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2010 Symposium on Wildlife management and zoonotic infections

A well attended and well received one day symposium was held last November at the Royal Society of Medicine.

A 3 page review of of the proceedings on bovine TB, fox diseases and wildlife treatment and rehabilitation may be found in the Veterinary Record January 15, 2011 pages 38-40

Topics included

Animal reservoirs of human disease
Ms. Sarah Cleaveland, Glasgow Veterinary School  

The fox as a reservoir of disease 
Mr. Vic Simpson, Truro, Cornwall

DEFRA’s wildlife health strategy
Dr. Andy Paterson, DEFRA Wildlife Health Team, Nobel House, London

Prospects for control of bovine TB
Dr. John Gallagher Yelverton, Devon and Mr. Roger Sainsbury, Truro, Cornwall

TB eradication: Progress and prospects in Wales  
Dr. Christianne Glossop, CVO Wales

Treatment and rehabilitation of wild animals      
Dr. Anna Meredith, Edinburgh Veterinary School

Wildlife hospitals  
Mr. John Chitty, General Practitioner, Andover

Coping with today’s successful species – a question of balance
Dr. Jonathan Reynolds, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Fordingbridge

Practicalities of control; some examples of best practice in predator management
Dr. Mike Swann, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Fordingbridge

Reintroduction of animals to England      
Dr. Peter Brotherton, Natural England, Peterborough

Introduction to a review of wildlife legislation     
Lord Mancroft, House of Lords, Westminster

Review of the salient statutory legislation  
Ms. Madeleine Forsyth, Barrister and MRCVS, Ampleforth, Yorks

The case for repeal of the Badger Acts of 1973 and 1991 
Mr. Stephen Lomax, Barrister and MRCVS, Whitchurch, Shropshire.

A PDF file of the symposium handbook is available to download on this link.



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