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Sunday, August 13 • 10:40am - 11:30am
Hypercalcaemia in dogs and cats: Diagnosis and treatment

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This session will provide a method to allow you to decide when the finding of hypercalcemia should be considered important now or if it is OK to be followed later. The importance for measurement of ionized calcium compared to total calcium will be emphasized. The diagnosis of hypercalcemia of malignancy, primary hyperparathyroidism, and hypervitaminosis-D will be discussed and an overview of idiopathic hypercalcemia in cats will be introduced. Emergency treatment for severe hypercalcemia using IV fluids, furosemide, calcitonin, and bisphosphonates will be reviewed. 

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Dennis Chew

Dr. Chew is a 1972 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He did a one-year internship at South Weymouth Veterinary Associates and a two-year residency in internal medicine and nephrology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became... Read More →


Sunday August 13, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
Central A