FOR YOUR INFORMATION
THE CHALLENGES OF CANINE HYPERADRENOCORTICISM
After registration, you will have immediate access to the course and you can complete the training at your own pace.
Even though hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) is the most common endocrine disease in dogs, the diagnosis can be challenging as there is no test that it is 100% reliable. Furthermore, there are many different treatment options for HAC, with each treatment having it`s own advantages and disadvantages. The most popular treatment used by general practitioners is medical treatment with Trilostane. As up to 25% of dogs that are treated with Trilostane develop clinical signs of hypocortisolism in the first 2 years of treatment, close monitoring of treatment is very important. The ACTH stimulation test has been recommended as the monitoring test of choice for dogs receiving Trilostane, but the test has never been validated for this purpose. Furthermore, synthetic ACTH can be expensive in some countries or has limited availability. Because of this, alternative methods of monitoring dogs receiving Trilostane have been investigated.
This course will help you to decide
1) which test to choose for the diagnosis of HAC
2) how to differentiate between pituitary and adrenal dependent HAC (or can it be both?)
3) which treatment to advise to the owner
4) which monitoring test to choose for treatment with Trilostane
The course consists of different chapters. Every chapter contains a video of a previously recorded power point presentation. Additionally you will be provided with interesting literature (articles from scientific journals) and will get the possibility to work up one clinical case yourself! You will be provided with the signalment, history, clinical exam findings and routine blood and urine results of this case. Step by step you will receive more information on the case until you will reach a final diagnosis. Afterwards you will be provided with a video that will show the case discussion.
Furthermore, handouts of the complete course are provided as PDF documents and questions to the teacher can be asked by sending a direct email to the teacher or on the online forum.
You will have access to all the video`s during a period of 1.5 months.
Course type: Recorded lectures/handouts/reading material/quizzes/independent work up of clinical case
Teacher: Geert Paes, DVM, DipECVIM-ca
Duration:minimally 3.5 hours, at your own pace
EBP orde der dierenartsen (EBP/N/2020/0114): 7
RACE-approved CE credits (course has been submitted for RACE approval): 3.5
PRICE: 85 euro + TAX
10% discount for veterinarians that work for Evidensia. The discount code can be found on EVI under support > academy. or requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because this course is accredited for continuous education credits you will have to successfully (minimal 60%) complete a small exam at end of the course. This exam consists of 15 multiple choice questions, that you should be able to answer fairly easily after you have followed the training. If you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, no worries, you can retake the test until you pass it successfully.