Veterinary professionals are being offered a free series of interactive CPD sessions to help in their diagnosis and treatment of canine hypoadrenocorticism, also known as Addison’s disease.

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Symptoms of Addison’s include lethargy, lack of appetite and muscle weakness.

Dechra Veterinary Products is hosting the 11 sessions to be held across the country next month, which will examine the diagnosis and treatment of this complicated syndrome.

Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy, lack of appetite, tremors or shaking, muscle weakness, hypothermia, bradycardia and collapse. If left untreated, Addison’s disease can present as an acute, life-threatening emergency.

Combating the problem

Hypoadrenocorticism is caused by a reduction in corticosteroid secretion from the adrenal glands, for which Dechra has brought a new product Zycortal to the market – what it claims to be the only European-licensed treatment for the condition.

The sessions will be led by one of Dechra’s team of veterinary advisors, who are Anya Thurgood, Emily Haynes, Geoff Duncan, and Jamie Walker.

The dates and locations are:

  • 5 July, Park Inn, West Bromwich, Birmingham
  • 6 July, Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield
  • 7 July, Hilton Basingstoke, Black Dam, Basingstoke
  • 12 July, Mercure Hotel, Exeter
  • 12 July, Newcastle Marriott, Metrocentre, Newcastle
  • 13 July, Jurys Inn Cheltenham, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham
  • 13 July, Copthorne Hotel London, Gatwick
  • 14 July, Etrop Grange Hotel, Manchester
  • 19 July, Stirling Management Centre, University of Stirling
  • 19 July, Marriott Hotel, Peterborough
  • 20 July, Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel, Hatfield

Each two-hour session will include an interactive presentation and a question and answer session. Attending one of the seminars gives delegates two hours towards their CPD requirements.

Seminars start with registration and a buffet at 7.30pm with presentations beginning at 8pm.

Places are limited at each event. To book a free place, register in advance at

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