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Feline osteoarthritis is underdiagnosed and the cause of chronic pain for many of our feline patients. In this webcast, Dr. Elizabeth O’Brien will look into how assessing cats for arthritis and diagnosing the disease is much easier than one would think, and treatment options are numerous and successful. So let’s all work together to make a difference in the lives of our feline patients by learning how to better diagnose and treat OA because “cats aren’t just old, they are sore”. Following our...
With enough time, all joints will develop arthritis including those of the purrfect, yet subtle, cat. But are we, as practitioners, doing enough to help these cats age gracefully? During this webcast, Dr. Liz Ruelle will summarize what we currently know about feline osteoarthritis as well as how this crazy cat doctor manages OA in her feline patients with a focus on communication, compliance, and current and upcoming treatment options. Following our feline specialist' CE-accredited...
Nervous about your first year in practice? During this webcast, Dr. Saye Clement talks about how to become a great veterinarian. With over 28 years of clinical experience, she is currently practising at Carling Animal Hospital in Ottawa. She has spent the majority of her career as a hospital co-owner and serving as the medical director. Her professional life has also included stints in emergency practice and as a self-employed locum.
Fear, anxiety, and stress underlie or contribute to almost all of the behaviour problems seen by veterinarians. During this webcast, featuring Dr. Lisa Radosta, you will learn how fear, anxiety, and stress affect overall patient health and well-being and how to approach these cases in clinical practice. Separation anxiety and noise phobia, two common behavioural presentations that affect dogs and cats, will also be discussed, in addition to first-line recommendations and medications that can...
Monday morning starts off great. But then you check your schedule and see your next appointment is marked “very nervous cat” or “can’t get cat out of carrier for exam,” you can’t help but feel stressed as the appointment approaches. With the right tools and strategies, you can offer support to this family, create a more comfortable environment for your patient and reduce your own stress.
Intestinal parasites have been detected by many different test methods over the years. Some outdated tests performed in-house are not nearly as sensitive as newer techniques have been. PCR tests to identify DNA and RNA from parasites is a new modality that not only identifies the exact parasite present more effectively, but also gives the clinician more information about the parasite, allowing for better management of the patient. During this webcast, Dr. Danny Joffe will review a new fecal...
Veterinary clinics have had to purchase dental X-ray equipment to respond to recent changes in practice standards. But what should team members look for now that they are required to take X-rays? During this webcast, dental specialist Dr. Loïc Legendre will help to clarify dental and oral anatomy by interpreting shades of grey in two-dimensional radiographs. He will also discuss some of the most common pathologies in veterinary dentistry.
This webcast is presented as part of our new series on canine osteoarthritis addressing pathogenesis, disease awareness, canine and owner quality of life, and osteoarthritis management, including new developments. What happens in osteoarthritic joints and how does that impact the progression of the disease? In this webcast, Dr. Steven Budsberg unravels the complex nature of osteoarthritis: Learn about mechanical stresses on the joint, how they cause joint inflammation and why this leads to...
OA affects many dogs’ quality of life, and the information provided will be invaluable in helping you better manage chronic cases. The Canadian Osteoarthritis Treatment Guidelines were created by a Canadian Advisory Board composed of nine OA experts. Their goal was to develop clinically practical and evidence-based treatment guidelines and considerations Canadian veterinary practitioners can use to treat and discuss canine OA. The guidelines offer treatment recommendations for the various OA...