Pharmacological management of gastrointestinal tract disease

20th February 2020, 8pm

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Pharmacological management of gastrointestinal tract disease

20th February 2020, 8pm

Overview

Gastrointestinal disease is at the top of the list of common complaints of cats and dogs presenting to veterinary surgeons. Many of these cases can have quite dramatic clinical signs but are not clinically serious requiring time and symptomatic support. A wide variety of gastrointestinal drugs are used, many of which do not have a licence in cats and dogs. This webinar will focus primarily on the evidence base and current recommendations for the use of:

·      Anti-emetics and prokinetics

·      Antacids and gastric protectants

·      Antidiarrheals

·      Appetite stimulants

Their mode of action and potential side effects will also be discussed so that risks and benefits of their use can be presented allowing owners to make informed decisions particularly when using off-licence medication.More confident use of these medications is a key learning outcome for delegates which might serve as a starting point of developing practice guidelines if these do not already exist or reviewing guidelines that are currently used.

Presenters

Presenter
Dr Kit Sturgess
MA, VetMB, PhD, CertVR, DSAM, CertVC, FRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Cardiology

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