- February 13, 2016 - VCS Seminar: Dr. Danielle Hundley
- February 22, 2016 - VCS Seminar: Dr. Ingrid Balsa
- March 6, 2016 - Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium
- May 18, 2016 - 2nd Annual CAWS Symposium
An integral part of stabilizing critically ill patients of any species is obtaining vascular access. In human medicine, the use of ultrasound guidance for initial central catheter placement has become the standard of care for critically ill patients. This presentation provides a review of the benefits of central catheters and a new study evaluating ultrasound guidance for placement of central venous catheters in dogs in comparison to the traditional landmark based technique. One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for Education (CE) credit is offered for this seminar.
“Canine Prophylactic Gastropexy: Evaluation of Novel Interventional Radiology Techniques and Impact on Gastrointestinal Motility ”
Presenter: Dr. Ingrid Balsa, VCS Faculty Candidate, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
The use of gastropexy to prevent gastric-dilatation and volvulus syndrome was first described in the veterinary literature in 1979. Since that time many surgical techniques for performing a prophylactic gastropexy have been described, and minimally invasive options have gained acceptance. Interventional radiology (IR) is a rapidly growing field in veterinary medicine utilizing fluoroscopy to perform techniques in a minimally invasive manner and allowing for the diagnosis and treatment of many disease processes. This discussion will focus on an overview of IR, and the biomechanical and clinical application of two novel IR prophylactic gastropexy techniques. Additionally this discussion will provide an overview of the effects of prophylactic gastropexy on gastrointestinal transit in dogs.
One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for this seminar.
Purdue Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium
March 6, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Lynn Hall, Room 1136 | West Lafayette, IN
Learn more about the Center for Animal Welfare Science at their site, http://vet.purdue.edu/CAWS