2017 NVCG Pre-Congress

Boksburg, Gauteng
Monday, 24 July 2017
2017 NVCG Pre-Congress
Monday, 24 July 2017 08:00 - 17:00 (Zimbabwe, South Africa Time)

Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre
011 897 0000
14 View Point Road
South Africa

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Members:          R1 500           (Early bird until 30 May;  R1300)
Non members:   R1 800           (Early bird until 30 May; R1600)

REGISTRATION 08:30 - 9:00  

SESSION 1: 09:00 - 10:40

Rational Approach to Refractory 

Diarrhoea in Dogs and Cats

This seminar will review the systematic diagnostic approach to patients with a variety of chronic enteropathies and highlight food-responsive, antibiotic-responsive, and steroid-responsive enteropathies. A case-based presentation will be utilized to highlight dietary and pharmacologic strategies for patients with chronic enteropathies and will review common causes of refractory responses to therapy. 

TEA: 10:40 - 11:00  

SESSION 2:  11:00 - 12:40

Esophageal Disorders in Dogs - 

From Bench-top to Cage-side

This case-based presentation will review common causes of esophageal disease, including esophagitis, esophageal stricture, megaesophagus, and esophageal reflux. The diagnostic utility of survey thoracic radiographs, esophagrams, and esophagoscopy will be highlighted, and strategies to minimize esophagitis and stricture formation following anesthesia will also be discussed.

SPONSOR WELCOME: 12:40 - 12:50

LUNCH:  12:50 - 13:50

SESSION 3: 13:50 - 15:10

When Does Dietary Fat Restriction Really Matter? 

Dietary fat restriction is advocated for the management of a variety of GI disorders, including acute pancreatitis, hyperlipidemia, delayed gastric emptying, esophageal reflux, and lymphangiectasia. The optimal selection of commercial vs. home-cooked diets as well as review of the degrees of fat restriction will be discussed using a case-based format to highlight specific disorders. 

Demystifying Acute Hemorrhagic Diarrhoeal 

Syndrome in Dogs

Acute hemorrhagic diarrheal syndrome represents a relatively common and potentially life-threatening disorder in dogs, and can be caused by a variety of viral and bacterial enteropathogens. Recent advances in the diagnosis and management of Clostridium perfringens-associated diarrhea, Salmonella, and Campylobacter spp. will be highlighted using a case-based approach. Specific indications for antimicrobial administration will also be highlighted in affected animals. 

AGM: 15:10 - 15:50

TEA: 15:50 - 16:00  

SESSION 4: 16:00 - 17:00

A Rational Approach to Chronic Vomiting

This presentation will review the vomiting reflex and highlight important differences in this reflex between cats and dogs that directly impacts the optimal selection of anti-emetics in both species. Recent advances and benefits of anti-emetics such as metoclopramide, maropitant and ondansetron will also be discussed.  

Canine and Feline Exocrine Pancreatic 

insufficiency - More Common Than You Think! 

This case-based presentation will highlight the differences in the clinical manifestations of EPI in dogs and cats, with an emphasis on diagnosis and management of this disorder. Recent evidence has shown that EPI is far more common in cats than initially perceived, and differences in the clinical presentation of affected cats probably accounts for the lack of diagnosis in many affected animals. 


Contact Details

Payment Instructions

  • National Veterinary Clinicians Group

    PO BOX 232, Groenkloof, 0027

    Bank:  FNB  
    Balito, 250102  
    Account Number:  50920007800

    Contact Number:  012 346 1590