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Surgical management of nasty ears
Presented by Arthur House
This presentation will outline the decision making behind surgical management of ear disease. The critical steps required for a successful outcome will be highlighted, particularly case selection, indications for each procedure and the anatomy surrounding the ear with reference to how this influences potential complications. Practicals tips and solutions to common challenges encountered during ear surgery will be provided.
- a) Understand the indications for a total ear canal ablation, lateral wall resection and a ventral bulla osteotomy
- b) Become familiar with the anatomy surrounding the ear
- c) Become familiar with the potential surgical complications and understand how to minimise these risks
- d) Become familiar with the surgical instrumentation required to performed these procedures successfully
- e) Develop a post operative management plan
A logical approach to dealing with ears
Presented by Klaus Loft
The first of 2 hours or ear disease management of dogs and cats will discuss the basics, nomenclature and classification of feline and canine ear pathology, etiology, diagnosis, and go thru clinical diagnostic techniques like cytology, cultures and susceptibility, various forms of otoscopy, imagining and where it has best use in clinical management
1) To become familiar with of feline and canine oto-pathology and its connection to allergies vs. non-allergic causes
2) Cover common diagnostics used in both general and referral practice.
3) To be able to discuss available treatment options and their relative effectiveness with owners
4) To give practitioners better tools to describe the goal of the management of feline and canine otitis to pet owners
Medical treatment of ear conditions
Presented by Klaus Loft
The second of 2 hours on ear disease management of dogs and cats will discuss the management of chronic secondary bacterial, yeast, mixed infections as well as allergic otitis externa & media in relation to feline and canine ear pathology, etiology, diagnosis. We will go over how to use the clinical diagnostic techniques like cytology, cultures and susceptibility, various forms of otoscopy, imagining to determine the proper clinical medical management options, topical and/or systemic.
Ear surgery will be covered elsewhere in the conference
1) To become familiar with of feline and canine otic secondary infectious causes and its treatments (topically, systemically)
2) Cover common treatment pit falls seen in both general and referral practice and steps to avoid them.
3) To be able to discuss available treatment options and their relative effectiveness with owners and the importance of follow up
4) To give practitioners better arguments and ways in the management of chronic feline and canine otitis problems