Increases in liver enzymes are some of the most commonly encountered biochemical abnormalities… but what do they really tell us. We will look at the most effective diagnostic approach to liver diseases as well as updating the most appropriate treatment options. Love your liver?… you will by the end of this course.
This veterinary thought exchange online tutored course takes a more detailed look at the investigation and management of liver disease in dogs and cats.
The liver plays a critical role in many biologic processes essential to life. The liver has a remarkable regenerative capacity after significant loss. However, liver diseases associated with fibrosis, inflammation or viral infections impair this regenerative process and liver function deteriorates. Liver enzymes can become increased for many reasons, not always due to primary liver disease. Clinical signs can also be non-specific, which can make diagnosis challenging. We will cover diseases of the liver from acute toxicity to portosystemic shunts.
The course is run by our very own Scott Kilpatrick (EBVS and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine). The course runs over a nine-week period and takes around 10 hours to complete. The course is delivered via video webinars and supplemented with discussion forums and live chats with the course tutor, giving you the opportunity to ask questions or discuss cases you may be facing in your practice.
This course is kindly sponsored by Protexin.
This course is RACE approved.
Lesson 1: Diagnosis of Liver Disease… which enzymes matter?
Lesson 2: Treatment of Liver Disease… what actually works?
Lesson 3: Canine Inflammatory/Infectious Liver Disease
Lesson 4: Feline Inflammatory/Infectious Liver Disease
LIVE Q&A and Case Discussion Thursday 5th August 2021 (8-9pm GMT)
Lesson 5: Hepatic Vascular Anomalies… its all in the shunt.
Lesson 6: Metabolic and Toxic Diseases of the Liver… why is the Scottie special?
Lesson 7: Diseases of the Gallbladder… do you care about the sludge?
LIVE Q&A and Case Discussion Thursday 2nd September 2021 (8-9pm GMT)