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Cats vs Dogs: feline spinal disease

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Cats vs Dogs: Feline Spinal Disease

Dr Steven de Decker

Although most clinicians are confident naming the most common spinal disorders in dogs, this is not necessarily true for spinal disease in cats. Cats are affected by different spinal conditions than dogs and some of these conditions are even unique to felines. Recent studies have provided new insights in well-known disorders, such as feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIP), and have reported the characteristics of less common feline spinal disorders.

During this webinar, we will discuss how applying the principles of clinical reasoning can help you identify the most likely disorder in a cat with spinal disease. This will help you to select the most appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment options.

About our speaker

Steven de Decker

DVM, PhD, MvetMed, DipECVN, FHEA, PGCert Veted, MRCVS

European and RCVS recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

Steven graduated from Ghent University in Belgium. After graduation, he performed there a Rotating Internship followed by a PhD about disk-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (‘wobbler syndrome’). Between 2010 and 2013, he completed a Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. After becoming a board-certified specialist, he stayed at the Royal Veterinary College and is now Head of Service of the Neurology and Neurosurgery team. Although he is interested in all aspects of veterinary neurology, most of his research and publications focus on spinal disorders and neurosurgery. Steven has more than 85 publications in international scientific journals and presented most of his work at international conferences. He enjoys teaching and is therefore regularly involved in continuous professional development (CPD) events around the world.

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    Lauren Wollner dotsure.co.za

  • Guest speaker
    Steven de Decker Head Neurology and Neurosurgery @ Royal Veterinary College

    European and RCVS recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology Associate Professor Neurology & Neurosurgery Queen Mother Hospital for Animals The Royal Veterinary College University of London, United Kingdom