Webinar to explain bacterial risks of raw food diet for pets

Webinar to explain bacterial risks of raw food diet for pets

A free CPD webinar for veterinary surgeons is to explain the bacteriological risks and benefits of feeding a raw diet to companion animals.

Feeding companion animals with unprocessed products has become increasingly popular, and whilst ready-prepared raw pet foods are produced in highly controlled environments, Horiba said they could still pose a bacterial risk.

Dr Conor O’Halloran BVSc MSc PhD MRCVS will discuss the issues and host a discussion about the main pathogens that can cause issues, such as E. coli, Campylobacter and Salmonella.

He will also touch on potential risk to owners, for example raw food associated with zoonotic diseases, including TB; whilst also covering possible benefits too.

Paul Lymer, Veterinary Business Manager at Horiba UK said: “Veterinary teams are in a unique position when it comes to supporting and advising owners on day-to-day care.

“We appreciate though that raw feeding is definitely a topic which prompts discussion amongst both veterinary staff and pet owners.

“So our latest CPD webinar will help to educate and present a balanced view, ensuring that although the choice remains with the owner on what to feed, veterinary staff are armed with the knowledge to help them do so safely.”

To register for the event on Thursday, July 7 at  7.30pm visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6301418110266818573