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FAB Feline Study Days

THE Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) is running a Feline Study Day at the Bristol Veterinary School on Saturday, 6 May.

Sponsored by Intervet, this meeting is open to all members of FAB and interested members of the public, including veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, cat breeders, cattery proprietors, those involved in cat rescue and cat owners. Most of the speakers are from Bristol University.
Bones and behaviour are the themes covered in the morning session with Miss Eithne Comerford, Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedics, speaking on mending broken bones and Miss Suzanne Rudd, Fortekor/FAB Nurse, looking at the vital role of nurses ‘when broken cats are fixed’. There will also be a session on ‘Beating the bully - managing inter-cat relations’.

Miss Martha Cannon of the Oxfordshire Cat Clinic will open the afternoon sessions by looking at what is new in the control of polycystic kidney disease. Blood groups and breed related blood disorders (including Somali Pyruvate kinase deficiency) will be discussed by Miss Andrea Harvey, FAB Clinical Assistant in Feline Medicine and interesting case reports will be reviewed by Miss Angie Hibbert, FAB Resident.

Blood and guts

There is also a Feline Study Day at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Hospital for Small Animals, Edinburgh, on Friday, 12 May.

This day is also sponsored by Intervet and is open to all members of FAB and interested members of the public, including veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, cat breeders, cattery proprietors, those involved in cat rescue and cat owners.

The first half of the day is devoted to ‘guts’ with talks entitled: Bugs in the bowel including Helicobacter, Tritrichomonas and other infections; A bit of a strain - constipation in the cat; and Triaditis - a trial to treat? Speakers will be Mrs Nicki Reed, FAB Senior Clinical Scholar in Feline Medicine and Dr Danielle Gunn-Moore, Head of Feline Clinic both at Edinburgh University.
The blood theme is followed in the afternoon with: From A to B - Blood groups and blood transfusions; Crisis - what crisis? Haemolytic anaemias; and Cuts and clots - haemorrhagic anaemias and coagulopathies. Speakers will be Dr Severine Tasker, Lecturer in Feline Medicine, University of Bristol and Ms Theresa McCann, Hill’s Senior Clinical Scholar in Internal Medicine and Dr Kerry Simpson, FAB Lecturer in Feline Medicine at Edinburgh University.

Registration for both Study Days is £30 for FAB members and £40 for non-members, inclusive of lunch, tea and coffee. Bookings can be made at the FAB office, Taeselbury, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6LD. Tel. 0870 742 2278, email conferences@fabcats.org

Details of all FAB conferences and membership can be found on www.fabcats.org