Introduction to Diagnostic Clinical Toxicology - for vets 8 years qualified & over
Date: 20th November 2019
Talk by Dr Nick Carmichael BSc VetSci Hons, BVM&S, DVCS, FRCPath, Dip. ECVCP MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Pathology.
Having graduated from The University of Edinburgh with both a veterinary degree and an Honours degree in veterinary pathology, Nick spent 10 years working in first and second opinion small animal practice before returning to his first love of pathology.He has worked as a clinical pathologist for over 20 years becoming Head of Clinical Pathology at IDEXX Laboratories before establishing CTDS Laboratories along with Dr Andy Torrance in 2004. Nick remained as Veterinary Director at CTDS until January this year when he retired.He continues to be involved in a clinical research, clinical pathology training at an international level and lectures in the UK and Europe.
There are in excess of 10,000 inquiries made annually to the Veterinary Poisons Information Service regarding suspected cases of intoxication in the UK and this figure is likely to reflect only a small proportion of the cases which are occurring.
Cases of acute intoxication often present as emergencies and need intensive supportive treatment even in the absence of knowledge of the exact toxin involved. However, it is now possible to use the same techniques applied to human forensic toxicology to allow veterinary samples can be screened for up to 50,000 agents in a single analysis with rapid results and at reasonable cost.
Small animal cases commonly result from accidental poisoning arising from exposure to toxic material in an animal's environment. Pet owners however have a high suspicion that their animals have been poisoned deliberately.
In both situations toxicology testing can be very useful to help identify the agent involved and provide answers to the many questions which arise in these cases.
In this case-based presentation Dr Nick Carmichael will discuss pet poisoning, the tests available and samples to take to give a practical introduction to testing for toxins in practice. Join us to hear some Toxic Tales!
Held at TBC.
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A hot meal will be served prior to the start of the talk at 7.15pm prompt with the talk commencing at 7.45pm.
**Please enter delegate name(s) and any dietary requirements in the note to seller box when booking, we will be unable to cater for dietary requirements unless we know in advance**