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ABWAK Zoo Animal Osteopathy Workshop

The Keeper’s Role in Zoo Animal Osteopathy - a bespoke workshop for ABWAK delivered by Tony Nevin of Zoo Ost Ltd.

Thursday 6th July 2023  Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Tony Nevin has been providing osteopathic care for both humans and animals for over 30 years. In this exclusive 1-day workshop, aimed specifically at animal-care professionals, Tony will outline the principles of osteopathy to treat musculo-skeletal problems in mammals, birds and reptiles. The day will include both class room work and practical hands-on sessions with some of Chessington’s resident stock.

Topics covered will include:

  • Recognising changes in body language, behaviour and gait and the use of such in diagnosis.
  • Thermal imaging to help diagnose musculo-skeletal complaints.
  • Formulation of treatment plans.
  • Target training to promote muscle exercise.
  • Enclosure design to promote physical wellbeing.

This CPD training, brought to you by ABWAK, is a rare opportunity to gain an insight into this niche subject area, carrying the prospect of tangible benefits to the animal welfare at your collection.

Cost for ABWAK members -  £30

BIAZA members - £40

Professional non-members also welcome - £60.

Please be aware that numbers are strictly limited so tickets will be allocate on a first-come first-served basis.  Bookings will not be confirmed unless online registration is completed and full payment has been made.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and there will be opportunity to see behind the scenes of the wider zoo at Chessington.

ABWAK provide grants for our members to help fund attendance at our events.  Check out the grants page in the members' area of our website for application forms.

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Jul 06 2023


All Day
Chessington World of Adventures


Chessington World of Adventures
Leatherhead Rd, Chessington KT9 2NE


Sam Whitbread