Major topics include ultrasound principles, normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, techniques for achieving quality 2D and M-mode images and results, case presentations of important diseases / emergency cases, and hands-on scanning of normal dogs.
This course is designed to give the participant a more advanced understanding of small animal echocardiography. Major topics include in-depth cardiac anatomy and physiology, techniques for achieving high-quality results, case presentations of important diseases and hands-on scanning of normal dogs. Skills taught in this hands-on sessions include pulse wave Doppler, continuous wave Doppler, colour flow Doppler, special measurements and calculations and applying the Bernoulli equation to clinical cases. The participants will practice in hands-on sessions with an experienced instructor, where individual coaching of how to obtain echocardiographic views and Doppler-measurements taught in the lectures will be the main focus. Requirements: Please note this workshop is only available to individuals who have completed the Basic Echocardiography Workshop, or who can provide evidence of equivalent experience (to be established at the presenter’s discretion).
This course introduces backyard poultry to the clinician to allow comprehensive and effective workup and care for these patients. Keeping a few chickens in the backyard has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the last decade, with the backyard chicken becoming one of the most common birds presenting for veterinary care. This course aims to give you more confidence in approaching your backyard poultry cases by firstly providing an introduction to pet chicken medicine and then discussing common infectious and non-infectious diseases, anaesthesia and surgery.
In recent years, both state and federal laws pertaining to animal cruelty have evolved significantly. Actions that were previously considered non-offenses are now being prosecuted on misdemeanor and felony levels. Because these convictions can carry significant sentences, juries expect to see the same level of crime scene processing and evidence handling that would be applied to crimes against humans. This course is an introduction to animal crime scene investigations. The purpose of the course is to give participants an overview of procedures and protocols used when processing an animal crime scene and various types of associated evidence. This is the first course in the three-part animal forensics series.
Do you know what you are seeing when you are scanning? Can you follow blood vessels as a roadmap to the abdomen? Can you find the adrenal glands and pancreas? Do you have enough time to practise your scanning on normal dogs as well as clinical patients? If you are time poor but need an intensive boost to help you gain more confidence with your imaging, here’s your chance to make it happen! Let Dr Karon Hoffmann and Dr Annie Rose work with you in an intensive, immersive practical 4-day course on Diagnostic Ultrasound, where you will spend a dedicated amount of time learning how to perform scans from the right foundations and improve your technique under the expert guidance of these instructors.
Karon is known Australia-wide as the 'go to' person for ultrasound as well as being a European Boarded Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She will be joined by Annie Rose, formerly from UQ and currently at the University of Melbourne, who is another passionate teacher and highly skilled trainer. Together, they will instruct and give you personal and immediate feedback on your scanning, and teach you tips and tricks that will make a huge difference when you get back to your practice.
What’s even better is that they both want to help you develop that sense of achievement you’ll get when you climb to that next level of skill. Those confounding cases won’t seem so scary and you’ll be excited at the prospect of being able to perform ultrasound on all your cases. Better still, you’ll discover that you want to learn more, practise more and get even better as your confidence builds.
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.
Several government authorities are interested in the potential for wild species to carry and transfer potential pathogens to other wildlife, companion animals and even people. This presentation will briefly describe and demonstrate the euthanasia of a range of wild species and how to necropsy them to take samples for disease diagnosis and pathogen identification.