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“My belly hurts!” Approach to the acute abdomen


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Price: £10 - 25


126 York Way

Kings Cross

London

N1 0AX

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Dogs or cats with acute abdominal pain represent one of the hardest challenges in the emergency room. Rapid recognition of the underlying cause, selection of the most appropriate diagnostic method and initiation of the treatment to stabilise these patients represent essential processes that will lead to the final decision: is this patient surgical? This meeting aims at discussing the decision-making process in dogs and cats with acute abdomen from diagnosis to treatment. The type and timing of the diagnostic approach will be discussed in the first hour while optimal medical management and timing of surgical intervention will be discussed in the second half.

This course will cover:

• Clinical examination: recognising the need of immediate intervention

• Diagnostic approach: choosing the appropriate diagnostic modality is the first step to optimise treatment for patients with acute abdomen

• Medical management: stabilisation of the patient and timing of eventual surgical intervention

• Surgical management: Identifying surgical conditions and discussion regarding alternative temporary medical management in certain surgical unstable cases

Speaker: Stefano Cortellini DVM MVetMed DACVECC MRCVS

This course is intended for Veterinary Surgeons

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