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The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
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Tuesday, May 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Feline gingivostomatitis - things that we all need to know!

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To end our second day, we will tackle the topic of feline gingivostomatitis. Feline gingivostomatitis or stomatitis is known as a severe and debilitating chronic inflammatory disease of the oral cavity affecting the gum tissue (gingiva) and the oral mucosa. Fortunately, it is not very common and its prevalence is known to be about 0.7-12% of the general population. At the beginning of this presentation, we will discuss the common presenting signs and the potential differential diagnoses of other oral inflammation that occur in our feline patients along with the appropriate diagnostic work up. Treatment options such as full mouth vs. partial mouth extractions along with other adjunct therapies such as immunomodulatory medications, pain management, and laser therapy will be discussed. This condition can be very frustrating for both clinicians and pet owners, making client communication and managing client expectations crucial. A brief presentation of a clinical case will also be provided at the end of the lecture. Attendees are also encouraged to share their experiences in managing this disease at the end of the presentation.

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Williana Basuki

Practice Limited to Veterinary Dentistry, Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialties
Dr. Williana Basuki was born and grew up in Indonesia. She earned her veterinary degree at the University of Queensland in 2010. After university, she embarked on her journey as a small animal practitioner before entering a rotating internship followed by a surgery internship at Queensland... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mezzanine M2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre