Course Information

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1 May 2020 09:00 - 8 May 2020 09:00

Travelling dogs: Diagnosing and managing exotic diseases

Online , Online , Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Travelling dogs: Diagnosing and managing exotic diseases

Start date: Friday 1st May 2020
Kate Murphy
Fees: BSAVA Member £120 Inc VAT; Non Member £180 Inc VAT 

This online course is intended for veterinary surgeons working in clinical practice who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of the various infectious diseases that may be seen in dogs who travel from overseas. This course will explore five infectious diseases, beginning with understanding the cause and transmission, through recognising clinical signs associated with infection. We will then explore which diagnostic tests are most relevant and how to interpret the results finishing with treatment options and prevention strategies. Online activities will be used to support your learning and discussions on the online forum will be encouraged.
We will 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 the most 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. Leishmania
  2. Babesia & Ehrlichia
  3. Heartworm & Hepatozoon


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

  • Recognise the clinical signs of leishmaniasis and understand the clinical staging , diagnostic tests, treatment options and prevention strategies for Leishmania infection.
  • Recognise the clinical and clinicopathical signs of babesiosis amd understand the pathogenicity of different babesia spp. as well as disease transmission, diagnostic tests, treatment options and prevention strategies for Babesia spp.
  • Recognise the clinical and clinicopathalogical signs of ehrlichiosis and understand disease transmission, diagnostic tests, treatment options and prevention strategies for Ehrlichia infection
  • Understand the different parasites associated with "heartworm" infections as well as making a diagnosis, staging of infection, treatment options (including how to reduce the risks associated with treatment) and prevention strategies.
  • Recognise the clinical signs associated with hepatozoonosis and understand disease  transmission, diagnostic tests, treatment options and prevention strategies for Hepatozoon spp. infection.


    Terms and Conditions: All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

    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.

    BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances.  BSAVA reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances.  Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the course is a member of the Association.  To qualify for the reduced member's rate for courses, non-members must join BSAVA prior to the course.

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