Reducing Rabbits Stress- A Personality based approach
Dr Nell Ostermeier will introduce Traditional Chinese Medicine, and provide tips according to what works best for each elemental personality, with the overall goal of reducing stress and improving outcomes during rabbit visits.
Dr Nell Ostermeier
Rabbit and Amphibian Anaesthesia webinar recording
This webinar covers pre anaesthetic considerations, preparation, stress reduction, pre medication, induction, intubation, maintenance including normal monitoring values, supportive care,fluid therapy and recovery for both these species.
Improving Animal Welfare Through Behavioural Enrichment - 1CPD
Whether it is the unwell pet bird in hospital, an unruly puppy, a stressed out rabbit or a tiger in need of some entertainment. This presentation will outline the basic fundamentals of this captivating subject and aims to spark your interest to discover more.
Crocodiles...Patients for the adrenaline junkie - 1CPD
Crocodiles- reptile patients for the adrenaline junkie” is a webinar designed to introduce veterinary staff to crocodile management in a veterinary context. We will review unique anatomy and physiology, and discuss how these characteristics influence physical and chemical restraint. We then look at common health issues in zoo and farmed animals. Surgery is briefly discussed, along with hospital management considerations.
Dr Annabelle Olsson
Boongarry Vet services
Koalas and the bushfire response -1CPD
Di has worked at Zoos SA for 28 years, starting as a casual zoo keeper and working in all areas of the zoo. In 1996 she began working part time in the Veterinary Department as a vet nurse eventually becoming full time in 2000. She has been working as the Hospital Manager for the past 12 years.
In January 2020 she was asked to go to Kangaroo Island with a vet and their CEO to assess the damage to the Island from the catastrophic bushfires that were currently burning out of control. They were there to assess if ZoosSA Veterinary Department could assist with the wildlife triaging on the island. They spent three days on the island but Di and the vet were put to work straight away assisting with anaesthetics and the never ending line of koalas that kept coming day and night. It was estimated that at one stage a koala was arriving every 45 minutes over a 24 hour period for many weeks. The devastation to the wildlife was nothing she had ever seen before. They spent 10 weeks assisting the wildlife and community in the rehabilitation of the wildlife that was severely burnt and displaced during this period.