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.
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.
In this online course, veterinary staff will identify and understand the presenting signs and risk factors associated with canine pancreatitis, differentiate between acute and chronic pancreatitis, recognize the benefits and limitations of the current diagnostic options and discuss common treatment options.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is diagnosed based on evaluation of all available clinical and diagnostic information in a stable patient. The IRIS Board continues to recommend using creatinine, a widely available and well understood test, to diagnose and stage CKD. Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA), a new marker of kidney function, may be a useful adjunct for both diagnosis and staging of CKD.