As veterinary surgeons, we’re responsible for helping people make choices on behalf of vulnerable animals.
An informed choice to neuter requires a high degree of confidence that the long-term benefits outweigh the costs. To date, every published neutering risk study involves retrospective analysis of hospital records. These so-called observational studies are limited by one irrefutable fact. Although they can highlight correlations, observational studies cannot prove a causal relationship – and so far, dog neutering hasn’t received a fair trial because it hasn’t been afforded a proper defence.
The highest profile observational study assessing neutering is entitled Assisting Decision-Making on Age of Neutering for 35 Breeds of Dogs: Associated Joint Disorders, Cancers and Urinary Incontinence. Dr Farrell decided to tackle the assumptions made in this study based on his expertise as a specialist surgeon, his experience as a clinical researcher, his statistical literacy and the fact that working in referral practice, he has a level of independence given that he doesn’t perform neutering surgery. In this webinar, Dr Farrell will present an unbiased evidence-based risk-analysis of canine neutering.
Don’t miss what promises to be an enlightening – and potentially controversial – event.
What is a WebinarLIVE!?
In support of the veterinary profession, the CVE has made the WebinarLIVE! series open access. Enjoy this CPD with our compliments. You will receive 1 CPD point for every CVE webinar completed.
Webinars are an ideal way to brush up on your skills when you are time poor, restricted by location or just prefer bite size CPD. WebinarLIVE! presentations are led by veterinary experts, watched in real time and are followed by an interactive Q&A. It’s your chance to interact with experts, ask your burning questions and get real-time answers.
And don't worry, if you miss this presentation, members can find these recordings in the CVE's Video Library following the event.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
Veterinary nurses, technicians and other allied professionals with a special interest in the topic are also 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.
How to access your webinar?
This webinar will be hosted using the ZoomTM application. Zoom is a free application, and will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting. You can also join the webinar by phone. Check the webinar reminder email for Zoom toll free numbers for your location. Otherwise, please be aware of charges for data or telephone usage associated with your particular provider. Detailed access information will be sent to you with your registration confirmation.
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, Academic, Vet Nurse and Student members.