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Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference 2020 - Workshops & Masterclasses

  

 

Please find below the list of all workshops and masterclasses to be offered at the Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference 2020.

Each workshop has both a minimum and maximum number of participants. Whilst we will do our best to accommodate your choices, if we do not meet the minimum number for a particular workshop we may need to cancel it and you will receive a full refund of the workshop fee.

Please note: 21% VAT is chargeable on the prices shown below (reclaimable by most institutions).

 

Full Day Workshops and Masterclasses

 

Advanced Anaesthesia

Time: 08:00 - 18:30

Speakers: Carsten Grøndahl, Christine Lendl, Tørsten Moller

Cost: €110 EAZWV/AAZV members, €130 Non-members (VAT not included)

Target Audience: Suitable for experienced veterinarians, not open for students.

Overview: Lectures on advanced monitoring, newest pharmacology including multimodal approaches, and topics requested from the participants, planned practical anaesthesia of an animal in the afternoon followed by discussion.

Carsten Grøndahl obtained a Ph.D. in anaesthesiology & pharmacology at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen in 1992, and has been an associate professor in Anaesthesia and Surgery at this university before becoming the chief veterinarian at Copenhagen Zoo in 1996. Carsten has led numerous postgraduate training seminars in anaesthesia, pain modulation, immobilisation, monitoring and the use of long acting neuroleptics in many countries, he's given numerous talks and authored many publications, amongst which an anaesthesia chapter (Musk Ox) in Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy, Volume 9.

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Use it or Lose it - Veterinary Role in Proactive Reproduction Management

Time: 08:00 - 18:30

Speakers: Imke Lüders, Johanna Painer

Cost: €110 EAZWV/AAZV members, €130 Non-members, €80 Students (VAT not included)

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of experience, including students.

Overview: This workshop is directed towards veterinarians and students aiming to receive a basic understanding for applied reproduction management in zoological facilities. Options for intervention, from reproductive soundness evaluation and assisted reproduction to contraception are discussed. Regular reproduction is important to keep animals fertile and to grow ex situ endangered species populations. In the daily routine, zoo management and curators expect from the veterinarians to assist with problematic cases: either important animals are not producing the expected offspring or reproductive rate of selected individuals is desired to be slowed down. In the practical part, the participants will learn how to assess basic male fertility during sedation/anaesthesia and how ultrasonography can be employed in selected animal groups. Aim is to show the importance of an active role of the zoo veterinarian in endangered species breeding programs.

Imke Lüders DVM, PhD, DiplECZM, currently zoo veterinarian at the Münster Zoo Germany, consulting with veterinary service GEOlifes in more than 50 zoos and zoological institutions worldwide mainly in reproduction and assisted reproduction cases, supervising veterinary PhD students and conducting field projects through the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, advisor for the EAZA RMG, EAZA Biobank and Great Ape TAG reproduction and research advisor. 

Johanna Painer DVM, PhD Biomed, group leader of the Wildlife medicine group at the Veterinary University in Vienna. Consultant veterinarian for different NGOs and Zoos, supervisor of Phd+master students worldwide. EGZAC advisor, interests: wildlife medicine, reproduction, anaesthesia, ultrasonography, endoscopy

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Cytology as a Diagnostic Tool in Zoo and Wildlife Cases

Time: 08:00 - 18:00

Speakers: Daniela Denk, Maja Rütten

Cost: €110 EAZWV/AAZV members, €130 Non-members, €80 Students (VAT not included)

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of experience, including students.

Overview: Do you want to enhance your ability to interpret cytology with a focus on zoo and wildlife cases? During this workshop you will learn how to best utilise this quick and effective tool, review its range of indications and refresh how to prepare good cytology. The keynote lecture will provide insight into classic and unusual entities from the point of a veteran zoo pathologist and we will work up cases provided by participants and experienced zoo and wildlife pathologists in an interactive session. This workshop is aimed at students, ECZM residents, zoo and exotic veterinarians and advanced practitioners. 

Daniela Denk Dr med vet, MRCVS, DiplECVP, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Pathology (Zoo and Wildlife)

Daniela graduated from Munich Veterinary School in 2006 and immediately joined the Universities diagnostic pathology team. She completed her pathology residency at Liverpool University five years later and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists and an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Veterinary Pathology. Since 2011 she is a member of the renowned Pathology Division of International Zoo Veterinary Group, focusing on diseases of avian, mammalian, reptile, fish and invertebrate species, whilst maintaining her particular interests in neuropathology and dermatopathology. Daniela is a TAG veterinary advisor and an expert in penguin pathology.  She continuously lectures and publishes in the zoo- and wildlife field and has a passion for teaching. 

Maja Ruetten Dr med vet, DiplECVP, FVH (Veterinary Pathology)

Maja graduated from Zurich Veterinary School in 2000, after which she directly joint private practice in the Swiss mountains. In 2001 she started her doctoral thesis in veterinary pathology, completing it in 2004, before moving on to a Residency at the University in Zurich, Switzerland. Maja has been a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists since 2008 and fulfilled the role of Senior Zoo Pathologist at the Institute of Pathology of University of Zurich. In 2016 she founded a private diagnostic laboratory in Tagelswangen (Zurich). Her main research interest is iron metabolism in exotic species. Maja is an elected member of the council of Swiss Veterinarian and co- editor of the oldest veterinary journal in the world, the Swiss Archive of Veterinary Medicine.

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ECZM / ACZM Ultra Short Course

Time: 08:00 - 18:30

Speakers: Hanspeter Steinmetz, Fabia Wyss

Cost: €110 EAZWV/AAZV members, €130 Non-members, €80 Students (VAT not included)

Target Audience: Designed for students and zoo vets who are working to obtain a specialisation in Zoological Medicine by ECZM and/or ACZM.

Overview: The ultrashort course provides a good overview about the European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management) as well as the American College of Zoological Medicine. There will be presentations about special fields of knowledge given by ECZM and ACZM diplomats. Furthermore, information about credentialing and exam structure including mock exams are given. This workshop is designed for students and zoo vets who are thinking of obtaining a specialization in zoological medicine.

Hanspeter Steinmetz graduated from vet school at the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 1996 and worked since then in zoological facilities in Switzerland , the USA and UK as a veterinarian and general curator. He has written his dissertation on Alopecia in Rhesus macaques at the German Primate Center and he obtained his MSc in Wild Animal Health from the University of London. Hanspeter is a Diplomate of both the American College of Zoological Medicine and the European College of Zoological Medicine. He is the veterinary advisor for great apes and is the past president of EAZWV.

Fabia Wyss graduated from vet school of the University of Bern, Switzerland in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, she worked on her dissertation about pododermatitis in captive flamingos and worked as an intern in Zoo Basel and the diagnostic animal pathology. After she finished, she completed a 3-year ACZM- residency at the Clinic for Zoo Animals, Wildlife and Exotic Pets at Zurich University, Switzerland and obtained Diplomate Status of the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2017. Since 2015, she is working as zoo veterinarian in Zoo Basel, Switzerland. She is currently the vet advisor for Greater one-horned rhinoceros and lesser kudus. Furthermore, she is actively involved in the education and training working group of the EAZWV and in the scientific program committee for the Zoo and Wildlife Health conference. 

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Zoo Animal Nutrition Part I & II

Time: 08:00 - 18:30

Speakers: Marcus Clauss, Christian Schiffmann, Kristina Johansen, Anja Tschudin, Annette Liesegang, Angela Gimmel

Cost: €70 EAZWV/AAZV members, €90 Non-members, €50 Students (VAT not included)

Target Audience:  Suitable for all levels of experience, including students.

Overview:

Part I: Understanding of physiological principles and their practical translation into diets. Aimed at zoo veterinarians, participants will attend to an anatomical display, listen to lectures and experience reports, and do a short calculation/ration composition exercise. Participants will learn principles of decision-making about diets and about diet design, including options to rely on external services and manufacturers and on implementing monitoring methods.

Part II: Understanding of a practical approach to diets - how can I judge that a feedstuff is okay? Commercial feedstuffs to buy or not to buy. Aimed at zoo veterinarians, participants will have hands-on experience on how to judge a feedstuff in groups and will rotate between different tables, will learn to make decision about which feedstuffs should be avoided and why.

Marcus Clauss is the Head of Research at the Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife of the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich. He has performed many studies on the digestive physiology of non-domestic species, and some studies on applied aspects of zoo animal nutrition. He acts as nutrition advisor for some EEPs and provides seminars on nutrition to zoos.

Annette Liesegang is the Director and Chair of the Institute of Animal Nutrition of the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich. She is board-certified for the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition and President of the afore-mentioned College. She has performed several studies on applied exotic pet and zoo animal nutrition and is nutritional consultant in some zoos in Germany and Switzerland as well as in one in Sweden and one in Finland. She has organized full member summer school and workshops on nutrition to zoos.

Angela Gimmel is board-certified by the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, has been teaching in workshops, has been written her dissertation on vitamin supply in dolphins and is currently working at the Institute of Animal Nutrition as well as at a rehabilitation center in Utzenstorf, Switzerland. 

 

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 Half Day Workshops and Masterclasses

Morning Session

Fish Medicine Masterclass

Time: 08:00 - 12:00

Speakers: Leigh Clayton

Cost: €70 EAZWV/AAZV members, €90 Non-members, €50 Students (VAT not included)

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of experience, including students.

Overview: Masterclass on Fish Medicine

Leigh Clayton has been practising veterinary medicine in Association of Zoo and Aquarium facilities for close to 20 years, primarily at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She has a strong focus on balancing individual animal and population medicine, and has a holistic approach to fish care that looks at sustainability and welfare across multiple dimensions. She has been lead or supporting author on over 30 clinical papers and multiple book chapters and routinely speaks at continuing education conferences. She is currently Vice President of Animal Care at New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and is president of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. She recently starting serving on the Aquatic Collections Sustainability Special Committee (Welfare and Longevity Subcommittee) and the Ethics Board for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. 

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Invertebrate Medicine

Time: 08:00 - 12:00

Speakers: Mark Eichelmann

Cost: €70 EAZWV/AAZV members, €90 Non-members, €50 Students (VAT not included)

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of experience, including students.

Overview: This workshop is focused on the extremely wide phylogenetic range of the taxon "Invertebrates" and the practical use of medical related skills. Theoretical knowledge will be transferred into practice and applied on exercises with both living and dead specimens. Main topics are physiology (especially the immune system and disease related relevant points), propedeutics, sampling, parasitology, pathology and treatment.

Mark Eichelmann graduated in 2010 (DVM) from the Universität Gießen in Germany; Since 2012 he has been a veterinary advisor for the EAZA Terrestrial Invertebrate Taxon Advisory Group; in 2015 he obtained his ZB Reptilien (German national post-graduate degree for "Reptile Medicine") and in 2018 he became the zoo veterinarian and curator for hoofstock and herpetology of Zoologischer Garten Neunkirchen Germany. Mark has also been the veterinary advisor for the EAZA Alligator EEP since 2019.

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Zoo Animal Nutrition Part I - Basics of anatomy, physiology, diet composition, ration calculation and monitoring

Time: 08:00 - 12:00

Speakers: Marcus Clauss, Christian Schiffmann, Kristina Johansen, Anja Tschudin

Cost: €70 EAZWV/AAZV members, €90 Non-members, €50 Students (VAT not included)

Target Audience:  Suitable for all levels of experience, including students.

Overview: Understanding of physiological principles and their practical translation into diets. Aimed at zoo veterinarians, participants will attend to an anatomical display, listen to lectures and experience reports, and do a short calculation/ration composition exercise. Participants will learn principles of decision-making about diets and about diet design, including options to rely on external services and manufacturers and on implementing monitoring methods.

Marcus Clauss is the Head of Research at the Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife of the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich. He has performed many studies on the digestive physiology of non-domestic species, and some studies on applied aspects of zoo animal nutrition. He acts as nutrition advisor for some EEPs and provides seminars on nutrition to zoos.

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Afternoon SESSION

Zoo Animal Nutrition Part II - On-hand evaluation of feed quality: How can I judge if a feedstuff is good for my species?

Time: 14:00 - 18:00

Speakers: Annette Liesegang, Angela Gimmer

Cost: €70 EAZWV/AAZV members, €90 Non-members, €50 Students (VAT not included)

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of experience, including students.

Overview: Understanding of a practical approach to diets - how can I judge that a feedstuff is okay? Commercial feedstuffs to buy or not to buy. Aimed at zoo veterinarians, participants will have hands-on experience on how to judge a feedstuff in groups and will rotate between different tables, will learn to make decision about which feedstuffs should be avoided and why.

Annette Liesegang is the Director and Chair of the Institute of Animal Nutrition of the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich. She is board-certified for the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition and President of the afore-mentioned College. She has performed several studies on applied exotic pet and zoo animal nutrition and is nutritional consultant in some zoos in Germany and Switzerland as well as in one in Sweden and one in Finland. She has organized full member summer school and workshops on nutrition to zoos.

Angela Gimmel is board-certified by the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, has been teaching in workshops, has been written her dissertation on vitamin supply in dolphins and is currently working at the Institute of Animal Nutrition as well as at a rehabilitation center in Utzenstorf, Switzerland. 

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Lameness in Elephants

Time: 14:00 - 18:30

Speakers: Willem Schaftenaar, Con Mul

Cost: €70 EAZWV/AAZV members, €90 Non-members, €50 Students (VAT not included)

Target Audience: Suitable for Zoo Veterinarians, however students can sign up for a waiting list in case there are some available spaces.

Overview: The focus of the workshop is on diagnosing lameness in elephants. The workshop will consist of 3 parts. In the first part, Willem will give a presentation on the differential diagnoses in lameness cases, the diagnostic approach, tools and treatment of lameness. Con will give a presentation about foot pedicure. The participants will be asked to submit at least one clinical case in advance. These cases will be discussed in the second part of the workshop. The third part is the practical part, in which the workshop participants will observe and videorecord in small groups 1 or 2 elephants according to the method described in the presentations, imaging techniques will  be demonstrated, and Con will demonstrate foot pedicure.

Willem Schaftenaar graduated in 1978 from the vet school in Utrecht. After one year of general practice in the Netherlands, he worked for 9 years in 3 African countries for several development aid programs. The following 30 years he worked as zoo veterinarian at Rotterdam zoo. He retired from the zoo in 2014. Since 2005 he has been vet advisor to the EAZA elephant TAG. Since 2014 he has been active in health care programs for Asian elephants in range countries (Elephant Care International). 

Con Mul has been an elephant keeper for more than 30 years. He started in 1989 at Ouwehand Zoo. From 1996 till 2006 he worked at Rotterdam Zoo. In 2006, he started the elephant program at Ouwehand Zoo with African elephants. He has experience with both free contact and protected contact. Since 2014 he has been a consultant for several European zoos. From August 2019, he is also a member of the EAZA African elephant EEP species committee.

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Reptile Reproductive Surgery

Time: 14:00 - 18:30

Speakers: Tom Hellebuyck,  Jules Simard

Cost: €70 EAZWV/AAZV members, €90 Non-members, €50 Students (VAT not included)

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of experience, including students.

 

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Student Masterclass: Conservation Medicine of New-World Primates

Time: 14:00 - 18:00

Speakers: Enrique Yarto

Cost: €50 Students, 100€ EAZWV/AAZV members (VAT not included)

Target Audience: Preference given to students.

 

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Introduction to the Zoos Directive

Time: 14:00 - 18:00

Speakers: Matt Hartley

Cost: €70 EAZWV/AAZV members, €90 Non-members, €50 Students (VAT not included)

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of experience, including students.

Overview: This workshop will provide an overview of the Zoos Directive which provides the framework for zoo licensing  inspections in Europe. We will discuss the challenges of effective implementation and review approaches taken by different countries. The sessions will be interactive presentations and exercises designed to assist zoo mangers and veterinarians to comply with licensing requirements.

Matt Hartley's career in zoological medicine has included periods as a clinician,  academic, as Head of Zoological Health and Welfare for the UK Government and now as Head of Animal Department and Science at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. He is a Zoo Inspector and will be the lead tutor for EU funded training on the Zoos Directive. 

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