All Shook Up: Diagnostic and Management Approach to Hypocalcemia (1151)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Endocrinology
Friday |  3:00 PM -  3:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||303

 

Speaker(s)

Tekla Lee-Fowler DVM, MS
Auburn University

Dr. Tekla Lee-Fowler is an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Auburn University. She earned her DVM in 2005 from Mississippi State University. She then completed a rotating small animal internship at Mississippi State University followed by a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri. She earned her Master's with research focusing on feline asthma and completed a post-doctoral fellowship focusing on feline asthma and immunology. Dr. Lee-Fowler enjoys all aspects of internal medicine with a particular focus on respiratory medicine.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2

Description

Although total hypocalcemia is a common clinicopathologic finding in dogs and cats, ionized hypocalcemia is relatively rare. Deciding when to investigate further relies heavily on the differential diagnoses for a particular patient. A brief review of calcium homeostasis will be followed by considering differential diagnoses and a diagnostic approach. Management of ionized hypocalcemia based on these differentials will be discussed. Case examples will be presented to allow application of the principles that are discussed.

Learning Objectives

1. The attendee will have an understanding of and diagnostic approach for hypocalcemia

2. The attendee will understand the current management recommendations for hypocalcemia

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