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Friday, August 11 • 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Getting the most from your cardiovascular and respiratory assessment

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Excellent observational and clinical examination skills give you some great pointers as to what the underlying problem might be. How do we assess the intravascular volume status of an animal using just the cardiovascular physical exam findings? How do we differentiate between a patient with hypovolaemic shock vs. cardiogenic vs. obstructive vs. SIRS/septic shock? What’s the best way to assess an animal with respiratory distress to idenitfy the underlying cause? What does it mean when the abdomen goes in when an animal inspires instead of out? This talk will explain!

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Dez Hughes

Associate Professor and Service Head, Emergency and Critical Care, University of Melbourne
I grew up in Sunderland in North-east England then went to vet school in Liverpool. I then sped off to the University of Pennsylvania where I did my internship and ECC residency. I was ACVECC board certified in 1994 then worked in Penn’s Emergency Service for the next 7 years. In... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm AEST
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