Inaugural Vet23 conference held in Cork

Inaugural Vet23 conference held in Cork
Pictured at the conference were: Allen Dunne of the Equine Committee; Jane Pigott, Chairperson of the Veterinary Ireland Companion Animal Society (VICAS) Committee; and Donal Lynch, Cattle Association of Veterinary Ireland (CAVI) Committee.

The inaugural Vet23 Joint Conference has taken place in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Co. Cork.

Veterinary Ireland’s Food Animal, Companion Animal and Equine Groups joined forces to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and practical information by multiple veterinary disciplines at a single event. Expert speakers from practice, as well as from industry, research and academia, presented on key challenges in animal health and welfare.

Paul McDermott, President, Veterinary Ireland commented: “This is a period of significant change in veterinary medicine and the entire Irish veterinary community has come together at Vet23 to provide Irish vets with the information and knowledge on how best to deal, at a practice level, with the issues that will arise due to these changes.

“Providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas, our aim is to bring colleagues together from across the profession to talk through common issues and establish strong professional ties that will drive the development of the profession and advance veterinary medicine.”

Experts shares the latest research and insights across a comprehensive range of the key issues facing the profession. Some of the topics covered included:

  • sustainable ruminant health and selective treatment of clinical mastitis;
  • anaesthesia and sedation of respiratory compromised companion animal patients and decision making in small animal chest emergencies; and,
  • radiology in equine clinical practice and the role of sepsis in foal mortality.

There was also be a presentation focusing on the most common injuries incurred by vets in practice, along with advice and guidance on how veterinary professionals can maintain their own well-being and physical resilience.