This course will explore the relationship between human violence and animal maltreatment, its history, its presence in the legal system, society and the family. The course will explore resources available and how veterinary professionals can work within their community to facilitate a more effective response to cruelty and violence.
Few things are more distressing to owners, and frustrating to vets, than patients with chronic and refractory diarrhoea. Elizabeth Jenkins will take you through the logical approach to work up and treatment of these cases in general practice.
Most pet dogs and cats are fed and thrive on commercial diets. But it is perfectly feasible for these animals to maintain good health on home-prepared foods, if their owners have a basic understanding of the special nutritional requirements of each species. The key principles, as for human nutrition, are to provide a palatable mix of the required nutrients, from a variety of foods, and then to feed such diets in moderate amounts to avoid excess weight gain. The principles and practice of food preparation for dogs and for cats will be outlined in this presentation, with emphasis on the differences between these species in their nutritional requirements.
This course is designed to cover a broad range of the commonest dermatological problems faced in general practice in both dogs and cats, and reinforce a practical logical problem-orientated approach to skin disease.
Hindlimb lameness 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.
Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures using bone plates and screws is a common and effective modality of treatment for fracture management in small animal practice. This workshop is designed to allow participants to use and appreciate the instruments employed to correctly and effectively apply bone plates and screws for simple fracture fixation in long bones.
This course is designed to teach participants the technical aspects of a variety of canine soft tissue surgery procedures for conditions seen not uncommonly in general practice – but perhaps not frequently enough to become “routine”. Procedures covered include scrotal urethrostomy, salivary gland resection, laryngeal tie-back, anal sacculectomy, rapid splenectomy and incisional gastropexy for the treatment of GDV. With an emphasis on “how” to carry out the procedure, the instructors will utilize video clips of clinical cases to enhance understanding of the surgeries participants will perform as a component of the practical sessions.
Due to overwhelming demand in 2018, Dr Howie Seim is returning to Australia with ex-pat Dr Clara Goh to offer two exciting new workshops in Sydney. The popular format of video demonstrations followed by hands-on practical sessions for each procedure, will allow every participant to take home proven techniques which will make surgery less daunting and more successful.