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In this masterclass, the focus will be on the main surgical approaches to the intestinal tract in rabbits, including enterotomy, enterectomy and appendectomy.

Available with advanced booking only. Tickets are £40.00.

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Rabbits are often presented for the sudden onset of anorexia, lack of defecation and different degrees of gas build-up in the gastrointestinal tract. Due to the anatomical inability of the rabbit to vomit, these conditions typically result in life-threatening gastric and enteric distension. Although in many cases medical treatment can be sufficient in order to resolve acute gastric distension, there are conditions when surgical removal of a mechanical obstruction in the intestinal tract is required. In the present masterclass the focus will be on the main surgical approaches to the intestinal tract in rabbits, including enterotomy, enterectomy and appendectomy.

Speakers

Speakers to be confirmed
  • Dr Nicola Di Girolamo
    Dr Nicola Di Girolamo
    DMV, GPCert(ExAP), MSc (Evidence-Based Health Care), PhD
    Nicola Di Girolamo is an associate professor of Exotics and Zoological Medicine at Oklahoma State University, and current president of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine and an associate editor of BMC Veterinary Research. Before moving to the US, Nicola has been employed as a veterinary specialist in Hong Kong at Tai Wai Small Animal & Exotics Hospital. Back in Italy, he performed an ECZM residency at the Clinica per Animali Esotici in Rome. He completed a Master of Science in evidence-based healthcare at the university of Oxford and a PhD at the University of Bologna. Following that, he founded EBMVet, a study group on Evidence-based medicine. He fills his time off with Brazilian Jujitsu, surf and chess.
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