All you need to know about Rabbit Nursing in Practice

Veterinary Nurse Day Course

Course Date and Venue:

Westerwood Hotel Cumbernauld
Thursday 10th June 2021
10am – 4.30pm

Redworth Hall Hotel Darlington
Thursday 24th June 2021
10am – 4.30pm

Lecture Summary:

Rabbits are a popular pet species, with an estimated 1.5 million kept as
pets in the UK. They are often much-loved members of the family, with many
established as ‘house rabbits’.

As a prey species however, rabbits can be excellent at hiding signs of
illness and disease. It is therefore extremely important that veterinary
staff are skilled at identifying signs of illness and are able to educate
owners to be vigilant.

This day course will help you to improve your overall understanding of
rabbit medicine, surgery and anaesthesia.

We will begin with an overview of rabbit husbandry, diet and clinical
examination. There will be discussion and guidance on how to establish
‘Rabbit Nurse Clinics’ with inclusion of useful topics like ‘sludgy bladder’
management, weight loss monitoring, diet reviews and hygiene grooming.

Using case examples, we will discuss the importance of appropriate
hospitalisation enclosures, methods of reducing inpatient stress and tips
and tricks for administering medication.

Rabbit anaesthesia and surgical preparation will be discussed in detail with
tips on how best to monitor your patient under anaesthetic, post-operative
recovery management and best to prepare for unexpected events.

The course will be illustrated with case examples and many high-resolution
photos and videos. Delegates will be able to freely ask questions and
contribute to case discussions.

Topics include:-

* Nurse clinics
* Rabbit husbandry review
* Diet management
* Hospitalisation
* Rabbit anaesthesia – premedication, induction, monitoring and
* Intravenous catheter placement
* Rabbit intubation techniques
* Emergency medicine planning


Course Tutor:

Jenna Richardson BVM&S DipECZM (Small Mammal) FHEA MRCVS

ECZMR European Veterinary Specialist in Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery

Lecturer and Clinician in Rabbit, Exotic Animal and Wildlife Medicine and

Course Fee:

£190 + VAT (Total £228) Includes tuition, course notes, refreshments and lunch.

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Westerwood Hotel Cumbernauld
Thursday 10th June 2021
10am – 4.30pm

Redworth Hall Hotel Darlington
Thursday 24th June 2021
10am – 4.30pm

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