"WHEN THE SCIENCE HITS THE FAN" The Raw Feeding Veterinary Society's 6th International Conference, Saturday 14th November

Nov 14, 2020 at 08:45 — 20:30 (GMT)

This year, we are examining the science behind raw feeding.

Our 2020 conference is a little different as like so many events this year, we have moved on line.  It's a great opportunity for RFVS to share knowledge from our team and invited speakers with members, paraprofessionals and keen pet owners all over the world. The advantage of this is that you can watch the presentations whenever is convenient to you (but unless you watch live, you won't be able to ask questions).

The programme is below.  As well as the formal presentations, the speakers will be discussing their talks with each other between the presentations. 

You will be able to ask questions if you watch live by submitting them through the Zoom chat facility.  Questions will be answered at the end of each presentation. 

You will receive a PDF of the proceedings and the link to join the Zoom Webinar on Thursday 12th  November. 

8:45 - 9.00am        Dr Brendan Clarke BVetMed VetMFHom MRCVS - A Review of the RFVS' year

9:00 - 10:00am      Rowan Sanderson, The Microbiome: What we can Learn from Human Nutrition and Medicine to Better Help our Pets

Rowan has nurtured a lifelong passion for better understanding nutrition, and it’s impact on both health and longevity.
Discussing the exciting advances in human functional medicine, nutrition and supplementation, which are filtering into our pet wellness world.

10:00 - 11:00am    Dr Christian Vergara DVM: The Microbiome: The Science behind the Forgotten Organ

Christian's passion is the microbiome , and teaching people all about it. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from this passionate advocate for such an important organ.

11:00 - 12:00pm    Break

12:00 - 12:30pm    Dr Conor Brady BSc PhD: We need to talk about fibre... the good, the bad and the ugly of this little discussed nutrient

Having graduated with a degree in zoology in 2002, Conor obtained a doctorate from University College Dublin, studying the effects of nutrition on the behaviour and gut morphology of mammals. He is a lively and engaging speaker guaranteed to inform and entertain with a lot of science.

Conor questions the long-term suitability of plant fibre to the meat-eater. Regardless of what you believe the dog eats specifically in the wild, plant fibre is not normal fibre for a meat-eater.  In this talk we discuss the role of fibre, the use of plant fibre to date, the difference between Crude Fibre on pet food labels and the more accurate reading of Total Dietary Fibre, plant fibre's potential successes in some canine diseases and it's possible risks to breeds at-risk of diseases such as GDV and DCM in high-dose.

12:30 - 1:00pm      Dr Neus Candela DVM: Fasting Your Dog: Why it is Important and When to apply in a Clinical Setting

Neus is an integrative vet focused on fresh food feeding and founder of NutriVets designed to help pet owners switch their dogs and cats to a healthy diet, She is the 2020/21 President of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society.  She will review the scientific literature for fasting and intermittent fasting in people and animals and sharing her clinical experience applying this strategy to help heal the body

1:00 - 3:00pm        Break

3.00 - 3:30 pm       Dr Nick Thompson BSc BVM&S VetMFHom MRVCS: Multi Drug Resistant Bacteria

Nick will present evidence for and against raw food , from a multi drug resistant perspective.
He is the Founder of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society His pet topics are gastroenterology and the microbiome, and the misuse of pharmaceuticals in medicine. He loves researching all aspects of human and animal nutrition.

3:30 - 4:30pm        Billy Hoekman: Competitive Inhibition for Safety and Nutrition

Billy Hoekman is the Nutrition Science Director for Answers Pet Food. He is involved in formulation, research, product development, working with farms, and science education. 

Billy will lead us through an exploration of the world of fermentation. How does it make pet food safer? Does it have any effect on the nutrient content?                                        How does inhibition differ from the kill steps that are being adopted by the industry? Learn all of the ins and outs of keeping food safe, healthy, and raw!

4:30 - 5:30pm        Break

5:30 - 6:30pm        Barbara Royal DVM, CVA, CIAC: To Formulate or not to Formulate, that is the Question

6:30 - 7:00pm        Dr Brendan Clarke BVetMed VetMFHom MRCVS: Supplements to enhance Gut Health

7:00 - 7:30pm        Break

7:30 - 8:30pm        Dr Anna Hielm Bjorkman  Latest new from DogRisk Research

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Ticket Price Quantity
RFVS Member (Vet, Nurse, Student) £75.00 (+£4.50 booking fee*)
Non-Member £125.00 (+£6.88 booking fee*)
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