Urinary Tract and Reproductive Emergencies
The course begins with a discussion of renal function and the tests commonly used to diagnose renal and urinary tract injury, including contrast studies.
The second module starts with a clinically relevant review of the pathophysiology of acute kidney injury. The newer staging systems being applied to animals with acute kidney injury will be discussed with focus on their clinical applications. The diagnosis and treatment of AKI are described. Treatment of renal toxicities such as lilies in cats, raisins/grapes in dogs and NSAIDs will be included in this module.
The third module deals mainly with urinary obstruction: urethral and ureteral. Calcium oxalate ureterolithiasis is increasingly seen in cats in Australia and New Zealand. A detailed review of diagnosis and treatment of this until recently uncommon condition is included.
Finally, selected reproductive emergencies will be discussed. This module will cover the diagnosis and treatment of pyometra and dystocia, and the indications for caesarean section.
Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand what the kidneys do in health and how this alters in renal failure
- Stage renal failure in cats and dogs
- Recognise and treat animals with acute renal injury
- Provide up to date treatment to cats with urethral and ureteral obstruction
- Recognise and treat pyometra and dystocia
- Recognise the indications for caesarean section
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$303|
|Non-member / eMember||$607|