Veterinary Practitioners Course on Humane Euthanasia of Cetaceans

The IWDG Cetacean Stranding Scheme has documented an increase in records of live stranded cetaceans (especially dolphins) across Ireland over the past year. Due to our concern for the welfare of individual cetaceans, we aim to create a network of veterinarians around the country who are trained in cetacean euthanasia.

IWDG were successful in our application to the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine to receive an Animal Welfare Grant which has funded this course specifically for veterinarians to be able to identify if a cetacean should be euthanised, the various options available, which are recommended and why, and how to carry them out safely and efficiently. Attendees will be able to identify the various species of cetaceans that live strand along the Irish coast, while also becoming familiar with their anatomies.

A key contributor to the course will be Dr. James Barnett from Cornwall, UK and include a lecture portion as well as a practical in the wet lab with several guest contributors as well as the IWDG.

The course will take place from 11am to 4pm on the 13th of May at the Backweston State Laboratory in Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

This course is pending Continued Veterinary Education approval.

Spaces are limited so please book HERE today.