POSTPONED Practical Tips for Feline Fracture Management - for vets 8 years qualified & over
Date: 22nd April 2020
Talk by Phil Witte BSc BVSc CertAVP(GSAS) DSAS(Orth) MRCVS
Phil qualified from Bristol University Veterinary School in 2005 and worked in mixed practice in Herefordshire for two years, followed by a year in South Africa working with buffalo. On his return to the UK, he took a position as Orthopaedic Intern at SCVS followed by a three-year orthopaedic residency. He completed an RCVS certificate in advanced veterinary practice in September 2013 and passed his RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Orthopaedics in 2018.
Trauma is typically associated with road traffic accidents, bites, falls or, increasingly frequently, gunshot wounds. Stabilisation of the major body systems must take priority upon receipt of a traumatised cat. Open fractures may be stabilised using a clean dressing, improving patient comfort and facilitating handling, but the priorities must be assessment and stabilisation of cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological status. The majority of the principles regarding the biology and mechanics of fracture management apply across all species. However, there are species differences between dogs and cats that might influence the success of fracture management. The surgical treatment of pelvic fractures, long bone fractures and mandibular/maxillary fractures will be discussed in this presentation with an emphasis on how management of the various injuries differs from that in dogs.
Held at Fingle Glen Hotel.
Kindly sponsored by Elanco Animal Health
A hot meal will be served prior to the start of the talk at 7.15pm prompt with the talk commencing at 7.45pm.
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