From Acromegaly and hyperaldosteronism to feline Cushing’s: coping with less common endocrinopathies
Most of us have a reasonable understanding of how to deal with diabetes mellitus and canine hyperadrenocorticism. It can however be challenging to build up the confidence to deal with the less common endocrinopathies. How do a reliably diagnose feline hyperaldosteronism? Should I be testing for dwarfism? How do I deal differently with feline Cushing’s? This webinar touches upon the less common suspects and therefore aims to deepen the knowledge of attendees in the field of small animal endocrinology. When do you run an aldosterone in that cat with renal failure and hypertension? Should you be running an IGF-1 in every dog that is not growing as expected? What is really the best diagnostic test for hyperadrenocorticism in the cat? Is it different from what we do in the dog? How common is acromegaly and when do I screen for it? These and other issues will be discusses and interaction is encouraged.
In case you have missed this webinar, you have the opportunity to watch a recorded version here
Dr Stijn Niessen DVM PhD DipECVIM-CA MRCVS
Stijn is from the Netherlands and graduated from Ghent University,Belgium. He completed a small animal internship at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, followed by a Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at the Royal Veterinary College. He then studied for a PhD in Diabetes Mellitus and Gene Therapy at the RVC and the Medical School in Newcastle, before becoming, lecturer and ultimately Professor in Internal Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College.
He has published >80 peer reviewed articles, lectured worldwide, was granted awards for “Excellence in the advancement of Endocrinology” and has been President of the European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology (www.esve.org).
Stijn has pioneered a number of endocrinology clinics including a dedicated Acromegalic Cat Clinic, Hypophysectomy Clinic and Diabetic Remission Clinic (https://www.facebook.com/RVC.Diabetic.Remission.Clinic). He is also creator of the free Pet Diabetes App, which helps vets and owners manage and communicate about pet diabetes (http://bit.ly/1q3jCV5; http://apple.co/203OoK2).
Stijn has recently co-founded the Veterinary Mentorship Academy within the Veterinary Information Network (www.vin.com/vma) providing novel ways to support colleague veterinarians to find their professional happy spot, including a Virtual Veterinary Internship. He also practices as an internist in referral practice in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.