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VetFest 2021
VetFest 2021 Virtual Conference
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This session brought to you by Royal Canin
This talk will discuss the recent advances in knowledge surrounding the pathophysiology of both acute and chronic pancreatitis and how that is relevant to the clinical presentation in canine practice. The discussion will also cover diagnostic modalities- imaging and laboratory- and what is new (or not new, but improved in our understanding of how they work) and management strategies for acute and chronic pancreatitis. 
In this brief presentation we will cover the things that you need to know for managing feline pancreatitis in general practice. It will be a quick and dirty overview of feline pancreatitis. 
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Room 2 - Unusual Pet
Anaesthesia in the avian patient can be challenging and is associated with a higher risk of mortality compared to dogs and cats. This is risk is further increased when the approach to anaesthesia is poorly planned and suboptimal. The focus of this talk is to provide an introduction on how to approach anaesthesia effectively and safely in the avian patient. 

The aims of this presentation are to describe and discuss:

-          The unique avian anatomical features and why they are important to consider in relation to anaesthesia.
-          Appropriate patient assessment and preparation prior to anaesthesia.
-          Required anaesthetic equipment. 
-          Premedication and induction options available for commonly encountered avian species.
-          Maintenance of anaesthesia and intraoperative monitoring.
-          Recovery considerations and management.

This session brought to you by Royal Canin
Definitive diagnosis of Feline Infectious Peritonitis remains difficult with no one perfect test available. This lecture will discuss diagnosis of Feline Infectious Peritonitis and available diagnostic tools, including advantages and disadvantages of testing methods. 
There have been some incredibly advances in the treatment of Feline Infectious Peritonitis over the last few years. This lecture will discuss these advances and highlight the use of new antiviral medications.  
This presentation will provide some background to what we mean by sustainability in the veterinary context, why we established Vet Sustain and how we work with the existing veterinary associations in the UK to drive sustainability. But in recognising sustainability in a global context, we're excited by the prospect of sharing our experiences and working with Australian veterinarians to drive leadership in sustainability within the sector.
Veterinarians have the skills and desire to protect environmental resources in the name of health.  Unfortunately however, more work is needed to help them realize their full potential in this realm.  In this presentation I will provide an overview of our recent work investigating barriers and opportunities for infusing sustainability into veterinary medical education.  Our profession is highly collaborative, responsive and trusted.  While the weight of climate change is heavy, small actions by many can help to alleviate this burden.  By working together, educators and practitioners have the potential to not only respond to the current threat posed by climate change, but also build resiliency within our communities that will help us address future challenges.  

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Room 3 - Dental, brought to you by Provet
Dental - Room 3
This session brought to you by Provet
Closing mucogingival flaps over alveoli, after extraction, is a necessity. Knowing how to create and release a flap is a must. For each type of tooth, flap variations exist. Some modifications are dictated by individual parameters others are the result of the operator's preference. This presentation will show how to create a proper flap for each and every tooth.

In this presentation, we'll cover the most common reasons why clients might not heed your recommendations for their pet's oral care and how to navigate around these roadblocks. I’ll briefly review the most common oral diseases in dogs and cats, the importance of oral health to overall health, and information about anesthetic safety, and address the best ways to share this information with clients so they can see that the benefits of the dental procedure you’re recommending outweigh the risks. Finally, we’ll discuss how to address concerns about cost and what to do when clients make cost comparisons between clinics.