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MULT305-0207: What Makes Cats Tick? Feline Internal Medicine Module 2
Endocrine and Urinary topics

Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (course coordinator)
Sheri Ross, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

February 21 - March 21, 2007
Interactive sessions: Real-time sessions: Wednesdays, February 21, 28, March 7 and 14; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (US)

The What Makes Cats Tick? Feline Internal Medicine series will take a close look at a variety of feline-specific topics taught by our knowledgeable instructors. This series is open to all veterinarians with an interest in feline medicine. We are planning on five modules to be taught throughout 2007. Here are the course topics which will be covered throughout the entire series: Physiology, GI, Nutrition, Endocrine, Urinary, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Behavior, Therapeutics, Analgesia, Anesthesia and Dental Dilemmas.

The second module will cover Endocrine and Urinary topics in feline medicine.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (2/21):
Update on therapies in chronic renal insufficiency (Scherk)

Week 2 (2/28):
Lower urinary tract issues, focusing on obstructive and non-obstructive FLUTD (Ross)

Week 3 (3/7):
Feline Diabetes: a darned dilemma (Scherk)

Week 4 (3/14):
Update on feline endocrinopathies (Scherk)

Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 8 CE Credits

Member/$133, Non-Member/$203 by February 7, 2007;
Member/$148, Non-Member/$226 after February 7, 2007

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks:

Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volumes 1 through 5, especially 4 and 5
Volume 5 is currently available in the VIN bookstore:
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Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 6th edition - Ettinger, Feldman - 2005
Emphasis on chapters pertaining to chronic kidney disease and lower urinary tract diseases.
Available in the VIN bookstore:
2 volumes with online updates:
2 volumes alone:
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Debbie Friedler
Continual Education Division
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