A new series of webinars from Dechra Veterinary Products will provide vital support for veterinary professionals about how to successfully manage cases during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
The Dechra Academy will run weekly sessions online offering practical guidance for vets and veterinary nurses about how they can manage chronic cases as they operate their day-to-day practice during the pandemic in line with guidelines issued by the RCVS, the BVA and the government.
Veterinary practices across the country have introduced stringent measures during the crisis to prevent the spread of the disease and to protect the health of staff and clients whilst still delivering high standards of animal welfare.
Dechra’s Veterinary Technical Advisor Emily Casey BVM&S MRCVS will present the first webinar tackling Addison’s disease on Thursday 2 April from 1pm to 2pm and again from 7pm to 8pm. It will be available to watch again or download via the Dechra Academy.
It will include practical advice on how to stabilise patients and administer Zycortal while respecting government COVID-19 guidelines, including prioritisation of blood testing, use of telemedicine and provision of additional owner support. Each webinar represents one hour of certified Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Dechra’s Technical Services Manager Jamie Walker said: “Since the outbreak of coronavirus began, we have received a large number of calls from practices wanting advice and guidance on how they should be managing chronic cases at this time.
“Our case management webinars will offer practical advice on a number of common small animal issues and aim to provide reassurance and support to veterinary professionals at this challenging time.”
Further COVID-19 case management webinars will be held each Wednesday in April.
8 April at 1pm and 7pm COVID-19 Case Management: Cushing’s disease and Vetoryl, with Dechra Veterinary Technical Advisor Emily Casey BVM&S MRCVS.
15 April at 1pm and 7pm COVID-19 Case Management: Canine and feline thyroid disease, with Dechra Veterinary Technical Advisor Geoff Duncan BVSc MRCVS.
22 April at 1pm and 7pm COVID-19 Case Management: Canine epilepsy, Phenoleptil and Libromide, with Dechra Technical Services Manager Jamie Walker MA VetMB MRCVS.
29 April at 1pm and 7pm COVID-19 Case Management: Otitis externa, with Dechra Veterinary Technical Advisor Anya Thurgood BVM&S MRCVS.
To register for the free webinars visit Dechra’s website.