Maximising Your Impact on Managing Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Speaker: John Innes

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Maximising Your Impact on Managing Osteoarthritis in Dogs


“Osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs is a challenge, and you may not have it at the top of your clinical agenda? However, with approximately 10% of adult dogs suffering some form of the disease, it is a major welfare issue and deserves our profession’s careful attention. Arthritic dogs are potentially in chronic pain and we need to do as much as we can to identify and manage the issue. All chronic diseases create challenges and OA is no different. This session will review ways in which you can improve your diagnostics, engage with clients better, and make your services stand out.”

Learning objectives:
1.      Understand the definition of osteoarthritis
2.      Discover the science behind clinical metrology instruments (CMIs)
3.      Understand how CMIs are used and interpreted to deliver better engagement and care in canine OA
4.      Realise the link between CMIs and other forms of OA assessment
5.      Learn what is in the pipeline for canine OA management