The negative physiological effects of poorly controlled pain are well documented and as veterinarians we recognise the importance of using effective pain relief strategies both with respect to disease management, patient care and well-being. This course is ideal for vets who want to brush up on their knowledge of analgesics and be updated on the latest techniques available for managing acute and chronic pain in small animals. It aims to develop your knowledge and clinical decision making by providing an update and review of drug efficacy and administration techniques, as well as taking an evidence based approach to the use of ‘off-label’ opioids.
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.
This course aims to provide practitioners with a sound, evidence-based approach to dealing with heart murmurs in dogs and cats. Facilitated by an internal medicine specialist Fleur James and a radiologist Zoe Lenard the course covers your approach to an orderly diagnosis of murmurs using the tools you have available in practice, specifically recognizing the differences between dogs and cats. Differentiation of cardiac and non-cardiac causes of coughing as well as diagnosing cardiomegaly and heart failure on radiographs should be possible at the conclusion of this practical TimeOnline.
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. As clients are frequently motivated to treat their pets, it is important for clinicians to not only know about the basics of the disease and its diagnosis, but also provide all options for treatment, from simple to multi-modal and cutting-edge, and feel confident administering therapy, if they wish to do so. 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.
Maxillofacial trauma commonly affects our patients. It can be caused by vehicular accidents, falling from a great height or even iatrogenically. The facial skeleton is unique in several ways and its repair requires a thorough understanding of the relevant anatomy and dental physiology.
Building on the phenomenal success of previous years, this 1 day seminar promises to be another highly engaging and rewarding educational experience featuring topics and content relevant to recently graduated veterinarians in the early stage of their careers.
This course will help you optimise your approach to skin and ear canal sampling to enable more targeted and effective treatment plans for your inflammatory and infectious skin disease and otitis cases.
This course will cover optimal collection and processing techniques for useful tests, together with an outline of when tests are indicated. Important principles for interpreting samples and a wide range of cytology images are also provided as a valuable clinical resource. Optimal treatment choices, based on cytology findings, will be outlined for otitis and common secondary and primary skin infections. Finally, a series of cases will be presented to reinforce the material covered. Participants will be encouraged to practice skin cytology and culture techniques on their own cases throughout the course, and present findings to the tutor for evaluation and to the group for discussion.
Small Animal Soft Tissue & Orthopaedic Surgery. Have you ever: Opened an abdomen expecting one thing only to find something else? Had that frustrating lameness case, where you can’t decide if its neurological or orthopaedic, or where the lameness is coming from? Wondered why fracture repairs look so different now, compared to just 10 years ago? Well, if you have, then this 4-day conference has been designed for you! The theme for day 1 is So, I wasn’t expecting that! and we will explore conditions unexpectedly encountered during exploratory laparotomy, such as liver and gall bladder pathology, gastrointestinal perforation and abdominal trauma. Day 2 will focus on airway surgery and wound management with many tips and tricks from the experts. Day 3 will comprehensively cover the approach to challenging forelimb, hindlimb and neurological causes of lameness, with many case examples and a state of the art update on a number of conditions including wobbler disease and joint replacements. Day 4, the final day, will explore the recent changes in fracture management, including a review of locking plates and mini implants and how to best use them in a clinical setting. Fractures in toy breeds and minimally invasive osteosynthesis will be discussed with several case examples to demonstrate the most recent recommendations in fracture repair. This great line up of local and international speakers will present a course designed for general practitioners who want to improve their surgical and diagnostic capabilities, with ample time for panel discussion and questions. Held on the beautiful Gold Coast and covering both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, this is the surgical conference for 2018 and we will see you all there.
The progression in knowledge in feline cardiorespiratory medicine over the last decades has been absolutely breathtaking. Echocardiography has become more complex (and affordable), new blood tests have appeared, and new drugs have become available. As a result however, keeping up with the advances in feline cardiology is challenging. This course encompasses the new developments and translates the scientific advances into clinical useful applicable information. More specifically, this course will guide you through the initial approach to cardiac disease in cats and review common feline cardiac problems that you will encounter in everyday practice. The backbones of every module will be case-based material supplemented with appropriate literature and video cases where required.
Do not miss the opportunity to be taught by one of the world’s leading Soft Tissue Surgeons, Dr Howie Seim. Howie is Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Colorado State University and is returning to Australia to share his knowledge and expertise. In this one day workshop, Howie will demonstrate various surgical techniques using videos from live surgery, prior to participants practising those techniques in small groups.