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.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
Monday, May 14 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Calving/lambing tips and tricks

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Treating dystocia is one of the most common emergency callouts for mixed practice veterinarians. With the increase in numbers of city people buying small rural holdings, veterinarians in large towns or on the edge of a city should expect more dystocia cases. In these situations, the facilities are often poor and the owner has limited production animal experience. This talk is aimed at recent graduates wanting to improve their knowledge or veterinarians who want to brush up on their production animal skills in this area. Topics such as ensuring a safe working environment, when to intervene, diagnosing various presentations of the foetus and tools to successfully treat dystocia will be discussed. A summary of basic equipment required will be given and the talk will conclude with best practice in newborn care. This will include immediate emergency newborn care, recognising common congenital defects and the importance of colostrum in preventing perinatal morbidity and mortality.


Liz Bramley

Cooinda Vet Hospital

Monday May 14, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plaza P1 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre