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Diagnosing Respiratory Disease in Dogs and Cats

PCR is a valuable tool in the kit

This lecture will provide a practical approach to diagnosing and treating respiratory disease in dogs and cats. The use of auscultation, cardiac biomarkers, airway procedures, and imaging as well as a brief review of polymerase chain reaction (PCR), indications for its use and interpretation of results.

Learning objectives:

  1. Review common causes of respiratory disease in dogs and cats.
  2. Obtain practical tips for differentiating heart from lung disease and localising respiratory disease within the respiratory tract.
  3. Understand the diagnostic options and the importance of minimising stress in these fragile patients.
  4. Review polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and when to incorporate it in the workup of respiratory patients.
  5. Increase confidence in stabilising and providing definitive treatment for selected respiratory diseases.

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.