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        Volume 57 (10) : October, 2004
        Irish Veterinary Journal



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                                                                                                VETERINARY IRELAND AGM 2004
                                                                                      Veterinary Ireland’s agm will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Druid’s
                                                                                      Glen, Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow on November 5 at 4pm.
        Continuing professional development                                               The agm will be held in conjunction with the equine group
        BVA Congress
                                                                                                                     conference.
          October 1 to 2             Cavendish Conference Centre, London, UK
          For further information see: www.bva.co.uk.
        29th WSAVA Veterinary Congress and 10th FECAVA European Congress              Orthopaedic Skills Course V: Bone Platinh and Internal Fixation
          October 6 to 9                                           Rhodes, Greece       December 3 to 5                                                    UCD
          For more information see: www.hvms.gr/rhodes.                                 This is a refresher-level course, which will cover options and
        CAVI conference                                               9 CVE credits     techniques for internal fixation of long bone fractures. It is very much
          October 8 to 9          Fitzpatrick Bunratty Hotel, Bunratty, Co Clare        a 'hands-on ' practical course aimed at practitioners wishing to
          Speakers will include Martin Sheldon, George Caldow, Basil                    develop and refine their skills in bone plating and the use of lag
          Lowman, Colin Mason, Joe Brownlie, John Mee and Gerard Coles.                 screws. Delegates will develop a practical understanding of the
          Send details of suitable case studies to Ciaran Mellett, c/o                  indications and principles of internal fixation as well as skills in
          Conference Secretariat, CAVI annual conference, 76a Upper Georges             methods of application. The emphasis in the practical sessions is on
          Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Tel: 01 230 2591; fax: 01 230               the use of bone plating equipment. This course is jointly organised by
          2594; e-mail: info@eventplus.ie.                                              VICAS/BSAVA/UCD. Speakers Mark Glyde and Ronan Doyle. For
        International Conference: Meat Quality - Pigs and Poultry                       further information contact: Veterinary Ireland +353 1 457 7976 or
          October 14 to 15                          University of Krakow, Poland.       E-mail: vetireland@eircom.net
        Orthopaedics Skills Course II: The Hindlimb                                   Rabies in Europe: First International Conference
          October 29 to 31                                                   UCD        December 6 to 9                                           Kiev, Ukraine
          This is a refresher-level, small animal orthopaedic course which              A multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of the latest scientific
          combines interactive case-based lectures,wet-labs and case study              information on rabies research as well as in the control and
          sessions. Common orthopaedic conditions of the hindlimb will be               prevention of human and animal rabies in Europe. For further
          covered, with the emphasis on decision-making, treatment options              information see: www.oie.int.
          and practical skills. Topics include hip dysplasia, hip dislocation,        VICAS Winter Conference: Exploring the Abdomen
          cruciate disease, meniscal surgery, femoral and tibial fractures and          January 21-23, 2005                         New Park Hotel, Kilkenny
          patellar luxation. Wet-lab sessions include excision arthroplasty,            Emma Tobin, UCD, will present radiology and radiography of the
          exploration of the stifle joint, meniscal surgery, extracapsular cruciate     abdomen. Other speakers are: Andrew Mackin, Mississippi State
          repair, patella luxation workshop (trochleoplasty, tibial crest               University; Jonathan Bray, Davies and White, UK; Sheila Brennan,
          transposition). This course is jointly organised by VICAS/BSAVA/              UCD; and Ronan Doyle, UCD. There will be a nurses programme
          UCD. Speakers: Mark Glyde and Shane Guerin. For fur ther                      and commercial exhibition on the Saturday. For more contact VICAS.
          information contact: Veterinary Ireland + 353 1 457 7976 or E-mail          Veterinary Orthopaedic Society 32nd Annual Conference
          vetireland@eircom.net                                                         March 5 to 12, 2005                             Aspen, Colorado, USA
        Equine Group of Veterinary Ireland Conference               15 CVE credits      For further information see: www.vosdvm.org.
          November 5 to 6                                Marriott Hotel, Kilcoole     VICAS/BSAVA Internal Medicine
          The title of this year’s conference is ‘skin disease and perinatal care’.     June 11 to 12, 2005                                                UCD
          As in previous years, the organising committee is calling for               4th International Dairy Federation Mastitis Conference
          practitioners to present case studies of practical interest. Anyone with      June 12 to 15, 2005                        Maastricht, the Netherlands
          a suitable case, who wishes to present it, should send details to the       28th World Veterinary Congress
          conference Chairman, Bridget McGing, c/o the Conference                       July 16 to 20, 2005                                 Minneapolis, USA
          Secretariat at the address below. Successful applicants will receive          For further information see: www.wvc2005.org.
          complimentar y registration for the conference. For fur ther
          information, contact Conference Secretariat: Irish Equine Veterinary
          Conference, 76a Upper Georges St, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Tel:
          01 230 2592; fax 01: 230 2594; e-mail info@eventplus.ie.
                                                                                       Food Animal                       Control of Food Safety
        VICAS/BSAVA Emergency Medicine                                                 Group agm                         The Royal Veterinary College offers
          November 27                                  University College Dublin                                         Distance Learning Courses for CPD
          Speakers: Leslie King and Hester Mc Allister. For further information        October 9,                        purposes and will be holding a one day
          contact Veterinary Ireland.                                                  Fitzpatrick Bunratty Hotel        workshop on November 19 linked to a
        21st Mastitis Control and Quality Milk Production Seminar                                                        35 hour short course on Control of
          November 28 to 30                                        Gloucester, UK      For further information           Food Safety - Red Meat and Poultry.
          For fur ther information contact: vet@sheptonvet.com or                      contact Veterinary Ireland.       For more contact: JJack@RVC.AC.UK.
          rblowey@gloucs-vet.demon.co.uk.




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