Audrey K. Cook BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM-SAIM, ECVIM-CA & ABVP (Feline Practice); PG Cert Vet Ed
Associate Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University
Diabetic Ketoacidosis: The First 48 Hours
Patients with diabetic ketoacidosis present some unique challenges and a thorough understanding of how to assess and manage these animals is essential for a successful outcome. This lecture will review the essentials of the pathophysiology of DKA, followed by a step-by-step outline for effective patient evaluation and treatment. A clear timeline for what to do and when to do it will be included.
Addison’s Disease: The First 48 Hours
Prompt recognition of patients with hypoadrenocorticism is essential, but these patients are often misdiagnosed and fail to get the care they need. This lecture will review the pathophysiology of HOC, and then focus on emergent care and diagnostic procedures. A clear time line for what to do and when to do it will be included.
Hyperadrenocorticism: The Diagnostic Process and Pitfalls
A reliable diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism starts in the examination room, but then relies on effective interpretation of endocrine function tests. In this lecture, we will review the essentials for reliable patient diagnosis using case examples and test results.
The Blocked Cat: Assessment, Care and Prevention
For veterinary technicians
Cats with urethral obstruction can be fragile and careful nursing is essential for a successful outcome. This lecture will review the initial assessment and triage of the blocked cat and then cover the key points for relief of obstruction and post-catheterization management.