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ITBA Educational Programme 2021 - Ask The Experts Series

ITBA Educational Programme 2021 - Ask The Expert Series Gets Underway
ITBA Educational Programme 2021 - Ask The Experts Series
ITBA Educational Programme 2021 - ASK THE EXPERTS Series starts Thursday 8th April onwards. All fees are waived. To register - email Kerry Ryan at CVE credits available. Ask The Experts Series Overview

Equine Herpesvirus Update

Date: Thursday 8th April 2021

Delivered by: Head of Virology Professor Ann Cullinane

Ann has been Head of Virology Unit at the Irish Equine Centre since 1987 and Head of World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reference laboratories for equine influenza since 2009 and for equine herpesvirus since 2015. She obtained her veterinary degree from University College Dublin (UCD), and PhD from Glasgow University. Before joining the IEC she held research posts at Cambridge University, UK and at Applied Biotechnology, USA. Ann is an Adjunct Professor to the University of Limerick and to University College Dublin. She served as an equine infectious diseases expert on the OIE Ad hoc Group for the International Movement of Horses and is the first Irish person to be elected to an OIE Specialist Commission, the Biological Standards Commission.

Stud Farm Biosecurity

Date: Thursday, 15th April 2021

Delivered by: Head of Environment & Nutrition Alan Creighton

Alan was educated at the CBS Naas and received his Degree in Food Science and Nutrition from the Dublin Institute of Technology. He joined the IEC in June 1995 to work in the Microbiology unit. He took up the role of the Environmental Scientist in 1999, and as Head of Environment and Nutrition in late 2017. He works with trainers and stud owners at home and internationally on all aspects of equine biosecurity, nutrition and performance. He is a former show jumper and has a massive interest in all aspects of thoroughbred racing, is a keen breeder and pin hooker.

Parasite Control

Date: Thursday, 29th April

Delivered by: Head of Microbiology, Dr James Gibbons

James qualified with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University College Dublin in 2000. After graduation, he spent several years in practice in Ireland, the UK and overseas before returning to UCD to complete a PhD in veterinary microbiology in the area of antimicrobial resistance. In 2011, James moved to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies where he worked as lecturer in veterinary microbiology and public health with responsibility for diagnostic microbiology. In 2013, he returned to UCD as lecturer in veterinary public health and spent the following 5 years teaching and researching in this area. He joined the Irish Equine Centre in 2018.

Importance of Good Equine Dental Care Programme

Date: Thursday 6th May 2021

Delivered by: Pat O’Sullivan, Vet Surgeon, Troytown Grey Abbey Equine Veterinary Service

Pat qualified from University College Dublin in 2005 and worked in mixed practice in Kildare for three years before moving to New Zealand in 2008 and embarking on a career in equine practice. During four and a half years in New Zealand Pat worked with top racehorses and sport horses, and pursued further training in dentistry and equine medicine, gaining membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Medicine in 2010. Pat returned to Troytown GreyAbbey in 2013. His interests include both first opinion and referral dentistry, racehorse orthopaedics and reproduction.

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