Aimed at the practitioner, the one day European Society of Feline Medicine (ESFM) Symposium has recruited world-renowned speakers to share their expertise on essential techniques and provide practical tips for the “ins and outs” of treating feline patients.

Aimed at the practitioner, the one day European Society of Feline Medicine (ESFM) Symposium has recruited world-renowned speakers to share their expertise on essential techniques and provide practical tips for the “ins and outs” of treating feline patients.

Sponsored by Hill’s and Intervet-Schering Plough, the ESFM Feline Symposium will be held just before the BSAVA Congress in Hall 5 of the International Convention Centre, Birmingham on April 7. Last year this the day sold out, so book early if you want to ensure your place.
ESFM Symposium
The day begins with an update on the diagnosis and treatment of food allergy in cats provided by Ed Rosser of Michigan State University. Natalie Perrins of the Animal Health Trust continues on this theme with a practice approach to feline atopy. Therapy for feline asthma will be covered by Angie Hibbert of the University of Bristol.

There will be four “practice tips” sessions covering: the use of catheters to take blood out and put fluids in
 (Andrea Harvey, University of Bristol), feeding the inappetent or anorexic cat
 (Margie Scherk, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Feline Medicine)), unblocking cats and getting urine out (Danielle Gunn-Moore, Edinburgh University) and getting medications into cats (Martha Cannon, Oxford Cat Clinic).

Vicky Lipscombe of the Royal Veterinary College looks at ways to improve your feline thyroidectomy technique. The management of feline ureteroliths and 
feline constipation will be discussed by Jodie Westropp of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and Margie Scherk, respectively.
 
An update on feline infectious peritonitis will be provided by Alison German of the University of Liverpool.
 
Registration costs £110 / €122. ESFM members can also use one £20 educational voucher towards the cost 
of this course. Delegates will receive course notes and a certificate of attendance.

For more information contact the FAB, Taeselbury, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LD. Alternatively, call 01747 871 872, check out the website (www.fabcats.org) or email conferences@fabcats.org.

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