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UC Davis To Host World’s First Donkey Conference


Dr. Eric Davis, one of the presenters at the Donkey Welfare Symposium, consults with a donkey owner in Mexico.

Dr. Marc Laxineta

The Donkey Welfare Symposium is scheduled for Nov. 1 to 3 at Gladys Valley Hall on the UC Davis campus.

"With so little emphasis on the health and welfare of the world’s leading working animal, it is important for us to host this event and get the message out across the globe,” said Karl Jandrey, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC, director of the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Center for Continuing Professional Education.

Donkeys can easily live up to 30 years, so maintaining their health is important, Dr. Jandrey said.

The inaugural event will feature lectures and hands-on laboratories for donkey enthusiasts, veterinarians, technicians and students. Registrants will travel from across the United States and the world, Jandrey noted.

More than 15 donkey experts will give presentations. Among them is Eric Davis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, a UC Davis authority on donkey health who has more than 35 years’ experience in animal welfare in rural and developing areas.

The subjects to be discussed range from donkey behavior and training, pharmacology and physiology to farriery, dentistry and parasites.

Up to 21 hours of continuing education credit are available for veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants who attend the symposium in person. A webinar covering 13 hours of lectures also will be offered.

More information is available at Vetmed.Ucdavis.edu/CE/Equine/Donkey_Welfare_Symposium.cfm.

9/24/2013 10:12 AM

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