One Day Canine CPD
3rd October 2019

A day of lectures, case study
discussion & wet lab sessions

Venue: Yorkshire Wildlife Park,
Branton,
Doncaster,
DN4 6TB

Osteoarthritis
in Practice

New research, treatment

strategies & innovations

What is really going on in the joint?
Treat the disease, not the symptom

Practical sessions

Hands-on practical sessions using cadavers with the chance to interact with speakers, discuss treatment strategies, have a go yourself and practice various techniques for:

• Introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound
• Intra-articular injection technique - elbow, stifle, hip
• Bone marrow harvesting
• Use of the Insight System needlescope for examination and treatment (alternative to MRI)
• Trigger point release in OA patients
• Basic physio to teach owners

Interactive group case study

In small groups you will be given a case to work up from notes and imaging provided. Groups will have time to formulate a treatment strategy, present to all and discuss.

Lecture - Inflammation and resolution in soft
tissue joint disease

Professor Stephanie Dakin

Associate Professor Stephanie Dakin PhD BVetMed MRCVS

Stephanie graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2003 from the Royal Veterinary College. After undertaking an internship specialising in equine orthopaedics at the Animal Health Trust (Newmarket), she then spent 5 years in practice as an equine veterinary clinician. In 2008, Stephanie commenced a PhD at the RVC researching the role of inflammation in equine tendinopathy, which was successfully completed in 2012.

To translate her research from horse to human, Stephanie moved to NDORMS, University of Oxford in 2013 and was awarded consecutive Fellowships from Arthritis Research UK and Oxford-UCB. In 2017 she was appointed Associate Professor and is the current Director of the Taught MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. Stephanie’s research focuses on identifying the mechanisms underpinning the development of chronic inflammation and fibrosis in soft tissue disease of the joint. The over-arching goal of her research is to discover novel therapeutic strategies to promote resolution of inflammation in chronically inflamed soft tissues, with a particular focus on tendinopathy and frozen shoulder.

Lecture - How to manage OA in 2019

Richard-Meeson

Richard Meeson MA VetMB PhD MVetMed DipECVS PGCE(VetEd) FHEA MRCVS. Head of Orthopaedics, RVC

Richard graduated from Cambridge University, and has worked in the orthopaedic clinic at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Royal Veterinary College, for over 11 years. He become a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2012 and a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons recognised specialist in 2014. Clinically, he is particularly focused on traumatology and joint surgery. Richard is the Scientific Chair for the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association (BVOA), and has previously been a member of the education committee at BSAVA. He has a PhD in stem cell biology/regenerative medicine and runs a stem cell clinic in the QMHA. He lectures both nationally and internationally, as well as training surgical residents and teaching veterinary undergraduates at the RVC. Richard has published extensively, on a variety of topics including several publications on canine osteoarthritis.

Lecture - Use of biologics in the treatment of
osteoarthritis in dogs

Andrew Armitage

Andrew Armitage BSc(Hons) BVM&S MRCVS

After an initial degree in Physiology, Andrew obtained his veterinary degree from Edinburgh University in 2002. He joined Greenside Veterinary Practice in 2008. His special interests include advanced regenerative therapy techniques and rehabilitation. He is particularly interested in investigating the use of stem cell therapy, PRP and Class IV laser therapy for acute and chronic conditions. Andrew established the first regenerative medicine referral clinic in the U.K and has developed new treatment options for many chronic degenerative conditions. His current research focuses on combination therapies for spinal disorders and elbow dysplasia and rehabilitation following treatment with stem cell therapy.

Lecture - Use and limitations of
musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis
of canine OA and lameness

A Keller

Dr. Alexandra Keller Chiropractic Specialist, Dr. med. vet

Dr. Keller founded her own practice for veterinary medicine and chiropractic in 2005 in Frankfurt, Germany. Certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA) her focus in daily clinical work lies on the treatment of orthopaedic diseases in canine patients.

Through numerous continuous education programs and her extensive experience, she has built up an expertise in conservative treatment and rehabilitation of her patients. Lameness evaluation, gait analysis, orthopedic ultrasound, joint injections, regenerative medicine and physical rehabilitation are her standard tools in practice.

Apart from her curative work, she is operating as instructor at the IAVC imparting her knowledge about the canine orthopedic patient to fellow veterinarians. Dr. Keller also became a specialist in canine sports medicine and is involved in organising educational events in this field in her own practice.

Lecture - Managing OA in the working dog

Major Carolyn Bates

Major Carolyn Bates BSc (hons) BVSc CertAVP MRCVS RAVC

Following graduation from Bristol University in 2010, Carolyn then embarked on a career within the Royal Army Veterinary Corps commissioning from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst later that year. During the last 9 years she has worked with both military working dogs and horses. Consequently she has been based around the UK and overseas including Germany and a tour in Afghanistan.

The last four years have been spent in Melton Mowbray at the Defence Animal Training Regiment, firstly as the Army’s senior equine clinician before taking the role as the head of the Veterinary Training Squadron. The Squadron acts as the referral centre for many of the more complex working animal cases, both surgical and medical, but also as training centre for both junior Veterinary Officers and Student Veterinary Nurses.

Lecture - What makes a successful small
animal therapy referral?

Kathryn Shapcott

Kathryn Shapcott BSc(Hons) Physio, Grad Dip Veterinary Physiotherapy

Kathryn gained her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Coventry University in 1994. Having chosen to study physiotherapy as a route to animal Physio, Kathryn became intrigued by the complexities of chronic pain, and it took her another 21 years and a very persuasive vet before she undertook her postgraduate veterinary physiotherapy training at Hartpury College, UWE.

She now runs clinics at two veterinary practices in her local area in North Norfolk, and is an active member of the ACPAT committee, which is the Association for Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy. After 20+ years as a human physio, she has a keen interest in the complex issues facing both owners and their dogs as they grapple with osteoarthritis, and pulls on much of her human experience to inform her treatment sessions.

Schedule for the Canine OA Day

3rd October 2019

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Branton, Doncaster, DN4 6TB

08:30 - 09:00

Registration, Coffee & Pastries

09:00 - 09:45

Welcome address

09:15 - 10:00

Inflammation and resolution in soft tissue joint disease

Associate Professor Stephanie Dakin PhD BVetMed MRCVS

10:00 - 10:45

How to manage OA in 2019

Richard Meeson MA VetMB PhD MVetMed DipECVS PGCE(VetEd) FHEA MRCVS

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45

Use of biologics in the treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs

Andrew Armitage BSc(Hons) BVM&S MRCVS

11:45 - 12:30

Use and limitations of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis of canine OA and lameness

Dr. Alexandra Keller Chiropractic Specialist, Dr. Med. Vet

12:30 - 13:15

Managing OA in the working dog

Major Carolyn Bates BSc (hons) BVSc CertAVP MRCVS RAVC

13:15 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

What makes a successful small animal therapy referral?

Kathryn Shapcott ACPAT

14:45 - 15:30

Interactive group case study session: In small groups you will be given a case to work up from notes and imaging provided. Groups will have time to formulate a treatment strategy, present to all and discuss.

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:15

Practical rotation:

Hands-on practical sessions using cadavers with the chance to interact

with speakers, discuss treatment strategies, have a go yourself and

practice various techniques for:

• Introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound

• Intra-articular injection technique – elbow, stifle, hip

• Bone marrow harvesting

• Use of the Insight System needlescope for examination and

treatment (alternative to MRI)

• Trigger point release in OA patients

• Basic physio to teach owners

17:15 - 17:30

Closing address, certificate handout

CPD: 7 hours

Cost: £349 + VAT

Early bird discount price just £295 + VAT until 31st August 2019

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