CPD Hours: 16 hours
Course Length: Four weeks
Course Format: A mixture of pre-recorded webinars (which can be reviewed throughout the course), live weekly Q&A sessions with the tutors, supplementary reading material and tutor-moderated online case-based discussion forums
- Canine diabetes mellitus – update on pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment
- Hyperadrenocorticism – update on presentation, diagnosis and treatment
- Hypoadrenocorticism – update on pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment
- Hypothyroidism – how to avoid unnecessary treatment
- Key facts on less common canine endocrinopathies (insulinoma, pituitary dwarfism, hyperaldosteronism)
- Basic considerations around hypercalcaemic disorders
Is the ACTH stimulation test the optimum test to diagnose Cushing’s syndrome? Cannot get DOCP to work in your cases? Never used continuous subcutaneous glucose monitoring in your diabetic dogs at home? Do you really need to measure basal hormone values when you are using dynamic testing? Is the urinary corticoid creatinine ratio a valuable asset in ruling in or ruling out Cushing’s syndrome?
The field of canine endocrinology has changed a lot in the past few years. During this course we will aim to make you more comfortable and confident in diagnosing and managing a range of canine endocrine disorders. You will be updated on the rational use of drugs such as DOCP and prednisolone for hypoadrenocorticism and a range of insulin types and GLP-1 agonists for diabetes mellitus. In addition we will discuss the use of and monitoring of “old” drugs like trilostane used in new ways and the diagnosis and monitoring of hypothyroidism.
Why do this course?
The course will help you practice up-to-date medicine and deliver the best possible service to your clients and to your canine patients with endocrine disease.
The webinars for this course will be pre-recorded and can be viewed as recorded versions throughout the course. A live Q&A session with the tutor will run on the following dates at 12.30pm London time including a 15 minute registration and familiarisation period prior to the commencement of the session.
Live Q&A dates:
Wednesday 13th September
Wednesday 20th September
Wednesday 27th September
Wednesday 4th October
David Church, BVSc PhD MACVSc FHEA MRCVS
Professor of Small Animal Studies
The Royal Veterinary College
Stijn Niessen, DVM PhD DipECVIM-CA PGCertVetEd FHEA MRCVS, European and RCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist and EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Founder and Director of Veterinary Specialist Consultations, Amsterdam
Honorary Professor Internal Medicine, The Royal Veterinary College