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Mass Excision: Soft Tissue Sarcomas and Mast Cell Tumors

In this course, John Berg, DVM, MS, DACVS, will discuss mass excision in dogs and cats, focusing specifically on soft tissue sarcomas and mast cell tumors. The course will cover:Principles of tumor excisionSelection of patients that need CT/MRIDefinition of wide marginsMargin classification schemeOrienting incisions with lines of tensionManaging wounds using second intention healingSubmitting excised tumors for histopathologyInterpretation of histologic margin analysis resultsOptions when...

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Soft Palate Resection and Correction of Stenotic Nares

In this course, John Berg, DVM, MS, DACVS, will demonstrate Soft Palate Resection and Correction of Stenotic Nares in dogs. The course will cover:Components of brachycephalic airway syndromeClinical signs of brachycephalic airway syndromeGastrointestinal signs in brachycephalic airway syndromeEmergency management of brachycephalic airway syndrome Indications for surgery for overlong soft palate and stenotic naresTechniques for soft palate resectionBasics of surgical lasers and...

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Making Sense of Behavioral Medications: A Practical Approach to Their Use in Dogs & Cats

Judicious use of psychotropic medications is important in improving the welfare of the pet, improving behavior issues, as well as the quality of the human animal bond. Learn which medications to use when and why.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.Supported and produced by educational grants from &...

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Scrotal Urethrostomy

In this course, John Berg, DVM, MS, DACVS, will demonstrate a Scrotal Urethrostomy in dogs. The course will cover:Types/causes of uroliths in dogsUrohydropulsion of urolithsUrethrostomy vs. urethrotomyScrotal vs. prescrotal urethrotomyPrevention of hemorrhageAftercare(Surgery video included.)

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Respiratory Disease in Dogs and Cats: If They Can't Breathe, Nothing Else Matters

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.The dyspneic patient needs your help. Now. Learn practical ways for assessing these patients and implementing treatments that will have both of you breathing easier.Supported and produced by educational grants from Merck Animal Health in conjunction with NAVC...

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Cognitive Dysfunction: There Are Medications That Can Help Dogs & Cats Grow Old With Grace

As pets age, cognitive function begins to decline due to pathological changes in the brain. With diets, supplements and drugs clinical signs of cognitive dysfunction can be improved and further decline potentially delayed. How are these drugs and products assessed and what is the evidence for efficacy.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...

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The Acute Abdomen: To Cut or Not to Cut

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.This case-based presentation reviews the recommended diagnostic workup for a patient with abdominal pain and discusses the thought process for determining when surgery should be considered.Supported and produced by educational grants from Zoetis in conjunction...

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Anesthesia for Neonatal and Geriatric Patients

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.Neonatal and geriatric patients have special requirements when it comes to anesthesia, so these patients deserve special consideration before undergoing even the most routine procedure. This session discusses some of the physiologic differences for these patients...

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Cushing’s: A Case-Based Review

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.Diagnosing Cushing’s disease can be challenging. Medical history and physical examination findings may be inconsistent, and diagnostic testing can be complicated. This session provides a practical approach to help reduce your frustration and improve your...

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Canine Skin Infection: Diagnosis and Management

Skin infections are among the top 10 reasons pet owners bring their dogs in for a veterinary visit. This course will cover common systemic reasons for skin infection, as well as cytology, diagnosis, and treatment strategy. 

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