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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

451 - Degree in Veterinary Science

28437 - Wildlife

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28437 - Wildlife
Faculty / School:
105 - Facultad de Veterinaria
451 - Degree in Veterinary Science
5 and 4
Second semester
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

Due to the low number of credits in this topic, the main goal is to make an approach to the different subjects mostly using lecturer presentations, seminars, laboratory demonstrations and problem solving exercises.

5.2. Learning tasks

Lectures. 15 h

They will be undertaken using computer presentations that will include development of ideas, figures, images, graphics and layouts. Students will previously have the teaching material through the so called digital ring of the Unizar (ADD). The participation of students in posing questions or discussion of issues of particular relevance will be encouraged.


Developing skills

Skill in handling concepts. Ability to integrate ideas. Ability to relate concepts. Development of critical thinking . Ability to understand the field of veterinary professional performance in the recovery, conservation and maintenance of wild species. Ability to analyze information from different sources. Ability to consult bibliography.


Demonstrations. 15 h

Laboratory demonstrations and problem solving exercises (6 h)

They will include post mortem examination of wild animal or solving exercises under teacher supervision.


Seminars (4 h)

Two seminars will be performed, topics to be defined in each academic year.


External visits (5 h)

Two visits are programmed: (i) to the “La Alfranca Wildlife Recovery Center” and the “Los Sotos y Galachos del Ebro Nature Reserve” and (ii) to the Zaragoza’s aquarium.


5.3. Syllabus


Topic 1-2: Definition / history and legal framework

Topic 3-4: Wildlife conservation strategies

Topic 5: Game management

Topic 6-8: Medicine and surgery

Topic 9-11: Animal health

Topic 12-13: Genetics

Topic 14: Wildlife rescue centers

Topic 15: Zoological groups / Animal welfare




            Topic of interest in wildlife (2h)

            Topic of interest in wildlife (2h)

Problem solving exercises (5h)

Post mortem studies of wildlife (1h)

External visits

            To the “La Alfranca Wildlife Recovery Center” and the “Los Sotos y Galachos del Ebro Nature Reserve” (3h)

            To the Zaragoza’s aquarium. (2h)

5.4. Course planning and calendar

Calendar, schedules, mentoring and examination shall comply with the provisions of the academic calendar of the University of Zaragoza and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The information will be available in Moodle on line course since the beginning of the academic year.


5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

[BB: Bibliografía básica / BC: Bibliografía complementaria]

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  • [BB] Animal conservation Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press,1998- [Publicación periódica]
  • [BB] Áreas importantes para las aves en España / editado por Carlota Viada ; prefacio de Domingo Jiménez Beltrán ; y prólogo de Eduardo de Juana ; colaboradores especiales, Eduardo de Juana...[et al.] . 2ª ed. rev. y ampl. Madrid : Sociedad española de Ornitología-Birdlife, 1998
  • [BB] Avian medicine :principles and application / [abridged edition edited by Branson W. Ritchie, Greg J. Harrison, Linda R. Harrison]. - Abridged ed./by Donald W. Zantop Lake Worth : Wingers Publishing, cop. 1997
  • [BB] Becher, Anne. Biodiversity :a reference handbook /Anne Becher Santa Barbara, California :ABC-CLIO, 1998
  • [BB] Behavioral approaches to conservation in the wild /edited by Janine R. Clemmons and Richard Buchhol Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998
  • [BB] Behavioral ecology New York : International Society for Behavioral Ecology, 1990- [Publicación periódica]
  • [BB] Behaviour and conservation / edited by L. Morris Gosling and William J. Sutherland. 1st ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000
  • [BB] Biological Conservation Amsterdam : Elsevier, 1968- [Publicación periódica]
  • [BB] BSAVA Manual of wildlife casualties / editors, Elizabeth Mullineaux, Dick Best and John E. Cooper. Quedgeley, Gloucester, UK : British Small Animal Veterinary Association, cop. 2003
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  • [BB] The domestic animal/wildlife interface : issues for disease control, conservation, sustainable food production, and emergig diseases /edited by E. Paul J. Gibbs and Bob H. Bokma. New York :The New York Academy of Sciences, 2003
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  • [BB] The evolution of CITES :a reference to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora / [Willem Wijnstekers]. 9th ed. Budapest :International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), 2011
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Listado de URL

  • ADW .Animal Diversity Web. / University of Michigan Museum of Zoology []
  • Animal info. Endangered Animals Africa []
  • CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora []
  • Fauna & Flora International []
  • Fundación Biodiversidad []
  • Nature Serve Exploree : an online encyclopedia of life []
  • Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación []
  • U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service . National Wildlife Refuge System []
  • WWF .World Wildlife Fund []