Royal Canin is hosting two webinars on urinary care to help vets and nurses understand the conditions and treatment options available to their patients.

Aetiology of urolithiasis to be discussed in webinars.

The first webinar will focus on “Urine: how do I know what crystal or stone we have?” (8.30pm, Tuesday, March 10) and the second will explore “Urolithiasis in cats and dogs – is dietary management always the answer?” (8.30pm, Tuesday, March 24).

During the first webinar, Nicola Ackerman RVN will explore the role of the veterinary nurse when presented with a urinary case. She will look at urinalysis (especially sediment analysis), the importance of using culture and sensitivity to select an appropriate antibiotic and also best practice for nurses when imaging cats and dogs with urinary stones.

Kit Sturgess will be delivering the second webinar, which will review how urolithiasis can be overlooked if a treatment-only route is taken. The webinar aims to briefly cover the differences in aetiology of urolithiasis in cats and dogs and the common presenting signs, as well as the relative merits of using ultrasound and radiology to achieve a diagnosis.

Dr Sturgess will also focus on decision-making in the management and treatment of urolithiasis in the immediate and long-term, reviewing the role that surgery and diet has to play together with other adjunctive therapies.

Ian Williams, Royal Canin’s veterinary support manager, added: “We are delighted to be continuing our series of clinical CPD webinars this year with such practical and informative sessions and would encourage practices to sign up and find out more about these important topics.”

Practice staff can register for the webinars for free by visiting:

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