Ageing disgracefully? An overview of canine and feline geriatric medicine

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About the course

Geriatric patients now comprise a high proportion of the average practice's case load, probably as a result of improved preventative health care programmes and availability of more advanced diagnostics and therapeutics. 

In this course delegates will be guided through some of the more common medical disorders identified in geriatric patients including renal disease, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, urinary incontinence and cognitive dysfunction.

Emphasis will be placed on a logical approach to these conditions so that a diagnosis can be made promptly and appropriate therapeutic interventions can be initiated. Case based examples will be provided where appropriate.

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are: 

  • Diagnosis and management of kidney disease,  including using SDMA for earlier diagnosis
  • Diagnosis and management of feline hyperthyroidism and its complications
  • How to recognise and manage hypertension
  • The logical approach to urinary incontinence
  • How to recognise and manage cognitive dysfunction

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