MS159S – The Acute Abdomen Mini-Series

£447.00 (+VAT)

12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.

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  • Join Zoë Halfacree MA VetMB CertVDI CertSAS FHEA DipECVS MRCVS and Nicola Kulendra BVetMed (Hons) MVetMed CertVDI DipECVS MRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions
  • Comprehensive notes to downloaded
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – learn without travelling
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad!
  • This Mini Series was originally broadcast in August 2017.



Session 1

How to manage a Haemoabdomen

This session will discuss diagnosis and management of haemoabdomen. Considerations about prognosis in a dog with a ruptured splenic mass will be addressed in addition to tips for optimizing splenectomy technique. Other causes of haemoabdomen and methods of surgical management will be addressed.

What you’ll learn:

  • Optimise patient stabilization prior to surgery for management of haemoabdomen
  • A rational approach to staging investigations and prognostic assessment prior to surgery will be discussed
  • Tips and tricks for improving splenectomy technique will be covered, in addition to management of haemorrhage from other sites
Session 2

Intestinal Surgery – tips and tricks

This session will allow you to optimise your surgical decision making, techniques and management for acute surgical diseases of the small and large intestine.

What you’ll learn:

  • Improve your interpretation of radiographs and ultrasonography for obstructive lesions of the small and large intestine and gastrointestinal perforation
  • Intraoperative decision making for management of simple and linear foreign bodies, duodenal ulceration, intussusception and intestinal torsion
  • Pros and cons of enteroplication will be discussed
  • Optimise your post-operative care of patients following gastrointestinal surgery
Session 3

Managing a GDV in Practice

This session will discuss ways to optimize outcome for your GDV cases including stabilization tips, surgical technique and post-operative management. Prognostic factors and merits of prophylactic gastropexy are discussed.

What you’ll learn:

  • Understand fluid resuscitation techniques
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of orogastric intubation and gastric trocharisation
  • Critically evaluate radiographs to differentiate gastric dilatation from GDV
  • Discuss surgical principles and tips to optimize outcome
  • Discuss the merits of prophylactic gastropexy



The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD


*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.


*overseas customers will not be charged VAT

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