International Conference on Avian heRpetological and Exotic mammal medicine

March 25th - 29th, 2017

Pre-conference Activities Programme


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Short Descriptions

  • Avian diagnostic microscopy - basic course

    Helene Pendl,  Dr. med. vet.  1 , P. Wencel, DVM  2

    1   Pendl Lab. Inc., Zug, Switzerland

    2   ul. Weteranow 32/1, Lublin, Poland

    Short Description of the Lab
    This wet-lab is intended for both beginners and advanced participants to provide information and practical skills necessary to effectively use diagnostic microscopy in daily avian practice. Preparation, staining and evaluation of cytologic samples such as swabs, scrapings, imprints and squash preparations as well as blood films and fecal samples will be

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  • Reptile ultrasound

    Lionel Schilliger,  DVM, Dip. ECZM (Herpetology), Dip. ABVP (R&A)  1 , C. HOCHLEITNER, DVM  2 , M. GUMPENBERGER, DVM  3

    1   Clinique vétérinaire du village d'Auteuil, 35 rue Leconte de Lisle, PARIS, FRANCE

    2   Tierklinik Strebersdorf GmBH Mühlweg 5, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

    3   Vetmeduni Vienna Veterinärplatz 1, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

    Short Description of the Lab
    This lab will cover ultrasound examination of the heart and other coelomic organs in snakes, lizards and chelonians. Restraint, positioning, artifacts, and patient examination (approaches and

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  • Common surgical procedures in the green iguana

    Douglas Mader,  DVM, MS, DABVP (C/F, R/A), DECZM (Herpetology)  1 , K. Mathes, DVM, Dr. med. vet., Cert Spec Reptiles, Dip. ECZM (Herpetolo  2 , G. Diethelm, Dr. Vet. Med.  3

    1   Marathon Veterinary Hospital, Marathon, Florida 33050, USA

    2   Clinic for Pets, Reptiles, Pet and Feral Birds, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany

    3   Marathon Veterinary Hospital, Marathon, Florida 33050, USA

    S hort Description of the Wet Lab

    The laboratory will review the most common surgical procedures in

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  • Avian imaging techniques: radiology, endoscopy, ultrasound and more

    Lorenzo Crosta,  med vet, PhD, Dipl ECZM (ZHM), GP Cert (ExAP)  1 , P. Schnitzer, med vet, ECZM resident (Avian), GP Cert (ExAP)  2

    1   Veterinari Montevecchia, Montevecchia (LC), Italy

    2   Exotic Animal Vet Team South Tyrol, Tirol (BZ), Italy

    Short Description of the Wet Lab

    The level and quality of avian medicine improved very fast over the last 20 years and several techniques usually applied to common pet animals, such as dogs and cats, are now used in

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  • Practical approach to oro-facial surgery in pet rabbits

    Vittorio Capello,  DVM, Dipl. ECZM-SM, Dipl. ABVP-ECM  1,2

    1   Clinica Veterinaria S. Siro, Milano, Italy

    2   Clinica Veterinaria Gran Sasso, Milano, Italy

    Short Description of the Lab

    Facial surgery for dental disease and related complications (including further involvement of the nasal and paranasal cavities, as well as of the tympanic bulla and the external ear) represents a significant portion of therapeutic surgery in pet rabbits.
    This advanced wet lab is aimed to teach the practical approach to orofacial

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  • Avian coelomic surgery lab

    Scott Echols,  DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian)  1,2 , B. Speer, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian), ECZM (Avian)  2

    1   Echols Veterinary Services, Salt Lake City, United States

    2   Medical Center for Birds, Oakley, United States

    Short Description of the Wet Lab

    Clinical needs for surgery requiring entry to the coelomic cavities of birds are fairly common. These types of procedures include many of the more complicated, time-consuming surgeries of birds, and can be quite challenging. A well-developed skill set, that

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  • Loco-regional anaesthesia in rabbits

    Angela Briganti,  DVM, PhD  1 , F. Evangelista, DVM  1

    1   Dipartimento Scienze Veterinarie, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italia

    Short Description of the Lab

    The lab will be focused on loco-regional anaesthesia techniques in the rabbit. 
    The session will be scheduled in two parts, a theoretical introduction and a practical lab with active involvement of participants.
    The first part will be focused on peripheral neuro-anatomy of the rabbit and on the explanation of the loco-regional techniques that can be performed

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  • Avian diagnostic microscopy - advanced course

    Helene Pendl,  Dr. med. vet.  1 , P. Wencel, DVM  2

    1   Pendl Lab Inc., Zug, Switzerland

    2   ul. Weteranow 32/1 20-044, Lublin, Poland

    Short Description of the Wet Lab

    This advanced wet-lab is built upon the information of the basic course and focuses on the microscopic evaluation of avian blood films and cytology specimens. It is based on a collection of more than 50 pre-evaluated cases. Every slide is accompanied by a double-sided laminated sheet. The front page

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We want to express our thanks to the Sponsors for the invaluable support and contribution they are providing to the realization of the 3rd ICARE

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The EAAV thanks all sponsors of the EAAV Gerlach Gylstorff Fund

 Platinum Donor
(Exclusive Sponsor of the EAAV Research Grant)



Silver Donor
(Sponsor of the EAAV Student Master Class)




Bronze Donors
(Sponsors of the EAAV Helga Gerlach Student Prizes, the EAAV Student Master Class and the EAAV Gylstorff Travel Grants)






December 15th, 2016
Opening registration

March 25th, 2017
Beginning ICARE 2017



  • European Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
  • Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians
  • European College of Zoological Medicine
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