Register for our latest Exotics course!

Our Exotics 2019 course is here!

This short course of four 30 minute webinars from our top exotics speaker, John Chitty, will highlight some common developing areas of this field.

The course will provide a little more in-depth discussion both to those already working in this field and those keen to develop their own skills when dealing with exotics.

Available to watch now or at any time convenient to you!

About the 2019 Exotics Course

The series will be available both live and recorded and will cover a more up-to-date view of developing areas in the field. Hear from top exotics speaker, John Chitty about dilated proventriculus in parrots, heart disease in small mammals, diagnostic imaging in exotics/small mammals and the arthritic rabbit.

If you purchase after the course has begun, you will be able to watch the recordings of the webinars that have already been broadcast.

Diagnosing the Dilated Proventriculus in Parrots

Weight loss is a common clinical sign in parrots and radiography will often reveal a dilated proventriculus. This webinar will discuss how to further diagnoses these cases, highlighting the differences between Proventricular Dilatation Syndrome (PDS) and Proventricular Dilatation Disease (PDD, aka . Avian Bornavirus infection).
Differential diagnoses of PDS will be discussed and how to explore these.
PDD diagnosis and management will also be covered

Heart disease in small mammals

Heart disease is increasingly diagnosed pre-mortem in small mammals. This webinar will discuss when to suspect heart disease; how to investigate it using imaging and ECG; and how to manage heart disease in these species.

CT... Is it really worth the expense in exotics/small mammals?

CT is becoming more accessible and relatively less expensive. It can provide highly detailed imaging even in very small patients, which make it potentially of great value in exotics.
This webinar will use clinical cases to show what CT can reveal and how, in some cases, it supersedes conventional radiography while in others conventional radiography may give comparable results.

Managing the arthritic rabbit

Arthritis is very common in rabbits and may be seen from an early age. This webinar will look at the management of these cases, both pharmacologically and also using management techniques.

About the speaker - John Chitty

John Chitty (BVetMed CertZooMed MRCVS) RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine. Qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1990 and gained RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2000.

Consultant to five zoological collections, a commercial laboratory and the Great Bustard Reintroduction project. Co-editor of two texts on avian medicine, one on rabbit surgery and co-author of a textbook of tortoise medicine. Author of various book chapters and papers on a range of species. Chairman of European Association of Avian Veterinarians and on editorial board of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. Junior Vice-President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association.

What our members have said about John Chitty

"Excellent webinar as always, John is always a fantastic speaker to listen to"

"Excellent quality lectures from John as always, thank you!"

"Really interesting webinar a lot of good information and a great speaker"