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Session - Business - 75.0 mins - Room 2
Guild Insurance will provide tools that will assist you to take preventive steps to help minimise social media risks 
Steve and Amanda from Eltham Veterinary Practice will take you through the ten steps to improving your bedside manner and your bottom line. 
Session - Dental - 75.0 mins - Room 3
| Extraction complications often occur due to poor planning and/or poor technique. Other areas that contribute to increased complication rates include insufficient training of veterinarians and auxiliary staff, no preoperative radiograph to identify root curvature/dilaceration, extra roots or other pathology, inappropriate extraction tools, poor visualisation (magnification is helpful) and poor surgical lighting. Patient factors such as age of the patient; extend of oral disease, other concurrent organ disease and length of time under general anaesthesia can also lead to complications.
 This lecture will discuss the common and not so common tooth extraction complications, as well as discussing the planning required to avoid most of these complications.   
 | An anatomical review of nerve supply to the head, oral cavity and dentition, giving consideration to the specific concerns associated with certain breeds and skull types.  An overview of equipment options.  Review of generalised pain control measures  and how and when to apply them.  A  description of regional nerve blocks for the oral cavity and oromaxillofacial surgery cases. How to identify landmarks for successful application along with a clear description of associated risks and benefits.   Available local anaesthetics and their application along with up to date information on multimodal pain control.Including literature based review of current thinking in anaesthesia.  The aim for practitioners attending will be to achieve a clear understanding of the pain control options currently available and how and when to apply them for different animals, with different diseases and variances in anatomy.  Practitioners should leave with a good comprehension of the benefits of regional anaesthesia  and how to apply theses in general practice.
Session - VetEd Talks - 30.0 mins - Room 1
The first and second books in the trilogy of veterinary business success are financial rigour and social stability. The third book is defined by how we care about the world around us.
Veterinarians are devastated by the loss of over a billion wildlife in horrific bushfires  
and the contribution of climate change to these events is becoming more and more clear with each year and with each unprecedented event.
Humanity is standing on a precipice and Veterinarians for Climate Action is inspiring the profession to take strong and positive action.
Session - Unusual Pet & Avian - 75.0 mins - Room 1
 | How often have you had a guinea pig or rabbit that is not eating, or not producing any droppings?  Whether it is a perioperative complication, or a sudden onset at home with no immediately obvious cause; gut stasis is one of the most common conditions seen in guinea pigs and rabbits.  This condition requires rapid veterinary intervention and can be fatal if not managed appropriately.  If you see guinea pigs or rabbits at your clinic, recognising and managing this condition is crucial to their survival!


 | My presentation will outline correct cage/aviary design, size and location, enrichment, correct perches with a brief discussion on diet. The aim is to make a positive impact on bird's lives through education and ensuring they are kept in the best possible way. Many times birds are misunderstood and accepted as a 'cheap and easy pet' to keep. Like many exotics, this is simply not the case. Birds are intelligent creatures, requiring owners to take on a more holistic level of care, addressing both appropriate husbandry and nutrition for the species.     Pododermatitis, obesity, hypovitaminosis A, liver disease, reproductive and behavioural problems are some of the most common cases we see in avian practice. Many of these problems are preventable with correct husbandry and nutrition.  A good portion of what I do in avian consults is addressing basic husbandry and nutrition through educating clients. Many owners are surprised when they hear that they could be caring for their birds better and often feel guilty. I hope that after this presentation, GP vets have some basic knowledge to address suboptimal husbandry and nutrition. My dream is that small cages, dowel perches and 100% seed diets are one day a thing of the past.

Session - Animal Welfare & Ethics - 75.0 mins - Room 3
We all care about animals and want the best for them, but how do we actual go about improving their welfare?
How do we capitalise on everyone’s ideas about animal welfare to improve the way we deal with animals? 



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