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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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Friday, May 18 • 9:00am - 1:00pm
Hands-on Urinalysis workshop

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National Vet Care, Unit 1, 28 Burnside Road, Ormeau

Hosted by Hill's Pet Nutrition    
Hands on Urinalysis workshop with Dr Penny Dobson, BVSc, MACVSc (canine medicine) Hill's Pet Nutrition Australian Minnesota Urolith service veterinarian for 13 years will take you through the importance of urine analysis, emphasising the purpose of the test, normal values, and interpretation of results covering key areas on collection, physical, chemical and microscopic examination.
Urinalysis should be a mandatory diagnostic tool used to evaluate a patient’s health. It provides valuable information on a patient’s clinical condition and is a great screening tool for chronic disease. A complete urine analysis includes specific gravity, physical and chemical properties, microscopic sediment examination with culture / sensitivity testing. Unfortunately it is a much neglected facet in veterinary medicine. This wetlab is to provide you with the practical skills to take urine analysis to the ultimate level, allowing you to see more and how to interpret the results you find. Urinalysis is a safe, non-invasive simple study of urine which requires only urination on the part of the patient; it creates no discomfort, poses no health-related risks, has no direct side effects, and evinces no adverse responses. Urine analysis when performed properly is highly reliable and we need to include it as an extension of our bedside clinical assessment.

Bus depart 8.30 am bus  for 9.15am arrival time for  9.30 am start.

AVA/SIG member:  $50
Non-member:           $100

VetEd points:  2

Friday May 18, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
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