Webinar Plus: Diagnosis and management of small animal respiratory disease

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About the course

Key Areas

  • Assessment and stabilisation of the dyspnoeic patient
  • An overview of respiratory procedures, including TFAST (thoracic ultrasound), thoracocentesis, thoracic drain placement
  • and lower airway sampling
  • Investigating sneezing and nasal discharge
  • Lower airway disease in the cat and dog Pleural effusion – an update on diagnostics techniques and management of common causes

About this course

Do you want to improve your diagnosis and management of small animal respiratory disease cases?

Small animal respiratory diseases can be both stressful and frustrating to manage. The respiratory tract can often seem inaccessible, presenting a diagnostic challenge to primary-care practitioners. Furthermore, clinical signs of respiratory disease can range from life threatening to infuriatingly chronic in nature.

This online course will present a problem-based approach to several common manifestations of respiratory disease in dogs and cats. The course also provides an update on a range of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for managing respiratory cases.

Why do this course?
You will not only be able to optimise your management of respiratory cases in primary-care practice, but will also grow in confidence when making diagnostic and treatment plans for dogs and cats with respiratory disease.

Course details
Course format: A mixture of two hour weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded versions throughout the course), online clinical case scenarios, carefully selected supplementary reading material and tutor-moderated online discussion forums 
Course length: Four weeks
Relevant to CertAVP module: Small Animal Medicine (C-SAM.8)

The webinars will run on the following dates from 12.00pm to 2.00pm GMT including a 30 minute registration and familiarisation period prior to the commencement of the lecture.

Webinar dates:
Friday 11th May 
Friday 18th May
Friday 25th May
Friday 1st June


Lecturer in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care 
The Royal Veterinary College 

Ruth Gostelow, BVetMed MVetMed PhD DipACVIM DipECVIM MRCVS 
Lecturer in Small Animal Internal 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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