Develop your knowledge and understanding of the investigation of liver disease in dogs. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Investigating liver disease course bundle.
This module looks at the investigation process of liver disease in dogs, including:
Clinical presentation – Signalment, clinical signs, clinical history, clinical examination.
Diagnostic imaging – radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography, hepatoportal angiography.
Laboratory investigation – further evaluation of liver function.
Biochemical testing – hepatocellular damage, ALT, AST, biliary damage, ALP, GGT, cholesterol, liver function.
Cytological/histopathological evaluation – fine needle aspirate, liver biopsy.
Liver involvement – primary or secondary.
Prognosis – difficult to determine.
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This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Canis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.