I think the dog has bone cancer. What's next?
A dog presents to you limping. You take an x-ray and discover an aggressive bone lesion. You suspect a primary bone tumour. What are the differential diagnoses? What next?
As a vet, you will encounter a dog with an aggressive appendicular bone lesion on x-rays. Most dogs will have osteosarcoma, but other types of cancers, benign lesions and infection are possible.
This webinar will go through how to diagnose and stage a dog with an aggressive appendicular bone lesion on x-rays. It will provide an overview of canine osteosarcoma with an emphasis on biologic behaviour, signalment, risk factors, cause, and clinical presentation. The main focus is on identifying and understanding the prognostic factors and treatment options available for both nonmetastatic and metastatic appendicular osteosarcoma in dogs. A few clinical examples and questions will be provided throughout. By the end of the webinar, veterinarians know more about how to approach a dog with an aggressive bone lesion on x-rays, and how to manage dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma.
Recording from 11 February 2021
This webinar has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
Catherine is a Veterinary Oncologist based in Brisbane, Australia. After graduation in 2009, Catherine completed an internship and worked in both emergency and general practice, before moving to Sydney in 2012 to complete a three-year residency in Veterinary Oncology. Catherine has also spent time in the USA at the University of Missouri and Colorado State University. She has completed both her American (ACVIM) and Australian (ANZCVS) Veterinary Oncology training. Catherine is currently the director and consultant for an online Veterinary Oncology Consultancy Service ‘The Pet Oncologist’, where she provides veterinarians worldwide remote pet cancer advice and support. She also consults with pet owners directly one day a week at Veterinary Specialists in Underwood. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her two little boys and sometimes she likes to spend time with her husband and cat.