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.
This course will provide practical guidelines that will enable you to achieve successful outcomes for your diabetic patients. Learn about protocols that are easy to follow, new improved treatment and monitoring tools such as insulin dosing pens and continuous subcutaneous glucose monitors, and tips on how to take the stress out of the management of diabetic dogs and cats with concurrent illnesses.
Develop an ordered and logical approach to imaging and evaluation of the abdomen. This course focuses on a radiographic approach to abdominal imaging, but will be supplemented with discussion of other imaging modalities. The usefulness of ultrasonography will be explored for imaging abdominal viscera and, where relevant, the application of other diagnostic tools such as computer tomography (CT) will be discussed and demonstrated.
Gastrointestinal illness is a very common presenting complaint in equine clinical practice; the spectrum of diseases includes the acute abdomen, weight loss and diarrhoea. This course focuses on developing an evidence-based medicine approach to the diagnosis and management of common gastrointestinal disorders of horses; encompassing a revision of relevant physiology and application to pathophysiology.
Treating toxicity cases can seem a constantly changing landscape as new toxins are identified and approaches to therapy evolve. Join Claire Sharp as she outlines outlines approaches and methodologies, so you know what to do when these patients present.
This program was designed to improve your understanding and capabilities in ophthalmology while also having fun. David Maggs and Mark Billson will place special emphasis on performing a high-yield ophthalmic exam with the instruments already in your clinic, choosing the best diagnostic tests, perfecting ophthalmic surgical techniques, and discussing which drugs to use when.
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.
We will start with tips and tricks for performing an eye examination with equipment found in your practice or that can be easily and cheaply obtained. We will then cover the ten most common ocular presentations including the management of corneal ulcers, eyelid disease, uveitis and glaucoma. One of the four modules will focus exclusively on feline ocular disease.
Covering the diagnostic approach, treatment and stabilisation of patients who present in a critical, life and death state. The seminar will provide you with the latest evidence on how to treat the domestic pets who have succumbed to Australia’s venomous creepy crawlies whilst also covering decontamination and approaches to some of the more common household toxins.
Avian consults can be difficult and often present as an emergency because owners do not understand normal bird behaviour nor recognise key symptoms that might indicate an important underlying problem. The course will review when and which medication and/or surgical procedures may be necessary, once a diagnosis has been reached. Avian cases may often seem complex at first glance. This course aims to give you the knowledge and skills to approach them with confidence and give your patients the maximum chance of a successful outcome.