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9.45 Dermatology – Emotional considerations when dealing with a dermatology case
Dr Sarah Heath BVSc PgCertVE DipECAWBM(BM) CCAB FRCVS
Dermatology is a veterinary discipline which highlights the link between emotional and physical health. This presentation will illustrate the importance of considering emotional health when investigating and treating dermatology patients. The links between emotional state and dermatological disease within the context of diagnosing and managing these conditions will be discussed. In addition, the importance of understanding the patient’s emotional motivations when performing clinical examinations and applying topical treatments will also be considered.
10.00 – FLUTD and the role of stress in bladder & urethral disease
Danielle Gunn -Moore BSc(Hon), BVM&S, PhD, MANZCVS, FHEA, FRSB, FRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine, Professor of Feline Medicine
This talk will discuss the prevalence & causes of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD). Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC; aka Stress Cystitis) is the most common cause of feline obstructive and non-obstructive urinary distress. The current understanding of the pathophysiology of this ‘anxiopathy’ will be considered in detail. The talk will then focus on the ways that it can be managed, including the evidence base for different therapies (the resolution of urinary obstruction will not be included). The talk will discuss the role that environmental, nutritional, medical, behavioural and surgical interventions may, or may not, play in managing this frustrating condition.
12.15 Lunch And Breakout Rooms
13.00 Gasrtric Ulcers and Grumpy Horses, Which is the Chicken and Which is the Egg
Dr Gemma Pearson BVMS Cert AVP (EM) MScR CCAB PhD MRCVS
Gastric ulcers are commonly blamed for behavioural problems in the horse. But are they the cause or just another clinical sign? This talk will explore the difference in anatomy between the equine stomach and that of other species and explain how this is significant to pathology of gastric ulcers in this species. It will then look at underlying causes, diagnostics and treatment from both a medical and behavioural perspective
14.15 Pain and muscular-skeletal system, more than a biological approach
Louise Clark BVMS, Cert VA, Dipl. ECVAA, MSc, FRCVS
The motivational – affective component of chronic pain often presents with patients demonstrating substantial behavioural change. Why can this happen? How do we recognise it and what can we do to manage it?