Ultrasound is an interactive and extremely useful diagnostic imaging modality in clinical practice. It is highly operator dependent, so some experience and knowledge is the key to driving the ultrasound probe with more confidence and being able to interpret the findings. This course is designed to give you the essential knowledge on how to optimize image quality, how to find abdominal structures such as the pancreas and adrenal gland, and how to approach some common challenges faced in clinical practice such as free abdominal fluid, nodular disease and ileus. A case based approach will be used to explore the common diseases associated with these problems and how to diagnose them.
Ethical aspects of cases can be challenging to navigate in time-poor clinical settings, and can lead to moral distress which has been associated with compassion fatigue and burnout. Ethical dilemmas occur frequently in practice but may not always be recognisd as such. Being able to recognise ethical aspects of cases, and to employ decision making tools, can be very helpful in discussing these issues with clients and coming up with the best possible way forward. Examples from practice will be used to illustrate the use of these approaches.
Specifically designed for the busy practitioner, this intensive and practical 1-day seminar aims to rapidly refresh and update veterinarians on Linda Fleeman is an internationally recognised leader in companion animal diabetes mellitus and head of Animal Diabetes Australia. Linda 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.
The negative physiological effects of poorly controlled pain are well documented and as veterinarians we recognise the importance of using effective pain relief strategies both with respect to disease management, patient care and well-being. This course is ideal for vets who want to brush up on their knowledge of analgesics and be updated on the latest techniques available for managing acute and chronic pain in small animals. It aims to develop your knowledge and clinical decision making by providing an update and review of drug efficacy and administration techniques, as well as taking an evidence based approach to the use of ‘off-label’ opioids.
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 course aims to provide practitioners with a sound, evidence-based approach to dealing with heart murmurs in dogs and cats. Facilitated by an internal medicine specialist Fleur James and a radiologist Zoe Lenard the course covers your approach to an orderly diagnosis of murmurs using the tools you have available in practice, specifically recognizing the differences between dogs and cats. Differentiation of cardiac and non-cardiac causes of coughing as well as diagnosing cardiomegaly and heart failure on radiographs should be possible at the conclusion of this practical TimeOnline.
This course aims to provide a thorough overview of canine and feline lymphoma, from the diagnostic steps, tests that can be offered and what should be done, and how to interpret the pathology results, knowing why this is important for treatment advice. As clients are frequently motivated to treat their pets, it is important for clinicians to not only know about the basics of the disease and its diagnosis, but also provide all options for treatment, from simple to multi-modal and cutting-edge, and feel confident administering therapy, if they wish to do so. This course aims to provide a thorough overview of canine and feline lymphoma, from the diagnostic steps, tests that can be offered and what should be done, and how to interpret the pathology results, knowing why this is important for treatment advice.
Maxillofacial trauma commonly affects our patients. It can be caused by vehicular accidents, falling from a great height or even iatrogenically. The facial skeleton is unique in several ways and its repair requires a thorough understanding of the relevant anatomy and dental physiology.
It will take you from the basics of clinical neurology and an introduction to neuroanatomical localization, to developing a logical step-wise approach to the most common neurological presentations of companion animals.
This course will help you optimise your approach to skin and ear canal sampling to enable more targeted and effective treatment plans for your inflammatory and infectious skin disease and otitis cases.
This course will cover optimal collection and processing techniques for useful tests, together with an outline of when tests are indicated. Important principles for interpreting samples and a wide range of cytology images are also provided as a valuable clinical resource. Optimal treatment choices, based on cytology findings, will be outlined for otitis and common secondary and primary skin infections. Finally, a series of cases will be presented to reinforce the material covered. Participants will be encouraged to practice skin cytology and culture techniques on their own cases throughout the course, and present findings to the tutor for evaluation and to the group for discussion.