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Ballarat, Victoria, EVA Equine - 1 day abdominal and 2 day musculoskeletal workshops with Dr Mary Beth Whitcomb (UC Davis). 22nd, 23rd and 24th July 2016. Sponsored by Medicalplus. Dr Karon Hoffmann will be there as one of the team of local co-tutors.
Science Week, Gold Coast QLD. Dr. Karon Hoffmann presented the original paper on the results of her recent survey “Reporting Styles: a preliminary study”. The results showed that the Veterinarians valued the reports, and appreciated the detail and the effort taken with each case and every case. Well done!
Adelaide, Small Animal Ultrasound 2 day workshop - May 28th and May 29th 2016 Presenters are Dr. Karon Hoffmann and Cathy Beck. Sponsored by Medicalplus.
There can be amazing similarities between species. We use the ‘one medicine’ approach for our cases, by using knowledge of the pathophysiological principles of disease to help interpret the changes that we encounter on your images. Recently, at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana (June 2015), the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (VCRS) presentations also demonstrated this philosophy. Did you know that cats, humans and horses can have asthma? Cats have true asthma, or reactive airway disease, and horses have a similar reactive airway disease called recurrent airway obstruction (RAO). RAO is characterized by reversible episodic dyspnoea that resembles asthma attacks in humans and cats. The radiographical signs we look for are similar in any species. That is, increased pulmonary opacity with bronchial or bronchointerstitial pattern and patchy alveolar pattern. We also look for hyperinflation of the lungs, shown with a caudally displaced and flattened diaphragm and increased distance between the heart and the diaphragm. Secondary signs of rib fractures may be present, particularly in older feline patients.
At the annual EVCDI 2014 meeting in Utrecht, Netherlands, Dr Hoffmann was delighted to be invited to chair the session for the keynote speaker, Professor Richard Brian Gunderman, who presented a thoughtful address entitled 'The invisible radiologist'.
As part of the Bain–Fallon Memorial in 2013, Dr Hoffman co-tutored with Kirsten Neil and Alex Young at the Musculoskeletal Workshop with the internationally-renowned, Professor Jean Marie Denoix, at Werribee, Victoria.