This course will help you optimise your approach to skin and ear canal sampling to enable more targeted and effective treatment plans for your skin disease and otitis cases. This course will focus on how to maximise yield from skin and ear canal samples to enable targeted and effective treatment plans for inflammatory and infectious skin diseases and otitis. Optimal collection and processing techniques for useful tests will be detailed, together with an outline of when tests are indicated. Important principles for interpreting samples will be presented, and a wide range of cytology images provided that can become 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.
Through the looking glass – practical cytology for veterinary practitioners. Are you confident in examining needle aspirates? Let one of the most experienced clinical cytologists in Australia help you improve your cytology skills for your vet practice. You will walk away with practical tips and an approach to diagnosing disease from fine needle cell aspirates of lumps and bumps, harvesting cells present in body fluids, as well as cells obtained from special procedures on special sites. This is a not to be missed opportunity to hear from one of the preeminent specialists in the field Emeritus Professor Paul Canfield.
Reduce your stress during surgery and the healing time of your patients after surgery, through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge. Bad habits creep into everything we do, particularly if you work on your own or do not have feedback from your colleagues. 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.
Emergency medicine in cattle practice can be challenging, especially when faced with a large group of affected animals. This course is designed to give you the essential tools to quickly diagnose and carry out the appropriate treatment for emergency conditions in cattle. It aims to guide you through a logical and practical approach to investigating and treating herd disease outbreaks. The course will use a case based approach to provide a critical approach to dealing with common emergencies in dairy cattle and guide you through a logical and practical approach to investigating and treating herd-level disease outbreaks. This course is targeted at ANZCVS Dairy Medicine Membership candidates and practitioners wishing to update their skills. Prior knowledge: Participants preferably should have some experience with dairy cattle and access to some large animal text books would be useful.
Gain confidence with your ultrasound by understanding the principles and applying these in a practical hands-on one day workshop. Your expert tutor Mariano Makara will help you develop a greater understanding of diagnostic ultrasonology to allow you to conquer your fears and scan with confidence.
New developments in feline medicine. The CVE is partnering with the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) to hold a 3-day congress in Thailand to explore the latest developments in feline medicine. The program looks at new developments in feline medicine include:
The role of integrative medicine in veterinary practice. Your clients use them, the internet is awash with them and they just might ask you about it...holistic, alternative, and complementary therapies. Integrative medicine brings together conventional and evidence informed practice- what is the evidence for acupuncture? For herbal medicine? And how can we integrate these approaches competently and safely? This podcast highlights the evidence basis for reconsidering these 'alternative' therapies and ways to integrate them along mainstream practice.
This course is designed to cover the ‘big ticket’ items in dermatology. These are the conditions that occur most commonly in general practice, and the ones that dermatologists are asked most questions about. Intended for all levels of experience, the lectures will include both fundamental information and more advanced concepts. Packed with practical advice and the latest innovations, this course will send participants away with knowledge that can be applied on the first day back in the clinic.
The 2-day seminar will commence with some fascinating lectures on gross and microscopic examination of the skin. Veterinarians who have heard this material before have claimed it has changed the way they practice forever. This will be followed by a session on the general approach to pruritus. This will set the scene for the remainder of the course, which focuses on three major themes – infections and infestations, allergy and otitis.
Gain confidence to save it with a scalpel. Lameness in the hindlimbs is a very common problem presented to the general practitioner for treatment. The majority of these cases originate from the hip and stifle joints and many of these problems respond very favourably to surgical treatment. This workshop is designed to provide a practical refresher on the common problems and treatment for the hip and stifle joints in the dog. This will be delivered as short updates illustrated with case studies followed with a hands-on laboratory session on cadavers. The objective of the workshop is to provide the experienced practitioner with the confidence to begin extending your surgical treatment options for your clients. For the recent graduate, this workshop aims to arm you with the technical skills to begin with the more common surgical procedures on the hip and stifle joints.