Preliminary program

​Tuesday 2 May 2017
09.00: Registration with tea & coffee
09.30: Welcome and house keeping
10.00: Lars Versteege – Collection management and rhino’s
10.45: Vincent van Dalen- Moving and managing our rhino herd: An adventure
11.05: Ben Ratcliffe & Will Shortridge- Care of elderly white rhino at Colchester Zoo 
11.25: Presentation 
11.45: Discussion groups
12.00: Lunch
13.00: Tour / practical session 
15.00: Discussion groups
15.20: Break with refreshments
15.40: Benny van Dyck – Training young rhino’s
16.00: Presentations
16.40: Discussion groups
17.00: Phoebe Dowens, Karen Stiven & Liah Etemad- Indian rhino toothache and training
17.30: Discussion groups,  questions and plans for evening
18.30: Welcome at Oewanja Lodge
19.20: Buffet dinner
21.00: ‘Blijdrop by night’ tour
22.30: Drinks
23.30: End of the first day

Wednesday 3 May 2017
09.00: Tea & coffee
09.30: Welcome and house keeping
10.00: Linda van Sonsbeek
& Melle van Iperen – Iron storage disease
10.30: Linda van Sonsbeek – Progesterone measuring and management
11.00: Cindy Burton- Dehorning rhinos in Africa 
11.20: Jack Gradidge – Rhino’s of Indonesia
11.40: Discussion groups
12.00: Lunch
13.00: Tour / practical session
15.00: Discussion groups
15.30: Break with refreshments 
15.50: Benny van Dyck – Changing an old facility into a modern one for better husbandry… the results
16.10: Presentation 
16.30: Discussion groups and questions
17.00: End of the workshop

More speakers will be confirmed soon. If you are interested in presenting please contact Victoria Snook (victoriasnook@ymail.com) or Lex van der Leije  (l.vanderleije@gaiazoo.nl).