Webinar Series – Avian Nutrition, Ophthalmology Dermatology, Behaviour and Welfare of Parrots

Avian & Exotic Animals

Venue: On-Demand Webinar Series
Contact Hours: 9 hours
Course Language: English
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Webinar Series – Avian Nutrition, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Behaviour and Welfare of Parrots (Recorded September 2020)


This webinar series has been designed for veterinarians in practice, working with avian cases, wishing to gain a higher level of expertise in their approach to avian nutrition and its impact on bird well-being, avian ophthalmology and dermatology as well as emergency and critical care of birds in general and behavioural issues and management of parrots in particular.

The following topics will be covered in lectures and case presentations:

  • Avian nutrition – recognising malnutrition                          Neil Forbes
  • Getting the nutrition right                                                              Neil Forbes
  • Behavioural needs and welfare of pet parrots                    Neil Forbes
  • Avian Ophthalmology                                                                        Dan Calvo Carrasco  
  • Emergency and Critical Care of Birds                                      Neil Forbes
  • Dermatology of Birds                                                                         Neil Forbes
  • The Feather Plucking Parrot                                                          Neil Forbes
  • Managing Behavioral Problems in Parrots                            Neil Forbes


Webinar Series Registration:   Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The registration fee includes extensive electronic course notes. If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinar, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically. After having taken and passed a multiple-choice question quiz, an additional certificate can be provided which confirms that the quiz was successfully completed. This certificate may then be used to request accreditation points from your local governing body / Veterinary Medical Association.

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    Neil Forbes
    BVetMed, Dip ECZM(avian), FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Avian Medicine
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    Neil qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1983. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine, Specialist in Avian Medicine and an FRCVS. Neil was responsible for teaching avian medicine at Bristol Vet School from 2001–2011. He has lectured internationally for many years, has contributed to more than sixty-five peer review papers and to more than thirty-seven books.  Neil has received multiple national and international awards and is a past President of both, The European College of Zoological Medicine and The European Board of Specialisation.

    Neil headed up Great Western Exotic Vets (part of the Vets Now group) in Swindon, from 2004 to 2017.  He now consults part-time at a range of national and internal locations.  He is otherwise occupied with voluntary conservation work with critically endangered vultures, lecturing, and managing other consultancy instructions.

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    Daniel Calvo Carrasco
    LV CertAVP(ZooMed), MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    Residency Trained Referral Clinician & RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine, Avian and Exotic Medicine
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    Dan has always been passionate about exotic pet and wildlife medicine and graduated from Barcelona Veterinary School in 2010.

    He then spent some time training in zoo and wildlife medicine in the US and Peru, before moving to the UK to start his residency in avian medicine at Great Western Exotics. In April 2016, Dan successfully gained his Certificate in zoological medicine and RCVS Advanced Practitioner recognition. He also completed his residency in avian medicine and now works alongside Tom Dutton in accepting and treating avian and exotic referrals.

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