Venomous Snake Handling
Handling venomous snakes is an acquired skill and not without risk. More and more people in Europe keep venomous snakes as pets and often do so without any prior practical experience. Emergency services, veterinarians, zookeepers and biologists also often come into contact with venomous animals, while their training or education pays little attention to this animal group.
Handling venomous snakes takes a lot of practice, repetition and finesse to master. A single mistake can have serious consequences! In addition, just 'being able to' handle a venomous animal is not enough! Knowing how toxins work, which precautions one needs to take during handling and how to respond correctly to an emergency is equally important!
We at the H.E.R.P. offer a two-day training course in handling venomous snakes. During the training, the participants are gradually introduced to working with venomous animals and are taught various handling techniques. This course is suitable for emergency services, veterinarians, zookeepers, biologists and hobbyists who want to learn more about toxinology and working with venomous animals.
This introductory course covers all important aspects related to working with potentially dangerous snakes and gives the trainees the opportunity to get acquainted with venomous snakes 'hands-on' under the guidance of specialists.
- Biology of Venomous Reptiles
- The Venomous Snake Groups
- Snakebite, EHBO & antivenom
- Materials & techniques
- Practical: Handling venomous snakes
- Two full days of training (14 hours)
- Possibility to buy high quality handling equipment
Next course dates:
17/06/2023 - 18/06/2023
10:00 - 17:00
Hotel Den Briel
Abraham Voortmanstraat 2, Gent
This training will be in English!
Bryan Minne - biologist, herpetologist, veterinary technician - H.E.R.P.
Laura Ruysseveldt - biologist, herpetologist, veterinary technician - H.E.R.P.
Signing up is possible up to 1 week before the course!
- During this course you will be exposed to dangerous animals
- Participation is at your own risk and possible from 18 years of age
- This training is in accordance with Flemish legislation
- Dress code: long trousers and closed toe shoes (NO shorts, sandals, flip flops,...)
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