Date : Tuesday 16th April 2019
Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of canine Hyperadrenocorticism
Canine hyperadrenocorticism is the most common endocrinopathy that affects the dog. The clinical signs and routine laboratory testing have been well described, however, confirming the diagnosis with specific endocrine testing can be frustrating for both the owner and the veterinarian especially when the results are not supportive of the diagnosis. This presentation will specifically address the use of confirmatory endocrine tests, including the advantages and limitations of each test when used in suspect patients. The management of hyperadrenocorticism has moved on and the various treatments including the use of trilostane will be discussed in relation to their success in managing both pituitary-dependent and adrenal-dependent cases of hyperadrenocorticism. Novel concepts of monitoring treatment will also be discussed. Case-based examples will be used to reinforce aspects of diagnosis and treatment.
Professor Michael Herrtage
MA BVSc DVSc DVR DVD DSAM DipECVIM DipECVDI FRCV
Mike Herrtage graduated from the Liverpool University and is currently Professor of Small Animal Medicine. He is Dean of the Cambridge Veterinary School and is in charge of the small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging services at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital. His clinical responsibilities include all aspects of small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging.
He was awarded the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (B.S.A.V.A.) Woodrow Award in 1986 for outstanding contributions in the field of small animal veterinary medicine and the B.S.A.V.A. Blaine Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal medicine in 2000. In 2014, he was awarded the World Small Animal Veterinary Association International Award for Scientific Achievement for outstanding contributions by a veterinarian, who has had a significant impact on the advancement of knowledge concerning the cause, detection, cure and/or control of disorders of companion animals.
He has been President of the British Veterinary Radiology Association, President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, President of the European Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine and President of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation. He is a Diplomate of both the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and was until recently President of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
He has spoken at many international meetings and published over 200 articles in refereed journals. Special interest in endocrine and metabolic disorders.
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Dr Ruan Bester, Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators
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