1456 Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) (August 2020)
24th August 2020
The popularity of brachycephalic dogs continues to rise despite the wider spread dissemination of concerns about their welfare to the general public. This course will look at assessment and decision making of dogs with brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS), case selection including surgical decision making and when to consider referral and also the complex nature of post-operative management in some BOAS patients. The course includes a wetlab looking at surgical techniques.
What you’ll learn:
- Aetiology of BOAS – not all patients are the same!
- Recognising which patients require surgery and when
- Grading of BOAS – what can be achieved in first opinion practice
- Imaging – what and when?
- Recent advances in BOAS – what does this change?
- Surgical techniques – wet lab including patient positioning, palatoplasty (standard staphlectomy and folded flap palatoplasty), alarplasty, laryngeal sacculectomy and tonsillectomy
- Patient management – focus on post-operative care including placement and management of temporary tracheostomy tubes.
Course Tutor: Rachel Hattersely BVetMed(Hons) CertSAS DECVS MRCVS
This course is kindly sponsored by Veterinary Instrumentation
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