This 2-day course is designed to provide practical hands on experience for practitioners who are keen to develop their rabbit skills further. It starts out providing a solid grounding in common clinical presentations in rabbits such as dental, respiratory and neurological conditions, including details on critical care, analgesia and anaesthesia – all of which are vitally important to get sick rabbits better quicker.
On the second day this is followed by a series of practical cadaver sessions including airway management, aural surgery, neutering and dental techniques. These classes present a unique opportunity to develop skills which are otherwise rarely offered.
On the first day the following topics will be covered in lectures and case presentations:
Rabbit nutrition and husbandry
Clinical assessment of rabbits
Rabbit critical care
Approach to rabbit gastrointestinal stasis
Rabbit Respiratory disease
Rabbit Nervous Disease
Frank and honest topical discussions will be encouraged during the dedicated question times, with speakers sharing their successes and failures in order to maximise the learning experience for all attending veterinarians. Day 1 will conclude with an optional course dinner, which will give delegates the opportunity to get to know each other and to spend more time with the speakers.
On the second day, with intermittent pre wet lab lectures explaining the procedures, the 6-hour practical session will give delegates the opportunity to put theory into practice on cadaver specimens (at least 1 per delegate) and to ask questions all under the supervision of the course tutors. The following topics will be covered during the practical sessions:
Rabbit intubation and airway management
Rabbit Ear Surgery
Rabbit dental techniques