Exotic Pets

Exotic Pets – Small Mammal: Anaesthesia and Surgery

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Warsaw / Poland

26.02.2024 – 01.03.2024

EURO 2.650.-*

EURO 2.550.-*(early registration deadline: 1.10.2023)

* 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:

Dr. Laetitia Volait- Rosset, DVM, DipECZM-SM, DipABVP-ECM (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. This course is tailored for veterinarians who are already actively engaged in the treatment and care of small mammals on a regular basis. Rather than focusing on basic knowledge, this course focuses on cases-oriented approach. It features the latest clinical data drawn from contemporary literature, providing insightful analysis through the presentation of real-life clinical cases. Join this course to enhance your expertise and further refine your skills in small mammal practice.

Following themes will be covered in this course:

• Anaesthesia in ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and hedgehogs
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.
• Analgesia
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.
• Pain recognition in small mammals
Presentation of painful behaviours, presentation, and use of grimace pain scale and multiparametric pain scales with videos of clinical cases.
• Interactive clinical cases on anaesthesia and analgesia
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.
• Introduction to soft tissue surgery
This course focuses on the basic principles of surgery, tissue handling, wound repair and bandage techniques.
• Reproductive surgery
This course covers indications, preoperative precautions, updated techniques descriptions of reproductive surgeries.
• Soft tissue surgery
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)
• Wetlab rabbits tissue surgery
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructor
• Wetlab rodents soft tissue surgery
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructor
• Interactive clinical cases on anaesthesia and analgesia
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.
• Introduction to Dentistry
Diagnosis of dental disease, techniques descriptions, and postoperative cares of dental surgeries in rabbits and rodents.
• Wetlab rabbits Dentistry assisted by endoscopy
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructors.
• Wetlab rodents Dentistry assisted by endoscopy
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructors.
• Musculoskeletal disorders
This course focuses on common musculoskeletal disorders (arthrosis, pododermatitis), up-to-date medical management and the interests of physical therapy.
• Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
This course focuses on risk factors, indications and techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
• Surgery of the head
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)
• Wetlab surgery of the head in rabbits
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructor
• Wetlab surgery of the head in rodents
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructor
• Peri-operative care
This lecture covers key factors for a successful management of the surgical patient—from admission to the final discharge, to optimise postoperative outcomes.
• Orthopaedic surgery
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
• Wetlab orthopaedic surgery in rabbits
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructor
• Wetlab orthopaedic surgery in rodents
Application on cadavers of the techniques presented in the morning after a demonstration by the instructor
Casus and conclusion of the course.

Course program (subject to change)

Monday, 26/02/2024
08:30 – 10:30 Anaesthesia in ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and hedgehogs Volait-Rosset
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 Analgesia Pignon
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Pain recognition in small mammals Pignon
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:30 Interactive clinical cases on anaesthesia and analgesia Volait-Rosset / Pignon
Tuesday, 27/02/24
08:30 – 09:30 Introduction to soft tissue surgery Volait-Rosset
09:30 – 10:30 Reproductive surgery Volait-Rosset
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 Soft tissue surgery Pignon
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00 Wet lab. rabbits tissue surgery Volait-Rosset / Pignon
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Wet lab: rodents soft tissue surgery Volait-Rosset / Pignon
Wednesday, 28/02/24
08:30 – 10:30 Interactive clinical cases on anaesthesia and analgesia Volait-Rosset / Pignon
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 Introduction to Dentistry Volait-Rosset
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00 Wet lab: rabbits dentistry assisted by endoscopy Volait-Rosset / Pignon
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Wet lab: rodents dentistry assisted by endoscopy Volait-Rosset / Pignon
Thursday, 29/02/24
08:30 – 09:30 Musculoskeletal disorders Volait-Rosset
09:30 – 10:30 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Volait-Rosset
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 Surgery of the head Pignon
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00 Wet lab: surgery of the head in rabbits Volait-Rosset / Pignon
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Wet lab: surgery of the head in rodents Volait-Rosset / Pignon
Friday, 1/03/24
08:30 – 10:30 Peri-operative care Volait-Rosset
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 Orthopaedic surgery Pignon
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00 Wet lab: orthopaedic surgery in rabbits Volait-Rosset / Pignon
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Wet lab: orthopaedic surgery in rodents Volait-Rosset / Pignon
17:30 – 18:00 CASUS and conclusion of the course

Course location

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