AD142 – Advance25 – Feline Medicine
This course commences on Tuesday 11th June 2024, with the last session taking place on Friday 19th July 2024. The forum will remain open for two weeks after the last session.
Advance25TM Courses help you to develop your knowledge and clinical skills in a defined area of small animal practice. These fully flexible online courses include tutor support and discussion forums. The course materials are all recorded, and you have full access for a 12 month period. The course runs for a six week period, and you’ll get tutor support for a further 2 weeks via the course forum in case you need to catch up. After that, you’ll still have full access to all of your course materials although the tutor support will end. Complete your learning and get your CPD Certificate for 25 Hours of CPD.
There are course notes for you to download, and self-assessment quizzes to test your learning. Your tutor is on hand to help you throughout your course, and discussion forums allow on-going case questions and answers.
Complete your study, pass your self-assessment quizzes and get your personalised CPD Certificate for 25 Hours of CPD.
Apply theory to the patients you’re likely to see in your practice with these new courses. Use your new knowledge and skills straight away in your practice.
Revisit your course materials at any time during your 12 months’ access to refresh your knowledge whenever you have a relevant patient.
Week 1: Infectious disease
Session A: FIP a new age
what have we learnt and what does the future hold?
This session will cover the novel therapies for treatment of FIP available around the world and look to the future of treatment of this once fatal disease.
FIV and FeLV: are these diseases still around?
In general, the prevalence of retroviral infections has reduced, but it is still diagnosed and causes significant clinical disease. This session will look at diagnostic pitfalls and interpreting those in house test results.
Week 2: Haematology
Session A: Anaemia: practical approach
Anaemia is not an uncommon problem but can be costly and involved to fully diagnose. Let’s look at a pragmatic approach.
Session B: Blood transfusion in cats
Some countries have blood banks, others need to find a suitable donor. This session covers blood typing, transfusion medicine and management of complications.
Week 3: Respiratory
Session A: Dyspnoeic cats: don’t panic
Dyspnoea is a scary presentation! Learn initial management and POCUS skills to help you feel comfortable with these cases.
Session B: Coughing in cats: always asthma?
Coughing has a number of causes, including lower airway disease and it can be challenging to treat, but also satisfying. This session covers use of inhalers as well as other ways of managing coughing.
Week 4: Endocrinology
Session A: Has insulin had its day? Latest treatments for diabetes mellitus
Recent exciting developments have seen oral treatments available for feline diabetes. Let’s discuss how the novel medications work and what insulin to use if they don’t.
Session B: Hyperthyroidism and comorbidities: how to juggle different diagnoses
Many cats with hyperthyroidism, also have chronic kidney disease, osteoarthritis and other comorbidities. Learn how to balance management.
Week 5: Gastroenterology
Session A: Chronic vomiting: is it just hairballs?
Some people accept vomiting occasionally as normal, but is it? Review causes of vomiting in cats.
Session B: Chronic diarrhoea: squitty kitties and how to treat them
IBD, PLE, chronic enteropathy, what is in a name? Let’s discuss causes of chronic diarrhoea in cats
Week 6: Urology
Session A: FLUTD: have we made progress with this frustrating disease?
Idiopathic cystitis is frustrating to treat, but are we missing some cats with urolithiasis as a cause? This session will review what we know about FIC and other causes of lower urinary tract disease.
Session B: Urinary tract infections: when to treat and when to wait
Reducing prescription of antibiotics is important, and cats rarely get UTIs don’t they? Let’s discuss.
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Samantha Taylor BVetMed(Hons), CertSAM, DipECVIM-CA, MANZCVS, FRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine
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