Veterinary Dentistry Conference - Exotic Pets 2007

The veterinary dentistry becomes a well established scientific discipline as well as very important specialization in veterinary practice. The existence of the European Veterinary Dental Society with 16th European Congresses and other meetings and workshops is confirmation of the practical importance of veterinary dentistry in modern veterinary medicine. But nowadays more and more cases are seen on veterinary clinics dealing with non-traditional patients. Oral cavity diseases appear very common in zoo and exotic animals. Therefore, veterinarians, conservationists, and exotic pet hobbyists want to learn more about oral cavity anatomy, physiology and optimal medical care for healthy teeth in exotic pets.


The Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno (VFU Brno), prepared the Veterinary Dentistry Conference - Exotic Pets together with the Czech Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, member of the EAZWV and WAZA. Due to kind support from the side of the dean of the Veterinary Faculty and rector of VFU Brno the conference took place at the new lecture hall of the Clinic for Companion Animal Diseases at the area of University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic. We had got lectures every day from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th May 2007.

Invited speaker:
David A. Crossley, UK, BVetMed, PhD, FAVD, DipEVDC, MRCVS, European and RCVS Recognised Veterinary Dental Specialist

Zlatko Pavlica, Slovenia, DVM, PhD., University Professor
• Gerry M. Dorrestein, The Netherlands, DVM, PhD, University Professor
Zdenek Knotek, Czech Republic, MVDr., PhD, University Professor
Frances Harcourt-Brown, UK, BVSc, FRCVS, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Rabbit Medicine and Surgery
• Robert Johnson, Australia, BVSc, MACVSc, CertZooMed, BA
• William G.V. Lewis, UK, BVSc, CertZooMed, MRCVS
• Michaela Gumpenberger, Austria, Dr. Med.Vet., University Assistant
• Camil Stoian, Austria, Dr. Med. Dent., Dr. Med.Vet., PhD., DipEVDC
• Jerzy Gawor, Poland, DVM, PhD
• Vladimir Jekl, Czech Republic, MVDr., PhD, Assistant professor
• Karel Hauptman, Czech Republic, MVDr., PhD, Assistant professor

Number of participants:                                                                112

Number of countries:                                                                      19

Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Guatemala, Iran, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, USA



This conference provided veterinary doctors and veterinary students with broad knowledge about oral/dental disease in exotic pets. This was the first conference in the middle Europe with the impact on dentistry only in exotic animals. Lectures covered this topic from basics to up to date knowledge, interesting case reports included.

The participants practically performed oral cavity examination in conscious reptiles and small mammals. Further oral cavity examination consisted of oral cavity endoscopy in these species (animals under anaesthesia or cadavers), practical skull/teeth radiography with the use of portable X-Ray unit and AFP EVA-Vet® Digital Imaging System) and radiography interpretation. The practitioners or veterinary students extracted teeth in rabbits and performed occlusal adjustment of clinical crowns in small mammals in practical courses. The use of dental digital radiography was also presented in lectures.

Registration bag included proceedings and material from sponsors.

We would like to thank to all sponsors and partners for their support

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