This one-day workshop will address the challenges faced when presented with a dog with Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome. It will aid both your medical and surgical decision making in these complex and often urgent cases.
You will learn about the anatomical and pathophysiologic changes associated with BOAS and the surgical techniques to correct them, as well as pre- and post-operative management of these compromised patients.
Delegates will have plenty of opportunity to practice surgical techniques in a wet-lab setting.
At the end of this workshop delegates should be able to:
- Make decisions on management of dogs with airway obstruction
- Confidently perform pharyngeal and laryngeal examinations on brachycephalic dogs
- Learn and apply the principles of brachycephalic surgery and know when and when not to operate
- Confidently perform temporary tracheostomy
BVSc, MANZCVS, DECVS
European and NZ Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Damian is a surgical specialist based at Veterinary Specialists Auckland and is a co-founder of Practical CPD. He graduated from Massey University in 1997 and spent a number of years in mixed animal practice before he completed his residency in small animal surgery at Glasgow University. Damian gained the Diploma for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2011.
Damian has a keen interest in all aspects of surgery especially complex fracture fixation and reconstructive surgery. He also enjoys working with wildlife and has operated on a variety of different species such as chimpanzees, giraffes, and seals, including two trips to Cameroon to operate on lowland gorillas.
Value to your practice
Due to the recent increase both in popularity of brachycephalic breeds and the compromise of their welfare due to indiscriminate breeding, surgical correction of BOAS is frequently sought after to improve the quality of life of these animals.
Learning the techniques involved at this hands-on workshop will allow you to offer this service to your clients.
There are 2 suggested accommodation options which are a 5 minute drive from the workshop venue and 15 minutes to Auckland airport, including:
Start date: February 20, 2021
End date: February 20, 2021
Start time: 08:30
End time: 17:00
Venue: Kahuvet Education Centre, Wiri, Auckland
Coordinates: -37.004418, 174.866307
Directions: Unit 2B, 23 Ash Road, Wiri, Auckland 2104