We kindly invite you to the first Avian Symposium and Workshop organised by Furry Vets in Warsaw!
The symposium day (23 March) will be covered by Francois le Grange BVSc, BScM, MRCVS – avian practitioner who gained his experience while working in his home country of South Africa, Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation in Qatar, as well as by Dubai Royal Family and Spix’s macaw reintroduction programme (Germany & Brazil).
Francois le Grange
BVSc, BSc, MRCVS
Francois qualified from the University of Pretoria at Onderstepoort in 2009, where he was working for few years a clinician at Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital. Despite clinical work he was involved in various research projects as well as student mentorship. Avian and reptile field were always his main fields of interest, next to the zoological and wildlife field work around various zoos and nature reserves in South Africa.
After he left his home country, he started conservation medicine in Qatar at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation founded by the Qatari Prince Saud bin Muhammed Al Thani. There he first joined the critically endagered spix’s macaw reintroduction program – reproduction and reintroduction of the rarest parrots in the world.
He continued his Middle East chapter by moving to the United Arab Emirates to serve the Royal Family in Dubai with all their complex wildlife needs – from large mammals, through birds of prey, large reptiles to wild cats.
After over 2 years in Dubai, he decided to move to Germany to once again join the spix’s macaw breeding programme, where together with the team of avian experts he was responsible for their health, reproduction and care for chicks and then release of the spix’s macaws back into the wild in Brazil.
He has presented at multiple conferences around the world. Now he is stationed in Norway where he runs XOvet consulting – telemedicine second opinion service for exotic pet vets.
23 March 2023
Lectures held in English
9:00 – 11:00 – Avian patient in hospital
11:00 – 11:30 – Break
11:30 – 12:10 – Avian renal diseases
12:10 – 13:00 – Avian acute respiratory disease
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 14:40 – Avian anaesthesia
14:40 – 15:30 – Avian liver diseases
15:30 – 16:00 – Break
16:00 – 17:00 – Avian dermatology
17:00 – 17:30 – Q&A Session