RWAF Owners Conference 2018




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Rabbit Interactive, Langford Vet School, Bristol, 23rd and 24th June, 2018


Once again we are offering world class rabbit specific CPD from a host of Specialist educators.

As always there is a vet stream and an owners stream and again this year a whole day dedicated to behaviour and welfare.
If you have any questions please contact us via

Owner Stream, Saturday23rd June – owners, rescue workers and other professionals

Questions for the Q&A session must be submitted before the Conference so that full answers may be formulated.  As always, questions about your own rabbits and their health care cannot be accepted and we can only answer general questions.


Jo Hinde Chair
9.00 – 10.00 Dr Livia Benato Headtilt causes and cures
10.00 – 11.00 Dr Molly Varga What tests will your vet do and what are they for? Xray, MRI, CT Scan, blood tests, histology, cytology
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee
11.30 -12.30 Dr Richard Saunders Whats new doc – updates in vaccines and anaesthetic
12.30 – 1.30 Dr Emma Keeble Nursing at home – nebulising, syringe feeding, when to change routine, when to separate a pair, when to ask for help
1.30 – 2.30 Lunch
2.30 – 3.30 Dr Elisabetta Mancinelli Feet -they got sole
3.30 – 4.30 Dr Twigs Way What to grow at home
4.30 – 5.00 Keith Hinde Capone Campaign update
5.00 – 5.30 Close

Open to all owners, rescue workers, or anyone working with rabbits.

RWAF members £60 (£50 + VAT)
Non members £85 (£71 + VAT)

(Membership is £20 so worth joining!)


Behaviour & Welfare Day – Sunday 24th June 2018

As we are at Langford we are making the most of their excellent Welfare team and offering a jam packed day of up to the minute research and evidence based science.

Rae Todd Chair
9.00 – 10.00 Dr Nicola Rooney Psychological wellbeing. Factors in the environment that most affect welfare
10.00 – 11.00 Grace Dickinson How training can help in rescue and practice
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee
11.30 – 12.00 Dr Suzanne Held The science behind the housing recommendations for pairs of rabbits
12.00 – 12.30 Katherine Mcindoe Can we ameliorate stress during health checks?
12.30 – 1.00 Sarah Unwin The value of Pet Remedy
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.30 Vikki Neville Relinquishment
2.30 – 3.00 Hannah Jones What do owners know and not know about caring for rabbits?
3.00 – 3.30 Vikki Neville Measuring emotion
3.30 – 4.00 Emily-Jane Elland How does handling affect behaviour?
4.00 – 5.30 Dr Anne McBride Q&A on the day!
5.30 – 6.00 Questions and Close

Behaviour day only £60 members (£50 +  VAT)
£85 non members (£71 + VAT)

**If you book both days together you will get a discount.**


Both days £100 (£83 +  VAT)
Behaviour day only £60 (£50 +  VAT)


Non Members

Both days £150 (£125  + VAT)
Behaviour day only £85 (£71  +  VAT)



All places will be confirmed via e-mail so please provide an e-mail address. We are sorry but we cannot send out confirmation, agenda etc by post, only e-mail.


Please don’t forget to give your dietary preference


Please provide the following information for each delegate





Phone number

E-mail address (essential for confirmation)


Terms &Conditions

  1. Payments
    All bookings made prior to the conference must be paid in full to guarantee registration. Once payment has been received, an email confirmation and a receipted invoice will be sent. If payment is not made at the time of booking, registration will be provisional. Bookings received less than two weeks before the conference date can only be paid by credit card.
  2. Substitutions & Cancellations 

Delegates may nominate an alternative person from their organisation to attend up to 24 hours prior to the start of the event, at no extra charge. Should substitution not be possible, cancellation charges apply as follows:
8 weeks or more prior to start of event: 10% of the delegate fee
4 to 8 weeks prior to start of event: 50% of the delegate fee
4 weeks or less prior to start of event: 100% of the delegate fee
All substitutions and cancellations must be received in writing 


  1. Access Requirements
    Delegates should advise of any special access requirements at the time of registration.
  2. Registration Information
    Registration information will be sent to registered delegates by email at least seven days prior to the event.  Any delegate not receiving the registration information should contact us by email to
  3. Alterations to Programme – Cancellation/Postponement of Event
    1. RWAF reserves the right to make alterations to the conference programme, venue and timings.
    2. In the unlikely event of the programme being cancelled by RWAF, a full refund will be made. Liability will be limited to the amount of the fee paid by the delegate.
    3. In the event of it being found necessary, for whatever reason, that the conference is being postponed or the dates being changed, the organisers shall not be liable for any expenditure, damage or loss incurred by the delegate.
    4. If by re-arrangement or postponement the event can take place, the booking between the delegate and the organisers shall remain in force and will be subject to the cancellation schedule in paragraph 2. 
  4. Speakers
    Views expressed by speakers are their own. RWAF cannot accept liability for advice given, or views expressed, by any speaker at the conference or in any material provided to delegates.
  5. .Insurance
    It is the responsibility of the delegate to arrange appropriate insurance cover in connection with their attendance at the conference. RWAF cannot be held liable for any loss, liability or damage to personal property.


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