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Brendan Corcoran will discuss Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in the Dog and Cat. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a relatively rare disease of dogs and cats, but is the most common readily identified fibrotic lung disease of both species. In dogs it is predominantly recognise in West Highland white terriers, but can be seen in any breed of cat. While diagnosis would ideally be based on lung biopsy, this is rarely achievable and so high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is the best method of achieving a reasonably strong tentative diagnosis. That said, there are less expensive approaches used in general practice that can help in achieving diagnosis. This talk will review the natural history, diagnosis and the limited treatment options of IPF in dogs and cats. Professor Corcoran graduated from the Veterinary College of Ireland in 1981, and after a period in practice in the USA and London joined the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, the University of Edinburgh as a lecturer in 1986. He has subsequently held posts as a Wellcome Research Leave Fellow, Director of the Hospital for Small Animals and Head of Companion Animal Sciences at Edinburgh. He was awarded a Personal Chair in Veterinary Cardiopulmonary Medicine in 2006 and is currently Deputy Head of School at the R(D)SVS. His clinical and research interests are in respiratory medicine and cardiology, particularly Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease.

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