All surgery begins with anaesthesia, and it is critical that you are competent in this field. Developments in anaesthesia to relieve pain and suffering have facilitated today’s increasingly complex surgical operations.
Improvements in drugs and equipment have contributed to a high standard of quality and safety and in order to benefit their patients, veterinarians need to keep up-to-date with the latest advances so that they can implement them in their practices..
Make the most of your imaging equipment to increase your diagnostic accuracy and confidence for every single case. Musculoskeletal radiography may seem easy, but this comprehensive course will take your understanding of skeletal imaging and pathology to a new level. As well as conventional radiography, we will introduce ultrasound, CT and MRI where appropriate, as these modalities are becoming increasingly critical for mapping disease processes and understanding abnormalities of the skeletal and nervous systems. CT, in particular, is useful for unravelling mysteries of structures with complex anatomy, such as the skull.
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.
Yet many veterinarians are uncomfortable with, and nervous of, avian anaesthesia. And rightly so – Brodbelt’s study, The risk of death: the Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Small Animal Fatalities, showed that avian patients are much more likely to die under anaesthesia than other species.
The CVE is delighted to be widening the perspective on these important topics by bringing out to Australia dynamic UK clinicians Sophie Adamantos and Mickey Tivers of Paragon Veterinary Referrals, Wakefield to present at this major conference. Sophie the criticalist and Mickey the surgeon have been briefed to pitch their presentations at the level of an advanced practitioner.
Fluid therapy is used daily in our practice. It is one of the cheapest treatments we offer, resulting in dramatic improvements in our patients. However, indications for fluid therapy use, other than rehydration, are often overlooked.