Organised by Shackleton Vet Physio in collaboration with Zoospensefull
Date: 25th of February
Time: 8:00PM – 9:30PM CET
Musculoskeletal issues of varying aetiology are a common form of pathology in zoo species, and standard protocols are used to treat this in zoos. Some interventions are purely pharmaceutical and surgical. Is this enough, and if rehabilitation techniques are used, can those from humans and domestic species be applied safely and effectively to exotic species? Further, are our standard approaches to zoo (and domestic) animal management and keeping causing some musculoskeletal pathology?
This talk will cover the management of musculoskeletal and neurological health in daily husbandry routines, as well as rehabilitative approaches for lameness and associated pathology. Additionally, and using evidence from zoos and from the literature, it outlines how rehabilitation/physiotherapy modalities could be altered to better fit the management of an exotic species, and how traditional approaches may be to the animal’s detriment.
The importance of a holistic and full team approach when managing and treating lameness, considering numerous factors such as environment, behaviour, management, training….
Can rehabilitation be applied safely within a zoo environment?
What lessons can we learn from human health care?
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