Chronic kidney disease is common in our feline patients, affecting up to 90% of cats over 15yrs of age. Whilst most of us feel comfortable making a diagnosis of CKD, challenges can come when patients have multiple diseases, or when the cat decides that they know what's best! In this seminar we will review the diagnosis and management of CKD, from an evidence-based viewpoint, and discuss ways we might improve the QOL of cats, and compliance of our owners.
Refresh your skills through a review of the important fundamentals of surgery and the opportunity to practice these skills in a wet lab environment. This workshop will be ideal for those returning to practice, recent graduates and old hands who want to brush up their surgery skills.
Have you ever had a trauma patient arrive, and all you can think of is ‘where do I start?’ This course is designed for emergency veterinarians as well as general practitioners on how to deal with traumatic emergencies. There are many layers of managing trauma patients, from the initial triage and stabilisation; advanced surgery; monitoring critical patients; and dealing with associated complications. This will be an intensive course where you will develop a broad range of skills and knowledge which you can also apply to many of your other patients as well. We will promise it will be challenging but rewarding!
Are you over-referring? Complete this course to improve your confidence in dealing with those tricky cases that are often referred to a specialist.
Neurological cases are probably some of the scariest to deal with and quickest to get referred. This course aims to demystify the process of localisation and help you gain the confidence to work up these often tricky cases.
Starting with the basics of clinical neurology and an introduction to neuroanatomical localization, the aim is for you to develop a logical step-wise approach to neurological presentations.
An introduction to emergency medicine with particular emphasis on treating cats, including triage, shock and fluid therapy and treatment of common toxicities. Much of what we do in veterinary emergency medicine is extrapolated from human medicine and while we learn more about the unique pathophysiology of disease and responses to treatment in cats, evidence for emergency treatment in cats is scarce. This course will present the latest evidence based approach to feline emergency, combined with tutors personal experience treating cats in the emergency setting, and will get you up to speed in the key areas needed to provide effective emergency care to cats. The course covers triage, shock and fluid therapy, as well as treatment of common toxicities. The unique aspects of caring for cats in the emergency and critical care settings will also be addressed.
In this WebinarPLUS, we will explore the laboratory assessment of body cavity effusions using a case-based approach, to cover the major mechanisms by which body cavity effusions may occur. To get the most out of the course, participants should collect some information on cases of body cavity effusions they have encountered in practice, prior to the course commencing.
This course will explore the relationship between human violence and animal maltreatment, its history, its presence in the legal system, society and the family. The course will explore resources available and how veterinary professionals can work within their community to facilitate a more effective response to cruelty and violence.