Management Of Osteoarthritis In General Practice So Many Choices, So Many New Treatments!
Royal Veterinary College
Duration: 1 hour(s)
To be aware of the evidence base for common and new treatments, including joint supplements and stem cells
To understand the benefits and potential problems with the latest therapies
To be able to develop holistic life-style plans to manage OA
To understand how to used outcome measures, particularly those that can be used
About this course
Osteoarthritis is common, enduring and difficult to manage for both dogs, and their owners and vets. There are many different options with various levels of supportive evidence. You will leave this lecture informed on established and new treatment options, in addition to being able to develop a holistic ‘life-style’ plan for these patients. We will also consider how to determine if these strategies are working and how to get owners engaged in the process.
Dogs with osteoarthritis can be difficult to manage for the owner and the vet. Osteoarthritis is better considered in the same vein as diabetes or skin disease, which require regular monitoring and treatment adjustment over time.
There are a huge range of options, some with good, some not so good evidence. There are also misconceptions regarding treatments, this lecture aims to equip you with the background and the understanding to develop treatment plans and to discuss these with clients with confidence.
Strategies for management beyond medication will also be discussed.
A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. Priced at £25 for a 1 hour webinar or £35 for a 2 hour webinar they are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a certificate for CPD hours.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.
Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).
Who is it for?
Richard Meeson, MA VetMB PhD MVetMed DipECVS PGCertVetEd FHEA FRCVSProfessor of Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of OrthopaedicsThe Royal Veterinary College
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