Survey of wildlife rescued and treated from 2014 to 2016 in Joinville (SC), Brazil

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Carolina Konkel Barbosa
José Eduardo Basilio de Oliveira Gneiding
Túlio Tácito Ribeiro
Edevaldo Antonio Iachinski
Igor Christian Magno Gonçalves
Cláudia Turra Pimpão


Natural ecosystems are in constant conflict with the growing and disordered urban expansion, arising from the mismanagement of human developments and infrastructure, facing an accelerated rate of deforestation and defaunation. The intense pressure on natural environments impacts the local fauna through various incidents, generating high mortality, such as hit-and-run, window-crashing, attacks by domestic animals, dissemination of diseases and electrocution. The purpose of this study was to carry out a retrospective survey of the wild fauna rescued and treated at a clinic associated with the environmental police in the region of Joinville - SC. A total of 379 wild animals were treated at the clinic from 2014 to 2016. Of these, 262 (69.13%) were birds, 107 (28.23%) mammals, 9 (2.37%) reptiles and 1 (0.26%) amphibian. The main causes of referral for clinical care were due to trauma (50.66%), seizures (1.32%) and other causes (48.02%), such as home invasion and orphaned puppies. Among the reasons for traumas, pedestrian accidents were the most prevalent, representing 39.58% of the cases treated, followed by animals found to be debilitated without a defined cause (31.77%), attack by domestic animals (14.58%) and window-crashing (9.89%). The data obtained in this study show a rich diversity of species in Joinville. These species are exposed to several anthropogenic challenges and barriers derived mainly from intense displacement and human invasion, causing many animals to move in order to adapt to urban areas.

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Barbosa, C., Gneiding, J. E., Ribeiro, T., Iachinski, E., Gonçalves, I. C., & Pimpão, C. (2021). Survey of wildlife rescued and treated from 2014 to 2016 in Joinville (SC), Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences (Online), 56(4), 687-696.
Author Biographies

Carolina Konkel Barbosa, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR)

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUC-PR) in 2017. Worked in the line of animal toxicology research with emphasis on the harmful effects caused by mycotoxins in river fish (Rhandia quelen) in the scientific initiation scholarship program - PIBIC with support from Bolsa PUC-PR (2014-2015) and Bolsa Fundação Araucária (2015-2016). Honorable Mention - 1st Place in the Oral Presentation Category in the Area of ​​Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine - XXIII SEMIC PUC-PR (2015). Scientific initiation with emphasis on topographic anatomy in the identification and mapping of the maxillary and mandibular branches of the trigeminal nerve of howler monkeys (Alouatta guariba clamitans) for anesthetic blocks. Currently a master's student at the Post-Graduate Program in Animal Science at PUC-PR (scholarship holder from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel - CAPES) with an emphasis on Antimicrobial Resistance in the context of Unique Health and Biodiversity Conservation and Post-graduate student in Clinic and Surgery of Exotic and Wild Pets at Faculdade Qualittas.

José Eduardo Basilio de Oliveira Gneiding, Centro Universitário - Sociedade Educacional de Santa Catarina (UNISOCIESC)

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Cuiabá (2001), Specialist in Pharmacology from the Federal University of Lavras (2008), Master in Animal Science from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná - PUCPR (2015) and PhD in Health, Technology and Integrated Animal Production as well by PUCPR (2019). He was professor of medical and surgical clinic for small animals in the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the Regional University of Blumenau (2014-2020). Since September 2018, he has been a professor and researcher at the Department of Veterinary Medicine at Centro Universitário - Sociedade Educacional de Santa Catarina (UNISOCIESC) in the municipality of Blumenau - SC. He has experience in the area of Veterinary Medicine, with an emphasis on pharmacology and animal therapy, as well as medical and surgical clinic for small animals and wild animals.

Túlio Tácito Ribeiro, Faculdade CESUMAR

Undergraduate course in Biological Sciences at Faculdade Cesumar - Curitiba - PR. He is interested in zoology and ecology.

Edevaldo Antonio Iachinski, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR)

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUC-PR) in 2018. He worked in the line of animal toxicology research with an emphasis on the harmful effects caused by mycotoxins in fish.

Igor Christian Magno Gonçalves, Clínica Dr. Selvagem - Medicina de Animais Silvestres e Exóticos

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the Center for Agroveterinary Sciences of the University of the State of Santa Catarina (CAV - UDESC). Post - Graduate in Wild Animal Clinic and Surgery at Anhembi Morumbi University (ANCLIVEPA - SP). President of the Catarinense Commission on Wild Animals of CRMV / SC. Member of the Brazilian Association of Veterinarians of Wild Animals. (ABRAVAS).

Cláudia Turra Pimpão, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR)

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Federal University of Paraná (1992), Master in Veterinary Sciences from the Federal University of Paraná / McGill University (1996) and doctorate in Biotechnological Processes from the Federal University of Paraná (2006). Postdoctoral fellow at Chongqing Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center, China (2014). Post-doctorate at the University of Valencia, Spain (2014-2015). Full Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná. Chairman of the Single Health Commission of the Regional Council of Veterinary Medicine of Paraná. & # 10; Member of the Intersectoral Commission for Health, Science and Technology in Pharmaceutical Care, representing the Federal Council of Veterinary Medicine (CFMV), according to Resolution No. 625, of October 11, 2019. She was coordinator of the Undergraduate Course in Veterinary Medicine at PUCPR for 16 years until mid-2019, directing this course to the first place of private schools of veterinary medicine in the RUF ranking of the São Paulo sheet for 2 consecutive years ( 2018 and 2019); Coordinator and creator of the Unique Health Boat Extension Project, together with Veterinarian Aaronson Ramathan Freitas, who has been promoting assistance in the population management of dogs and cats since 2018 and raising awareness of responsible guarding of pets in difficult communities. access to unique health on the coast of Paraná, mainly the oceanic islands and Guaraqueça. Has experience in Veterinary Medicine, with emphasis on Pharmacology and Veterinary Toxicology, acting on the following subjects: Antimicrobial Resistance; Determination of effectiveness and safety factor for the development of new drugs; Pain control; Population studies of dogs and cats; Pharmacological and toxicological studies of the impact caused by chemical substances or mycotoxins in different animal species; Animal-assisted therapies. He published 75 articles in specialized journals and 141 papers in the annals of events. It has 7 chapters of published books. It has 135 items of technical production. Participated in 6 events abroad and 109 in Brazil. He supervised 19 master's dissertations and co-supervised 1, supervised 5 doctoral theses, in addition to supervising 66 scientific initiation works and 42 conclusion works in the areas of Veterinary Medicine and Ecology. He received 28 awards and / or honors. Between 2004 and 2020 he coordinated 6 research projects. He currently participates in 11 research projects, coordinating 10 of these. He works in the area of ​​Veterinary Medicine, with an emphasis on Pharmacology and Veterinary Toxicology. In his professional activities he interacted with 369 collaborators in co-authorship of scientific works


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