This webinar provides support to vets on how to safely and effectively collect and use camelid blood. It is made up of two parts:

  • Part 1 – how to safely collect camelid blood and how this is processed into plasma
  • Part 2 – guidance on how to transfuse the plasma to crias who are suffering from a failure of passive transfer of maternal immunity
About the speakers

Claire E Whitehead BVM&S MS FHEA MRCVS; Diplomate ACVIM (Large Animal); RCVS Recognised Specialist in Camelid Health and Production; Honorary Lecturer, School of Veterinary Education, University of Liverpool

Claire completed a Residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University in July 2005. After a further year at Ohio State as a clinical instructor in Camelid Medicine and Reproduction, she returned to the UK in 2007 where she established the first referral service catering specifically for camelids alongside other farm animals at The Royal Veterinary College. In May 2011, she set up in private practice running a camelid-only referral and consultancy practice and runs courses for vets and owners/breeders on camelid health and reproduction. She opened a new camelid-focused facility in Summer 2015. She is the current President of the British Veterinary Camelid Society and was recognized as an RCVS Specialist in Camelid Health and Production in February 2016.

Jenny Walton BVM&S MRCVS

Jenny qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1998. She worked in mixed practice for four years before moving into the field of small animal emergency and critical care with Vets Now. Jenny worked in Vets Now emergency and critical care clinics for 10 years and through Vets Now, she ran the practical trial researching canine blood banking in 2006. Following the success of the trial, Pet Blood Bank was launched in 2007 with Jenny in the role of Veterinary Supervisor where she remained until 2018.

CPD hours: watching both parts of this webinar will contribute 1.5 hours

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