Dr Linda Fleeman is an internationally recognised leader in companion animal diabetes mellitus and head of Animal Diabetes Australia. She is extensively published, and has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent teacher dedicated to helping promote compassionate and tailored personalised care for diabetic patients.
Gain confidence to save it with a scalpel. Lameness in the hindlimbs is a very common problem presented to the general practitioner for treatment. The majority of these cases originate from the hip and stifle joints and many of these problems respond very favourably to surgical treatment. This workshop is designed to provide a practical refresher on the common problems and treatment for the hip and stifle joints in the dog. This will be delivered as short updates illustrated with case studies followed with a hands-on laboratory session on cadavers. The objective of the workshop is to provide the experienced practitioner with the confidence to begin extending your surgical treatment options for your clients. For the recent graduate, this workshop aims to arm you with the technical skills to begin with the more common surgical procedures on the hip and stifle joints.
Improve your skills in treating bone fractures. Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures using bone plates and screws is a common and effective modality of treatment for fracture management in small animal practice. This workshop is designed to allow participants to use and appreciate the instruments employed to correctly and effectively apply bone plates and screws for simple fracture fixation in long bones. Principles of bone plating and screw application will be revised over a series of lectures with case studies used to highlight these principles. This will be followed with a practical session where participants will practice surgical approaches to the femur, tibia, humerus, and radius on a cadaver. Simple fractures will be created and all participants will have the opportunity to apply a compression and a neutralisation plate.
Specifically designed for the busy practitioner, this intensive and practical day seminar aims to rapidly refresh and update veterinarians on the optimal management of diabetes in dogs and cats. Dr Linda Fleeman is an internationally recognised leader in companion animal diabetes mellitus and head of Animal Diabetes Australia. She is extensively published, and has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent teacher dedicated to helping promote compassionate and tailored personalised care for diabetic patients. Join in to learn about protocols that are easy to follow and new improved treatment and monitoring tools such as insulin dosing pens and flash glucose monitoring. Linda will also answer the most frequently asked questions from veterinarians on the management of diabetes and explain how to give sound advice on the most appropriate dietary options.
Develop a greater understanding of the benefits of abdominal radiography and improve your imaging evaluation of common abdominal diseases. This course focuses on a radiographic approach to abdominal imaging but will supplement radiographic imaging with other imaging modalities. The usefulness of ultrasonography will be explored for imaging abdominal viscera and, where relevant, the application of other modalities such as computer tomography (CT) will be discussed and demonstrated. While this is not primarily an ultrasound course, the comparative usefulness of radiography and ultrasound will be included wherever possible. You can expect to further your knowledge of ultrasound and its indications. You will not be required to have an ultrasound machine in your practice; for those that do, however, there will be some practical sonographic tasks.
This small group workshop is designed to give you a basic understanding of small animal (dog and cat) echocardiography. Major topics include ultrasound principles, normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, techniques for achieving quality 2D and M-mode images and results, case presentations of important diseases / emergency cases, and hands-on scanning of normal dogs. You will have the opportunity to practice in hands-on sessions with an experienced instructor, where individual coaching of how to obtain 2D and M-mode echocardiographic views and measurements taught in the lectures will be the main focus.
This course is designed to give the participant a more advanced understanding of small animal echocardiography. This course is designed to give the participant a more advanced understanding of small animal echocardiography. Major topics include in-depth cardiac anatomy and physiology, techniques for achieving high-quality results, case presentations of important diseases and hands-on scanning of normal dogs. Skills taught in this hands-on sessions include pulse wave Doppler, continuous wave Doppler, colour flow Doppler, special measurements and calculations and applying the Bernoulli equation to clinical cases. The participants will practice in hands-on sessions with an experienced instructor, where individual coaching of how to obtain echocardiographic views and Doppler-measurements taught in the lectures will be the main focus. Requirements: Please note this workshop is only available to individuals who have completed the Basic Echocardiography Workshop, or who can provide evidence of equivalent experience (to be established at the presenter’s discretion).
All you need to know and understand to get you scanning with confidence. Gain confidence with your ultrasound by understanding the principles and applying these in a practical hands-on one day workshop. Your expert tutors will help you develop a greater understanding of diagnostic ultrasonology to allow you to conquer your fears and scan with confidence. This course is designed to provide participants with basic principles of abdominal ultrasonography. Topics covered in this workshop will help participants acquire high‑quality images and interpret common diseases of the abdomen. Lectures will review basic physics of diagnostic ultrasound, principles of image formation, and interpretation of principles. The practical component will include scanning dogs in groups of no more than 3 people.