Developing confidence in feline practice - Dealing with the dyspnoeic cat

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About the course

Speaker: Martha Cannon VetMB BA DSAM (feline) MRCVS

Fees: BSAVA Member £200 Inc VAT
Non Member £300 Inc VAT

Dyspnoea is a common presenting sign in cats being the end result of a wide range of clinical problems. The dyspnoeic cat represents a genuine emergency, and they must be handled with great care to prevent a fatal outcome.

This course will run through emergency management of the dyspnoeic cat including clinical examination techniques and respiratory pattern analysis to reach rapid categorisation of cause.

Learning objectives

  • Be familiar with the potential causes of dyspnoea in cats
  • Know how to deal with the dyspnoeic cat to prevent a bad situation from getting worse
  • Safe approaches to investigation: when to sedate and with what.
  • Be confident in interpreting diagnostic findings for the common causes of dyspnoea in cats
  • Approaches to treatment of the common causes of dyspnoea in cats

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