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.
Tuesday, May 15 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
The wild koala consult

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Private practitioners and veterinary emergency centres may be presented with sick or injured koalas that require treatment (or at times, euthanasia), before they are transported to a wildlife hospital or rehabilitation facility. The welfare and outcome of these individuals is heavily dependent upon the veterinary staff’s ability to accurately assess, identify and appropriately manage the immediate offending injury or disease. This presentation aims to delivery practical advice on triage, anaesthesia, clinical examination, diagnostic procedures and emergency treatment to veterinarians and veterinary nurses. Choice of anaesthesia and treatment, and the diagnostic procedures discussed here are those that most well equipped private practices and emergency facilities should be able to undertake. Ongoing treatment and rehabilitation is highly specialised in koalas and as such, koalas admitted to domestic animal facilities should be promptly transferred to a suitable specialised wildlife hospital after emergency treatment has been provided.


Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Plaza P3 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre