Welfare and rehabilitation of bats

The Bat Conservation Trust have produced a 2013  update of Bat care guidelines: a guide to bat care for rehabiliators aimed at veterinary professions. (Access requires registration)

The guidelines were originally produced through funding from the BVA Animal Welfare Foundation, RCVS Charitable Trust and RSPCA.


BatsOther useful references

Open access reports:

A selection of references
is available from our 'Related documents' box.

In the Library
, we have the following publications:

  • Meredith, Anna L. and Keeble, Emma J. (2011) Wildlife medicine & rehabilitation. London: Manson Publishing Ltd
  • Stocker, Les (2005) Practical wildlife care.  Second ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Williams, Elizabeth S. and Barker, Ian K. [eds] (2001) Infectious diseases of wild mammals. Third ed. London: Manson Publishing Ltd
  • Fowler, Murray E. and Miller, R. Eric (2008) Zoo and wild animal medicine: current therapy. Volume 6. Missouri: Saunders Elsevier


(Photo: Photo by Dave Bunnell of Townsend's bats in a California cave. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-shareAlike 2.5 License.)