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Addisons Zycortal: Hidden Disease, Visible Answer CPD Events

7 years ago

24th June, 2016 15h28


Dechra Veterinary Products is to host a series of events to help veterinary professionals in their diagnosis and treatment of canine hypoadrenocorticism.

It will run 11 free CPD sessions across the country in July, examining the diagnosis and treatment of this complicated syndrome, which is also known as Addison’s disease.

Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy, lack of appetite, tremors or shaking, muscle weakness, hypothermia, bradycardia and collapse. If left untreated, Addison’s disease can present as an acute, life threatening emergency.

Hypoadrenocorticism is caused by a reduction in corticosteroid secretion from the adrenal glands and Dechra has recently brought a new product Zycortal® to the market, which is the only European licensed treatment for the condition.

The interactive CPD sessions will be case-based and include how to use Zycortal to manage the condition.

Sessions will be led by one of Dechra's team of Veterinary Advisors: Anya Thurgood BVM&S MRCVS, Emily Haynes BVSc MRCVS, Geoff Duncan BVSc MRCVS, and Jamie Walker MA VetMB MRCVS.

The dates and locations are:

July 5 - Park Inn, West Bromwich, Birmingham

July 6 - Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield

July 7 - Hilton Basingstoke, Black Dam, Basingstoke

July 12 - Mercure Hotel, Exeter

July 12 - Newcastle Marriott, Metrocentre, Newcastle

July 13 - Jurys Inn Cheltenham, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham

July 13 - Copthorne Hotel London, Gatwick

July 14 – Etrop Grange Hotel, Manchester

July 19 - Stirling Management Centre, University of Stirling

July 19 – Marriott Hotel, Peterborough

July 20 - Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel, Hatfield

Each two-hour session will include an interactive presentation and a question and answer session. Attending one of the seminars gives delegates two hours towards their own CPD requirements.

Craig Sankey, Brand Manager at Dechra Veterinary Products, said: “Canine hypoadrenocorticism or Addison’s Disease can be a difficult diagnosis to make, with clinical findings that can be vague, non-specific, and wax and wane.

“Management of the condition can be challenging and these free events will help veterinary professionals learn more about how to use Zycortal to treat dogs with Addison's.”

Seminars begin with registration and a buffet at 7.30pm with presentations beginning at 8pm.

There are limited places available at each event. To book a free place, please register in advance at

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