Applications for AArk Seed Grant proposals now open! George Bernard Rabb, 1930-2017. AArk's 10-year review highlights our accomplishments over a decade. Two seed grants were awarded in 2017 to exciting new projects. University of the Guatemala Valley, Guatemala, June 2018 2017 Biology, Management and Conservation of North American Salamanders training course in Atlanta, USA. A range of resources, that we hope amphibian program managers will find useful. Beastly Threads textiles - a significant portion of the profits will go to habitat and wildlife preservation efforts, including the Amphibian Ark. Amphibian Advocates - featuring amphibian conservationists from around the world who focus their efforts on captive programs for the most threatened species. Amphibians are an important component of the global ecosystem, as indicators of environmental health and contributors to human health. They watched the dinosaurs come and go, but today almost half of them are themselves threatened with extinction . Addressing the amphibian extinction crisis represents the greatest species conservation challenge in the history of humanity.
Haloperidol use may lead to the development of symptoms that resemble Parkinson's disease, but that are not caused by Parkinson's. These symptoms may include a taut or mask-like expression on the face, drooling, tremors, pill-rolling motions in the hands, cogwheel rigidity (abnormal rigidity in muscles, characterized by jerky movements when the muscle is passively stretched), and a shuffling gait. Taking the anti-Parkinson drugs benztropine mesylate or trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride along with haloperidol help to control these symptoms. Medication to control Parkinsonian-like symptoms may have to be continued after haloperidol is stopped. This is due to different rates of elimination of these drugs from the body.
There are no well controlled studies with Haldol (haloperidol) in pregnant women. There are reports, however, of cases of limb malformations observed following maternal use of Haldol along with other drugs which have suspected teratogenic potential during the first trimester of pregnancy. Causal relationships were not established in these cases. Since such experience does not exclude the possibility of fetal damage due to Haldol, this drug should be used during pregnancy or in women likely to become pregnant only if the benefit clearly justifies a potential risk to the fetus.