Utilizing a case-based diagnostic and therapeutic approach, this presentation highlights some commonly misdiagnosed diseases in veterinary medicine. Challenge your clinical acumen and improve your diagnostic and therapeutic abilities by reviewing in-house and reference laboratory data, which includes hematology, biochemical profiles, urinalyses and other tests, such as imaging studies and endocrine analyses. The importance of individualized patient data and trending laboratory results over time will be discussed.
- Appropriately interpret hematology, chemistry, urinalysis and other routine tests to create and prioritize a differential diagnosis list for each of the cases presented.
- Determine what other diagnostic testing is necessary for each case.
- Discuss treatment options and monitoring protocols.
- Discuss tips and hints to avoid misdiagnosis of such cases.