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2008 Proceedings Symposium on wildlife diseases and zoonotic infections

Just over 100 delegates comprising wildlife veterinarians and ecologists from across the UK gathered at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on November 19th, 2008 to hear a variety of experts speak on a number of subjects including the threat of tick borne fever, shift and drift of the influenza virus and control of the grey squirrel.

For the full programme and summaries of the papers.....

A one day symposium on

Wildlife diseases and zoonotic infections

was held at The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2008 Symposium graphic

Topics included:

  • Wildlife reservoirs of disease and zoonotic infections
  • Influence of climate change on exotic infections
  • Influenza – the changing virus as illustrated by avian, equine and canine ‘flu
  • Disease and ecological hazards from reintroduction of exotic wildlife species
  • The need to control  over successful species
  • Immunocontraception
  • Pox infections
  • Surveying of wildlife diseases
  • Exotic mycobacterial infections
Speakers were:
Professor Sarah Randolph 
Professor Derek Smith
Professor David Taylor
Professor Malcolm Bennett
Professor John Gurnell 
Dr. Tony Sainsbury
Miss Katie Colvile
Professor Joe Brownlie
Professor Andy Peters
Dr. Ruth Cromie
Dr. Richard Newton
Mr. Paul Duff
Dr. Noel Smith

Mr John Parker
Professor Joe Brownlie
Dr.Tony Mudd

Summaries of the papers are available to download [on this link].

Grey squirrel control: an article by John Bonner based on papers given by Dr.Tony Sainsbury, Professor John Gurnell and Professor Andy Peters at the 2008 symposium. - use this link to download it.



The Quarry Species