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F10 Treatment applications in Wildlife

About this event

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

F10 Treatment Applications in Exotic Animals

Webinar 5: F10 Treatment Applications in Wildlife

Tuesday 12 October | 19h30-20h30

The F10 product range of veterinary disinfectant and treatment products (Health and Hygiene Pty. Ltd www.f10products.co.za) are unique in various respects. They are all based on the main active ingredients of alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride and poly (hexamethylene biguanide) hydrochloride, 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 and fungi), and safety (corneal, dermal, ingestion, inspiration and environmental), being tested against all ‘end products’, by 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 the webinars produced to date we have learnt how F10 can be safely and effectively applied in a range of predominantly exotic species patients (birds, reptiles, amphibia and small exotic mammals), for the effective prevention and treatment of a range of clinical conditions caused by contagious pathogens (bacteria, yeasts and fungi and viruses), for skin, respiratory, oral and digestive, eye and ear, as well as septic spaces, infections and diseases. As we now move to consider the F10 treatment applications in wildlife patients, we can of course use F10 products to control the same range of diseases. However, as those involved in these challenging cases will know, wildlife patients bring with them a whole range of different challenges. Typically, wildlife patients are sicker by the time they allow anyone to be aware they are ill or manage to catch them. Typically, they are extremely stressed by captive management and therapy, so the invasiveness of therapy, the patient handling frequency and the duration of treatment and captivity should all be minimised, whilst also accepting that if cessation of treatment and release is premature, there is not likely to be a second chance for the patient. So, in these respects, the use of F10 products to minimise additional stress related disease, the control of endogenous diseases in the patient at the time of capture, the application of non-invasive low stress treatments e.g. nebulisation, the prevention of secondary disease e.g. fly strike and the use of long-term applications, e.g. germicidal barrier ointment (with or without insecticide), to reduce the frequency of treatment, or to facilitate release prior to total clinical resolution, are fundamentally important treatment options in these patients. The use of F10 products in these and similar relevant ways, with reference to clinical cases, will be discussed by the panellists in this webinar.

Treatments apart, of course F10 products are also invaluable as the corner stone of infection control and biosecurity policies in pet shops, breeding centres and veterinary facilities.

Our speakers

  • Dr Neil Forbes BVetMed., DipECZM (avian), FRCVS
  • Dr Katja Koeppel BVMS, MSc (wildlife), Dr med vet, Diplomate ECZM (ZHM)
  • Dr Karin Lourens BVSc, MSc (wildlife)

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

To view the replay of our previous webinars, please click on the links below:

1 June: F10 treatment applications in Avian Patients

6 July: F10 treatment in Herptile Patients

3 August: F10 treatment in Exotic Small Mammals

7 September: F10 treatment in Zoo Animals

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Karin Lourens Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital

    Karin's interest in wildlife started in 2012 when she became a volunteer at the FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg. Together with wildlife rehabilitation specialist, Nicci Wright, she created the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital and wildlife rehabilitation centre.

  • 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 Katja Koeppel

    Katja Koeppel was born in Germany. She studied veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow and started her veterinary career in Hamburg, Germany. She completed a Masters in wildlife and tropical disease at the University of Pretoria. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Wildlife at UP.