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Acute upper-respiratory tract disease in cats

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Part 1: Acute upper-respiratory tract disease in cats

Join Dr Karien Brink from RCL Foods and Prof. Danièlle Gunn-Moore for a free two-part webinar on 13 April and 18 May.

These two lectures will take a very practical and at times case-based approach to the causes, investigation and treatment of cases of acute and chronic upper respiratory tract disease in cats.

There will be a focus on the more newly recognised infections causes, including Mycoplasma species, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus, Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, and SARS-Cov-2, their pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment, plus thoughts on potential zoonotic risks. We will also discuss new advise about vaccinations and vaccinology in cats.

The talk on 18 May will focus on chronic upper-respiratory tract disease and is heavily case-based, practical and pragmatic, covering everything from chronic post-viral rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, nasonasal and nasopharyngeal polyps, nasopharyngeal stenosis, neoplastic and fungal causes.

About our speaker: Professor Danièlle A. Gunn-Moore

BSc(Hon), BVM&S, PhD, MANZCVS (Feline), FHEA, FRSB, FRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine

Professor in Feline Medicine

Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute

Danièlle Gunn-Moore graduated from the R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh, with the Dick Vet Gold Medal (1991). After a year in small animal practice she joined The Feline Centre, University of Bristol, initially as the Feline Advisory Bureau Scholar, then the Duphar Feline Fellow, and completed a PhD study into Feline Infectious Peritonitis in 1997. After a short period as Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology, University of Bristol, she returned to Edinburgh to establish the Feline Clinic and became Professor of Feline Medicine in 2006. She is interested in all aspects of feline medicine; she is an internationally recognised expert in her area, has lectured extensively and published over a 150 peer-reviewed research papers, plus many reviews and book chapters. In 2009 she was awarded the BSAVA Woodrow Award for outstanding contribution in the field of small animal veterinary medicine, in 2011 she was awarded the International Society for Feline Medicine/Hill’s award for Outstanding Contributions to Feline Medicine, in 2012 the Royal Dick students voted her “The clinician I would most like to be”, in 2016 FECAVA awarded her “Increased Vocalisation in Elderly Cats” the most original paper in the European Journal of Companion Animal Practice that year, and in 2017 she became a Fellow of both the RSB and the RCVS. She shares her home with her husband Frank, a tiny little 19 year old black cat called Sheba-Ardbeg, and a 16 week old Maine Coon boy called Brora (named after a Scottish single malt whisky).

Tuesday 13 April | 19h30-20h30

We are excited to see you all online on the 13th.

Until we meet online,

Dr Karien Brink & the RCL Food Team

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    Danielle Gunn-Moore Professor in Feline Medicine @ Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute

    She is interested in all aspects of feline medicine; she is an internationally recognised expert in her area, has lectured extensively and published over a 150 peer-reviewed research papers, plus many reviews and book chapters.

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    Karien Brink Veterinarian @ RCL Foods

    Dr Karien worked at Valley Farm Animal hospital from 2011-2019. She joined RCL in October 2019. She has a special interest in animal behavior and dermatology. She is passionate about nutrition advice and preventative health care for pets.