PRURITUS – WHY BLAMING THE FOOD ISN’T A SOLUTION BUT CHANGING IT MIGHT BE!
Tuesday July 23rd
♦ SEPTEMBER 2019
ALEX GERMAN BVSc PhD DipECVIM-CA SHFEA, FRCVS
How to be proactive rather than reactive for effective, preventative obesity management.
Alex German holds the position of Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Liverpool. A 1994 graduate of University of Bristol, he also undertook a PhD in mucosal immunology, and then a residency in small animal internal medicine at the same institution. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, a RCVS-recognised specialist in Small Animal Medicine, and as Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His clinical and research interests include comparative obesity biology, ageing, preventing chronic disease, gastroenterology, and evidence-based veterinary medicine. For 14 years, he has run the Royal Canin Weight Management Clinic at the University of Liverpool. This specialist clinic aims to improve the quality of life of all overweight pets through clinical excellence, research and education.
HOW TO BE PROACTIVE RATHER THAN REACTIVE FOR EFFECTIVE, PREVENTATIVE OBESITY MANAGEMENT
Tuesday September 24th
Obesity is now a major and highly prevalent medical disease in dogs and cats, which affects the quality of life of many dogs and cats throughout the world. Whilst weight loss protocols aimed at treating the disease are commonly used, long-term outcomes are disappointing. Indeed, many obese pets who start a programme fail to complete it, and those who do frequently rebound subsequently. As a result, it makes sense to focus on prevention rather than cure.
In this webinar Alex will first review the outcomes of weight management in obese dogs and cats, before defining types of prevention and applying them to obesity management. Suggestions will be made for how to implement a lifelong practice monitoring programme for the prevention of obesity.
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