International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals

Venue: Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands

Location: 5081 NJ Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: May 20, 2009 End Date/Time: May 24, 2009
Registration Date: Feb 14, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 14, 2009
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On behalf of the Leibniz Institut for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV) we wish to extend a cordial invitation to you to participate in the:

International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals - 20th and 24th May 2009
The Conference will be held at the Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands. The aim of the conference is to foster an exchange of ideas among international specialists from many disciplines working with free-ranging and captive animals. To achieve this aim we have secured an impressive list of plenary speakers and workshop organisers.
Main topics:
- Update on emerging infectious diseases
(Thijs Kuiken, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

- Diseases and vaccination in carnivores
(Nadia Robert, Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health, University Bern,

- Management of small, structured populations: from contraception to hand-rearing and surplus production
(Lars Anderson, Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark)

- The rational for and management of mixed species populations
(Sjaak Kandorp, Safaripark Beekse Bergen, the Netherlands)

- Best practice techniques for zoo veterinarians (worst failures and how to avoid them)

- Free topics


- Pathology of wildlife
(Marja Kik, University Utrecht, the Netherlands)

- Anaesthesia of wildlife
(Christine Lendl, Zoo Augsburg, Germany & Carsten Grøndahl, Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark)

- Threatened Amphibians
(Norin Chai, Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes, Muséum nat. d`Hist., Zoo Paris, France & José Luiz Catão-Dias, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasilia)

- Ultrasound and endoscopy of wildlife
(Thomas Hildebrandt, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Berlin, Germany)

- Flight restraint in birds: extirpation of feather follicles
(Pia Krawinkel, Zoom Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen, Germany)

- Ultrashort course of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM)
(Sonia Hernandez-Divers, University of Georgia, Athens, USA)

- Hoof and claw care (student workshop)
(Christiana Hebel, EAZWV Munich, Germany & Jean-Michele Hatt, Zürich, Switzerland)

The deadline for the submissions of manuscripts is the 14 February 2009.

For further information please visit our website at:
We are expecting a stimulating programme with many interesting scientific presentations supplemented by an entertaining, yet informative, evening programme. Please use the information to inform your colleagues and display details on the department notice board.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information at: or Berlin, Germany.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Beekse Bergen.
The organising committee:
H Hofer, J Kaandorp, S Seet, G Wibbelt, P Kretzschmar, G Liebich


Additional Information

price per person: 350 Euro accompanying person 120 Euro student: 220 Euro