These programs are free to all but registration is required. CE credits are not offered for these sessions.
TUESDAY, FEBruARY 28, 2023 @ 8pm ET
Nutrition Poo-pourri: An Introduction to Gastrointestinal Diets
Speaker: Chris Margrey, DVM, Clinical Nutrition Resident of ACVIM & Hill's Nutrition Fellow
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Clinical signs of gastrointestinal disease are a common presenting complaint from pet owners bringing their cat or dog to the veterinarian. A multitude of disease processes can affect the gastrointestinal tract and its accessory organs, and likewise, a plethora of gastrointestinal diets are commercially available, each with their own health benefits. In this webinar, we will explore the different groups of gastrointestinal diets, as well as their characteristics, indications, and examples of acceptable commercial diets to help guide your future clinical decision-making.
Gonadectomy procedures are commonplace for domestic cats in today’s society and come with a plethora of benefits to both the cat and the owner. However, it is not without consequence; gonadectomy is considered one of the major risk factors for feline obesity, which is thought to be on the rise, with more than 59% of domestic cats in North America being considered overweight or obese. The pet obesity epidemic is considered a health and welfare risk for the cat population. Though gonadectomy plays a large role in the predisposition of obesity, nutritional interventions may be the key to preventing this onset of obesity. This webinar will discuss gonadectomy procedures in domestic cats, their role in obesity onset, and the current major research findings for nutritional interventions that may alleviate this risk factor for obesity.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2023 @ 8pm ET Cats in Crisis: They Won't Eat To Save Their Lives
Speaker: Devon Ueda, BVetMed (Hons), Clinical Nutrition Resident of ACVIM
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Cats are vulnerable to malnutrition and often undergo stress which can worsen inappetence while hospitalized. The 2022 ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the Management of the Inappetent Hospitalized Cat aim to provide clinicians/students with the tools needed to identify cats needing nutritional support and guidance on when to intervene to prevent malnutrition. This webinar will review these guidelines while highlighting cat friendly practices and medical management (e.g. appetite stimulants) to improve caloric intake, and discuss assisted feeding strategies when appropriate.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2023 @ 8pm ET
Clinical Nutrition Potpourri: Frequently Visited Topics During Practical Week
Speaker: Marie Francesca Menniti, BSc(Hons), BVM&S, MSc, AFHEA, MRCVS, Clinical Nutrition Resident of ECVCN
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University
This webinar will review commonly visited topics during the practical week for final year veterinary students. These topics often arise during real consultations with pet owners at the clinical nutrition service at Ghent University. This webinar will also explore topics and questions which are frequently encountered by new veterinary graduates.