- Webinar recorded on Thu 27th August, 2015
- 1 hours 12 mins
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Fever (pyrexia) is an adaptive response of an animal to a disease process. The response has benefits and risks, the balance of which changes with time and the particular process and patient. In similar with other adaptive processes the animal may gain short term benefits from the process but in the long term starts to develop unwanted complications. Treatment of this response in an ill animal has been the ongoing subject of controversy for as long as medicine has been practiced. This talk will illustrate these controversies and show how fever can be approached in a progressive fashion that at the same time challenges the concept of fever of unknown origin. Ian Ramsey is currently the Professor of Small Animal Medicine at Glasgow University Veterinary School and editor of the BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. He graduated from Liverpool in 1990, completed his PhD at Glasgow on feline leukaemia virus in 1993 and his residency at Cambridge in 1997. He is an RCVS and European diplomate in small animal medicine and his main interest is in endocrinology. He has written and co-authored numerous scientific papers, review articles and book chapters in various aspects of small animal medicine. He was awarded the BSAVA Woodrow Award for contributions to small animal medicine in 2015.