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23 January 2020 19:30 - 23 January 2020 21:30

Managing feline heart disease

Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter Devon, EX6 7UX

With hypertrophic cardiomyopathy having a prevalence of 15% in apparently healthy cats, feline cardiomyopathy should always be on our radar.  While many cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy will never develop clinical signs of their disease, others will succumb to congestive heart failure, arterial thromboembolism or sudden death.  As there are treatment options that may be considered in the pre-clinical period, it is important to try and identify these cases.  Unfortunately, the high prevalence of innocent flow murmurs in cats makes the presence of a heart murmur a less than useful screening tool.  In addition, some cats with advanced myocardial disease will not have a heart murmur.  Cats therefore present a significant challenge to the vets who deal with them.

This will be a case-based discussion in which we discuss diagnostic investigations and treatment options for cats with pre-clinical disease and cats with clinical signs of their cardiomyopathy.  We will cover the latest veterinary research and integrate that with a rational clinical approach to these patients.

Feline cardiomyopathy learning objectives

•    Understand the prevalence and heterogeneity of feline myocardial disease
•    Describe a rational approach to cats with pre-clinical cardiomyopathy
•    Describe the treatment options for congestive heart failure management in feline cardiomyopathy
•    Understand the treatment options and difficulties associated with feline arterial thromboembolism
•    Be familiar with the current veterinary literature and understand where we have evidence gaps

This course is kindly sponsored by CEVA


Dr Rosie Payne
BVetMed MVetMed PhD MRCVS DipACVIM (Cardiology)
American and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

Intended for Veterinary Surgeons

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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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