BSc(VetSci)Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS
Sat 16th February 2019
The Village Hall at Edington, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 9HA
10 am - 4.00 pm
£65 including light lunch and refreshments
Topics to include: Raw feeding for dogs - Arthritis, stiffness and osteoarthritis - Holistic medicine - Best vaccination protocol for 2019 - Titre testing - Immunity and immune diseases
Nutriment will provide a lunchtime talk on raw food products with Q & A session.
Nick Thompson (www.holisticvet.co.uk), vet, lecturer, UK raw food campaigner and pioneer is coming to share his up-to-the-minute thoughts on raw food feeding in 2019. As the president of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society, he's well placed to bring us up to date with the very latest cutting edge ideas.
In his lectures, designed to inform and educate the beginner as much as the veteran raw feeder, Nick aims to engage with everyone to share his enthusiasm for canine health and well-being.
Nick will introduce the concept of raw, with a few new ideas thrown in. He will discuss the use of raw food to help treat skin, behavioural and gut issues. He’ll introduce his famous Thompson Stool Score to help you monitor your dog’s bowels and answer all and any questions you may have on raw feeding.
In addition, in the afternoon, he will give us a tour of the best vaccination protocols for 2019. This is a fast-moving subject, and Nick will give crystal clear guidance on how to maximise protection while minimising unnecessary vaccination. He’ll also talk to us about immunity and immune diseases like Atopy, Atopic Dermatitis and IBS. Auto-immune diseases like Dry Eye, Immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia and other blood diseases and arthritis
Titre testing is a hot topic at the moment. Reducing unnecessary vaccination will be discussed, along with flea, tick and worm protection while avoiding pharmaceutical drugs.
In addition, Nick will explore Arthritis, Stiffness, Osteoarthritis in dogs and will use it as a platform to explain the concept of holistic medicine. Lots to learn on how to help your stiff dog. Lots to learn on how to avoid pharmaceuticals until they cannot be avoided. Something for everyone who owns a dog, young or old.
Nick always provides a thought-provoking and entertaining day. Come along to learn about raw feeding, find out more about this nutrition revolution, vaccination and immune diseases, osteoarthritis and holistic medicine. Come to chat, learn and network with like-minded dog owners.
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Animal Centred Education (ACE) is an integrated approach to animal education and management with some of the TTouch principles at its core. It also incorporates some of the techniques that were developed at Tilley Farm and those inspired by other professionals working in the world of animal education, wellbeing and welfare.
The main focus of this seminar will be on observations and Free Work and will include a combination of Power Point presentations and practical demonstrations with the attending dogs.
Free Work is a new addition to Sarah’s courses and has been inspired by a bright and enthusiastic young bull breed named Henry. It is a simple, structured method of educating and supporting dogs of all ages providing a safe and rewarding foundation on which further learning and handling can be built.
Many dogs struggle when in novel situations and many cannot tolerate contact (even from familiar people) when aroused, worried, or in new or exciting environments. Free Work has provided an invaluable stepping stone towards ground work exercises on a line or lead, and gentle TTouch bodywork for dogs that are sensitive to touch. Placement of treats on varying heights enables you to help the dog organise his own body more efficiently and work at a pace to suit him before progressing to hands-on therapeutic techniques.
Free Work is now being successfully used by shelter staff, trainers and behaviourists, TTouch Practitioners, groomers, therapists, and canine guardians to support the animals in their care. This seminar will provide you with safe and effective tools to pass on to your clients, and enhance your existing skills.