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TAWS 2010 Seminar (in association with The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust) Pan-African Conference – Better Management, Improved Performance

 


 
Venue: Ocean Bay Hotel, Bakau, Gambia (optional extension to Sambel Kunda, Gambia)

Influential experts in the field gathered in The Gambia for the first Pan-African conference on working equines. Speakers and delegates from Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Ethiopia, South Africa, Morocco and Sudan were present for this unique learning opportunity.

The conference programme consisted of presentations and discussions with two central themes of management and prevention. The two-day seminar was followed by an optional extension to the GHDT base where a further day and a half of practical demonstrations that enabled delegates to see some of the theory put into practice.

Itinerary:

19th March: Arrive
20th: Graduation of Animal Health Technicians at Gambia College
21st – 22nd March: Two day seminar
23rd March: Optional extension to Sambel Kunda
24th March: Demonstrations at Sambel Kunda
25th– 26th March: Further demonstrations at Sambel Kunda, return to Bakau on 25th and depart on the 26th: Option to stay on longer.

**Write up of the Conference (previously published on The Equine Independent). A longer version was also published in The Veterinary Times.

PROGRAMME (with links to presentations)

Day 1: (21st March 2010) “Better Management Improved Performance"

 

Chairman: Carl Boyde (TAWS)

9.15-9.30

Welcome to the Gambia and the first TAWS seminar in West Africa Bakary Touray (Gambian Vet Council
9.30-10.00 Animal Resources in the Gambia Representative of the Ministry of Agriculture
10.00-10.30 Training Animal Health Officers in West African Countries (with reference to practicals with GHDT) Badou Senghore E.C.O.W.A.S (Nigeria)
10.30-11.00 Equine Modules for A.H.O. students, with introduction to practical horse management (**presentation) Rachel Conwell (Liverpool University, UK) and Ann Varley (British Driving Society, UK)
11.00-11.30

Break

Chairman: Andrew Trawford (Donkey Sanctuary)
Co-Chairman: Dr Daffeh (Veterinary Director)
11.30-12.00 Overview of Equine Diseases in West Africa (**presentation) Frans van-Gool (Merial, France)
12.00-12.30 African Horse Sickness and Equine Viral Encephalosis (**presentation) Philip Ivens (Royal Veterinary College, and Buckingham Veterinary Practice, UK) + Demba Jallow (Veterinary Director, GHDT)
12.30-1.00 Neurological Diseases due to Tropanosomes in Donkeys? (**presentation) Laura Peachey (RVA, UK)
1.00-2.15

Lunch

Chairman: Frans van Gools (Merial)
Co-Chairman: Dr Daffeh (Veterinary Director)
2.15-2.45 Trypanosomiasis in Donkeys - Epidemiology and Diagnosis Andrew Trawford (Donkey Sanctuary)
2.45-3.15 Epizootic Lymphangitis and Working Equines in Ethiopia ... It's not just about horses (**presentation) Claire Scantlebury (Liverpool University, UK)
3.15-3.45 Strangles - Epidemiology and Control (**presentation) Jamie Gartside (Perth, Scotland)
3.45-4.15 Endoparasites of Horses and Donkeys in Tropical Regions (**presentation) Christopher Proudman (Liverpool University, UK)
4.15-4.45

Discussion

4.45

Tea and Coffee

5.00

RECEPTION and Entertainment

 
Day 2: (22nd March 2010) "Better Management Improved Performance”
 
 

Chairman: Dr Loun (DVM)
Co-chairman: Dr Touray (Gambian Vet Council)

 

9.15-9.45

Prevention is better than Cure (**presentation) Suzanne Rogers (WSPA)
9.45-10.15 Training and Prevention of Welfare Problems in Donkeys in Mali Amadou Doumbia (SPANA, Mali)
10.15-10.45 Donkeys and Mules in Morocco: pack wounds (**presentation) Patrick Sells (TAWS Travel Scholar)
10.45-11.15

Break

 
  Chairman: Patrick Pollock (Glasgow University)
Co-Chairman Dr Loun (DVM)
 
11.15-11.45

Training and Prevention of Welfare Problems in Donkeys in Mauritania (**presentation)

Mohammed Ouassat (SPANA)
11.45-12.15 Extension Projects in Sudan and The Gambia (farriery and carts) (**presentation) Ramsey Hovell (TAWS)
12.15-12.45 Working Animals in the Tourist Industry: horse drawn carriages in Spain and Malta (**presentation) Carl Boyde (TAWS)
12.45-1.00

Discussion

 
1.00-2.15

Lunch

 
  Chairman: Chris Proudman (Liverpool University)  
2.15-2.45 Requirements for and limitations to surgical procedures under field conditions Patrick Pollock (Glasgow University, UK)
2.45-3.15 Empirical Solutions for Treatment of Injuries and Other Conditions (**presentation) Alex Thiemann (Donkey Sanctuary)
3.15-3.45 Aims and Development of Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust and Programme for 24th - 25th March Heather Armstrong (GHDT)
3.45-4.00

Discussion and Closing Remarks

 
4.00

Tea

 
 

Dinner

 
 
Practical demonstrations to be held at Sambel Kunda will include:
  • Ann Varley (British Driving Society) – Practical introduction to equine management (**presentation)
  • Ramsay Hovell – Practical demonstrations: harnessing and carts

Click here for details of the 2007 TAWS workshop

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Click here for details of the 2004 TAWS workshop

Click here for details of the 2003 TAWS workshop

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