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Dr Emi Barker

Feeling Into Proof: Diagnosing FIP in the age of molecular diagnostics

For Vets

Dr Emi Barker – BSc, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS. European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Covering the latest research into the FIP diagnostics: utility of routine haematology and serum biochemistry to rule in/out disease; immunocytochemistry of fluid samples and tissue aspirates; and application of molecular diagnostics on fluid and tissue samples. In particular, discussing the role of PCR and S protein sequence analysis in the confirmation of this deadly disease. Finally briefly touching on why rapid confirmation of diagnosis could become more useful in the future.

A Sweet Surprise? An holistic approach to diabetic care

For Vet Nurses

Covering the role of the VN in picking up cases in geriatric clinics; tips on counselling owners; understanding what represents control – and how diet can influence this; discussing why cats are not small dogs; resources for nursing care of diabetic ketoacidotic patients.