$20 – $60

Future Directions Conference-Animal welfare for all creatures great & small

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Bendigo TAFE

136 McCrae Street

MacGillivray Hall

Bendigo, VIC 3550

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'Animal welfare' means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. A happy animal, as illustrated by scientific evidence, is healthy, comfortable, well-nourished and safe.

This conference focuses on what our two and four legged friends require in relation to suitable disease prevention and veterinary care right through to being well fed and appropriately sheltered. You’ll also learn of the importance of our legal and moral obligations in managing their life and death humanely.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP before Thursday 23 November to secure your place.

Have questions about the Food and Fibre Conference? Email Bendigo TAFE pverrion@bendigotafe.edu.au

Conference Schedule

10am Loving Greyhounds
Dr Gavin Goble BVSc - General Manager, Animal Welfare, Greyhound Racing Victoria
Hear Gavin’s story of managing one of the most challenging animal welfare issues in the Greyhound racing industry and how an adoption program is changing lives – for the greyhounds and the owners.

10.45am Understanding the Dingo
Lyn Watson
Lyn is Dingo breeder and behavioural specialist and will talk about the unique features of the very misunderstood Dingo.

***11.20am Morning Tea**

11.40am The Science of Healthy Animals
Neil Sammons - MSD Animal Health Site Manager
Neil will talk about the importance of animal vaccines when managing livestock for local and international trade and when looking after our companion animals.

12.20pm Live Trade – educating the Livestock trade
Representative from LiveCorp
LiveCorp is strongly committed to undertaking research and providing services to support the industry to continuously improve the health and welfare of Australian livestock in the live export supply chains.

***1pm Lunch***

2pm Cooper’s - a refuge for wildlife
Christine Gilmore - Cooper’s Animal Refuge
Christine will share the positive stories of indigenous creatures saved and returned to the wild. This is juxtaposed to the increase of injured animals managed in veterinary clinics and the need for Vet Nurses to learn more about the care and management of native animals. Christine will also share her expertise as a fundraiser for animal welfare.

2.40pm Edgar’s Mission – a different kind of farm
Pam Ahern - Edgar’s Mission
Pam provides her insight into this unique farm with a difference.

3.15pm Wild Cat/Pussy Cat – managing feral cats humanely
Amanda Earl – Teacher and Feline expert, Bendigo TAFE
Expand the horizons of compassionate conservation, by driving the development of practices and policies that transition away from harming wildlife and towards the guiding principles of compassionate conservation. Amanda will make a bold, thought provoking, forward-thinking talk from across science, law, and the humanities to inspire paradigm change in our relationship with nature.

3.35pm Q&A
3.45pm Conference close

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Bendigo, VIC 3550

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