World Horse Welfare Veterinary Webinair/Workshop Series
Thank you for your interest - applications are now closed
Date: April -June
World Horse Welfare have been running a series of virtual webinars during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst the international teams/projects have had to adjust to different ways of working, this has been a good opportunity to develop a wider understanding of some key health and welfare issues for equids. WHW are developing another series of webinars aimed at the teams in Latin America and would like to also include workshops and pre-recorded practical demonstrations. WHW are looking for volunteers to support the series and deliver lectures, workshops and demonstrations both live and pre-recorded via their online learning platform. Topics of interest for the series includes: Equine dentistry, lameness and hoof problems, equine colic, emergency work, equine well-being and behaviour, first aid, the OIE, nutrition, internal medicine, parasites, hydration (common myths/misconceptions), equine health and welfare in natural emergency situations and common diseases (and practical treatments according to in-country conditions).
We are looking for veterinary volunteers with:
Practical veterinary skills - being able to advise on basic equine health and welfare issues at new graduate level for vets working with (but not limited to) working equids.
The ability/experience to teach/present with an understanding the context of equine veterinary work in Latin America (low resource: lack of: ultrasound, surgical facilities, laboratories for routine blood work, certain medications in some countries e.g. sedatives, motorised dental equipment etc).
Spanish speakers – strongly desired, but not essential (translator can be provided).
There are multiple opportunities for volunteers to get involved in educating and supporting veterinary peers and helping to improve care and welfare of working equids in the Latin America’s.
If you are interested in supporting WHW and being involved with this virtual volunteer project please contact Leaya@beva.org.uk to register your interest.