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   WSAVA Bulletin
           August 19th, 2020            
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WSAVA Academy

If you’re putting together a disaster management plan for your hospital and clients, ‘plan for Armageddon’ is the advice given by Dr Hayley Squance, National Animal Welfare Emergency Management Coordinator for New Zealand in this lecture delivered during #WSAVA2018 in Singapore:
Watch Dr Squance's lecture here

Cutting through the pain

Reducing post-operative pain makes our patients feel better, provides benefits to veterinary personnel – we feel good when our patients are content - and owners, who appreciate it if their pets are comfortable when they return home.

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Anaesthesia and Analgesia 3rd Edition

In the context of Shelter Medicine, in which neutering programmes feature strongly, it is important to practice pain management techniques that are simple, cheap and effective. In the latest issue of our official scientific journal, the Journal of Small Animal Practice, WSAVA Global Pain Council member  Dr Steagall and his colleagues provide an easy-to-follow guide to the use of intraperitoneal and incisional analgesic techniques, all of which work well in shelter medicine when used as part of your routine pre-operative pain relief for abdominal surgery.
Read the full article
Check out these updates on shelter medicine from our Educational Partners:
Detection of selected viral pathogens in dogs with canine infectious respiratory disease in Austria.
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Acute infectious tracheobronchitis
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 Meet the Breed

Staying up to date with common, let alone rare, health risks in susceptible dog breeds can be difficult.  In this regular feature, our Educational Partner, International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) signposts resources on a particular breed and highlights breed-specific diseases.

Meet the Dachshund
  • Okay – everyone has met a Dachshund – but there are some interesting aspects and issues about this breed that are worth discussing – especially as some varieties are on the rise in popularity (Get a GRIHP! on Dachshunds)
  • The Dachshund comes in 3 sizes (Standard, Miniature and Rabbit) and 3 coat types (short, wire and long haired), was originally – and in some countries still - bred for hunting. The trendy mini dachshunds are primarily ...
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   What's new at the WSAVA?

Zoetis partners with WSAVA to improve global pain management
Addressing regional variations in the assessment and management of animal pain is our priority
Find out more

New website for the Feline Grimace Scale designed by WSAVA Global Pain Council Members
Check it out for information on this simple but effective instrument for acute pain assessment
Find out more
Small Mammals - the first of a three module WSAVA Course on Exotic Pets is now available
Stay tuned for modules on birds and reptiles coming soon...
Find out more
 World Congress
Please join us in Warsaw, Poland, from 21-24 March 2021!
More than 50 streams, addressing a variety of topics, including state-of-the-art lectures, case seminars, panel discussions and workshops. 
Review the updated Scientific Program here
Check out the Early Bird registration here
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 Meet a Member
Meet a WSAVA Leader
Dr Brook Niemiec is a global expert on veterinary dentistry and co-chair of the WSAVA’s Global Dental Committee. 
Could you introduce yourself briefly to WSAVA members?
My name is Brook (yes, a boy with a girl’s name).  I was raised on the beach in Southern California just south of Los Angeles.  After vet school I did a non-traditional private practice residency in San Diego, California.

Tell us a little about your day job
My main role is as a practicing veterinary dentist, performing 3-4 dental and oral surgical procedures daily in dogs and cats.  The most common procedures ...
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 Future Events
IVECCS 2020 - A virtual experience
The 26th International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS) will be held virtually on September 12th-14, 2020.
AVEACA Annual Congress
The annual congress of the Asociacion de Veterinarios Especializados en Animales de Compania de Argentina (AVEACA) will be held virtually, on September 17th-18th 2020.
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