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6 March 2020 09:00 - 13 March 2020 09:00

Coughing dogs

Online , Online , Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Coughing Dogs

Start Date:  Friday 6th March 2020
Jenny Reeve
Fees:  BSAVA Member £120 Inc VAT
Non member £180 Inc VAT

This online course is designed for veterinary surgeons working in clinical practice who would like to further increase their knowledge and skills in the work up and management of dogs presenting with signs of coughing. The course will look at disease resulting in coughing, working through the diagnostic techniques that can be used to achieve a definitive diagnosis. We will explore effective, patient focused management strategies for common airway diseases and additional complicating features of pulmonary disease. Online activities will be used to support your learning and discussions on the online forum will be encouraged. We also provide additional resources to complement the course. The BSAVA bonus bits will include some congress podcast recordings and companion articles as well as a free book chapter from a relevant BSAVA manual. 

The first weekly unit will be released on the first Friday of the month with the next weekly units being released on the following two Fridays.
The full course content will be available on the third Friday of the month and will stay available for a further 5 weeks although the Discussion forum will only be available for the initial three weeks of the course.
You can complete the work how and when you choose within these 8 weeks.

Weekly units

  1. The diagnostic approach to coughing
  2. Airway disease
  3. Parenchymal disease


Overall intended learning outcomes
After completion of this course, participants will be able to 

  • To appraise the presenting features (history, signalment) of diseases that cause coughing in dogs.
  • To list differentials for neutrophilic, eosinophilic and granulomatous bronchoalveolar lavage fluids and explain what diagnostics could subsequently be used, to achieve definitive diagnosis. 
  • Describe an effective and patient focused management strategy for common airway diseases in dogs, including chronic bronchitis, eosinophilic / allergic airway disease and tracheal collapse. 
  • Recognise the importance of pulmonary hypertension as a complicating feature of pulmonary disease 

    Tutor: Jenny Reeve

    Jenny graduated from Veterinary school in 2008, following which she spent very enjoyable years in first opinion small animal practice, before returning to academia to complete a rotating internship, followed by a residency in small animal internal medicine. She passed her European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine exams in 2016, becoming a European, and subsequently, RCVS recognised, specialist in small animal internal medicine. 
    She enjoyed roles in both private practice and remote consultancy, before taking up her current position as a lecturer in small animal acute medicine at the University of Bristol / Clinician in acute medicine within Langford Vets. 

    Let's see what Jenny has to say about her course.
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    To qualify for an applicable refund, cancellations must emailed to or requested by telephone on 01452 726700. With over 30 days’ notice we will refund 70% of the course fee.  With between 15-30 days’ notice we will refund 50% of the course fee.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations with notice of 14 days or less, however if we are able to resell your place on the course we will provide a full refund.

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