Hip and elbow dysplasia are common causes of lameness in dogs. Client understanding of the aetiology and prognosis for these conditions are important for decision-making regarding management options. This course will cover aetiology and diagnosis, in addition to surgical and conservative management options. Current attempts to reduce the frequency of hip and elbow dysplasia in the canine population will be discussed.
The course explores the following topics:
Module 1: Hip dysplasia- aetiology and diagnosis
Module 2: Hip dysplasia- surgical treatment options and prognosis
Module 3: Elbow dysplasia- aetiology and diagnosis
Module 4: Elbow dysplasia- surgical treatment options and prognosis
Module 5: Conservative management of osteoarthritis
Module 6: Eradicating hip and elbow dysplasia- will we ever get there? (a wider perspective encompassing breeding programs to reduce the prevalence of contributing genes)
End of course MCQ exam generates your CPD Certificate!
Vet CPD Online Tutored Courses take approximately 8 hours to complete and can be completed at your own pace and at any time over the course’s 3-week period. There are downloadable course notes, webinars to watch, and clinical cases to work through, plus – what makes our courses unique – a busy clinical forum where questions and answers are posted and where delegates have access to the instructor for the duration of the course. This always generates some lively discussions and the idea that no one should leave a course with any unanswered questions.
At the end of the course there is a final exam plus a Certificate of Completion for your CPD records.