária

"... this course totally changed my life, because for 10 years I worked in a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center... after this course I was able to put all the classes into practice... i indicate to everyone, who works in CRAS, Zoo, Clinics..."


Cíntia Batista
Zootecnista do Parque Zoobotânico - João Pessoa/PB. 


"the course was extremely important to me...particularly in teaching how to use SuperCrac, which is a software that I've acquired recently."


Sérgio Novita
Médico Veterinário


"...this is a very pragmatic, day-to-day course that addresses very practical aspects of working with the species that are sent here. It also addresses extremely important issues such as the control and organization of the kitchen and the stock..."


Gabriela Burh


"...classes are focused and very well planned, which helped me study more easily. I strongly recommend this course... Fantastic material and very worth it!..."


Instructors with over 20 years’ theoretical and practical experience in Brazilian government agencies, wildlife rehab centers, zoos and animal rescue.


Prof. MSc. Ana Raquel Faria

BA in Animal Science from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Master in Animal Nutrition from UFRRJ, and doctoral candidate in Ecology and Natural Resources at the State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF).
Over 20 years’ experience in the field of environment, ex situ and in situ management for wildlife conservation. Prof. Ana Raquel has worked in institutions such as the Rio de Janeiro Zoo, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (CETAS) in Rio de Janeiro, IBAMA Headquarters in Brasília, and the Brasília Zoo. She has been a professor and coordinator of graduate studies at the UPIS and FTB Colleges, and a consultant at Itaipu Binacional, IBAMA and Carioca Engineering. She is currently the Conservation Director of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums of Brazil (AZAB), a researcher associated with Project Anteaters in Brazil, and instructor of the Fauna em Foco courses.

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