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.
Wednesday, May 16 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Why use herbs in practice?

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Medicinal plants are composed of phytochemical constituents with varied phytochemistry and physiological actions with many such plants having significant antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-neoplastic, anti-fibrotic and circulation improving properties. There are clear examples where their potential for preventing, modifying and delaying chronic disease in small animals can be exploited. This session will describe the potential therapeutic role of medicinal plants in the treatment of chronic disease in small animals such as degenerative myelopathy, hyperadrenocorticism, and congestive heart failure.


Barbara Fougere

College Integrative Veterinary Therapies
Dr Barbara Fougere graduated from Murdoch in 1986. She has post graduate qualifications in Integrative medicine and practices at All Natural Vet Care in Sydney and teaches for the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies internationally. She is a Past President of the International... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Plaza P2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre