Small Animal Transfusion Medicine – what to give, when to give it and what to do when it goes wrong
With the increasing expansion of small animal emergency and critical care and the increasing development of pet blood bank programs, small animal transfusion medicine is becoming increasingly common. In this webinar we will briefly review the blood products available for use in cats and dogs, how they are made and what they contain. Common indications for blood product transfusion will be discussed. The webinar will then go on to focus on best techniques for administration of blood products and monitoring of transfusions. Different types of transfusion reaction that may be encountered in small animals will be discussed, including a systematic approach to the investigation and appropriate response to any suspected transfusion reactions that are likely to be encountered.
Mr Mayank Seth European Veterinary Specialist in Internal Medicine
Mayank qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2004 and went on to spend two years in small animal general practice in the UK. Mayank undertook an internship at the Animal Health Trust in 2006 before moving to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, where he completed a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Haematology and Transfusion Medicine. Mayank moved back to the UK in 2011 and has been working as a Small Animal Internal Medicine specialist since that time, becoming Head of Internal Medicine at The Animal Health Trust in 2013. Mayank is interested in all aspects of Small Animal Internal Medicine but his research focus is immunohaematology and transfusion medicine.