GRV is pleased to offer registered participants, a series of practical workshops covering Injury Identification and First Aid in partnership with Dr Chris Boemo. They are free of charge with lunch provided. Participants will be provided with some useful resources to take away. Numbers are limited to 15 people per workshop, and will be held at the following locations:
- Shepparton Wednesday 26 September 2018, 4.30pm – 9.00pm (FULLY BOOKED)
- Meadows Thursday 27 September 2018, 10.00am – 3.00pm (FULLY BOOKED)
- Warragul Wednesday 3 October 2018, 10.00am – 3.00pm (FULLY BOOKED)
- Cranbourne Friday 16 November 2018, 10.00am – 3.00pm (FULLY BOOKED)
- Bendigo Monday 19 November 2018, 10.00am – 3.00pm (FULLY BOOKED)
- Warrnambool Friday 23 November 2018, 10.00am – 3.00pm
- Geelong Thursday 29 November 2018, 10.00am – 3.00pm (FULLY BOOKED)
With a focus on practical application, the workshops will assist participants in identifying, preventing and treating injuries or illnesses that can impact on a greyhound’s ability to get to the race track and successfully race. The workshops will begin by establishing a baseline healthy greyhound, before identifying both the physical and behavioural changes that can be indicative of an illness or injury. Following this, some key principles of preventative health will be discussed. This will include topics such as the impact of feeding regimens, vaccinations, and exercise on the racing greyhound. The final topic will assist participants with the examination and treatment of their greyhounds, with a focus on areas such as bandaging techniques for soft tissue injury and fracture support, and exercise rehabilitation techniques and the overall management of injuries. Given the practical nature of the workshops, participants will be encouraged to bring their own greyhounds.
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First Aid for Greyhounds with Dr Chris Boemo
First Aid for greyhounds: Essential items you need
Experienced greyhound veterinarian Dr. Chris Boemo lists a number of essential items that all greyhound breeders, rearers, educators and trainers should keep in their personal first aid kits in case of emergency.
First Aid for greyhounds: Emergency bandaging
Experienced greyhound vet, Dr. Chris Boemo explains the importance of knowing how to bandage certain injuries that occur with greyhounds before taking them to a vet as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.
First Aid for greyhounds: Emergency splinting
Respected greyhound vet, Dr. Chris Boemo outlines the importance of immediately splinting an injury if there is any suspicion of it being a dislocation or fracture, prior to definitive diagnosis.
First aid for greyhounds: Preventing, detecting and treating Acidosis
Acidosis can be fatal, but it is also often avoidable. Leading greyhound vet, Dr. Chris Boemo discusses the condition in his latest first aid video for Greyhound Racing Victoria’s Care & Standards website.