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F10 Treatment applications in Exotic Zoo Patients

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

F10 Treatment Applications in Exotic Animals

Webinar 4: F10 Treatment Applications in Exotic Zoo Patients

Tuesday 7 September | 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, amphibians 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 the zoo field, we can of course use F10 products to control the same range of diseases.  However, the fun and excitement of using F10 products in the zoo field, is the challenge of application.  For this reason, you will hear that the Germicidal Barrier Ointment (with or without insecticide), is particularly useful, in the management and treatment of wounds (both those that are infected and those where we want to avoid infection), especially where 2-3 times daily flushing of the wound is simply not practical, in such cases the longer-term duration of activity from a single application is particularly useful.  Modern target training and positive reinforcement techniques are commonly used in zoos, to enable conscious and unrestrained blood collection and wound management and are essential in many F10 applications, for example, how would you manage to topically treat a yeast infection in the blowhole of a large aquatic mammal, without such training.  Lateral thinking, dexterity, knowing your patients and appreciating the range of F10 applications is essential in a zoo.

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 Michelle Barrows, BVMS DZooMed (Avian), DipECZM MRCVS. RCVS Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine (Zoo Health Management)

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


12 October: F10 treatment applications in WILDLIFE

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  • Guest speaker
    Dr Michelle Barrows BSc BVMS PGCertConsMed (Avian) DipECZM (ZHM)

    In 2010 she became the Head of Veterinary Services and Conservation Medicine for Bristol Zoological Society, responsible for the veterinary care of the animals at Bristol Zoo Gardens and The Wild Place Project in the UK.

  • 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.