International Speakers and Beautiful Birds Draw Attention at Purdue Veterinary Student-Led Conference

Timothy Hill

Friday, October 28, 2022



Medicine of Mammalian and Avian Species (MMAS) Symposium participants benefitted from great hands-on learning opportunities, including this demonstration in which Dr. Lorraine Corriveau helps instruct about where a blood sample can be obtained from an African grey parrot.
Medicine of Mammalian and Avian Species (MMAS) Symposium members benefitted from great arms-on studying options, which include this demonstration in which Dr. Lorraine Corriveau aids instruct about where a blood sample can be obtained from an African gray parrot.

Vibrant birds and intriguing talks had been the buy of the day previous weekend at the two-working day Drugs of Mammalian and Avian Species (MMAS) Symposium hosted at Lynn Corridor by learners in the Unique Animal Club.  The method presented attendees with lectures masking fundamental drugs, handling, diet, intubation, anesthesia and lots of other matters for avian and tiny mammals.

Extra than 60 individuals attended, possibly in-man or woman at Lynn Corridor or pretty much by way of Zoom.  Symposium coordinator for the Exotic Animal Club, Keishla Marrero-Acosta, of the DVM Course of 2024, said attendees especially appreciated the several wetlabs, which integrated an avian triage and bandaging lab, a small mammal intubation and intraosseous catheter placement lab, an avian handling lab and a tiny unique mammal managing lab.

The symposium, held Saturday and Sunday, Oct 22-23, opened with a keynote lecture on Conservation of Bearded and Egyptian Vultures by Mr. Anton Vaidl and Dr. Helena Vaidlová of the Prague Zoo.  The spouse and spouse team from the Czech Republic is perfectly recognised for their track record and knowledge in the industry of avian and exotic medicine.  The symposium also featured talks by a dozen other speakers, including avian and unique animal professionals from the School of Veterinary Medication and private specialty techniques, who introduced lectures and direct fingers-on labs.

Keynote speaker Dr. Helena Vaidlová with symposium coordinator Keishla Marie Marrero-Acosta of the DVM Class of 2024.
Keynote speaker Dr. Helena Vaidlová with symposium coordinator Keishla Marrero-Acosta of the DVM Course of 2024.

The Symposium was open to veterinarians, veterinary nurses, veterinary and veterinary nursing college students, and undergraduates, and showcased concurrent lecture tracks covering avian and unique companion animal medication.

The keynote speakers introduced a prosperity of information and insight.  Vaidl, a lifestyle-lengthy hen lover, was the incubator attendant and assistant to the fowl curator at the Prague Zoo from 1995 to 2006.  The year following, he served as curator-expert at the Morocco Birds Global, Inc. chicken park in the Philippines. Several months later, he returned to the Czech Republic where he has worked as the curator of birds at the Prague Zoo considering that 2008.  Around the past 20 years, he has had the prospect to get the job done with much more than 600 various fowl species together with about 80 parrot species.  During his time doing the job as curator, the Zoo commenced to breed Palm cockatoos, Pesquet’s parrots, Hyacinth macaws, Kea parrots, Blue-naped parrots, Golden shouldered parakeets, Yellow and black-bellied Jamaican amazons, Purple-tailed amazons and other parrot species.

Vaidl and Dr. Vaidlová collectively wrote a in depth reserve on the issue of parrot breeding and veterinary treatment. Vaidl also has published content on the breeding of numerous species of birds and has presented his lectures in additional than 20 countries all around the earth. Dr. Helena Vaidlová graduated in 2004 from the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno, Czech Republic. In the course of her scientific tests and following graduation, she acquired an internship and worked in Southeast Asia with elephants and parrots. In 2008 she and her husband opened a veterinary clinic focused on birds. She now also is effective section-time for the Prague Zoo and is a Parrot TAG veterinary advisor for the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria.

MMAS volunteers from the Exotic Animal Club (front, left-right) Carissa Adrianson, Breanna Davis, and Alex Meyer, all of the DVM Class of 2025, and Keishla Marrero Acosta, Taylor Fidler-Jarzyniecki, and Maggie Pritchett, of the DVM Class of 2024, with (back row) Dr. Steve Thompson, Exotic Animal Club faculty advisor, and keynote speakers Anton Vaidl and Dr. Helena Vaidlová.
MMAS volunteers from the Unique Animal Club (front, still left-suitable) Carissa Adrianson, Breanna Davis, and Alex Meyer, all of the DVM Course of 2025, and Keishla Marrero-Acosta, Taylor Fidler-Jarzyniecki, and Maggie Pritchett, of the DVM Course of 2024, with (again row) Dr. Steve Thompson, Exotic Animal Club school advisor, and keynote speakers Anton Vaidl and Dr. Helena Vaidlová.

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