600 delegates met fo this week long conference!
Sarah gave a presentation on this important topic and highlighted how many clinical conditions can be present without outward clinical signs.
There was a good variety of clinical cases, morbidity and mortality reviews and research papers presented.
Sarah spoke at this CPD event outlining how veterinary professionals can use their basic principles to approach exotic cases.
Bird and reptile handling was demonstrated by the highly skilled and experienced Matt Rendle RVN.
The lecture finished with an interactive quiz - prizes were given by VetArk! The importance of team work was highlighted!
This seminar integrated work from several fields, including ethology, veterinary hospice and palliative care, animal ethics, environmental enrichment, animal training, nutrition and exhibit/indoor housing.
This workshop was a collaboration between AnimalConcepts and Chapman Zoo Consultancy.
Sarah enjoyed speaking on subjects including elderly zoo animal care, the importance of positive reinforcement training for veterinary care of zoo animals and clinical approaches to zoo animal cases. There were also some great practical sessions including exotic/zoo radiography and blood sampling techniques.
Julian was invited to speak to the students about the work that goes into conservation of the Common Dormouse in the UK.
The students were especially interested in how dormice were paired up for captive breeding prior to release and how the monitoring continues.
Sarah spoke about how vets can get involved in primate conservation in the field and how students can have an impact to help these endangered species. Poaching of whole families of primates still continues with the babies being sold as pets.