Neil Forbes

  • Webinar recorded on Thu 27th November, 2014
  • 1 hours 40 mins

This webinar will focus on common presentations of budgies and cockatiels, how to diagnose, medicate and manage (supplementary feed and fluid) clinical cases. Anaesthesia, radiography, blood sampling, crop swabs and faecal examinations will be covered. This is designed to provide practical guidance for vets in general SA practice. Neil heads the avian and exotic department at Great Western Referrals in Swindon, where he runs the only ECZM approved avian residency in the UK. He gained his RCVS Specialist Status in 1992. Neil received his FRCVS in exotic bird medicine by examination in 1996 and became a Diplomate of the EuropeanCollege of Avian Medicine and Surgery in 1997. Neil has lectured widely on the international circuit and contributed to over 20 books. Neil received the Mackellar Award in 1991, the Melton Award in 2002, the Dr TJ Lafeber Avian Practitioner Award in 2004 and the Hunting Award in 2005 and the Helga Gerlach award ‘excellence in avian medicine’ in 2011. Neil is currently Senior Vice President of the EuropeanCollege of Zoological Medicine and President of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation.. Neil has held a part time senior lecture post at Bristol University, for the last ten years but he is primarily a clinician – doing the job, full time with exotic patients, primarily parrots and raptors.

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