About
In behavioural referral practice, many of the cases seen have undiagnosed pain as a factor. Caregivers and vets often assume that osteoarthritis manifests as limping or reduced mobility, such as restricted ability to run and jump. Whilst this is often the case it is not the only presentation and recognising where behavioural change might be indicative of underlying osteoarthritis is important in order to improve our detection of this significant disease.

This webinar will discuss some of the behavioural changes that can be indicative of pain, for example, onset of anxiety responses, sleep disturbance and changes in social interactions with dogs and people. It will also consider how general veterinary practices can improve identification of cases of osteoarthritis by asking specific questions about behavioural change and picking up on client comments which may indicate the potential for pain to be significant for the patient.
When
Wed, Oct 20, 2021 · 7:30 PM London (GMT 1:00)
WEBINAR ENDED
Presenter
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Sarah Heath BVSc DipECAWBM(BM) PGCert Vet Ed CCAB FHEA FRCVS
Owner and clinical director, Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice
Sarah Heath qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol University in 1988 and set up Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice in 1992. She sees clinical cases across North West England and wider afield through video platform consultations. In 2018 she was made an FRCVS for meritorious contributions to the profession in recognition of her work in establishing Behavioural Medicine as a veterinary discipline. She is an RCVS and EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine and an External Lecturer in small animal behavioural medicine on the veterinary undergraduate course at Liverpool University. In 2019 she gained her Postgraduate Certificate in Veterinary Education. Sarah has a special interest in the interplay between emotional and physical illness in dogs and cats.