Endocrinology in crisis: Unravelling hormonal havoc!
This veterinary thought exchange online tutored course takes a more detailed look at the investigation and management of endocrine diseases in dogs and cats.
Endocrine diseases are common in small animal practice, but their investigation can be confusing and their management very challenging. How much do we really need to investigate that increased calcium? How unstable can my diabetic dog really be? What is the best test to diagnose Cushing’s disease and how best do I monitor? We aim to answer all these questions and much more.
This course will be delivered and tutored by Scott Kilpatrick (Internal Medicine Specialist), Yvonne McGrotty (Internal Medicine Specialist) and Rodolfo Oliveira Leal (Internal Medicine Specialist). The course runs over an eleven-week period and takes around 13 hours to complete. The course is delivered via video webinars and supplemented with a real-time discussion forum with the course tutor, giving you the opportunity to ask questions or discuss cases you may be facing in clinical practice.
Access to this course is for 12 months from the start of the course going live on our website. The discussion forum will be monitored for the course duration only.
- Review the logical approach to the patient with PUPD.
- Understand the best ways to get the most out of your diagnostic tests… even when finances are limited, and you lack confidence using the ultrasound!
- Discuss diabetes and how best to diagnose this condition.
- Understand the pathophysiology of hypothyroidism.
- Review the best practice in diagnosis… is it really that easy?
- Consider the best treatment options and what happens when they do not respond.
- Understand the pathophysiology of hyperthyroidism… is it just older cats?
- Review the options for diagnosis… not just T4.
- Learn about the most up to date treatment considerations.
- Pathophysiology… from the pituitary to the adrenal gland.
- Review the various diagnostic options… and pick the best one.
- Understand the best treatment options… do I take the adrenal gland out?
- Pathophysiology… when the cortisol runs out.
- Diagnosis… do I really need to do an ACTH stimulation test at 3am?
- Treatment… crisis at the Whitehouse.
- Calcium… how high is too high?
- Review the most common conditions of the parathyroid gland.
- What are the options for treating disorders of calcium?
- Understand the significance of growth hormone disorders in small animal practice.
- What is the best way to diagnose these conditions?
- Learn about the intricacies of treatment options.
- Understand the aetiology of diabetes mellitus in dogs.
- Learn how to use monitoring tools such as interstitial glucose monitoring system devices.
- Understand the up-to-date insulin therapy strategies (basal-bolus) in dogs.
- Understand the aetiology of diabetes mellitus in cats.
- Learn about the best strategies to diagnose diabetes mellitus in this species.
- Update treatment strategies including the new SGLT2-inhibitors.
- Understand the pathophysiology and clinical signs of DKA
- Learn how to better manage DKA patients
- Learn how to get the most from your in house diagnostics
- Discuss a logical approach to adrenal masses.
- Discuss the investigation and management of pheochromocytomas in dogs.
- Consider the importance of aldosterone secreting tumours in cats.
Meet the speakers
Director, Internal Medicine Specialist
Internal Medicine Specialist
Rodolfo Oliveira Leal
Internal Medicine Specialist