World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies Registered Charity Number 1070042 The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust Registered Charity No. 1096814 TAWS 2010 Seminar (in association with The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust) Pan-African Conference – Better Management, Improved Performance 21st March 2010 – 26th March 2010 (with optional 2 day extension) Venue: Ocean Bay Hotel, Bakau, Gambia (optional extension to Sambel Kunda, Gambia) Cost: Registration fee to cover administration - overseas delegates £50 (students £25) Influential experts in the field will gather in The Gambia for the first Pan-African conference on working equines. Speakers and delegates from Gambia, Mali, Mauretania, Ethiopia, South Africa, Morocco and Sudan will be present for this unique learning opportunity. The conference programme consists of presentations and discussions with two central themes of management and prevention. The two-day seminar is followed by an optional extension to the GHDT base where a further day and a half of practical demonstrations will enable delegates to see some of the theory put into practice. This seminar will be of interest to organisations and people working with traction and pack animals and also to students and newly qualified professionals who would like the opportunity to work in developing countries for the welfare of animals and the benefit of the owners dependent on them. There will also be poster sessions: if you would like to submit an abstract for a poster please contact TAWS. Itinerary: 19th March: Arrive 20th: Graduation of Animal Health Technicians at Gambia College 21st – 22nd March: Two day seminar 23rd March: Optional extension to Sambel Kunda 24th March: Demonstrations at Sambel Kunda 25th– 26th March: Further demonstrations at Sambel Kunda, return to Bakau on 25th and depart on the 26th. Option to stay on longer. For more information please contact: TAWS, World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies, Hardwick Court Farm, Hardwick Lane, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0AD, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1932 564366 Email: email@example.com. PROGRAMME Day 1: (21st March 2010) “Better Management Improved Performance” Chairman: Carl Boyde (TAWS) 9.15-9.30 Welcome to The Gambia and the first TAWS Bakary Touray (Chairman of seminar in West Africa the Gambian Vet Council) 9.30-10.00 Animal Resources of The Gambia Representative of the Ministry of Agriculture 10.00-10.30 Training Animal Health Officers in West Badou Senghore African countries (with reference to practicals E.C.O.W.A.S. (Nigeria) with GHDT) 10.30-11.00 Equine modules for AHO students, including Gina Pinchbeck (Liverpool introduction to horse management University, UK) and Ann Varley (British Driving Society, UK) 11.00-11.30 Break Chairman: To be confirmed 11.30-12.00 Overview of Equine Diseases in West Africa To be confirmed 12.00-12.30 African Horse Sickness and Equine Viral Philip Ivens (Royal Encephalosis Veterinary College, and Buckingham Veterinary Practice, UK) + Demba Jallow DVM 12.30-1.00 Equine Lymphangitis Claire Scanthlebury (Liverpool University, UK) 1.00-2.15 Lunch Chairman: To be confirmed 2.15-2.45 Trypanosomiasis in Donkeys – Epidemiology Andrew Trawford (Donkey and Diagnosis Sanctuary) 2.45-3.15 Injuries to Pack Mules and Donkeys in Patrick Sells (TAWS Travel Morocco Scholar) 3.15-3.45 Working Animals in the Tourist Industry – Carl Boyde (TAWS) Horse drawn Carriages in Spain and Malta 3.45-4.00 Discussion 4.00 Tea and Coffee Day 2: (22nd March 2010) “Better Management Improved Performance” Chairman: To be confirmed 9.15-9.45 Prevention is better than cure Suzanne Rogers (WSPA) 9.45-10.15 Training and Prevention of Welfare Karen Reed (SPANA) Problems in Donkeys in Mali and Mauretania 10.15-10.45 Working Animal Developments in Sub- Paul Starkey (Reading Saharan Africa University, UK) 10.45-11.15 Break Chairman: To be confirmed 11.15-11.45 Extension Projects in Sudan and The Ramsay Hovell (TAWS) Gambia (Farriery and carts) 11.45-12.15 Requirements for, and limitations to, Patrick Pollard (Glasgow surgical procedures under field conditions University, UK) 12.15-12.45 Endoparasites of horses and donkeys in Christopher Proudman tropical regions (Liverpool University, UK) 12.45-1.00 Discussion 1.00-2.15 Lunch Chairman: To be confirmed 2.15-2.45 To be confirmed 2.45-3.15 Empirical Solutions for Treatment of Alex Thiemann (Donkey Injuries and Other Conditions Sanctuary) 3.15-3.45 Aims and Development of Gambia Horse Heather Armstrong (G.H.D.T) and Donkey Trust and Programme for 24- 25th March 3.45-4.00 Discussion and Closing Remarks Practical demonstrations to be held at Sambel Kunda will include: • Ann Varley (British Driving School) – Practical introduction to equine management • Ramsay Hovell – Practical demonstrations: harnessing and carts For more information or to register your interest please contact: TAWS, World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies, Hardwick Court Farm, Hardwick Lane, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0AD, United Kingdom. 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