Webinar Plus: Canine Endocrinology

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About the course

Key Areas

  • Canine diabetes mellitus – update on pathophysiology,diagnosis and treatment
  • Hyperadrenocorticism – update on presentation, diagnosis and treatment
  • Hypoadrenocorticism – update on pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment
  • Hypothyroidism – how to avoid unnecessary treatment
  • Key facts on less common canine endocrinopathies(insulinoma, pituitary dwarfism, hyperaldosteronism)
  • Basic considerations around hypercalcemic disorders

About this course

The ACTH stimulation test is out of vogue? Cannot get DOCP to work in your cases? Never used continuous subcutaneous glucose monitoring in your diabetic dogs at home?

The field of canine endocrinology has changed a lot in the past few years. We will aim to make participants more comfortable and confident in diagnosing and managing a range of canine endocrine disorders.

Participants will be updated on the use of new drugs like DOCP for hypoadrenocorticism, a range of insulin types and GLP-1 agonists  for diabetes mellitus, as well as the use of “old” drugs like trilostane used in new ways (once, twice or three times a day). In summary – this will be a highly informative course with lots to learn and discuss from two tutors at the cutting edge of canine endocrinology!

Why do this course?
The course will help you practice up-to-date medicine and deliver the best possible service to your clients and to your canine patients with endocrine disease.

Course details
Course type: Webinar Plus
Course format: A mixture of two-hour weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded versions throughout
the course), online case assessment exercises, supplementary reading material and tutor-moderated online discussion forums
Course length: Four weeks
Relevant to CertAVP modules: Small Animal Medicine (C-SAM.3 and 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:
Monday 17th September
Monday 24th September
Monday 1st October
Monday 8th October


Professor of Small Animal Studies 
The Royal Veterinary College 

Stijn Niessen, DVM DipECVIM-CA PhD MRCVS 
Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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