Webinar Plus: Canine endocrinology

Key Information

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

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06 Sep - 03 Oct 21

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The course was well taught, clear, and extremely useful. It will also make an excellent point of reference in the future!

Course Information

Key Areas
  • 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 hypercalcemic disorders
About this course

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 2.00pm London time including a 15 minute registration and familiarisation period prior to the commencement of the session.

Live Q&A dates:
Wednesday 8th September
Wednesday 15th September
Wednesday 22nd September
Wednesday 29th September


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, Medisch Centrum voor Dieren, Amsterdam,
Honorary Professor Internal Medicine, The Royal Veterinary College

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