AD114 – Advance25 Focus on Feline Surgery

£997.00 (+VAT)

This course commences on 3rd May 2022, with the last session taking place on 10th June 2022. The forum will remain open for two weeks after the last session.

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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 interaction via an interactive discussion forum you can ask questions and join the discussion at any time, wherever you are in the world. There are no ‘real time’ sessions that you need to be available for, so this course is suitable for you whatever your time zone. All of your 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 in case you need to catch up. After that, you’ll still have full access although the tutor support will end. Complete your learning and get your CPD Certificate for 25 Hours of CPD.

Cats are not little dogs. It is well recognised that felines may present species- specific clinical conditions, with distinct pathophysiology, that require different management when compared to dogs. Using real-life clinical case examples, we will go through some of these conditions, so that you can recognise and manage them effectively when you encounter these cats in your consulting room.

Session 1

1-      How to survive the traumatized cat

2-      Urinary tract trauma

During the first of these two sessions we will discuss your basic approach to trauma in cats with focus on urinary tract injury in the second part of the week. We will explore how to triage, stabilise, and make a diagnosis in preparation for surgical repair.


Session 2

3-      How to deal with Ureteral obstruction in cats

4-      FLUTD: current knowledge

Following the first session on urinary tract trauma, this week we will explore how to deal with obstructive conditions of the ureters and urethra discussing the current knowledge on feline low urinary tract disease and idiopathic cystitis.


Session 3

How often do we have to operate on abdominal foreign bodies in cats? Are gastro-intestinal foreign bodies (FBs) as frequent as in dogs in the everyday practice? In this session we will explore how to deal with gastro-intestinal FB, tumours and other examples of abdominal FB in cats.

5-      How to manage the cat with gastro-intestinal and abdominal foreign body

6-      How to deal with gastro-intestinal tumours in cats today


Session 4

Obviously the diaphragmatic hernia and PPDH cannot be missing in this feline surgery course! We will discuss stabilisation, diagnostic strategies and timing for surgery with videos on the surgical approach

7-      Diaphragmatic and PPDH hernia in cats

8-      How to manage the cat with pyothorax


Session 5

Cats are distinctly different from dogs when it comes to ear disorders. Aetiology, pathophysiology and surgical approach are unique for this species. We will study the anatomy of the ear and explore surgical procedures such as total ear canal ablation and VBO as well as management of post-operative complications.

9-      Anatomy of the ear and most frequent diseases of the ear in cats

10-  Let’s talk about VBO and TECA


Session 6

And certainly the cat also differs from the dog when it comes to endocrine system disorders. We will talk about thyroid disease treatment strategies in the first part of the session and we will explore the causes and clinical presentation of the Conn’s syndrome in the last session of the course.

11-  Approach to thyroid problems in the cat

12-  Conn’s Syndrome…What is this?

At the end of this course you’ll be equipped to deal with your feline surgical patients more effectively. We’ll use case studies and examples throughout to help you apply theory to practice. Ask any questions you like – full tutor support is a key part of this interactive online course.

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Tutor:  Daniela Murgia DVM GPCert(SASTS) DipECVS MRCVS

RCVS and EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Hon. Assoc. Professor in Small Animal Surgery – University of Nottingham

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