Time Information
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Watch on-demand! Osteoarthritis
Nathalie Dowgray, BVSc, MRCVS, MANZCVS (feline), PGDiP IAWEL, PhD, RCVS advanced Practitioner in Feline Medicine,


In this session we will discuss the prevalence of feline OA, how the nursing team can work with cat caregivers and the rest of the veterinary team to recognise and diagnose feline OA, and the role of the nursing team in the on-going management of feline OA.

5 THINGS THE DELEGATES WILL LEARN DURING THIS SESSION:
-  The prevalence of feline OA
-  How they can aid in the diagnosis of feline OA
-  How they can improve the diagnosis rates of OA in their clinic
-  How they can aid in the treatment and management of feline OA
-  How they can integrate this into their clinic
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Watch on-demand! Dentistry
Sarah Ramsden, Deputy Head Nurse, Vets4Pets Leeds Birstall


As RVNs/SVNs we provide the tools for oral care, whether that be in the consulting room or in a dental suite. It is our job to make sure owners understand the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene to help their pet live a pain free life. This is done through dental clinics and being confident in the products and services you are offering. We can educate owners on the facts of dental disease and help them understand that most of the dental disease is below the gum line. It is also important to have sound knowledge on what normal looks like so that abnormalities can be detected.
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Watch on-demand! Parasitology
Dr Ian Wright, Veterinary Surgeon, The Mount Vet Practice


The need for routine preventative parasiticides is fundamental to parasite control protocols in cats and dogs. The benefits of using these products however, need to be considered against the possible environmental impact that may be associated with long term use. This session will analyse current evidence for parasite and product contamination of the environment. It will also look at how to perform parasite risk assessments for pets, assess lifestyle to minimise environmental contamination, maximise owner compliance and how to integrate product use with other methods of parasite control.

5 THINGS THE DELEGATES WILL LEARN DURING THIS SESSION:

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Current evidence for parasite and product contamination of the environment
- How to perform parasite risk assessments for pets
- How to assess lifestyle to minimise environmental contamination
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How to maximise owner compliance when administering treatments
- How to integrate product use with other methods of parasite control
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Watch on-demand! Wound Care


Introducing Microlyte Vet: A new generation of wound technology for optimal wound healing. Wounds heal through a cascade of events; from the moment of injury haemostasis begins allowing platelet aggregation which leads to the release of critical growth factors and cytokines that enable wound progression. This workshop explains the science behind the Microlyte product and explains when it can be adopted to support optimal healing.


5 THINGS THE DELEGATES WILL LEARN DURING THIS SESSION:


- Goals of wound management
- Principles of wound management
- Stages of wound healing
- Wound management case studies
- Use of the Microlyte Vet product to support optimal wound healing

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Watch on-demand! Nutrition
Nicola Lakeman, Nutrition Manager, IVC Evidensia


The microbiome is an area where we have only just started finding out about all the interactions that it plays within the body. Not just on digestive health but also on our neurological wellbeing and on the immune system. 

5 THINGS THE DELEGATES WILL LEARN DURING THIS SESSION:

- The current evidence base behind the use of probiotics
- The use of probiotics alongside antibiotics
- How probiotics can aid in the reduction of antibiotic resistance
- How prebiotics influence the GI environment to benefit probiotics
- Where should we be using probiotics in veterinary practice