Laparoscopy in small animal practice

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About the course

Many practices are on the edge of starting laparoscopy, others may have some of the kit but need some impetus to get going properly. This course, taught by Alasdair Hotston Moore and provided through Freelance Surgical, is designed to help both groups. 

Lap spay is not only a great clinical choice for our patients, but is sought after by increasing number of clients and used as an indicator of high standard veterinary practices. To achieve it safely and efficiently requires the right equipment and the choice of a good technique. This course will provide both.

Once this equipment has been invested in additional applications become apparent and sensible. Lap liver biopsy is one, and lap assisted gastropexy (prophylactic gastropexy) is another. These will also be covered in the wet lab.

Alasdair Hotston Moore is a well respected soft tissue surgeon and lecturer. He spent many years at Bristol Vet School and entered private referral practice in 2009. He has been at the fore front of the introduction of laparoscopy in small animal practice and has over 15 years of experience. He has written and talked nationally and internationally on the subject, and is co-editor of one of the core texts in the field, Clinical Manual of Small Animal Endosurgery. Feedback from his teaching is consistently very good and he is known to deliver key information in a practical way.

Course content:

09:30 Registration

10:00 Principles of laparoscopy and establishing the pneumoperitoneum

11:00 Dry lab: familiarisation with equipment

11:30 Coffee

12:00 Wet lab: establishing the pneumoperitineum and organ identification

14:00 Wet lab: ovariectomy and ovariohysterectomy

15:00 Wet lab: liver biopsy and lap assisted gastropexy

16:00 Coffee and discussion: barriers in the practice and how to overcome them


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