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   WSAVA Bulletin
           January 27th, 2021            
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   WSAVA Clinical Updates

WSAVA Academy

Looking for tips to maximise your dermatological exam? Check out this lecture from Dr Simon Quek given during #WSAVA2018 in Singapore:

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Proliferative necrotizing otitis externa

Proliferative necrotizing otitis externa in cats is idiopathic; possibly immune-mediated (T-cell apoptosis). A viral etiology has also been proposed, but to date viral involvement has not been identified.  Read this review from the Felis resource from our Educational Partner, Vetstream.

Proliferative necrotizing otitis externa in a 6-month-old, neutered female domestic short-haired cat
©Sarah Warren BVetMed MSc CertVD MRCVS

Lesions are bilaterally symmetrical in most cases and secondary bilateral and/or yeast infection is common. The lesions can cause headshaking, marked pruritus, pain, depression and anorexia. Therapeutic intervention is warranted in most cases and prognosis is good; spontaneous resolution occurs in most cases.
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Check out these updates on dermatology from our Educational Partners:
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Preliminary evaluation of two commercial ear solutions in the treatment of canine otitis externa
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What’s new in Dermatology?
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Ceruminous cystomatosis
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Skin fold dermatitis — intertrigo — can range from mild to severe. Management strategies include cleansing wipes, topical products, steroids, and even surgical options.
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   What's new at the WSAVA?
New advice on Dachshund spinal health in paper co-authored by WSAVA Hereditary Disease Committee (HDC) Member Dr Helle Friis Proschowsky
Radiograph recommended over DNA test in predicting risk of disc herniation
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Helping to build a generation of veterinary leaders
Global WSAVA One Care Leadership Program underway
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FECAVA and WSAVA highlight the importance of veterinary collegiality
Joint guidelines set out how veterinary professionals should conduct themselves amongh their peers
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 Dog Breeds: What you need to know
Breed-specific information supports medical decisions and client communication through helping to suggest or confirm diagnoses, helping owners make sense of ‘Why my pet?’, and informing anticipatory guidance and preventive medicine.  For example, owners of a dog that dies from cancer may want to know whether it was related to its breed. The image offers data to help with this discussion.

Owners identify strongly with their breed (even if it is a ‘-doodle’ or other mix) and, if they have bought a pedigree dog, the breeder likely alerted them to specific care needs and health concerns. The internet and pet food marketing may have convinced them that they must buy food formulated for their breed. Vets must be sensitive to clients’ concerns and able [...]
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 World Congress
Join WSAVA/FECAVA Virtual Congress for access to the latest veterinary knowledge, top-notch speakers and international connections at reduced virtual rates!
Coming soon  - #WSAVAPoland!
For our first Virtual Congress, we’re introducing a range of innovations to ensure that delegates can appreciate what makes WSAVA Congresses so special.  For instance, we’re mixing up the format of some of the talks and making sure that all lectures give plenty of opportunity for interaction online.  And, of course, the online format means that we’re looking forward to welcoming a truly global audience!  Look out for:
  • translations in key languages, including Spanish and Chinese
  • a cool lounge area where you can network with colleagues from around the world
  • all content available to you free of charge for three months following Congress!
Listen to WSAVA Executive Board Member Dr Jim Berry’s thoughts on why you should attend

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 WSAVA Interview
Meet Cheryl Good DVM, Member of the WSAVA Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee

Could you introduce yourself briefly to our members?

I am a small animal private practitioner in Dearborn, Michigan, USA.  I graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and started out working as an associate veterinarian in private practice before purchasing a veterinary hospital in 1995. It became the first female-owned veterinary hospital in the area.

 In 2003 I built a new hospital building and renamed the business Dearborn Family Pet Care. I am married, have three grown children and am looking forward to becoming a grandmother with two grandchildren on the way this Spring and Summer!
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 Future Events
The Webinar Vet - Virtual Congress 2021
22-28 February
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BSAVA Virtual Congress 2021
25-27 March
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The work of the WSAVA is carried out almost entirely by volunteers from around the world.  We rely on the support of our Industry Partners and individual donations to fund our many activities. If you would like to help us to continue to raise standards of global companion animal veterinary care, you can find out how to do it here.

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