Endoscopy of the airways in dogs and cats
During this presentation you will learn how much information you can get from an endoscopy of the airways, the type of samples that can be collected and the treatments that can be done under endoscopic guidance such as airway stenting. Using endoscopic images, you will travel from the nasal cavity, nasopharynx, larynx to the trachea and down into the bronchi. Images of normal airways and varied pathological states will be shown. The benefits as well as potential complications of the most common procedures will be presented as we explore step-by-step the respiratory tract. Finally we will touch on what tests and treatment trials can be done before referring and discuss when it is time to refer. Any question on this exciting topic will be welcome at the end of the presentation!
This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
Recording from 10 August 2021
Dr Erika MELER, DVM, IPSAV, CEAV, MSc, MVSc, Dipl ACVIM (SAIM), Dipl ECVIM-CA Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Dr Erika Meler is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Erika has worked overseas as well as in the academic and private setting both as a GP and as a specialist so she knows what it is like to be in the shoes in a GP! Erika has trained in her career many students, interns, veterinary nurses and mentored younger colleagues and residents. She has given many continuing education conferences and written articles summaries for general practitioners.
Erika's current academic activities encompass clinical teaching and management of referral cases in the department of small animal internal medicine at the University of Queensland Veterinary Teaching Hospital, both clinical and classroom teaching for veterinary students in their 3d, 4th and 5th years as well as clinical research. Erika’s research areas of interest are minimally-invasive techniques, infectious diseases such as MRSA, and respiratory diseases. She is also very much into the use of new technologies such as laser and stenting and into innovative methods of teaching veterinary students and professionals.