Management of osteoarthritis in general practice – so many choices, so many new treatments!

Key Information

CPD Hours: 1 hours

Course Length: One hour

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • To be aware of the evidence base for common and new treatments, including joint supplements and stem cells
  • To understand the benefits and potential problems with the latest therapies
  • To be able to develop holistic life-style plans to manage OA
  • To understand how to apply outcome measures, such as validated questionnaires or activity monitors, to effectively track the progress of your osteoarthritis cases
About this course

Osteoarthritis is common, enduring and difficult to manage for both dogs, and their owners and vets. There are many different options with various levels of supportive evidence. You will leave this lecture informed on established and new treatment options, in addition to being able to develop a holistic ‘life-style’ plan for these patients. We will also consider how to determine if these strategies are working and how to get owners engaged in the process.

Dogs with osteoarthritis can be difficult to manage for the owner and the vet. Osteoarthritis is better considered in the same vein as diabetes or skin disease, which require regular monitoring and treatment adjustment over time.

There are a huge range of options, some with good, some not so good evidence. There are also misconceptions regarding treatments, this lecture aims to equip you with the background and the understanding to develop treatment plans and to discuss these with clients with confidence.

Strategies for management beyond medication will also be discussed.

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. They are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


Richard Meeson, MA VetMB PhD MVetMed DipECVS PGCertVetEd FHEA FRCVS
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Orthopaedics
The Royal Veterinary College