Reproductive disease in reptiles
In this webinar we will explore reproductive disease in captive reptiles, a common problem that relates closely to captive husbandry and nutrition. We will explore these close links and provide practical advice for owners and vets alike in prevention of reproductive disease, as well as equipping veterinary staff with the knowledge and skills to successfully diagnose and treat such conditions. Particular focus will be placed on distinguishing between the various types of egg-binding, providing a framework from which to work up these cases from initial presentation through to medical or surgical treatment protocols.
The webinar will be heavily case based, illustrated throughout with radiographs and photographs. It will also provide important diagnostic hints and tips when faced with the most common reproductive disorders encountered in reptiles such as dystocia, prolapse and follicular stasis. As we come into Spring such problems will begin to appear more regularly in clinic so this webinar is an excellent opportunity to brush up on your knowledge and feel more confident in treatment of these cases as a first opinion practitioner. Tips for hospitalisation care and medicating such patients will also be discussed. The usual question and answer session after the webinar will allow you to ask about any difficult cases you have had.
Lecturer: Sean McCormack, BSc (Hons), MVB, MRCVS
Sean qualified from University College Dublin Vet School after first studying an undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of Essex. He started his veterinary career working in a domestic, exotics and zoo practice in Kent. After working in a domestic and exotic pet practice in West London, he joined the team at Richmond Vets in November 2012 where he has set up a dedicated exotic pets service. Having studied Animal Science in Essex before his Veterinary degree, he has a broad base of knowledge in zoology, anatomy and physiology of a wide range of animal species. During Vet school he completed Zoo Medicine elective modules, with placement at Dublin Zoo and over the years has kept and bred a huge variety of reptiles, amphibians and other exotic pets. He is a member of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and the British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS).