1309 Problem Solving Endocrinology for Vets

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About the course

Unstable diabetic? Looks like Cushing’s but the tests say ‘no’? Low T4, but is it really hypothyroidism? What is acromegaly?  Should I worry about that hypercalcaemia? Does this sound familiar? Endocrinology is one of the most fascinating but taxing areas of canine and feline internal medicine. The clinical signs may be non-specific and the endocrine function tests equivocal.

However the exhilaration of transforming the quality of life for your patient and its owner can be extremely rewarding. Using a case-based approach, we will explore a number of endocrinopathies, to try and problem-solve scenarios you will encounter in daily first opinion practice.

What you will learn:

  • Pathophysiology: understanding the mechanisms of endocrine disease!
  • Investigations: applying the right tests at the correct time!
  • Diagnosis: interpreting the numbers!
  • Management: controlling endocrine disease but what about a cure?
  • Monitoring: ensuring that you achieving optimal management!

Course Tutor:    Grant Petrie MA VetMB CertSAC CertSAM MRCVS

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