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WSAVA to deliver COVID-19 update webinar
Dr Michael Lappin will lead a discussion on recent developments with COVID-19 and companion animals.
Experts will discuss recent developments with companion animals.
(The WSAVA has announced that it will conduct a second free webinar for veterinary professionals examining the impact of COVID-19 on patients and staff.

The event, which takes place on Tuesday, 15 September, will provide an update on the disease as it related to companion animals and address many frequently asked questions.

Among the speakers include Dr Michael Lappin, chair of the WSAVA One Health Committee, who will discuss recent developments with COVID-19 and companion animals.

Dr Lappin said: “There are a number of significant changes in the management of SARS-CoV-2 that impact companion animal medicine and our staff members since our first webinar. I believe the information to be presented will be extremely valuable in helping your veterinary team continue to successfully navigate this pandemic”

Other speakers include Dr Richard Squires, chair of the WSAVA's Vaccination Guidelines Group, who will provide an update on the effects of the pandemic on preventive health programs. Dr Peter Karczmar MD, a member of the WSAVA’s One Health Committee, will offer recommendations on minimising the risk to veterinary staff members.

David Sutton, global technical director, MSD Animal Health, said: “COVID-19 has presented an extraordinary challenge to the global community. MSD Animal Health is proud to support WSAVA in providing quality education to veterinary professionals who continue to go above and beyond in the care of companion animals during the pandemic.”

The webinar takes place at noon UTC on Tuesday, 15 September and will later be available on the WSAVA COVID-19 resource hub. Click here to register your interest.

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Tickets on sale for horse welfare conference

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 Tickets are now on sale for the 'Welfare and Performance of the Ridden Horse' conference, due to take place at Nottingham University on Saturday, 11 December 2021.

World-renowned researchers, including Prof. Hilary Clayton and Dr Sue Dyson, will deliver the latest research updates. There will also be interactive Q&A sessions throughout the day, interactive polls and a fun evening of entertainment.

Organisers say that in the event of further coronavirus restrictions, day tickets will be transferred to livestream tickets. For more information about the conference and to book your place, click here.  

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The event takes place via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, 16 September (6-7 pm). Certificates of CPD attendance will be provided, and a questionnaire will be distributed following the event with ideas for future events and courses. Click here for more information and to book a place.