A new course titled Emergency Approach to the Dyspneic Cat has been added to our online CE offerings. The course is designed to increase knowledge regarding the various disease processes which can result in dyspnea and respiratory distress in cats and their initial management.
The primary focus is on initial stabilization and empirical therapy for the cat presenting with respiratory distress. Differential diagnosis and diagnostic approach will also be covered briefly, along with a discussion of the pros and cons of common pharmacological interventions such as diuretics, bronchodilators, corticosteroids, and antibiotics, as well as performing thoracocentesis. Finally, an algorithm for the emergent approach to the dyspneic cat will be shown.
The course is presented by Edward Cooper, VMD, MS, DACVECC, and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and will be available today, August 19.
Posted by: Holly Davis
About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State
Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.