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ON DEMAND:

Liver Disease 

Who, What, Why, and How to Treat

 

Join IntroVet™ for this on-demand CE course, RACE-Approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


On-Demand training built with intention, care,
& clinically relevant content
On Demand Veterinary CE
ON DEMAND:

Liver Disease 

Who, What, Why, and How to Treat

 

Join IntroVet™ for this on-demand CE course, RACE-Approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


On-Demand training built with intention, care,
& clinically relevant content

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Originally presented in 2020, this on-demand course features two videos, through which WSAVA International Scientific Achievement Award Winner, Dr. David Twedt, will explain what abnormal liver enzymes mean, when to act on them, and what to do. We’ll also review four common liver conditions you didn’t learn about in vet school. We think this course will change the way you approach “healthy” dogs with elevated ALPs forever!
 

Upon viewing each recording and passing a quiz with a score of 70% or better, you’ll earn 2.75 hours of RACE Approved CE.

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Online RACE Approved Veterinary CE
Online RACE Approved Veterinary CE
VIDEO 1: Abnormal Liver Enzymes - What Do You Do Now?
(1.5 credit hours)

This video will discuss interpretation of liver enzymes in the dog and cat and what to do with the patient that has no clinical signs but abnormal liver enzymes. We will discuss when therapy is indicated, when a liver biopsy should be recommended, and how to interpret the results. Case examples will be presented.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why each liver enzyme’s concentrations increase and why bile acids become abnormal
  • A simplified algorithm for working up the patient with abnormal liver enzymes
  • When to recommend a liver biopsy
  • What secondary reactive hepatopathy is and how it is managed

Estimated time to complete: 90 minutes

VIDEO 2: Four Common Liver Conditions You Didn’t Learn in School
(1.25 credit hours)

This session will cover four common liver conditions of dogs: copper associated hepatopathies, gallbladder mucoceles, vacuolar hepatopathies, and congenital liver disorders. A case example will be used to highlight each disorder.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Commercial diets are often high in copper concentration and can result in a copper associated hepatopathy
  • The signalment, signs, and diagnostic requirement of gallbladder mucoceles and how they are best treated
  • How to differentiate different congenital anomalies, including portal vein hypoplasia and ductal plate disorders
  • The causes of increased serum alkaline phosphatase activity

Estimated time to complete: 75 minutes

RACE Approved Online CE for Veterinary Continuing Education
Online RACE Approved Veterinary CE
RACE Approved Online CE

Upon viewing this recording and passing the quiz with a score of 70% or better, you’ll earn 2.75 hours of RACE Approved CE.

BENEFITS

Online Veterinary CE

Earn 2.75 hours RACE Approved CE

Free Online RACE Approved Veterinary CE

Learn at your own pace! Registration includes unlimited access to course videos for 12 months

RACE Approved Online CE

Instant access to course videos and notes immediately following registration

Veterinary Continuing Education

Instant delivery of your CE Certificate, upon successful completion of the entire course and passing quiz score (70% or better)

After course completion, your CE Certificate will be delivered straight to your inbox.

*This course is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 2.75 CE Credits, with a maximum of 2.75 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician.

These RACE approvals are for the subject matter categories of: medical program, using the delivery method of anytime/on-demand. These approvals are valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE course numbers: 20-918503

 Liver Disease Online Veterinary CE

Liver Disease -
Who, What, Why, and How to Treat

$65

On Demand

2.75 hours CE │ Self-paced

This on-demand course features two videos, through which Dr. David Twedt will explain what abnormal liver enzymes mean, when to act on them, and what to do.

REGISTER NOW
RACE Approved Online CE for Veterinary Continuing Education

MEET THE SPEAKER

David Twedt

DVM, DACVIM 

Dr. David C. Twedt graduated from Iowa State University and entered an internship and medicine residency in gastroenterology at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Twedt then joined the staff of the Animal Medical Center and was also a research associate at the Liver Research Center of Albert Einstein Medical School. Dr. Twedt is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University in small animal internal medicine. He is also currently the Associate Director of the Center for Global Education in Medicine and Surgery (GEMS) focused on endoscopic education at CSU.
Dr. Twedt is past President of the ACVIM and Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Publication and research interests include liver disease, gastrointestinal disease and endoscopy. He has also been the recipient of a number of teaching and research awards. He is also the co-editor of the textbook Current Veterinary Therapy 14 and 15 editions.

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