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F10 Treatment applications in Avian Patients

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You are invited to join a 6-part webinar series on:

F10 Treatment Applications in Exotic Animals

Webinar 1: F10 Treatment Applications in Avian Patients

Tuesday 1 June | 19h30-20h30

Dr Neil Forbes BVetMed., DipECZM(avian), FRCVS

The F10 product range of veterinary disinfectant and treatment products (Health and Hygiene (Pty) Ltd, www.healthandhygiene.co.za) are unique in various respects.  They are all based on the main active ingredients of quaternary ammonium compounds. The efficacy is however further enhanced by the use of proprietary surfactants and other non-active components, with various additional minor constituents to optimise their efficacy for use in their different applications.  The company believes in an open and ‘evidence based’ approach, with efficacy (primarily against viruses, bacteria, fungi, and spores), and safety (corneal, dermal, ingestion, inhalation, and environmental), being tested using the “as marketed” core product F10SC disinfectant/antiseptic solution. Tests and trials were carried out by accredited external, quality controlled government approved laboratories.  The test certificates in respect of such tests are made publicly available on their website.  The products are approved for use in many regions globally including (USA, many areas of Europe, UK, Australia, China and many other areas of Asia and many areas in the Middle East).  The safety and efficacy of the core products results in veterinary treatment products also being licensed for use in the same regions.  In this webinar the panellists will discuss the main and divergent applications in the avian veterinary field.  F10 is non-corrosive and in view of its safety profile is ideal to use by fogging, for the control of air borne contagious infections, e.g. psittacine beak and feather disease (circovirus) and psitticosis (Chlamydia psittaci), as well as other air borne pathogens e.g. Aspergillus spp., within the veterinary, retail, boarding or home environments.  Taking this a step further, the products administered by nebulisation are licensed for the treatment of bacterial, fungal and viral infections (rhinitis, sinusitis, tracheitis, pneumonia or air-sacculitis), on occasions used alone, in other situations used in combination with traditional systemic therapy.  Dermal applications (with or without insecticide), can be used for bite, claw and other penetrating wounds together with the treatment of bacterial (e.g. superficial chronic ulcerative dermatitis, MRSA, MRSB, bumblefoot), fungal (e.g. Malassezia, dermatophytosis, Aspergillus spp. ), viral infections as well as ‘fly strike’. Gastro-intestinal topical applications are particularly useful for the treatment of oral and cloacal bacterial, viral and fungal infections.  Whilst the use of the germicidal spray within the aviary environment has proven effective in reducing the incidence of insect vector born diseases, e.g. Babesia, Haemoproteus, Leucocytozoan, Plasmodium.

We will be applying for CPD accreditation for this webinar.

Should you require any assistance with the registration, please contact Corné Engelbrecht at corne@savetcon.co.za

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  • Guest speaker
    Dr Neil Forbes BVetMed DipECZM(avian) FRCVS

    Neil qualified from RVC in 1983. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine, Specialist in Avian Medicine and FRCVS. Neil is now retired from full time referral clinical avian work and spends his time involved in a number of part-time consultancy roles.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Dirk Verwoerd B.Sc.Agric (Nature Cons), B.VSc (Hons: Poultry Diseases), M.Sc (Animal-Human-Ecosystem Health) @ Karan Beef Feedlot

    During Dr Verwoerd's entire veterinary career, he has been involved with falconry, breeding of raptors, psittacines, softbills, waterfowl and Galliformes, also rehabilitation of raptors; from large eagles to small sparrowhawks.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Hamish Baron B.Sc.Agric (Nature Cons), B.VSc (Hons: Poultry Diseases), M.Sc (Animal-Human-Ecosystem Health) @ Peninsula Clinic, Australia

    Dr Hamish Baron is a registered Avian Specialist through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Originally from New Zealand, Dr Baron moved to Australia in 2008 to pursue a career in Avian Medicine and surgery.