The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
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Tuesday, May 15 • 9:00am - 10:00am
A practical approach to treat lame cows in the farm

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Treating lame cows is often a challenging and frustrating scenario for recent graduates but also experienced veterinarians. Such difficulties originate from a lack of practical knowledge in relation to restraining cows safely for proper examination of the hooves. The purpose of this presentation is to offer a practical approach for the effective treatment of lame cows in the farm. Proper restraining techniques for different facilities will be discussed as well as potential advantanges and disadvantages for each method. The presentation will also include recommendations for the treatment and management of common problems causing lameness in cattle, with emphasis on claw horn disruption lesions (sole ulcers, sole haemorrhages and white line disease). Practical tips for the use and maintenance of knives, power tools and correct application of blocks and other treatment options will also be covered.

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Andres Ardila

Production Animal Clinician, School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia
I completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2000 (Universidad de La Salle, Bogota - Colombia) and a Master of Natural Resource Economics in 2003 (The University of Queensland, Brisbane - Australia). I currently work as a Production Animal Clinician in the School of Veterinary... Read More →

Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Plaza P1 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre