Date : Wednesday 25th April 2018
The Obstructed Cat - Management and to PU or not to PU?
Feline urethral obstruction (UO) is a common disorder encountered in small animal emergency practice. These cases can sometimes be frustrating to the owner, and also to the veterinarian. In this seminar, Dr Victor Menrath will discuss the surmised aetiopathogenesis of feline idiopathic cystitis, the role of nutrition (including historical observations) and environmental enrichment in feline idiopathic cystitis, the blocked cat and management decisions, and perineal urethrostomy surgery and postoperative care and complications.
Dr Victor Menrath
Vic grew up in New Zealand before graduating from Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 1968. A passionate love for all things feline led to the establishment of the Creek Road Cat Clinic in 1980 - the first cat-only veterinary practice in Australia and the only one in the world outside of the USA at that time.
Vic became a registered Veterinary Specialist in Feline Medicine in 1982 and established the only Feline Renal Transplant unit in Australia which has been operational for over 10 years. His special interest remains in diseases of feline kidneys. His achievements are simply too great to list, but probably the best thing Vic ever did was recognise that cats were different to dogs and that they should treated differently to dogs.
Vic currently spends much of his time teaching veterinarians, supervising grandchildren, inspecting golf courses and sampling fine wines. Vic with his wife Helen and their children have been privileged to have been owned by and loved families of Burmese over the many years including a beautiful red Burmese named Hope, who was a very special little lady.
Hope to see you there.
Dr Ruan Bester, Howie Wong
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