Vets and VNs across the country have been encouraged to Think Rabbit+ this month and now Supreme Petfoods is making it easy for them to do just that, through the launch of a free online seminar series.
The discussions also provided an opportunity for the audience to have their questions answered by rabbit specialists and discuss the complexities of some example cases.
The full series is now available for vets and nurses to view online, along with a whole host of other helpful resources.
Supreme Petfoods’ marketing manager Claire Hamblion said: “The success of Think Rabbit+ month really highlighted that raising awareness and expanding rabbit-related expertise is becoming increasingly important for vets.
“However, in comparison to cats and dogs, specialist information is less widely available – even though rabbits can often be the trickiest patients. This is why we’re so thrilled to able to make contemporary thinking from world-class specialists available at the click of a few buttons.”
In addition to the online lectures, vets also have access to free Supreme support materials, including a series of professional waiting room videos – ideal for client education – as well as a variety of vital downloadable practice documents, available at www.supremepetfoods.com/vet-zone
The Think Rabbit Virtual Manual is full of handy hints and tips on how to make practices more rabbit friendly and is available for free download at www.supremepetfoods.com/think-rabbit
Expert speaker Molly Varga – whose lecture was entitled “Rabbits and calcium: how much is too much?” – believes there should be more information on rabbits.
“With current concepts in rabbit medicine and surgery rapidly evolving, access to convenient, concise and cutting-edge information is crucial for the whole veterinary team,” she said.
“The only way this is possible is through initiatives such as this seminar series, which drives our knowledge and expertise forwards.”
Other speakers in the seminar series included Charly Pignon, head of the exotics medicine service at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vétérinaire d’Alfort in France; Anna Meredith; Livia Benato, lecturer in rabbit and exotic animal husbandry and nutrition; and Wendy Bament, exotic animal veterinary nurse.
The interactive discussion session was chaired by Anna Meredith and involved several interesting cases, from urinary disease to best practice treatment of dental abscesses.
To sign up for the free seminars and resources, visit www.supremepetfoods.com/vet-zone For more details about the Think Rabbit+ campaign and to download the Think Rabbit Virtual Manual, visit www.supremepetfoods.com/think-rabbit