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Companion Animal Behaviour Seminar

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Seminar date: 26th February 2011
Time: 13h30 for 14h00

Venue: Northfield Methodist Church, Crn Aerodrome Drive and Webb Street, Airfield, Benoni
Cost: R 200 for registration before 21 February 2011, R 220 for registration on the day
Presenter: Dr Frederique Hurly (BVSc, MPhil, Veterinary Behavioural Medicine)
Inquiries: 083 654 8116;


14h00: Canine fear, anxiety and phobias
  • What is fear and what are the signs of fear?
  • What is anxiety and what are the signs of anxiety?
  • The difference between fear and phobia
  • Prevention, management and treatment methods
  • Fear of people and other animals
  • Noise phobias
  • Separation related problems
15h00: Canine compulsive disorders
  • General overview
  • Acral lick granuloma

15h45: Tea break

16h00: Can we help the geriatric pet?
  • Behaviour problems in the geriatric population
  • Age related behaviour problems – the causes
  • Relationships between clinical signs, potential medial causes and behavioural signs
  • Cognitive impairment / dementia
16h30: Feline marking behaviour
  • Normal feline communication
  • Differentiating between urine marking and inappropriate elimination
  • How to work up a case of urine marking

17h15: Time for questions


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