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Fundamentals are the Building Blocks of Fun!

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Pre- and Post-Operative Care for Phacoemulsification Using Operant Conditioning with a Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

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Irawaddy Dolphin Population on the Rise – Atlantic Surfclam Adapting to Warming Ocean Waters – New CITES Protections for Some Elasmobranch Species more

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Fundamentals are the Building Blocks of Fun! – Fortifying Relationship Through Voluntary Venipuncture Training

Fundamentals are the Building Blocks of Fun! – Fortifying Relationship Through Voluntary Venipuncture Training

At the time of his training for protected contact voluntary jugular venipuncture, Rockie had limited foundation or history of training. His previous caretakers shared that he was a gentle, healthy, 10-year-old castrated "green" animal who rarely ate by hand and did not have a repertoire of trained behaviors.

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Pre- and Post-Operative Care for Phacoemulsification Using Operant Conditioning with a Great Horned Owl <em>(Bubo virginianus)</em>

Pre- and Post-Operative Care for Phacoemulsification Using Operant Conditioning with a Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

From the inception of the raptor training program at Shedd, we decided that we would shape behavior the same way we did with other animals in our care, by conditioning a bridge and starting a solid reinforcement history that incorporated using reinforcement variety.

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President's Corner

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Regional Reports

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Information on upcoming workshops, seminars, conferences, and more

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Conservation Briefs

Conservation Briefs

Irawaddy Dolphin Population on the Rise – Atlantic Surfclam Adapting to Warming Ocean Waters – New CITES Protections for Some Elasmobranch Species

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Back to Basics

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Dorsal Fin: Exploring an Unusual Site for Blood Sampling in a Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) at National Aquarium of Cuba

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Dorsal Fin: Exploring an Unusual Site for Blood Sampling in a Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) at National Aquarium of Cuba

Animal Facts

Pacific White-sided Dolphin

Scientific name: Lagenorhynchus obliquidens

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