Annual Veterinary Congress

The Finnish Veterinary Association organises the Annual Veterinary Congress each autumn. The 2021 Congress runs from the 8th to 10th of December, taking into account the global COVID-19 situation. At this point the event will take place both online and in the Helsinki Fair Centre.

The three-day program includes lectures in general, business and working life, meat hygiene, food hygiene and environmental health, production animals, small animals, horses and research sessions. Most of the lectures are being held in Finnish, but these we have in English:

Wednesday Dec 8, 2021 - Horses

Professor, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, PhD, MA Ed Martin Furr, Oklahoma State University:

10.00 Neurologic examination
11.00 Differentiating lameness from neurologic gait deficits
13.15 Treatment of Cervical Compression - does it really work?
14.00 Is the neurologic horse safe to ride?

Thursday Dec 9, 2021 - Small Animals

MA, VetMB, CertSAM, FLS, Dipl. ECVIM-CA, MRCVS, European & RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine Ben Harris, Wear Referrals Veterinary Hospital, Bradbury, England, United Kingdom:

8.15 A practical overview of the hepatobiliary system in cats and dogs
9.00 Inflammatory hepatobiliary disease in cats
10.20 Pancreatitis in cats

13.45 Diagnosing hepatobiliary disease in dogs
14.30 Management of hepatobiliary disease in dogs
16.00 Diagnosis and management of portosystemic shunts in cats and dogs

DVM Vahideh Rahmani, Helsinki University:

11.05 Magnetic resonance imaging of the pancreatobiliary ducts in dogs and cats – where are we?

DVM, PhD, Swedish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats and Swedish specialist in small animal internal medicine Linda Toresson, Evidensia Specialist Animal Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden:

11.30 Treatment options in feline chronic pancreatitis

Thursday Dec 9, 2021 - Horses

Professor, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, PhD, MA Ed Martin Furr, Oklahoma State University:

8.30 Headshaking syndrome
9.30 Vestibular disease and THO
10.35 CNS trauma
11.10 Neurologic conditions of the neonate
13.40 Equine Herpes virus
14.40 Neurodegenerative diseases
16.10 Case discussions

Thursday Dec 9, 2021 - Food Safety

DVM Alberto Mancuso, Member of the Board of Directors of the Istituto Zooprofilattico del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy:

13.30 Food safety management systems and microbiological criteria implementation in small and micro-businesses: possibilities and limitations
15.00 Official control good practices in small and micro-businesses

Friday Dec 10, 2021 - Small Animals

MA VetMB CertSAM FLS Dipl. ECVIM-CA MRCVS, European & RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine Ben Harris, Wear Referrals Veterinary Hospital, Bradbury, England, United Kingdom:

8.30 Immune-mediated disease - beyond IMHA
9.10 Immunosuppressives - if the pred doesn't work!
10.30 Before the biopsy - maximizing diagnostic yield in liver disease
11.15 Liver biopsies - when to biopsy; how to biopsy; how histology guides treatment
13.45 Proteinuric renal disease - diagnosis and management

Friday Dec 10, 2021 - Horses

MVB, PhD, MRCVS Ann Cullinane, Irish Equine Centre:

9.00 Equine Infectious Anaemia, West Nile Fever and African Horsesickness - Emerging threats to equine health
9.50 Equine herpesviruses - a constant threat to equine health
11.10 Equine Influenza - Evidence based vaccination of horses
13.30 Equine Rotavirus, Coronavirus, Equine Viral Arteritis - current knowledge

DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVM Martin Nielsen, Gluck Equine Research Center, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Kentucky:

14.20 Does my horse have worms, doc?
15.40 Deworm or not to deworm, that is the question

Friday Dec 10, 2021 - Cattle

Professor Maria Stokstad, NMBU, Norway

8.45 Coronavirus and RS virus in cattle - is eradication an option? The Norwegian research and control experience
10.15 Coronavirus and RS virus in cattle - is eradication an option? The Norwegian research and control experience

Exhibition

In addition to the lectures, there will be an exhibition representing fields of medicine, health care, instruments and pharmacology. The Congress exhibition is the largest for products related to veterinary medicine in Finland.

Information for exhibitors >>

Registration

Members of Nordic and Estonian veterinary associations are granted the same fees as members of the Finnish association.

Registration to attend the lectures (available later) >>

Support

Please contact Fennovet Ltd at elp [@] sell.fi.

Annual Veterinary Congress in Finland 2019