Lower urinary tract disease in dogs and cats: taking the stress out of the spasm!

This course explores the common conditions of the lower urinary tract that challenge us everyday. We will review the most appropriate use of antibiotics and diet to manage some of these challenging cases. We also take a detailed look at the mysteries of feline idiopathic cystitis.

Course Price

£175

Start Date

25/10/2021

Duration

8 weeks

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A detailed look at the causes, investigation and management of lower urinary tract disease (LUTD) in dogs and cats.

LUTD is a very common reason for patients to present in small animal practice; so this course will contain many practical tips and tricks to enable the diagnosis and management of the many disorders that can cause LUTD in cats and dogs. We will discuss many different aspects of LUTD, including the management of urinary tract infections and the challenge whether antibiotics are really indicated. The types of uroliths that effect dogs and cats are varied, so we will review the most up to date management strategies. The management of feline lower urinary tract disease remains challenging. Danielle will unlock what we really know about feline idiopathic cystitis aka Stress Cystitis and consider the evidence base and practicality of treating this frustrating condition.

The course is run by our very own Scott Kilpatrick (EBVS and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine) and Professor Danièlle A Gunn-Moore (RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine). The course runs over an eight-week period and takes around 8 hours to complete. It is delivered via video webinars and supplemented with discussion forums and live Q&A chats with the course tutors, giving you the opportunity to ask questions or discuss cases you may be facing in your practice.

Course Curriculum:

Lesson 1: Lower urinary tract infections… step away from the antibiotics
  • Learn about the most effective ways to investigate infections of the urinary tract. How do you differentiate between asymptomatic bacteriuria and a UTI?
  • Understand how to make the best decisions regarding antibiotic choice.
  • Review the best way to investigate and manage recurrent infections.
25/10/2021
Lesson 2: Urolithiasis… from allopurinol to xanthine
  • Be confident in understanding the different uroliths that affect dogs and cats.
  • Consolidate your knowledge of options for investigation of urolithiasis.
  • Understand the best options for medical and surgical management.
01/11/2021
Lesson 3: Disorders of micturition
  • Review the pathophysiology of micturition.
  • Consolidate your knowledge of the investigation and management of bladder storage diseases.
  • Review the reasons for abnormal bladder emptying and how to treat these conditions.
08/11/2021
LIVE Q&A and Case Discussion Thursday 18th November 2021 (8-9pm GMT)
  • Your chance to discuss any cases you are struggling with.
  • We will bring along a few interesting cases too!
15/11/2021
Lesson 4&5: Feline Idiopathic Cystitis… When to stress (2 hours)
  • Review the evidence base for drug therapies in FIC
  • Consolidate your decision making on the most appropriate dietary recommendations.
  • What longer term behavioural and environmental recommendations should be made.
22/11/2021
Lesson 6: Prostatic disease
  • Feel confident in diagnosing infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic conditions of the prostate.
  • Learn more about the neoplastic processes that effect the prostate and urethra.
  • Understand the best treatment strategies for prostatic disease
06/12/2021
Lesson 7 – LUTD & Nutrition… What do I need to know?
  • Understand what nutritional factors play a role in LUTD in dogs and cats
  • Appreciate how and when nutrition can help with dissolution of uroliths
  • Appreciate how and when nutrition can help with prevention/ recurrence of urolithiasis
  • Understand the different commercial urinary diets are available and how & when they can be used
  • Appreciate the differences between the key nutrition companies in their approaches to managing LUTD
13/12/2021
LIVE Q&A and Case Discussion Thursday 16th December 2021 (8-9pm GMT)
  • Your chance to discuss any cases you are struggling with.
  • We will bring along a few interesting cases too!
13/12/2021

Course Benefits:

Benefits of our online course

  • Course written and delivered by internal medicine specialists
  • Eight weeks access to video recorded tutor lessons and discussion forums
  • Brilliant value for money- 8 hours certified CPD for only £175!
  • Learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or doggy care!
  • Learn in the comfort of your own home and at a time that suits you.
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
  • Get 30% off annual membership by buying this course.

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