How to Successfully Manage Anaemia Associated with CKD
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Free Webinar: Thanks to the kind sponsorship of Feline Friends
Anaemia is a common complication of CKD, estimated to affect between 30 and 60% of patients. Reduced red cell production, primarily related to a lack of erythropoietin production by the kidneys, is the main mechanism of the anaemia although other factors play a significant role. Diagnosing anaemia of CKD can be difficult since this often develops insidiously and clinical signs may be absent or vague in the early stages.
In some cases iron deficiency can be a feature so assessment of iron status is important in addition to routine haematology. Anaemia of CKD can often be very successfully managed using synthetic erythrocyte stimulating agents such as darbepoietin. This webinar will provide clinicians with the practical information they need to best assess and manage anaemia of CKD.
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Bristol where she also did her residency in feline medicine and PhD. She is an RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine and enjoys seeing a mixture of first opinion and referral feline patients.
She has written a number of books for cat owners and veterinary professionals including 'Caring for a cat with chronic kidney disease' and the recently published ‘Caring for an elderly cat’ (co-authored with Vicky Halls) published by her company Cat Professional, a subdivision of Vet Professionals Ltd (www.vetprofessionals.com).
Sarah does a lot of owner-orientated feline research through online questionnaires and is especially interested in geriatric feline medicine.
Feline Friends (Derbyshire) Reg Charity No 1125729
Feline Friends is a registered charity dedicated to relieving the suffering and distress of cats which are in need of care and attention, be it due to sickness, bad treatment, or poor circumstances. They also seek to assist the public in understanding more about the welfare of cats.
They do not compete with those other charities which, in their opinion, are striving towards similar aims. To the contrary, they frequently give them their tangible support.
Their focus is very much centred upon sponsoring and publishing research into the ailments which afflict our feline companions; and the various treatments available to veterinary surgeons (and therefore cat owners) for relieving the suffering of our furry friends.
The trustees of Feline Friends believe that we all still have a great deal to learn about our cats and their care; and that far more research needs to be undertaken. They hope that veterinary surgeons, universities and colleges will help them in these endeavours, and that they will be able to bring you greater insight into how we can endeavour to ensure that our feline friends lead full and healthy lives.