Exotic Pets

Exotic Pets – Small Mammal: Anaesthesia and Surgery

registration open

 

Warsaw / Poland

04.03.2023 – 08.03.2023

EURO 2.550.-*

EURO 2.450.-*(early registration deadline: 10.11.2022)

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Principal Course Master:

Dr. Charly Pignon, Dipl. ECZM (FR)

Course Masters:

Laetitia Volait-Rosset, DVM, Dip ECZM (Small Mammal), Dip ABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal) (SE)

This course is not for beginners in small mammal practice, but for practitioners who are already receiving small mammals on a regular basis. It is a cases-oriented course, presenting clinical data from the latest literature and illustrated with clinical cases.

Course program (subject to change)

Saturday, 04/03/2023
8h30 Welcome

8h30-10h30 Anaesthesia in ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and hedgehogs Volait-Rosset
This lecture explores the main factors involved in promoting best practice in small mammal anaesthesia and covers an overview of techniques allowing a safe general anaesthesia.

10h30-11h Coffee Break

11h-13h Analgesia Pignon
Little reminder of pain physiology, clinical update on pharmacology of the principal molecule used in small mammals, how to decide which molecule to use to treat pain with clinical examples.

13-14h Lunch Break

14h-15h Pain recognition in small mammals Pignon
Presentation of painful behaviours, presentation, and use of grimace pain scale and multiparametric pain scales with videos of clinical cases.

15h-15h30 Coffee Break

15h30-17h30 Interactive clinical cases on anaesthesia and analgesia Volait-Rosset / Pignon
Half of the group will be with one instructor (one group anaesthesia, one group analgesia) to promote discussion and interactivity. Anaesthesia or analgesia clinical cases will be presented, and a discussion will take place to build an anaesthesia or analgesia protocol.

Sunday, 05/03/23
8h30-9h30 Introduction to soft tissue surgery Volait-Rosset
This course focuses on the basic principles of surgery, tissue handling, wound repair and bandage techniques.

9h30-10h30 Reproductive surgery Volait-Rosset
This course covers indications, preoperative precautions, updated techniques descriptions of reproductive surgeries.

10h30-11h Coffee Break

11h-13h Soft tissue surgery Pignon
Indications, techniques descriptions, and postoperative cares on surgery on GI surgeries (gastrotomy, enterotomy, appendicectomy, liver biopsies and lobectomy, cholecystotomy, cholecystectomy), surgeries of the urinary system (nephrotomy, nephrectomy, cystotomy, ureteral papillotomy, urethrostomy), thoracotomy surgeries (sternal and paracostal approach)

13-14h Lunch Break

14h-16h Wetlab rabbits tissue surgery Volait-Rosset / Pignon
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructor

16h-16h30 Coffee Break

16h-18h Wetlab rodents soft tissue surgery Volait-Rosset / Pignon
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructor

Monday, 06/03/23
8h30-10h30 Interactive clinical cases on anaesthesia and analgesia Volait-Rosset / Pignon
Half of the group will be with one instructor (one group anaesthesia, one group analgesia, the group will be inverted in comparison to Saturday) to promote discussion and interactivity. Anaesthesia or analgesia clinical cases will be presented, and a discussion will take place to build an anaesthesia or analgesia protocol.

10h30-11h Coffee Break

11h-13h Introduction to Dentistry Volait-Rosset
Diagnosis of dental disease, techniques descriptions, and postoperative cares of dental surgeries in rabbits and rodents.

13-14h Lunch Break

14h-18h Wetlab rabbits Dentistry assisted by endoscopy Volait-Rosset / Pignon
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructors.

16h-16h30 Coffee Break

16h30-18h Wetlab rodents Dentistry assisted by endoscopy Volait-Rosset / Pignon
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructors.

Tuesday, 07/03/23
8h30-9h30 Musculoskeletal disorders Volait-Rosset
This course focuses on common musculoskeletal disorders (arthrosis, pododermatitis), up-to-date medical management and the interests of physical therapy.

9h30-10h30 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Volait-Rosset
This course focuses on risk factors, indications and techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

10h30-11h Coffee Break

11h-13h Surgery of the head Pignon
Indications, techniques descriptions, and postoperative cares on surgery of the head in rabbits and rodents: surgery of the nasal cavities (rhinostomy, pararhinostomy) surgery of the ear (TECALBO, PECALBO, VBO), surgery of the eye (enucleation)

13-14h Lunch Break

14h-16h Wetlab surgery of the head in rabbits Volait-Rosset / Pignon
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructor

16h-16h30 Coffee Break

16h30-18h Wetlab surgery of the head in rodents Volait-Rosset / Pignon
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructor

Wednesday, 08/03/23
8h30-10h30 Peri-operative care Volait-Rosset
This lecture covers key factors for a successful management of the surgical patient—from admission to the final discharge, to optimise postoperative outcomes.

10h30-11h Coffee Break

11h-13h Orthopaedic surgery Pignon
General principle, tricks and tips on small mammals orthopaedic surgery, how to repair a radius/ulna, femoral and tibial fracture using the tie-in technique

13-14h Lunch Break

14h-16h Wetlab orthopaedic surgery in rabbits Pignon
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructor

16h-16h30 Coffee Break

16h30-17h30 Wetlab orthopaedic surgery in rodents Pignon
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructor

17h30-18h Casus and conclusion of the course.

Course location

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska street 159 C (building # 22), 02-787 Warsaw, Poland