Avian consults can be difficult and often present as an emergency because owners do not understand normal bird behaviour nor recognise key symptoms that might indicate an important underlying problem.
Avian cases may often seem complex at first glance. This course aims to give you the knowledge and skills to approach them with confidence and give your patients the maximum chance of a successful outcome. This course will review and update your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, husbandry, handling and examination techniques, diagnostics, emergency procedures and radiography. We will complement this with modules that cover how to best diagnose and manage specific common problems and syndromes we see in our avian patients.
Avian practice requires the frequent use of analgesia and anaesthesia to better manage patients and achieve good outcomes. Yet many veterinarians are uncomfortable with, and nervous of, avian anaesthesia.
And rightly so – Brodbelt’s study, The risk of death: the Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Small Animal Fatalities, showed that avian patients are much more likely to die under anaesthesia than other species. Bob Doneley is firm of the opinion that this higher risk is related more to how anaesthesia is managed, rather than an inherent susceptibility to death.
The management of pain in avian patients is another area of concern. As a ‘prey species’, pet birds are masters at concealing signs of pain from potential predators. As with other species though, the pain has a detrimental effect on patient morbidity and mortality. Veterinary clinicians have both moral and clinical reasons to both recognise signs of pain and treat it effectively.
This course aims to provide practitioners with the information needed to better understand the requirements for the successful management of avian anaesthesia, to recognise signs of pain in their patients, and how to deal with it.
I thoroughly enjoy participating in the Time Online, with cases backing up the knowledge learnt.
Katie Powell 2021
Dr Bob Doneley is one of the most helpful, resourceful and efficient teachers I have known - he not only provided excellent course content that was applicable to all vets, but provided excellent videos which are great for those who benefit more from visual aids, like me. Very happy and worth every cent.
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Apply an understanding of avian anatomy and physiology as it relates to the effects of anaesthesia
- Be able to recognise signs of pain and develop an effective analgesic plan to manage it
- Understand the risks involved in avian anaesthesia and how to best prevent or minimise these risks
- Develop an anaesthesia plan for an avian patient
- Clinical anatomy and physiology; Pain and analgesia
- Preparation, pre-medication and induction
- Patient support and monitoring
- Practical anaesthesia and anaesthetic emergencies
What is a TimeOnline?
Flexible and accessible online CPD
TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.
Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program. Earn 10 CPD point with completion of each TimeOnline course.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
|Recent Graduate / Part-time Professional Member
|eMember / Non-Member
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.