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Challenging chickens – A hands on introduction to backyard poultry medicine

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Date of Event
30th August 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
29th August 2017

Prerequisites: This 1-day practical course is open to veterinary surgeons.

It is ideal for those who have little or no experience with poultry.

There will be opportunity to discuss real cases and delegates are welcome to bring case material to be discussed on the day.

Topics covered:

·        Poultry anatomy

·        Basic husbandry for backyard poultry

·        Clinical examination and diagnostic sample collection

·        How to safely anaesthetise a chicken

·        Common diseases of backyard poultry

·        Prevention and therapeutic options for backyard poultry

·        How to recognise notifiable and zoonotic diseases; the biosecurity       

         measures that can be taken; treatment; prevention and the limitations  

         of these measures

·        Appropriate antimicrobial prescription.



Please note that you will be asked to sign a disclaimer before taking part in the CPD. This disclaimer will among other things, ask that you agree not to be in contact with poultry for 24 hours either side of the event.

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