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.
This 4-day conference brings together local experts from across Australia to present the updates that are important to YOU, and YOUR patients. New and novel infectious diseases of cats and dogs, leptospirosis, mycobacterial disease and the southward spread of rat lungworm are all covered.
This course aims to teach practitioners the indications for surgery and give them the information needed to better prepare for, plan and perform a surgical procedure. Common approaches and techniques for both soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures are described
We routinely recommend and perform biochemistry panels in dogs. But what do elevations in liver enzymes mean for your patient – especially when they’re unexpected? Elizabeth Jenkins will help you understand how to interpret these variations.
Acute gastroenteritis is common in dogs, yet its various causes and the evidence for different treatments are still uncertain. This presentation will discuss what we know so far and what is considered the optimal treatment.
Acute vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs are common presenting problems and the term “acute gastroenteritis” implies signs occur contemporaneously or sequentially, i.e. vomiting leads to profuse diarrhoea, which leads to mucoid diarrhoea. Although often described as ‘gastroenteritis’, not all cases involve inflammation. Once surgical conditions are ruled out, most cases are probably due to viruses or toxicities. Yet this is not an issue as often a definitive diagnosis is not required: mild cases are usually self-limiting and require no treatment or symptomatic treatment with anti-emetics, anti diarrhoeals and dietary modification. More severe cases are at risk of dehydration and fluid therapy is the most important, but non-specific treatment. Yet an incorrect assumption that bacterial enteritis is common leads to frequent, unjustified use of antibacterials. Paradoxically, parvovirus infection is probably the main indication for using antibacterials because, as well as mucosal damage allowing bacterial translocation, the patient is often immunosuppressed.
How do you safely anaesthetise a patient with head trauma, keeping it stable without exacerbating the condition? Mathieu Raillard will take you through the factors that will help you maximise your patient outcomes.
This is your opportunity to be mentored by leaders in the field and be individually guided on techniques and tips that will make your life much easier – and your outcomes better! Christine Hawke and Tony Caiafa are recognised as both leaders and gifted educators with a capacity to empower vets with the skills they need in daily practice.
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.