Once life threatening conditions of the major body systems have been identified rapid and effective steps must be taken to stabilise the condition. Dyspnoeic patients all need oxygen therapy, effective techniques will be discussed, along with techniques for specific causes of dyspnoea; tracheostomy, thoracocentesis, and chest drains. Intravenous fluid therapy is required in the majority of...

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It is apparent over the last few years that keeping chickens has become increasingly popular with traditionally small animal pet owners. It is estimated that there are as many as 750000 hobby owners in Britain, and the British Hen Welfare Trust has re-homed over 250000 ex-caged birds. As Veterinarians many of us were given one morning of poultry lectures when studying, and now would like to...

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As we move into a more paper-free environment, data protection has climbed in importance in our daily business life. Veterinarians, like most businesspeople, know that they need to do backups, but for many, there are questions that are left unanswered and backups that do not get completed. This discussion will focus around the topic of backups and data protection. It will address different...

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Course Objectives This course is comprised of 4 weeks of onsite training spread out over a year’s time, taking the student from a Basic to an Advanced Imaging level in both abdomen and cardiac ultrasound Anatomy, Physics and Principles, Image Acquisition, Protocols, Knobology, Normals, etc... are addressed. Students are held accountable through written tests and practicums, as well as...

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Class Outline: · History of equine locomotor research · Basic anatomy and terminology · Functional anatomy of the equine musculoskeletal system · Palpation of external landmarks used to locate centers of joint rotation and for making segment and angle measurements · Conformation evaluation · Biomechanical analysis techniques · Kinematics and...

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By the end of this course delegates should have a thorough understanding of- • The standard echocardiographic views and how to optimise them • The useful ultrasonographic measurements needed to make a diagnosis • Identifying the typical changes seen in common acquired cardiac diseases. • Identifying the typical changes seen in common congenital cardiac...

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Small Animals NACWO Training Course

Oct 30, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

This 2-day NACWO course is accredited by the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT). Day 1 consists of an in-depth study of ASPA, with particular emphasis on those areas that come under the remit of the NACWO. This day consists of lectures, interactive discussions and exercises to give participants a real understanding of how the law works. Day 2 concentrates on the practical role of the NACWO,...

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Veterinary nurses play critical roles in the management of surgical patients encompassing initial patient assessment and triage, pre-operative management, theatre practice and postoperative care. The surgical nurse needs to adapt the principles of surgical nursing to meet the individual requirements for each patient and to remain up-to-date with the latest advances and guidelines. In addition,...

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