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The role of veterinary professionals in an oilspill incident.

UCD’s biology society have invited us to speak to its members on the OWRN and how veterinary professionals can be involved in a response. The talk will begin with a brief history and rational for the organisation followed by simple introduction to the specific needs of oiled birds from a veterinary point of view.

Students will get the opportunity to view first hand how oil affects feathers, how to safely handle a bird, how to tube fluids/food into a bird, what are the basic ppe for working with oiled wildlife.