Papers sought by zoo veterinarians

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Papers are invited for a joint conference of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Wildlife Disease Association, and American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2004, in San Diego.

A joint plenary session will focus on emerging diseases; pathology; wildlife law, ethics, and policy, including rehabilitation issues; management of introduced exotics, invasive species, and pests; health issues of captive propagation and translocation projects; new technology and conservation applications; conservation efforts of marine species; animal health and applied conservation for the California ecoregion; disease ecology and epidemiology; and anesthesia and immobilization.

The AAZV sessions will include reptile, amphibian, and aquatic species; avian medicine; carnivores and small mammals; primates; hoofstock; geriatric medicine and pain relief; case reports; and American Zoo and Aquarium Association/Species Survival Plan/Veterinary Advisor Group reports. A poster session, veterinary and graduate student paper competitions, and workshops/wet labs are also scheduled.

For more information on submitting a paper for the conference, visit the AAZV Web site,, or contact Dr. Joe Flanagan, Houston Zoological Gardens, 1513 N. MacGregor Drive, Houston, TX 77030-1603; phone, (713) 284-1300, or jflanaganathoustonzoo [dot] org (jflanagan[at]houstonzoo[dot]org).