HBCA Workshop – ‘Focus on Obesity in Companion Animals and Equines’

Event postponed

This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are also exploring online provision and will provide updates on this page when we can.

This workshop invites practitioners working at the front line in companion animal and equine obesity (including vets, vet nurses, nutritionists, physiotherapists, behaviourists, welfare officers, trainers, farriers/trimmers and more) to attend a practical workshop exploring human behaviour change approaches to managing obesity primarily in dogs, cats and horses. In this workshop participants will learn about HBC approaches to managing obesity at individual, local and national levels, and will compare and contrast different aspects in relation to management of the different species.

Following this workshop, the group will form a working group/community of practitioners that will continue to reflect on and share experiences of the approaches used.

The outputs of this event will be used in the planning for a much larger gathering in spring 2021 that will bring together a wider range of stakeholders, including academic and commercial organisations. At the 2021 event, talks will be invited from the front line community of practice, as well as from nationally renowned vets, researchers and so on.

Tamzin Furtado

Tamzin is a social scientist with a background in global health, and has a specific interest in the interconnections between human and animal health and wellbeing. She completed a PhD at the University of Liverpool studying how we can improve… Read more »

The Horse Trust
Slad Lane
Princes Risborough
HP27 0PP

9:30am – 4:30pm

Tickets are £65 early bird (for bookings before April 15th) and £85 April 16th onwards.

Places will be prioritised to people working directly with clients.  For more information please email info@hbcforanimals.com. You can book at the Eventbrite link or to pay by Bank Transfer or cheque please contact us by email. Places are strictly limited and not available on the door.

The Course Facilitators are the HBCA’s Tamzin Furtado, Suzanne Rogers and Jo White