A very successful, well attended North West Veterinary Clinical Society meeting was held recently at one of The Donkey Sanctuary's holding bases in Strabane Co Tyrone. Twenty two vets from practices throughout Co Tyrone, Derry, Donegal and Fermanagh attended the evening which was led by Karen Rickards, Principal Veterinary Surgeon for The Donkey Sanctuary.
Topics which were requested to be covered ranged from dental problems, ageing, lameness, and quality of life for the elderly donkey. The attendees were presented with donkeys with these problems and shown how best to treat by Karen's expertise.
Valuable evenings like these develop good relationships with vets which enable welfare advisers to have a pool of vets to call on in a case of emergency. €300 euro was raised and kindly donated to the Sanctuary.