BSAVA is going on the road this autumn with a course that will bring the busy practitioner up-to-date on the issues in diagnosis and treatment of different forms of kidney disease.
BSAVA is taking speakers Joe Bartges and Jonathan Elliott to go on the road this autumn with a course that will bring the busy practitioner up-to-date on the issues in diagnosis and treatment of different forms of kidney disease, focussing on the main disease presentations in these species.
The course, entitled “Practical issues in diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline kidney diseases”, will begin with an overview of the diagnosis of kidney dysfunction, differentiation of renal from non-renal causes of azotaemia, acute from decompensated chronic kidney disease and staging of chronic kidney disease. This will be followed by an overview of acute kidney injury, the risk factors and common causes, generic management issues and prognostic indicators.
The middle three sessions will deal with syndromes which accompany different types of kidney disease, namely:
- secondary renal hyperparathyroidism,
- proteinuria, and
- systemic hypertension.
Each session will provide an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management principles.
The final session will deal with nephrolithiasis – an increasingly recognised problem leading to kidney dysfunction and damage in small animal practice.
The course will improve your understanding of kidney disease, assist you in making diagnoses, offering your clients accurate prognoses and in better tailoring your treatment plans to the needs of your patients.
When and Where:
- October 5, 2011 – Warrington
- October 7, 2011 – Dunkfield
- October 10, 2011 – Southampton
- October 12, 2011 – Cardiff