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SAIM002-0104: Too Hot to Trot: Fevers of Unknown Origin

Katharine F. Lunn, BVMS, MS, PhD, MRCVS, DACVIM

Jan 29th - Feb 12th, 2004
Interactive Session: February 5th; 9:30 - 11:30 PM ET (US)

Course Description

Fever is a common clinical abnormality in small animal patients. In the majority of cases the cause is easily diagnosed and treated. But in a small percentage of patients the source of the fever is not readily apparent, and the problem becomes persistent or recurrent. These cases of Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) can be challenging and frustrating for both the veterinarian and the client. This VINgnette is designed to make FUO less confusing and intimidating, and will focus on the selection of appropriate diagnostic tests. Case-based material will be used to illustrate different logical approaches to successful diagnosis and strategies for patient management.

Course participants will:

  1. Review the common causes of FUO
  2. Learn how to formulate logical and systematic diagnostic plans
  3. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of diagnostic tests
  4. Discuss options for non-specific and supportive therapy for FUO patients
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 3 CE Credits

Member/$48, Non-Member/$92

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Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 3 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN for further information."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)

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Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.

Debbie Friedler
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network


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