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Central Sensitization & Osteoarthritis: Essential Treatments for Chronic Pain & What the Future Holds

This session will describe central sensitization and how to recognize it. We will go over essential medications and modalities to treat chronic pain and look at what the future might hold in regards to treatments.Please note:   If you were an attendee at this AAHA Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.This course was originally presented...

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Changing the Future for Your OA Patient: Case-Based Management Methods

This Web conference will describe a practical, evidence-based approach to the management of osteoarthritis in dogs, with a focus on:Describing the four stages of osteoarthritisReviewing the therapeutic options that have the highest positive influence on dogs with osteoarthritisDiscussing the use of these options at all four stages of osteoarthritisCreated and produced by VetFolio with educational funding provided by Boehringer Ingelheim.

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Solving Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease

Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.Although cruciate ligament injury is a common problem, effective management is anything but simple. This session discusses surgical versus medical management, explores some theories about underlying causes, and offers some practical take-home points for improving...

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Re-Thinking Osteoarthritis: An Evidence-Based Approach

Watch this presentation to broaden your knowledge of degenerative joint disease.Few conditions strike dogs and cats with the prevalence, morbidity, and even mortality, of degenerative joint disease, and its most common form, osteoarthritis. The 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Task Force reviewed available literature to produce guidelines based on best evidence and representing a consensus of expert opinion. This session will discuss fundamental principles as well as highest, best and wisest...

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Las fracturas y luxaciones vertebrales en gatos y otros pequeños animales

Las fracturas y luxaciones vertebrales suponen la mayor causa de disfunción o alteración neurológica en pequeños animales, y en lo que respecta al gato, representan el 6% de todas las lesiones espinales en esta especie animal. Las causas de estas fracturas y luxaciones en perros y gatos son variables: atropellos, caídas, mordeduras y lesiones por proyectiles, que habitualmente desencadenan sobre las vértebras diferentes fuerzas: compresión, torsión, tracción y/o flexión/extensión. Sin embargo...

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Keys to Patient-centered Orthopedic Care: It's Not All in the Operating Room

In recent years, our profession has experienced unfathomable advances in diagnosis, pharmacotherapies, and surgical treatments. Amidst this excitement it easy to lose track of the one thing that has not changed since the inception of our profession; that is, the needs and wants of our patients. In this discussion, we turn our focus to our patients.  Our primary goal is early restoration of patient well-being. That said, what is well-being and who can best define it? Dr. Atul Gawande, in...

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Las fracturas de huesos largos en gatos y otros pequeños animales

Desde hace años (disponemos de la referencia del 2002), el gato supera en número (73 millones) al perro (68 millones) como animal doméstico en EEUU. En algunos países de Europa empieza también a concretarse esta tendencia,y es por ello por lo que esta especie reclama cada vez más atención en todos los foros veterinarios.Aunque los principios de la cirugía ortopédica se aplican de la misma forma en las dos especies animales, según Harari, “los gatos no son perros pequeños” y existen...

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A Multimodal Approach to Osteoarthritis

This lecture will cover the various interventions of a multi-modal approach to osteoarthritis including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological options. The primary focus of this lecture will be on how the integration of these therapies alleviates pain in osteoarthritic patients.Please note:   If you were an attendee at this AAHA Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive...

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Educating Clients on Postoperative Care of Orthopedic Patients

Veterinary technicians can have many responsibilities, including educating clients on the proper care of their pets. Although your workplace may not perform orthopedic procedures, it is likely that some of your patients have had or will have orthopedic surgery. The most common orthopedic surgery is for treating cranial cruciate ligament diseases or conditions. In 2003, pet owners spent $1.32 billion on surgeries for cranial cruciate ligament ruptures.1 Other common orthopedic surgeries...

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Short-Term Radiographic Complications and Healing Assessment of Single-Session Bilateral Tibial Tuberosity Advancements (Retrospective Studies)

The objective of this study is to report on the short-term radiographic complications and bone healing associated with single-session bilateral tibial tuberosity advancements (TTAs). This retrospective study consists of 74 client-owned dogs with bilateral cranial cruciate ligament rupture that underwent consecutive single-session bilateral TTAs. Radiographs from 74 dogs (148 stifles) were evaluated for evidence of postoperative complications. One hundred forty-three of 148 stifles were scored...

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