Veterinary Pharmacotherapy: Neurology/Behavioral and Advanced Topics, Module 1, covers seizure disorder, intervertebral disease, and vestibular disease; we will also discuss separation anxiety (medication and behavioral modification therapies).
In Module 2, Cardiology, we’ll discuss the treatment of heartworm disease, atrioventricular valve dysplasia, and aortic stenosis.
Module 3, Nephrology/Urinary, covers the most common problems cats and dogs have with the genitourinary tract, including iFLUTD (idiopathic feline lower urinary tract disease), nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) and urinary tract obstruction (a common result of stones), renal failure, incontinence, and dietary considerations.
Veterinary Pharmacotherapy: Neurology/Behavioral and Advanced Topics is a 4.5 Contact Hour activity which includes required video presentations and readings, recommended resources, an online self-assessment quiz, and a graded exam.
|Graded Exam||Final Assessment|
After completing this continuing education program successfully, learners will be able to:
- Identify the conditions listed below in cats and dogs;
- Apply appropriate therapeutic use of medications in the disease states listed below; and
- Compare and contrast therapies for disease states similar to those listed below occurring in humans, and how their therapies are similar and/or different.
- a. Cardiology
- i. Mitral valve disease
- ii. Aortic Stenosis
- iii. Cardiomyopathy
- iv. Heartworm disease
- b. Neurologic conditions
- i. Idiopathic epilepsy
- ii. Vestibular disease
- iii. Intervertebral disc disease
- iv. Separation anxiety
- c. Urology
- i. iFLUTD
- ii. Nephrolithiasis & obstruction
- iii. Chronic renal failure
- iv. Urinary incontinence
Community pharmacists know that more and more pet owners are asking for pet medications from their local pharmacy, which can be more convenient and less expensive than getting them from their veterinarian.
But, the ways dogs and cats process medications can be much different than how humans process the same drugs--so what pharmacists have learned about medications in humans isn't enough.
Our four Veterinary Pharmacotherapy continuing education activities help fill this gap. Learn about common companion animal disease states and how medications address these problems, with guidance for educating pet owners about their pets' medications.