The annual North American Veterinary Conference, set for Jan. 15-19 in Orlando, Fla., will be holding a “behavior conference within a conference.” It’s geared toward veterinarians, veterinary technicians and animal trainers.
The conference includes a hands-on “Behavior Laboratory for Humane Handling and Managing Techniques” session; a full-day session sponsored by Novartis on behavioral pediatrics and risks to children of dog bites, among other topics; a “Feline Behavior: Bad Mood or Wrong Food” session sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition; and a half-day presentation from Elanco Animal Health. The latter will cover topics such as behavior medicine in general practice and, separation anxiety.
The conference will conclude with a full-day symposium sponsored by Nestlé-Purina. It will focus on the use of behavior medication and supplements in cats, the effect of diet in the older dog, and temperament testing, among other topics.