CPD event focuses on osteoarthritis pain

CPD event focuses on osteoarthritis pain

Vets can now avail of a free CPD event highlighting the need to avoid osteoarthritis breakthrough pain.

Led by RCVS & EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia & Analgesia, Matt Gurney, the Animalcare webinar is the first of several events that will focus attention on patients owned by the estimated 80% of owners who feel that their pets with canine osteoarthritis may be suffering from off-days.

Marketing manager at Animalcare, James Beaumont, said addressing breakthrough pain is vital for patient welfare and client confidence.

“Veterinary surgeons have told us that they estimate that nearly half of their canine OA cases on daily NSAIDs experience breakthrough pain.

“Additionally, a proportion of pet owners state their dogs experience off-days and believe their pet suffers as a result of the condition. We’re very pleased to be bringing this important issue to the forefront of attention and making it a talking point for the profession.”

Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia & Analgesia, Matt Gurney

Veterinary professionals can register for the event, which takes place on 13th July at 7pm at https://tinyurl.com/43bm8mdx.

All those who register will also be able to view a recording and enter a free prize draw for the chance to win tickets to attend London Vet Show live in November.

The session is the first in a series of Accelerator events run by London Vet Show which address areas of growing importance in veterinary medicine and will culminate in a roundtable later in the year in which experts will address the most relevant and current information on the topic.

Key factors in the presence of osteoarthritis breakthrough pain in dogs can include variable plasma drug levels between doses, intermittent treatment protocols or poor owner adherence with the vet’s recommendation, flare-ups and disease progression.

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