International VetCo Conference Small Animal Endocrinology in practice (May 21-22) - program

Saturday, session 1 – topic: Disorders of the thyroid gland

  • Hypothyroidism in dogs – R Nelson
  • Etiology
  • Clinical symptoms
  • Indications for laboratories tests
  • Tests of thyroid gland function - interpretation
  • Basic diagnosis
  • Treatment


Hiperthyroidism in cats – M Peterson

  • Pathogenesis and epidemiology
  • Clinical image of patient
  • Laboratory tests
  • Test of thyroid gland function
  • Basic diagnosis
  • Difficulties in diagnosis of hyperthyroidism
  • Cat with the correct volume of T4 
  • Enlarged thyroid gland in euthyreosis
  • Methods of treatment
  • Antithyroid drugs
  • Surgery - thyroidectomy
  • Radioactive Iodine
  • Prognosis

Saturday, session II, topics: Diabetes mellitus, Diet in the selected endocrinopathies – R Nelson

  • Overview of polyuria and polydypsia
  • Initial treatment  of diabetes mellitus in dogs
  • Overview of insulin preparation
  • Dietary recomendiation
  • Aims of treatment
  • Techniques for monitoring diabetes control
  • Regression of diabetes
  • Complications of diabetes mellitus: causes and diagnostic

Selected endocrinopathies versus nutrition in dogs and cats – M Jank

 

Sunday, session I, topic: Disorders of the adrenal gland, part I

Diagnostic of the hyperadrenocosticism in dogs – M Peterson

  • Etiology and pathophysiology
  • Pituitary – dependent hyperadrenocorticims
  • Adrenocortical tumor
  • Clinical symptoms
  • Typical clinicopathologic features
  • Tests to detect hyperadrenocorticism
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation test
  • Low-doses dexamethazone suppresion test
  • Urine cortisol to creatinine ratio
  • Tests used in the hyperadrenocorticims diagnostics
  • High-doses dexamethazone suppresion test 
  • Endogenous adrenocorticotropic hormone concentration estimation
  • Diagnostic imaging

Hyperadrenocosticism treatment – M Peterson

  • The assumptions in the selection of appropriate treatment
  • Treatment using mitotane, trilostane, ketoconazole
  • Pituitary gland  radiation therapy
  • Surgery treatment
  • Unilateral adrenalectomy 
  • Pituitary gland resection
  • Prognosis

 

Sunday, session II – topics: Disorders of the adrenal gland, part II. Atypical endocrynologic disorders

Hypoadrenocorticism in dogs – M Peterson

  • Etiology and pathophysiology
  • Primary hypoadrenocorticism
  • Secondary hypoadrenocorticism
  • Clinical symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Prognosis

Insulin-secreting beta-cell neoplasia – R Nelson

Primary hyperparathyroidism – R Nelson

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