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Feline - the type of patient and diagnostic journey

About this event

What’s new in diagnosing FeLV/FIV and FIP?

The important role of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing

The lecture will provide an overview of these common viral infection in cats.  A brief review of the different methods for diagnosing infectious disease and the clinical application of these.  Current guidelines for diagnosing and managing FeLV/FIV and FIP infected cats will be addressed focusing on a tiered approach that incorporates PCR testing. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the methodologies commonly used to diagnose infectious disease.
  2. Appreciate the difference between screening and confirmatory testing and review basic statistics.
  3. Review current recommendations for diagnosing retroviral disease and FIP.
  4. Understand the importance and advantages of PCR testing in retroviral disease and FIP.
  5. Review updated recommendations for managing infected cats.

About our Speaker: Dr Bill Saxon DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC

Dr Saxon received his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1986. He completed his internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City followed by residencies at the Animal Medical Center and University of Pennsylvania and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. He practiced in the San Francisco area and has also owned an intensive care unit in Washington DC. He has published on burn injury, the acute abdomen, feline cardiomyopathy, drug toxicities and is a coauthor of the Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. He has been with IDEXX since 1997 as an internal medicine consultant, field medical specialist and as a speaker at regional, national, and international conferences.

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    Dr Bill Saxon DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC Internal medicine consultant & field medical specialist @ IDEXX

    Dr Saxon has been with IDEXX since 1997 as an internal medicine consultant, field medical specialist and as a speaker at regional, national, and international conferences.