29 September, 2022
Dr. Francesco Cian, DipECVCP (UK)
Mast cell tumors: What the clinical pathologist can tell you.
Mast cell tumours are extremely common neoplasms affecting both canine and feline species. They have a wide variety of clinical presentations, behaviour and prognosis. Cytology is a valid diagnostic tool for a preliminary diagnosis and can offer important further information from both therapeutic and prognostic point of views. In this webinar Dr. Francesco Cian will review mast cell tumours and its diagnostic approaches, focusing on cytology.
3 August, 2022
Exotic Pets Medicine
Dr. Charly Pignon, Dipl. ECZM (FR)
How do you manage an anorexic rabbit?
When a rabbit is sick, the first clinical signs that an owner could see is anorexia. Another common symptom commonly associated is the production of small, hard and dry stools in small quantities. While this symptom in domestic carnivores may be related to difficulty defecating or constipation, in rabbits this is a sign of decreased gastrointestinal tract motility that may lead to an ileus. This ileus may be primary (low level of fiber in the diet, trichobezoar or foreign body) or secondary to any pathology causing pain, stress for the rabbit and therefore anorexia. The objective of this presentation is to explain how to stabilize a rabbit suffering from an ileus, to find and treat the cause of this ileus.
5 July, 2022
Dr. Eva Schnabl-Feichter, DECVS (AT)
Pelvic fractures- Is it always an indication for surgery?
Pelvic fractures are common after high velocity trauma in cats but also in dogs. To have a good long-term outcome and no prolonged recovery time, it is important for the surgeon to know which pelvic fractures are amendable for surgical treatment and which fracture configurations can be treated conservatively. This webinar will be a case-based discussion on different fracture types, their treatment, and their proposed prognosis.
31 May, 2022
Dr. Jerzy Gawor DVM, PHD, DAVDC, DEVD (PL)
Selected Oral Pathologies – Diagnosis and Treatment
Dental disease is the number one clinical problem in small animal practices.
And thus oral pathology is exceedingly common in canine patients. In addition, there is a very wide variety of pathologies that are encountered within the oral cavity of the dogs. These conditions often cause significant pain and/or localised, regional and systemic infection. The presented oral problems are statistically quite common and it is important to diagnose these conditions at the primary health care or general practices. Despite the fact that they may lead to serious complications, the affected patients rarely display their discomfort, and behave almost normally. Periodontal disease is by far number one clinical oral problem in dogs and it includes gingivitis and periodontitis. It has been shown that periodontal disease is more common in older animals. this malady has inflammatory character and is associated with presence of infection thus have numerous consequences for overall health of the patient.
6 April, 2022
Prof. Dr. Lluís Ferrer, DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECVD (ES)
Bacterial cultures and antibiograms in dermatology: how to get clinically useful information
Bacterial cultures and antibiograms (sensitivity testing) are very useful tools in clinical dermatology. However, in some cases the interpretation of the results and the correlation with the clinical presentation can be challenging. In this talk we will discuss how to obtain adequate samples in different types of skin infections and the best interpretation of the results, considering all the clinical data of the patient. This is a very practical talk, full of tips and tricks for the clinician.
2 February, 2022
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Eva Eberspächer-Schweda, FTA, DACVAA (AT)
Everything you always wanted to know about Ketamine! – Why Ketamine is such a good friend in small animal anaesthesia.
Ketamine is a drug commonly used in anaesthesia. However, it has a bad reputation among many veterinarians because side effects may appear, especially if it is not used correctly. At low doses, ketamine has an anti-hyperalgesic effect and, although it is not a scheduled drug, it can provide pronounced somatic analgesia. It stabilises the circulation, reduces arrhythmias and has many other positive effects. In this webinar, you will learn the proper use of this valuable anaesthetic drug and how to use it correctly in small animals. By using it the right way, the well-known and feared side effects can be avoided and you and your patient can benefit from the positive properties.