IDEXX Learning Center—Feline
Live Webinar Events
Title
Diagnosing and Managing Feline Heartworm Disease (RACE #106-13109)
This presentation will review why feline heartworm monitoring is important and how feline heartworm differs from the canine form of the disease. It will also provide a clinical perspective on diagnostic and preventive strategies and provide recommendations for managing infected patients.
Tags: Heartworm | Feline
Type: Overview
6/3/2015 12:00 p.m. ET Online/Webinar Dr. Lynn Buzhardt Open
6/3/2015 3:00 p.m. ET Online/Webinar Dr. Lynn Buzhardt Open
Small-Animal Positioning from a Technicians Perspective (RACE #106-13738)
Even seasoned radiography technicians can learn new techniques to position animals-especially for anatomy that doesn't get a lot of attention. This seminar will present an overview of proper radiographic positioning techniques for successful radiographic images and standard protocols for specific anatomy. Learn how sedation and anesthesia protocols can benefit you, your staff and your patients. Technicians will learn to assess if the x-ray is capturing what the doctor needs, which will help to reduce number of retakes.
Tags: Radiography | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
6/23/2015 3:00 p.m. ET Online/Webinar Erica Nelson Open
Talking to Cat Owners about Feline Heartworm Disease: Developing and Implementing Protocols (RACE #106-13934)
This webinar will discuss the aspects of feline heartworm disease that staff members should master in order to effectively educate clients. An easy hospital protocol will be outlined with tips on seamless integration into a busy practice. The goal of this discussion is to help build feline heartworm diagnostics into preventive care visits, and to increase pet owner compliance with regard to feline heartworm preventives.
Tags: Heartworm | Feline
Type: Overview
6/10/2015 12:00 p.m. ET Online/Webinar Dr. Lynn Buzhardt Open
6/10/2015 3:00 p.m. ET Online/Webinar Dr. Lynn Buzhardt Open
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Advances in Diagnosing and Treating Feline Pancreatitis (RACE #106-16932)
  (1.5 hours)
Feline pancreatitis is more common than many practitioners realize. This online training course will help you diagnose and treat feline pancreatitis. You will learn that pancreatitis in cats is very different from pancreatitis in dogs and will be able to recognize the presenting signs and common concurrent illnesses. This course will help you determine when to test for feline pancreatitis and how to implement the protocol in your practice. Lastly you will become familiar with the latest treatment recommendations for feline pancreatitis.
Type: Overview
Answers for Sick Cats - Real Cases: Could It Be Pancreatitis? (RACE #106-17298)
  (1 hour)
This course is a case-based review of feline pancreatitis. Each case will provide you with an approach to help answer questions about sick cats in your practice.
Type: In Depth
Building Your Feline Dentistry Practice (RACE #106-15292)
  (1 hour)
In this online course, veterinary technicians/staff learn how to improve patients' overall health through an understanding of good feline dental care, identify the most common and problematic oral diseases affecting cats, apply good oral examination and treatment guidelines to your feline patients and take advantage of information that will help build a feline dentistry practice.
Type: Overview
Canine and Feline Heart Disease Basics (RACE #106-14513)
  (30 minutes)
This course is designed to give you a general overview of the most common canine and feline heart diseases and their effect on the cardiovascular system.
Type: Overview
Canine and Feline Parvoviruses: Overview and Case Presentation (RACE #106-13833)
  (1 hour)
Canine and feline parvoviruses (CPV and FPV, respectively) can have deadly consequences if not diagnosed early and treated properly. This new course will provide you and your practice with the tools necessary to recognize early clinical signs, understand diagnostic and treatment options, initiate appropriate treatment and prevention protocols and educate pet owners about the risks of exposure. Dr. Barr will present information on the immunology and pathology of the viruses, while Dr. Hibbetts will present real-life case studies that include presenting signs, diagnostics, treatment options and pet-owner education.
Type: Overview
Diagnosis and Staging of Canine and Feline Heart Disease and Heart Failure (RACE #106-16803)
  (30 minutes)
This course will introduce you to the ACVIM classification scheme for heart disease and heart failure, to help you appropriately diagnose and stage at-risk patients in your practice.
Type: In Depth
Fecal Analysis Workshop (RACE #106-11667)
  (2 hours)
This online course provides instruction on fecal sample collection, preparation and ova identification. Compares centrifugation techniques and traditional float methods: and demonstrates the proper procedure for centrifuging fecal samples. Additionally, there is a separate chapter on diagnosing Giardia.
Tags: Fecal | Giardia | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Heartworm Infection in Cats (RACE #106-12193)
  (2 hours)
In this online course, you will learn how to improve feline patient care through better understanding of feline heartworm infection, recognize signs associated with feline heartworm infection, apply consistent guidelines when evaluating feline patients, evaluate care options for heartworm-positive cats and learn tips on how to educate your staff and your clients about feline heartworm.
Type: Overview
Identifying Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats: Overview and Case Presentation (RACE #106-13834)
  (1 hour)
Canine and feline diarrhea are among the most common presenting complaints that practitioners see. This course takes a problem-oriented approach to infectious diarrhea and offers several interesting cases that illustrate the diagnostic approach and common etiologies.
Tags: Fecal | PCR | Specialty Tests | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Innovative Diagnostics to Manage Canine and Feline Heart Disease in Your Practice (RACE #106-12455)
  (30 minutes)
This course, part of a series on heart disease, will demonstrate the clinical utility of the cardiac biomarker, NTproBNP, which can help you diagnose canine and feline heart disease in your practice.
Type: In Depth
Testing For and Managing Retrovirus-Positive Cats (RACE #106-16933)
  (2 hours)
In this online course, veterinarians and staff will learn how to improve feline patient care through better diagnosis and management of FIV and FeLV, to identify the prevalence of FIV and FeLV, to apply consistent guidelines when evaluating feline patients, evaluate care options for retrovirus-positive cats and improve compliance through staff and client education.
Type: Overview
The IDEXX Guide to Diabetes (RACE #106-13670)
  (2 hours)
Diabetes mellitus is a commonly encountered endocrine disorder, especially in senior dogs and cats. The diagnosis is usually straightforward and although an ongoing management protocol is necessary for quality of life, it may be challenging in some patients. This online course will provide an overview of the diagnostic approach, treatment options and recommendations and therapeutic monitoring protocols for the suspected diabetic patient.
Tags: Diabetes | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
The IDEXX Guide to Thyroid Disease (RACE #106-17438)
  (2 hours)
Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are among the most common endocrinopathies affecting feline and canine patients, respectively, in middle age and geriatric years. This course will provide veterinary professionals the information they need to identify the common clinical signs as well as the unusual manifestations of thyroid disease. In addition, we will cover the importance of routinely screening patients with suspected or potential thyroid disease, since the onset of thyroid disease is often insidious in senior pets–occurring over months to years. We will review the available diagnostic tests for thyroid disease and the indications for each. Lastly, current treatment options and therapeutic monitoring protocols will be reviewed.
Type: Overview
Cardiac Emergencies Scare Me To Death (RACE #106-16926)
  (1 hour)
Cardiac emergencies can be true life-or-death situations and they often do not give you much time to research the next treatment step. These cases can change quickly and dramatically, and your treatment decisions can have life-altering implications. This Archived Webinar will discuss some of the more common cardiac emergencies concerning diagnostic and treatment approaches.
Type: Overview
Carpal Conundrums: An In-Depth Radiology Review (RACE #106-15110)
  (1 hour)
The objectives of this Archived Webinar are to discuss the lesions commonly and uncommonly found in the carpi of cats and dogs.
Tags: Radiography | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Client Communications that Enhance Patient Care and Pet Owner Compliance (RACE #106-11292)
  (1 hour)
Are you faced with increasing resistance from clients who ask 'Does my pet really need this service'? With more effective communication, you can focus on patient advocacy and educating clients on what is best for their pets. Learn how to partner with your clients and walk away with specific communication skills to enhance compliance, perfect protocols and unify client messaging.
Type: Overview
Communicating the Value of Preventive Care to Cat Owners (RACE #106-13010)
  (1 hour)
Wendy S. Myers will discuss strategies that veterinarians and practice staff can use to demonstrate the value of feline preventive care visits and to make their practices more friendly and welcoming, both to cat patients and to their owners.
Type: Overview
Cortisol Testing Challenges: Diagnosis and Monitoring of Adrenal Diseases (RACE #106-14040)
  (1 hour)
Canine adrenal disorders are commonly encountered by small-animal practitioners. The diagnosis of adrenal diseases is not always straightforward and some patients are frustrating to manage. This Archived Webinar will provide an overview of the available diagnostic tests for canine hypoadrenocorticism and hyperadrenocorticism. Current treatment recommendations including therapeutic monitoring protocols will be reviewed.
Type: Overview
Creatinine Creep: Your Key to Early Diagnosis of Chronic Renal Insufficiency (RACE #106-17426)
  (1 hour)
This Archived Webinar will cover the significance of creatinine when assessing a patient's kidney function. It will also discuss the importance of establishing patient-specific baseline data during health, as well as the value of serial data and historical results when evaluating a patient's renal function and overall health status. Learn how focusing on trends in serial creatinine values can help identify renal disease early.
Tags: Chemistry | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Diagnosing and Managing Feline Heartworm Disease (RACE #106-13108)
  (1 hour)
This Archived Webinar will review why feline heartworm monitoring is important and how feline heartworm differs from the canine form of the disease. It will also provide a clinical perspective on diagnostic and preventive strategies and provide recommendations for managing infected patients.
Tags: Heartworm | Feline
Type: Overview
Diagnosing and Managing the Diabetic Patient (RACE #106-11835)
  (1 hour)
Diabetes mellitus is a commonly encountered endocrine disorder of dogs and cats. The diagnosis is usually straightforward, but management may be challenging in some patients. This Archived Webinar will provide an overview of the diagnostic approach to the suspected diabetic. Treatment recommendations, including the currently available insulin preparations and therapeutic monitoring protocols, will be reviewed.
Type: Overview
Diagnostics – The Key to Pet and Practice Health (RACE #106-11526)
  (1 hour)
Dr. Metzger and Fritz Wood will quickly discuss the state of the veterinary industry relative to the standard of care for patients and practice revenue growth and how the two are interdependent. They will cover what role diagnostics can and should play in the successful patient and practice management and highlight the effective use of pricing strategies to drive growth in your veterinary practice.
Type: Overview
Feline Oral Disease and FeLV/FIV Infection: New Research (RACE #106-13889)
  (1 hour)
Dr. Susan Little will discuss the results of a new study examining the correlation between feline inflammatory oral disease and retroviral infection, and the implications this research has for practitioners.
Tags: Dental | FIV/FeLV | Retrovirus | Feline
Type: Overview
Feline Pancreatitis: A Clinical Discussion (RACE #106-15424)
  (1 hour)
Feline pancreatitis can be a difficult disease to diagnose. This Archived Webinar discusses the pathology, symptoms, diagnosis and management of pancreatitis in cats from a clinical perspective, including several case studies of cats presenting with pancreatitis.
Type: Overview
Feline Tooth Resorption: It's a Dog's World, Too! (RACE #106-12444)
  (1 hour)
This Archived Webinar will focus on diagnosing and treating tooth resorption in dogs and cats by reviewing the five stages of feline tooth resorption and the types that are present. Cases will be presented in dogs that have various stages of commonly seen tooth and root resorption, and we will address possible treatment plans such as subgingival crown amputation and surgical extractions.
Tags: Radiography | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
IDEXX Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging Protocol (RACE #106-11732)
  (1 hour)
Ultrasound is a minimally invasive technology that provides a wealth of information about a patient quickly and safely. In this Archived Webinar, Sara Hunt will help to standardize your approach to ultrasonography by providing basic tips to improve your scanning techniques, with the goal of helping you become more confident in the quality of the images you are providing to IDEXX Telemedicine Consultants.
Tags: Radiography | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Managing Heart Disease and Heart Failure in Your Feline Patients (RACE #106-16955)
  (1 hour)
In this Archived Webinar, Dr. Stepien will highlight the importance of differentiating between heart disease and heart failure. She will discuss the impact on diagnosis, therapy and monitoring your feline patients.
Type: Overview
Promoting Better Care for Senior Cats (RACE #106-16936)
  (1 hour)
Today, 35% of cats are seniors. Senior-cat owners are often highly bonded to the practice team, so learn how to make the most of these relationships. Find out how to overcome common client objections such as, "My cat lives indoors and is perfectly healthy." Learn how to promote twice-a-year exams and senior diagnostics which increase the length and quality of patients' lives while also increasing revenue.
Type: Overview
Radiology Rounds: Radiographic Assessment of Lameness (RACE #106-15145)
  (1 hour)
This Archived Webinar provides a case-based discussion of pertinent radiographic findings and differential diagnoses for a variety of common small animal orthopedic diseases.
Tags: Radiography | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Recapturing Adult Feline Wellness Care (RACE #106-16934)
  (1 hour)
Discover engaging strategies that will keep cat owners coming back every year. Learn how to take a thorough history to uncover hidden illnesses and breaks in preventative compliance. Find out how to use sample scripts to recommend diagnostics. Get tips on designing a strong reminder system because “just remembering” fails feline patients. Learn how to convince cat owners of the importance of intestinal parasite testing, retroviral testing, annual wellness blood work and urinalysis.
Tags: Feline
Type: Overview
Starting Kittens on a Lifetime of Quality Health Care (RACE #106-16935)
  (1 hour)
Your practice team has frequent educational opportunities with kitten owners as they return every few weeks for vaccinations. But are you communicating all of the wellness diagnostics and prevention that pediatric patients need? Learn how to instill habits for a lifetime of regular veterinary visits with kitten owners. Get sample checklists and scripts for promoting wellness diagnostics for kittens, including intestinal parasite testing, retroviral testing and preanesthetic testing.
Type: Overview
Talking to Cat Owners about Feline Heartworm Disease: Developing and Implementing Protocols (RACE #106-14316)
  (1 hour)
This Archived Webinar will discuss the aspects of feline heartworm disease that staff members should master in order to effectively educate clients. An easy hospital protocol will be outlined with tips on seamless integration into a busy practice. The goal of this discussion is to help build feline heartworm diagnostics into preventive care visits, and to increase pet owner compliance with regard to feline heartworm preventives.
Tags: Heartworm | Feline
Type: Overview
The Diagnosis and Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism (RACE #106-12173)
  (1 hour)
Feline hyperthyroidism is a common endocrine disease. In this Archived Webinar, Dr. Nelson reviews the clinical manifestations and criteria used to establish a diagnosis of feline hyperthyroidism. He examines the interpretation of thyroid hormone test results and the diagnostic options for occult hyperthyroidism. And he reviews nonsurgical treatment options, including indications, protocols and complications. Last, he'll talk about the impact of common concurrent diseases and the reasons why some hyperthyroid cats fail to respond to treatment.
Type: Overview
Why is This Patient Coughing? Radiology of the Thorax (RACE #106-17202)
  (1 hour)
Review radiology of the thorax in canine and feline patients, looking at pulmonary, cardiovascular and tracheal causes of acute or chronic coughing. Tips for optimizing a diagnostic study will be discussed. The three major lung patterns–interstitial, bronchial and alveolar will be reviewed with clinical case examples.
Tags: Radiography | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Abdominal Radiography and the Vomiting Patient: To Cut or Not to Cut
  (1 hour)
In this Archived Webinar, Dr. Chris Kunze will relate specific radiographic findings to causes of vomiting in dogs and cats.
Tags: Radiography | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Approach to Feline Anaemia
  (1 hour)
In this Archived Webinar, Dr. Jennifer Steele provides a comprehensive review of anaemia in feline patients, with significant focus on the various etiologies of both regenerative and non-regenerative anaemias. The diagnostic approach to an anaemic cat is also discussed.
Type: Overview
Building Your Feline Business: Easier than Herding Cats
  (1 hour)
Declining veterinary visits leave many cats suffering the consequences of hidden diseases. Compared with dogs, almost three times as many cats hadn't received veterinary care in the past year.* Without wellness exams at least annually, cats are enduring painful dental disease and other undiagnosed conditions. Learn specific strategies on how to identify cats that have fallen below your standard of care and how to regain client compliance. Discover ways to grow feline dentistry, including pricing methods by dental grade and diagnostic tests to consider. Get sample dental treatment plan templates and convincing scripts to gain acceptance for diagnostic testing and dentistry.
Tags: Feline
Type: Overview
Canine and Feline Parvoviruses
  (1 hour)
In this Archived Webinar, Dr. Dougie Macintire will educate participants on canine parvovirus (CPV) and feline panleukopenia virus (FPV), including presenting signs, diagnostics, treatment options and pet-owner education.
Tags: Fecal | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Clinical Update: Diagnosing and Monitoring Canine and Feline Thyroid Disorders
  (1 hour)
Canine and feline thyroid disorders are commonly encountered by small animal practitioners. Their diagnosis, however, is not always straightforward. In addition, some patients with thyroid disease can be challenging to manage. This Archived Webinar will provide an overview of the available diagnostic tests for canine hypothyroidism and feline hyperthyroidism, highlighting recent advances in thyroid diagnostics available from IDEXX Laboratories. Current treatment recommendations including therapeutic monitoring protocols will be reviewed.
Tags: Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Don't Miss a Beat: What You Need to Know About Canine and Feline Heart Disease
  (1 hour)
In this Archived Webinar, Dr. Gordon will introduce you to a classification scheme for heart disease and heart failure and will discuss the clinical significance of signalment, history and common cardiac diagnostic tests to appropriately stage dogs and cats with heart disease.
Type: Overview
Feline Pancreatitis: Diagnosis and Management
  (1 hour)
In this Archived Webinar, Dr. Armstrong will discuss the diagnosis and management of feline pancreatitis. She will outline clinical signs, diagnostic utility and application in practice on real cases, walking through the presenting signs, diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of this common feline problem.
Type: Overview
Feline Pancreatitis: What You Don't Know May Surprise You
  (1 hour)
In this Archived Webinar, Dr. Robertson will discuss the differences between canine and feline pancreatitis. This practical review will demonstrate an approach to providing answers for your challenging feline cases.
Type: Overview
Identifying Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats - Overview and Case Discussion
  (1 hour)
In this Archived Webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Carsten will provide an overview of the diagnostic approach to infectious causes of diarrhea in your canine and feline patients. Several cases will be presented to illustrate the utility of various diagnostic tests as well as treatment for some common enteric infections.
Tags: Fecal | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Innovation in FIV Detection: Can PCR Help with Diagnosis in Vaccinated Cats?
  (1 hour)
In an effort to bring the latest technology to practice, IDEXX Laboratories is introducing a RealPCR™ test for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Dr. Julie Levy will cover the appropriate use of this new tool, as well as discussing the limitations of its application in regard to vaccinated cats.
Tags: FIV/FeLV | PCR | Feline
Type: Overview
Life Stage Care for Senior Cats
  (1 hour)
One of the main obstacles facing feline practitioners is the lack of clear recommendations from the veterinary health care team. Recently published feline life stage guidelines from organizations such as AAHA and AAFP will be discussed to help practices design practical senior wellness programs to address the common health conditions found in cats from 11 years of age and older.
Type: Overview
Next-Generation Tools to Diagnose Infectious Disease in Your Practice
  (1 hour)
Learn how new, easy-to-use diarrhea, respiratory and anemia panels can provide you with more diagnostic information.
Type: Overview
Practical Protocols for Feline Heartworm
  (1 hour)
This Archived Webinar will review why feline heartworm is important, provide a clinical perspective on diagnostic and preventative strategies and provide recommendations for managing infected patients.
Type: Overview
Senior Cat Wellness Profile: Who What and When (English)
  (1 hour)
Offering owners rational and affordable "wellness screening" should be an invaluable tool in maintaining their cat's health and welfare. However implementing an effective "Senior Wellness Policy" for older cats throws up a number of practical difficulties - this Archived Webinar will not erase those difficulties, but aims to provide an overview of current thinking on when to offer wellness screening, a review of those tests that could be included, and an assessment of their value to the cat.
Type: Overview
Should We Be Performing Yearly Wellness Blood and Urine Testing?
  (1 hour)
Wellness screening is an important aspect of preventive medicine, which aims to allow early intervention in occult disease as opposed to treating or curing the symptoms of disease. This Archived Webinar will review common occult diseases in the dog and cat, present cutting–edge data evaluating the utility of wellness lab testing and aid in counseling owners on the benefits of lab work in healthy pets.
Type: Overview
Strategies to Get Cats Back
  (1 hour)
Without preventive care exams, you won't have opportunities to diagnose dental disease, obesity, arthritis and other conditions. Get practical ideas you can implement immediately to increase adult and senior feline patient visits.
Type: Overview
The Inappetent Cat
  (1 hour)
Maintaining a good level of nutrition is essential for recovery from any illness or injury but can be especially challenging in sick cats. This Archived Webinar will review some of the common but less easily diagnosed causes of inappetence in cats and will provide effective techniques, tips and tricks that will allow improved nutrition and improved outcomes.
Type: Overview
Update on Canine and Feline Piroplasmosis (Babesiosis and Cytauxzoonosis)
  (1 hour)
This Archived Webinar will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of piroplasmosis; specifically, canine babesiosis and feline cytauxzoonosis.
Tags: Babesiosis | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Building Your Feline Dentistry Practice
  (30 minutes)
Dr. Bellows discusses prevention, diagnosis & treatment of feline oral disease including AAHA published guidelines. New research shows up to 14.2% of cats with oral disease are also retrovirus-infected.
Tags: FIV/FeLV | Retrovirus | Feline
Type: Overview
Feline Diabetes—one recipe, many ingredients
  (1 hour)
This Archived Webinar will cover: Diagnosis—breaking the news to the owner, explaining options, realising each new case is a learning experience; Monitoring—where cat and owner are more important than you, how not to kill cats with insulin; Treatment—whose 'recipe' works best? Is remission a realistic goal?
Type: Overview
Feline Preventive Healthcare: Caring for All Nine Lives
  (1 hour)
Dr. Lingard discusses the implementation of preventive health programs to provide optimal care for cats through different life stages, with emphasis on the importance of a team approach and consistent message to ensure that owners recognise the importance of preventive care. Preventive healthcare programs not only allow early detection of disease which improves disease management and quality of life in our feline patients, but also enhance the client-clinic relationship.
Type: Overview
Preanaesthetic testing: How to make it work in your practice
  (1 hour)
In this Archived Webinar, Dr. Metzger will discuss preanaesthetic testing best practices and the medically important reasons for same-day, fasted results to minimise risks, protect your patients against adverse anaesthetic events and speed up patient recovery time. In addition, he will review actionable and practical strategies for making real-time, in-house preanaesthetic testing the standard of care in your practice.
Type: Overview
The Off Colour Cat? How can you be sure of your diagnosis?
  (1 hour)
Feline Triaditis is a term often used to describe a group of conditions that may be recognized in cats presenting "off colour". It encompasses the triad of inflammatory bowel disease, inflammatory liver disease and pancreatitis. Clinical signs are often vague and non specific. This Archived Webinar will examine each of the component aetiologies with respect to clinical presentation, diagnostic approach and therapy.
Type: Overview
The Vomiting Patient
  (1 hour)
Vomiting is a common presenting sign in small animal clinical practice and can be the consequence of a number of diseases that may have a primary gastrointestinal aetiology, but may also be secondary to disease processes outside of the gastrointestinal tract. Unless appropriately diagnosed and the aetiology addressed, a number of the disease processes that cause vomiting can have serious consequences. In this Archived Webinar, Dr. Swinney will discuss physiological aspects of vomiting in dogs and cats, clinical presentation, common aetiologies and a systematic diagnostic approach.
Type: Overview
Tricky Hyperthyroids - New Perspectives on an Old Disease
  (1 hour)
Hyperthyroidism is a common problem of the older cat that can be highly rewarding to treat. However, in some cases diagnosis and treatment are not straightforward especially in cats with concurrent chronic kidney disease. In this Archived Webinar, we review the approach to diagnosis when total T4 is not enough, and look at new developments in treatment options.
Tags: Feline
Type: Overview
Update on testing for FIV and FeLV: When and how to test and what to tell the owner
  (1 hour)
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) are retroviral infections of global significance to pet cats. Several recent advances that impact on FIV and FeLV testing are relevant for the small animal practitioner. These include vaccination for FIV, an improved understanding of the pathogenesis of FeLV and an expanding range of testing options. Deciding which cats to test, which test to use and interpreting the results for our patients relies on an understanding of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of these infections as well as the performance, limitations and availability of different tests. Using case examples, a current guide to FIV and FeLV testing will be presented.
Tags: FIV/FeLV | Feline
Type: Overview
What to do with the healthy looking cat with a heart murmur
  (1 hour)
This archived webinar addresses the common scenario of cats who appear to be healthy, but have a heart murmur.
Type: Overview
Advance Care for Cats: The Feline Diabetes Clinical Case Review (RACE #106-13101)
  (30 minutes)
Review this feline ADR case and find out how to apply your knowledge about blood testing and screening protocols for diabetes mellitus when working up your differential diagnosis. You'll get a real life example of how the patient wins in the end.
Tags: Diabetes | Feline
Type: Overview
Advance Care for Cats: The Feline Hyperthyroid Clinical Case Review (RACE #106-14315)
  (30 minutes)
Review this feline case then take the challenge to test and apply your knowledge about the value of thyroid testing in your screening and monitoring protocols when working up your differential diagnosis.
Type: Overview
Age-Related Diseases: Your Key to Successful Management (RACE #106-13107)
  (30 minutes)
As patients are living longer and healthier lives, it's even more important to have comprehensive senior care preventive care protocols and programs in place to help your clients and patients through this very rewarding life stage. Read the article to find out how much you know about age-related diseases.
Tags: Diabetes | Senior Care | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Congestive Heart Failure - Feline Case Study Gus (RACE #106-13106)
  (30 minutes)
Following completion of the case study, participants should understand the tools that can be used in the diagnosis of cardiomyopathy in apparently healthy cats. The case study underscores how a cat may remain asymptomatic and outwardly healthy even though cardiac disease continues to progress over time and eventually results in congestive heart failure.
Type: Overview
Crucial Differentiation of Causes of Acute Vomiting (RACE #106-14707)
  (30 minutes)
Vomiting is commonly observed in dogs. In fact, isolated vomiting episodes that are clinically insignificant are quite common. Most pet owners are aware of this and rarely present their dog to a veterinarian for such an isolated vomiting episode. However, when there are several vomiting episodes and/or a decrease in the overall health status of the pet, veterinary care is important.
Tags: Pancreatitis | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Guiding Principles of Patient Assessment: History and Physical Examination in the Cat with Suspected Heart Disease (RACE #106-13268)
  (30 minutes)
This article provides a detailed review of the key examination parameters used when assessing the health of a feline patient suspected of having heart disease.

Review Topics:

Factors to consider during the history and physical examination
Key steps in a cardiopulmonary examination
Basis of murmurs and gallop sounds and initiation of appropriate next steps
Type: Overview
Taking Advantage of the Fructosamine—Diabetes Mellitus Link (RACE #106-12413)
  (30 minutes)
Find out how much you know about diabetes mellitus in the dog and cat. You'll gain an understanding of the common clinical signs as well as diagnostic insights and treatment and monitoring tips. In addition, you'll learn why adding a fructosamine test to your chemistry profile and glucose curves provides a more complete evaluation of your patient's diabetic status.
Type: Overview
Interactive Challenge--The Diabetes Challenge (RACE #106-12412)
  (30 minutes)
Test your knowledge and find out how much you know about diabetes mellitus in the dog and cat. You'll gain an understanding of the common clinical signs as well as diagnostic insights and treatment and monitoring tips. In addition, you'll learn why adding a fructosamine test to your chemistry profile and glucose curves provides a more complete evaluation of your patient's diabetic status.
Type: Overview
Interactive Challenge--The Kidney Disease Challenge (RACE #106-12705)
  (30 minutes)
Test your knowledge and find out how much you know with regard to kidney disease since chronic kidney disease will affect 1 in 3 cats and 1 in 5 dogs in their lifetimes.1 You'll gain an understanding of the common clinical signs as well as why it's critical to routinely screen patients at risk of kidney disease since early detection and diagnosis greatly influences the patient's prognosis. Adding a complete urinalysis to every biochemistry profile lets you quickly interpret the diagnostics in house and identify early kidney disease, sometimes even before the patient has clinical signs.


Reference

1. Relford R, Brown SA, Elliott J, Metzger F, Grauer GF, Lees GE, Sanderson S. Proteinuria and renal disease: a roundtable discussion. Vet Med. 2005;100(4)(suppl):1-16.

Tags: Chemistry | Urinalysis | Feline | Canine
Type: Overview
Interactive Challenge--The Thyroid Disease Challenge (RACE #106-12176)
  (30 minutes)
Test your knowledge and find out how much you know with regard to hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism since they are among the most common endocrinopathies affecting senior feline and canine patients today. You'll get an understanding of why it is important to be aware of and identify the common clinical signs as well as some of the unusual manifestations of thyroid disorders and why it is crucial to routinely screen patients who are potentially at risk - especially as pets reach the age of 7 years.
Type: Overview
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