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Skin and bone: Edinburgh Study Day

‘Skin and bone’ is the theme for the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) feline study day at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Hospital for Small Animals, Edinburgh, on Wednesday, 2 May 2007. Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, 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.

The programme opens with a session, ‘Feline ringworm – where’s the fun in these fungi?’, given by Dr Keith Thoday, Reader in Dermatology, University of Edinburgh. Later in the day he will give a second talk, ‘Bald, bruised and battered – when a cat’s skin breaks out’. Ms Vicky Halls, member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, will look at instances when skin disease isn’t skin disease.

Ms Nicky Reed, FAB Senior Clinical Scholar at Edinburgh, will discuss why cats get bitten where they do. Injuries associated with ‘High rise syndrome – when cats don’t land on all four feet’, will be covered by Ms Ana Marques, Senior Clinical Scholar Surgery at Edinburgh. Dr John Mosley, Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at Edinburgh, will discuss feline arthritis.

Registration costs £30.00 for FAB members and £40.00 for non-members, inclusive of lunch, tea and coffee. Bookings can be made at the FAB office, Taeselbury, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6LD. Telephone 0870 742 2278, email conferences@fabcats.org Details of all FAB conferences and membership can be found on www.fabcats.org

The Feline Advisory Bureau is a charity dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of cats through improved feline knowledge, to help us all care better for our cats.