This small group workshop is designed to give you a basic understanding of small animal (dog and cat) echocardiography. This workshop is led by Niek Beijerink a leading veterinary cardiologist. Major topics will include ultrasound principles, normal cardiac anatomy and physiology. Also included will be techniques for achieving quality 2D and M-mode images and results, case presentations of important diseases and emergency cases, as well as plenty of opportunity for hands-on scanning of normal dogs. Individual coaching of how to obtain 2D and M-mode echocardiographic views and measurements (taught in the lectures) will be the main focus.
Requirements: No prior experience or knowledge is required to participate in this workshop.
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 these 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.
There are also several new drugs that have been or will shortly be launched in Australia. This podcast will keep you up to date with how to use them and the many permutations and combinations that you should or should not use to help your patients.
Goats have some key differences from sheep and cattle but once these are known, diagnosing and treating goats becomes a lot easier. This course will cover the main diseases of goats (both pet and commercial) as well as biosecurity measures to address untreatable diseases that need to be eradicated or kept out of goat herds. The tutor has run her own commercial dairy goat farm and stud as well as working with large goat farms.
Additionally the pathogen can become endemic on farm, occurring in cows and calves year after year. This pod cast will cover key steps to approaching the outbreak in calves and milking herds as well as briefly discuss Salmonella in other ruminants.
Hindlimb lameness 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.
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.
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.
Facilitated by Fleur James, an internal medicine specialist, and specialist radiologist Zoe Lenard, this course covers your approach to an orderly diagnosis of murmurs using the tools you have available in practice, specifically recognising the differences between dogs and cats.