The Week Ahead: 10th July – 16th July

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So we’re into the 2nd week of July… officially past the halfway point of 2017. Has everyone stuck to their New Year’s resolutions? If so, fantastic and very well done!

If not, don’t be disheartened! Why not just check where you think you went wrong, refocus and carry on? After all…

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller


Upcoming Webinars

“July Sunday Meditation” – by Dr Mike Scanlan & Megan Halewood

Broadcast Live: 7.00 pm (BST) on Sunday 9th July 2017

Dr Mike Scanlan and Megan Halewood will be discussing the latest Mindfulness topics and guiding you through meditations. If you have not yet signed up to our Monthly Meditations Membership, you can find more information and become a member below:

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“The Willingness Stance” – by Dr Mike Scanlan

Broadcast Live: 8.00 pm (BST) on Wednesday 12th July 2017

This six-week course is aimed at helping people working in the veterinarian profession to understand more about sleep, to worry less about sleep and to feel less tired and bothered about the effect that sleep problems have on their lives. By the end of the course most people will be experiencing improved functioning and will be more relaxed and content. The course is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles. ACT has a very good evidence base for helping people with sleep preoccupation disorders and insomnia.

If you have enrolled in our ‘Sleep Series’ then you will be automatically registered for this webinar and will receive a link for the webinar one hour before the start of the live broadcast. Otherwise, please click the link below to Enrol in this series.

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“Down But Not Out: Approach to the Sick Newborn Foal” – by Kevin Corley

Broadcast Live: 8.00 pm (BST) on Wednesday 12th July 2017

Sick foals can represent a big challenge, as disease progression can be very rapid and clinical signs are not always obvious. Foals are the weakest members of the herd, and are also a prey species, meaning they often do not show symptoms until the illness is very serious. This can make the vet’s, nurse’s and owner’s jobs much harder. This lecture covers treatment of the newborn foal, including clinical signs of common diseases, assessment, fluid therapy and initial treatment choices.

If you are an Equine or Diamond member, then you will be automatically registered for this webinar and will receive a link for the webinar one hour before the start of the live broadcast. Otherwise, please click the link below to purchase this webinar.

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“Antibacterials in Exotics… Is there a choice?” – by John Chitty

Broadcast Live: 8.30 pm (BST) on Thursday 13th July 2017

Drug use in exotics is fraught with difficulties: too many species, too few drugs, too little information. Dose rates are frequently empirical and often extrapolated between different species. Other species (especially rodents and rabbits) may have an inability to tolerate many of our “normal” drugs.

In addition, we have to consider anti-microbial resistance (AMR) issues that can seem a major contradiction in birds (where intravenous use of antibiotics is common as acute sepsis is not rare) and reptiles where the majority of pathogens are Gram negative rods.

The advent of some licensed drugs can offer a relief from this, although AMR issues may complicate this choice too.

This talk will cover diagnosis of bacterial infections, rational sampling, and use of anti-microbials in exotic species.

If you are a Nurse or Diamond member, then you will be automatically registered for this webinar and will receive a link for the webinar one hour before the start of the live broadcast. Otherwise, please click the link below to purchase this webinar.

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Have a great week and we’ll see you on another webinar soon!

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