Reptile Viruses... What Australian Keepers Need to Know

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  1. drsimpson

    drsimpson Not so new Member

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    Over the last 10 to 15 years the hobby of reptile keeping has exploded in popularity. More and more people are coming to realise and appreciate the enjoyment of keeping any number of the amazingly diverse range of reptiles that we have here in Australia.

    Part of the responsibility of keeping these animals in captivity is having at least a basic understanding of the assorted health problems they can develop. Some of these health problems can of course be caused by viruses.

    Join reptile veterinarian, Dr Shane Simpson (aka "The Reptile Doctor") for an informative evening as he explains the potential viral infections that have particular importance in Australia including repatarenavirus, ferlavirus, sunshinevirus, bornavirus and nidovirus in snakes, adenovirus and nidovirus in lizards as well as touching on some viruses of turtles and crocodiles. He will sort of the fact from the fiction and present the most up-to-date information available!

    All attendees will receive an E-book after the event that covers everything in the presentation in detail.

    $2 from every ticket sold will be donated to the ongoing research of reptile viruses in Australia through Dr Tim Hyndman's work at Murdoch University, Perth.

    There are 3 locations where this presentation will be given. Frankston (VIC), Essendon (VIC) and St Lucia (QLD).

    Don't miss this opportunity to get all the CORRECT information regarding viral infections in reptiles.


    Tickets for any of the events can be purchased at http://www.thereptiledoctor.com.au/vet-resources/presentations/item/48-reptile-viruses-presentations

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    How much for just the e-book, for those who can't get to the presentations?
     
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    Going to buy myself a ticket to this!
     
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    Pauls_Pythons Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

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    I would love to go Shane but being midweek and on the eastern side of the city its just not going to happen.
    Is there any chance you might be doing this talk again sometime?
     
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    Bugger, none in Sydney.
     
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    Dr Shane Simpson did this talk at Kellyville pets last year, was absolutely brilliant to listen to even if a bit scary to hear


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    Once the live events are done I will consider doing a webinar depending on demand. I would encourage keepers to come to the live event though as there are generally a lot of questions!
     
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    I'm in for Brissy!

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    Would love to go but alas, in Sydney.
    Happy to pay for any digital access to material in any way though.
     

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