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What we don’t think about when prescribing medications to our patients

About this event

Generic and innovator pharmaceuticals are commonly used in veterinary practices. Generic medicines represent a cheaper alternative for veterinarians in practice. This talk will discuss briefly the history of the registration of generic medicines, how generic medicines are registered and how they may differ from innovator products. Some generics improve on innovator products while others are equal or worse. Failure of treatment due to changing patients from one medications to another is well described in the literature. This is especially true for narrow therapeutic index medications. Examples of medicines where this has happened is cyclosporine and furosemide where small changes in bioavailability can lead to clinically significant changes. Have you ever considered an adverse event or a failure in treatment due to change in medication? Compounded medicines add an additional dimension as they are not evaluated to the same extent as registered pharmaceutical products.

About our Speaker

Dr Kenneth Joubert

Kenneth graduated with a BVSc from The University of Pretoria in 1995. After graduating he joined small animal practice in Johannesburg for 2 years before returning to the University of Pretoria. In 2000 he obtained a MMedVet (Anaes) and held the position of senior lecturer in anaesthesiology at the university. In 2004 he left the university to re-join private practice before starting his own referral practice in anaesthesiology, pain management and critical care. Kenneth has published 42 scientific publications, delivered 87 scientific presentations, delivered 162 continuing education talks, done 16 multimedia presentations, published 39 non-scientific articles, presented 9 courses, written one book chapter and attended 66 congress of continuing education. Kenneth currently runs a private practice dedicated to anaesthesia, analgesia and intensive care. He has regularly examined students in pharmacology, anaesthesiology and clinical studies. Kenneth has and is currently involved in the supervision of 5 students for masters and PhD.

Kenneth has a keen interest in total intravenous anaesthesia, intensive care, ventilation and cardiology. His research interests include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, anaesthetic depth monitoring and total intra-venous anaesthesia.

Kenneth chaired the Faculty Ethics Committee (Animal Use and Care Committee) until it was dissolved to form a University based Animal Use and Care Committee. I was then a member of the Senate committee for Research Ethics and Integrity and the Animal Use and Care Committee of the University of Pretoria. Kenneth currently serves on the AUCC (RECA) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the Ethical Review Group of the AVA. He is also a member of the Education Committee and the Standard Committee of the South African Veterinary Council.

We will be applying for CPD accreditation for this talk.

Looking forward to meeting you all online.

Elanco

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    Kenneth Joubert Veterinary Anaesthesia, Analgesia & Critical Care Services

    Kenneth has a keen interest in total intravenous anaesthesia, intensive care, ventilation and cardiology. His research interests included non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, anaesthetic depth monitoring and total intra-venous anaesthesia.