Feline Medicine

registration open

 

05.12.2022 – 09.12.2022

Online Course

EURO 2.150.-*

EURO 2.050.-*(early registration deadline: 20.6.2022)

* additional mandatory 50 euro eLibrary fee will be applied

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

Course Masters

Prof. Danièlle Gunn-Moore BSc(Hon), BVM&S, PhD, MANZCVS, FHEA, FRSB, FRCVS, (UK)

Course Overview

This course in feline medicine is designed for veterinarians with an interest in feline medicine. Participants can expect to increase their understanding of feline health and disease with an emphasis on a problem-solving and practical approach using real cases to illustrate key points.

Speakers for this week include Feline Medicine Specialists Dr Sarah Caney and Prof Danielle Gunn-Moore alongside Feline Behaviour Specialist Vicky Halls.

There will be in-depth and advanced discussion of the following topics and more…

Feline behaviour
• What is a cat and what makes them and their carers different
• Stress in cats: at the clinic and at home
• Behavioural assessment and management of complex cases

Feline nephrology and lower urinary tract disease
• Advances in diagnosis and management of common and complex conditions
• Subclinical bacteriuria and other controversies

Preventative healthcare and senior cat medicine
• Early disease diagnosis: what, why and how?
• Osteoarthritis and chronic musculoskeletal pain diagnosis and management
• Management/approach to unintended weight loss
• Cognitive dysfunction syndrome recognition and management

Feline Endocrinology
• Advances in diagnosis and management of common and uncommon endocrinopathies
• Systemic hypertension – diagnosis and management

Course program (online live sessions(Subject to change))

Monday 5/12/22
Introduction to cats

  • What is a cat and what makes them and their carers different: an introduction to feline anatomy, physiology, behaviour and cat owners
  • Cat friendliness: what does this mean, how can I achieve this
  • How to take a behavioural history
  • Doing a home visit for a behaviour consult
  • Case studies
  • Tuesday 6/12/22
    Feline behaviour and the role it plays in feline medicine cases + Feline urinary medicine
  • Common behavioural problems in cats, approach to diagnosis and management
    -House soiling (including behaviourists approach to inappropriate urination)
    -Conflict between cats
    -Night time vocalisation
    -Attention seeking behaviour
    -Unusual behaviour eg wool chewing
  • Approach to diagnosis of LUTD in cats
  • Management of FIC
  • Cases
  • Wednesday 7/12/22
    Urinary and renal medicine
  • Management of non idiopathic FLUTD: lower urinary tract urolithiasis, neoplasia, incontinence, when to refer
  • Urinalysis – limitations of different assessment methods/techniques
  • Diagnosing and staging renal disease – what assessment is needed
  • Optimum management of chronic kidney disease
  • Case studies
  • Thursday 8/12/22
    Preventative medicine and senior cat medicine
  • Early diagnosis of disease: what, why and how?
  • Osteoarthritis recognition and management
  • Weight loss in the absence of clinical signs/physical abnormalities
  • Cognitive dysfunction syndrome recognition and management
  • Case studies
  • Friday 9/12/22
    Endocrinology
  • Hyperthyroidism – diagnosis, treatment, challenges and solutions
  • Diabetes mellitus in cats
  • Systemic hypertension – diagnosis and management
  • Less frequently encountered feline endocrinopathies: hyperaldosteronism, Acromegaly, etc
  • Case studies