• Webinar recorded on Thu 9th February, 2012
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Problems of haemostasis are regularly encountered in practice, whether as frank bleeding following rodenticide ingestion, mucosal bleeds associated with low platelet counts or thromboembolism in cats suffering from cardiac disease. This session aims to provide the delegates with a logical framework allowing quick and accurate identification of the type of clotting abnormality present and how to achieve a final diagnosis.

In the context of a case presenting with a haemostatic anomaly, anticoagulant toxicity, clotting factor deficiencies and platelet disorders will be discussed with reference to the tests available for their diagnosis and, more importantly, guidance on test selection for a given case.  The progression of investigation will follow the diagnostic choices made by the audience when this presentation was recently given face to face, allowing the online delegates to follow a similar train of thought as their peers.

With diagnostic sensitivity it is now apparent that thromboembolism , both venous and arterial, is not uncommon in veterinary patients suffering from a  wide range of traumatic, metabolic, neoplastic and cardiac disease. Some of the underlying causes of thromboembolism will be discussed and particularly the evidence available to guide choice of therapy.

Mark Goodfellow has worked both in private practice and in acaedemia. Previously a clinician in the medicine service at Bristol Vet School with a strong bias towards oncology, Mark recently completed bench work for a DPhil in molecular oncology at the University of Oxford.  Mark is currently a medicine clinician at Davies Veterinary Specialists were he sees cases in all branches of internal medicine.

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