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Day One - Saturday

Welcome by the President – 9:00am

Saturday - Wildlife Stream (1) - Session One

 

Session 1

Chair Michelle O’Brien

09:15

James Chatterton

Plenary 1: Kākāpo Conservation Medicine in Aotearoa (New Zealand): coordinating the veterinary care for the critically endangered kākāpo (Strigops habroptilus).

10:00

Jane Hopper

Wild tiger health centre- a global resource for tiger conservation

10:15

Sophie Lund Rasmussen

An exploratory investigation of glucocorticoids, personality and survival rates in wild and rehabilitated hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in Denmark.

Saturday - Exotics Stream (2) - Session Three

 

Session 3

Chair Romain Pizzi

09:15

Sue Thornton

 

Plenary 3: Fish clinical cases- practical tips for the approach to a sick fish

 

10:00

Kerstin Erles

 

Squamous cell carcinoma in bearded dragons and chameleons

 

10:15

Sergio Silvetti

 

Nasal adenocarcinoma: diagnosis and treatment in a pet rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculi)

 

Morning Break – 10:30

Saturday - Wildlife Stream (1) - Session Two

 

Session 2

Chair Stuart Patterson

11:00

 

Alastair Ward

 

British Deer Veterinary Association

Plenary 2: Abundance and distribution surveys of British wild deer and why they are important for vets

11:45

Sam Pearce

British Deer Veterinary Association

A cross sectional study on enteric disease agents in UK deer

12:00

Andrew Routh

The Perverse Darwin Awards – human stupidity driving other species to extinction

12:30

Martin Whitehead

Fipronil and imidacloprid in the UK waterways – The role of dog and cat ectoparasites

12:45

 

Morning Questions and Answers session

Saturday - Exotics Stream (2) - Session Four

 

Session 4

Chair Sarah Pellett

11:00

Francesco Origgi

Plenary 4: More than 20 years investigating tortoise herpesviruses (Testidinid alphaherpesviruses) All that we don’t knowt we do not know

 

11:45

Emily Gover

Cold condensation root canal therapy to retain fractured canines of a ferret

12:00

Hohin Fung

Rabbit welfare and dietary enrichment – does scatter feeding encourage foraging behaviour compared to bowl feeding?

12:15

Martin Whitehead

Euthanasia of birds and reptiles by oral gavage of pentobarbitone

12.30

Lesley Larkin

‘…It was all started by a mouse…An outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis associated with reptile feeder mice in the UK

12:45

Sergio Silvetti

Retrograde pharyngeal endoscopy in a rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculi)

Lunch – 13:30

Saturday - Joint Stream - Sessions 5 and 6

 

Session 5

Chair Peter Kettlewell

14:00

Careers Roundtable:

Steve Smith, Stuart Patterson, Fieke Molenaar and Ashley Clayton

(LIVE)

Afternoon Break – 15:15

 

Session 6

Chair Romain Pizzi

16:00

Liz Mullineaux

How do we improve the veterinary care of British wildlife?

 

The Born Free Foundation Workshop outcomes.

Closing Remarks – 17:00

Day Two - Sunday

Welcome by the Junior Vice President – 9:00am

Sunday - Zoo Stream (1) - Zoo - Session 9

 

Session 9

Chair Sarah-Jayne Smith

09:15

Chris Gilmour

Plenary 5:  Crisis and reputation management (LIVE)

10:00

Phillipa Dobbs

Estimating GI transit time in bush dogs using BIPS

10:15

Marta Pereira

Morbidity and mortality identified at post-mortem examination of langurs (Trachypithecus spp) from six UK zoos

Sunday - Nursing/Student Stream (2) - Zoo - Session 11

 

Session 11

Chair Lindsay Thomas

09:15

Sonya Miles

Reproductive Disease in Chelonia

09:45

Brian Stockdale

Avian Nutrition

10:15

Emma Onyejekwe

Improving the veterinary nursing care of British wildlife

 

Morning Break – 10:30

Sunday - Zoo Stream (1) - Zoo - Session 10

 

Session 10

Chair Nathalie Wissink-Argilaga

11:00

Fieke Molenaar

Plenary 6: Challenges of diagnosing TB in zoo species

11:45

Kit Heawood

British Deer Veterinary Association

Plenary 7:  Challenges and developments in testing enclosed deer herds for TB

12:30

Phillipa Dobbs

Review of avian anaesthesia deaths in a UK zoo collection over a 5year period

12:45

Richard Saunders

Spinal lesions in African Penguins at a UK Zoological collection

13.00

 

Morning Questions and Answers session

Sunday - Nursing/Student Stream (2) - Zoo - Session 12

 

Session 12

Chair Bev Panto

11:00

Charlotte Burn

Plenary 8: What does ‘welfare’ really mean when applied to wild animals? An Animal Welfare Foundation funding viewpoint

12:00

David Stokes

Veterinary nursing of birds of prey

12:30

Lauren Valentine

Welfare considerations for ex situ captive African Pangolins

12:45

 

Morning Questions and Answers session

Lunch – 13:15

Sunday - Joint Stream - Zoo - Session 13 and 14

 

Session 13

Chair Stuart Patterson

14:00

Michelle O’Brien

BVZS Policy: Development of the BVZS Position Statement on Flight restraint position statement on Avian Flight restraint

14:40

Helen Roberts

Plenary 9: Emerging threats in wildlife and exotic animals: the role of government and a One Health approach.

Afternoon Break – 15:30

 

Session 14

Chair Liz Mullineaux

16:00

BVZS Council. How do I get involved? Round table: Peter Kettlewell, Benjamin Kennedy, Sarah-Jayne Smith, Stuart Patterson (LIVE)

Closing Remarks – 16:45

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