Small Animal Medicine CPD Bundle
Interested in Small Animal Medicine?
30 March - 26 April 2020
Steven De Decker
Increase your confidence by learning how basic theoretical concepts can be used to make individualised clinical decisions for the epileptic patient.
The violent and unpredictable nature of seizures can cause severe emotional distress to owners of affected pets. It is therefore important that clients with epileptic animals are supported by their veterinary surgeon. A relationship based on mutual respect and a sound understanding of the basic principles of epilepsy are the key components of successful management. In this course we will focus on clinical decision making, common pronlems, and recent developments in canine and feline epilepsy.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Be aware of the basic diagnostic concepts and treatment options for epilepsy in dogs and cats
- Be able to use this knowledge to make clinical decisions in individual dogs and cats
- Treat successfully epileptic emergencies, such as status epilepticus and cluster seizures
- Be familiar with novel concepts and insights in canine and feline epilepsy
- Seizures: what, when and how to treat
- Epilepsy in cats
- Status epilepticus and cluster seizures
- Common problems in epilepsy – what if they don’t respond to treatment
10 August - 6 September 2020
Lymphoma can arise in almost any tissue in the body.
It is the most commonly diagnosed haematopoietic cancer in the dog and cat; in fact the incidence of gastrointestinal and atypical feline lymphoma is increasing. Due to its varied presentation, it still can be a challenge to diagnose confidently. Thankfully, advances in laboratory technology over the past decade have improved our ability to both competently diagnose and individualise a patient’s optimal treatment.
As clients are frequently motivated to treat their pets, it is important for clinicians to not only know about the basics of the disease and its diagnosis, but also provide all options for treatment, from simple to multi-modal and cutting-edge, and feel confident administering therapy, if they wish to do so.
This course aims to provide a thorough overview of canine and feline lymphoma, from the diagnostic steps, tests that can be offered and what should be done, and how to interpret the pathology results, knowing why this is important for treatment advice. A further goal is to understand safe chemotherapy administration and appropriate drug choice for the specific presentations to maximise a successful outcome for our patients. It will cover the recognised standard-of-care therapy, plus the more novel options emerging. The course reviews the significant advances in our understanding of the spectrum of lymphoma that has emerged over the past few years that are relevant for an appropriate approach to each patient.
- Recognise the different forms of lymphoma in the dog and cat, and understand how to diagnose the more challenging cases
- Know what staging tests are important for our patients with lymphoma
- Feel more confident choosing the best chemotherapy options and safely administering chemotherapy
- Have an understanding of the prognosis for the different forms of lymphoma in the cat and dog
- Canine lymphoma - Introduction, Classification and Clinical Presentations
- Canine lymphoma - Diagnosis and Staging
- Canine lymphoma - Treatment
- Canine lymphoma - Prognosis
- Feline lymphoma - Introduction, Classification and Clinical Presentations
- Feline lymphoma - Staging & Diagnostics, Treatment & Prognosis
2 - 29 November 2020
Tutor/s: Linda Vogelnest
Many dermatoses in dogs and cats are recurrent, and effective management can be difficult and provide great frustration to both owners and veterinarians.
This course is designed to cover the most common range of dermatological problems faced in general practice in both dogs and cats, and reinforce a practical logical problem-orientated approach to skin disease.
A common tendency is to reach for blanket symptomatic treatments as one of the first options, without too much consideration of the most likely underlying diseases or other more guided treatment options. Following a logical diagnostic approach to disease, even when potential for diagnostic testing is limited, will often guide more effective case management; and this course aims to give many practical tips on how to achieve this. A range of case examples will be individually worked through, to reinforce the theory and tips provided.
- Have a better understanding of a logical diagnostic approach to skin disease
- Know many diagnostic tips useful for working towards a clear diagnosis or at least narrowing down likely diagnoses
- Know when to suspect and how to definitively diagnose the more common pruritic skin diseases
- Know when to suspect and how to definitively diagnose the more common immune-mediated skin diseases
- Have a broad understanding of the common causes of alopecia of haircoat disorders not associated with pruritus
- Cover a range of management options for pruritic, immune-mediated diseases, and some of the alopecic skin diseases.
- Approach to Diagnosis
- Diagnostic Tests in Dermatology
- The Pruritic Dog or Cat
- Case Studies: working through some pruritic cases
- Management Options for Allergies
- Immune-mediated Diseases: Diagnosis & Treatment
- Approach to Alopecic Dermatoses
- Case Studies: working through more cases
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$727|
|Non-member / eMember||$1457|