28th & 29th May 2020

Fota Island Resort, Cork, Ireland

Large Animal Nursing

VetCon 2020 Conference Programme

A first for an Irish veterinary conference – large animal veterinary nursing continuing education lectures!

On Thursday 28th May, the nursing stream will include farm animal lectures. These lectures are targeted that work in mixed and farm animal practice.

  • Sara Pedersen (Farm Dynamics) will deliver a practical, interactive session on mobility scoring in dairy cattle and the important role vet nurses have in detecting and helping to prevent lameness in milking herds.
  • Cathal Ó Sé (VetCon Ireland) recognises the vital role vet nurses have in mixed and farm animal practice, especially during a busy spring period. Cathal will give delegates guidance, instruction and a greater understanding of the products that are available for the first aid treatment of young calves and lambs

The advanced nursing stream on Friday 29th May will feature two equine nursing lectures.

  • Mary Wade, head nurse and hospital manager at Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital, Kildare, will lecture delegates on advanced critical care and nursing of the sick foal.

VetCon Focus Session

For nurses working in equine practice and equine referral hospitals, an equine nursing VetCon Focus Session will be delivered by Bryan O’ Meara, specialist in equine surgery.

Standing surgery in the horse – a guide to making things go well – standing surgery negates the risk of general anaesthesia. This focus session will draw on the Bryan’s experiences performing large numbers of standing surgeries which have largely included upper airway surgery, but also orthopaedic surgery and laser resection of sarcoids and melanomas.

Bryan will deliver tips and tricks on how to make standing surgery a positive experience for horse, surgeon and nurse.

Places for this VetCon Focus Session are limited to only 15 delegates. You will receive a free surprise gift if register to attend!

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