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Thursday, August 15
 

9:15am

Pathophysiology of behaviour: how physical and mental diseases interplay
This presentation describes how different metabolic, hormonal, neurological, and infectious diseases can alter the pet’s behaviour. Also, we discuss the effects of pain on behaviour. Then we will review how behaviour may affect the development and maintenance of different physical pathologies. This presentation aims to allow the clinician to make an accurate diagnosis, address pets where an initial problem leads to a secondary behavioural abnormality, and manage cases where both (behavioural and physical) pathologies occur at the same time.

Speakers
avatar for Sagi Denenberg

Sagi Denenberg

Dr Sagi Denenberg graduated from the veterinary school in Kosice, Slovakia. After graduation, he relocated from Israel to Canada to pursue his specialisation. Dr Denenberg is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the European College of Animal Welfare... Read More →


Thursday August 15, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

11:00am

When dog training can help and when it cannot – the dog’s welfare depends on you!
Speakers
avatar for Kersti Seksel

Kersti Seksel

After graduating from Sydney University as a veterinarian Kersti completed a BA in Behavioural Sciences and a MA (Hons). She is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a Diplomate... Read More →


Thursday August 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

12:00pm

Aggressive dogs - why and how to manage them
Speakers
avatar for Jacqui Ley

Jacqui Ley

Dr Jacqui Ley is a Registered Veterinarian Specialist in Behavioural Medicine with over 15 years of experience in this field. This means she is qualified to a specialist level in dog behaviour, cat behaviour or just about any other animal’s behaviour.  Dr Jacqui Ley has a fellowship... Read More →


Thursday August 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

2:00pm

Managing aggressive cats
Speakers
avatar for Kersti Seksel

Kersti Seksel

After graduating from Sydney University as a veterinarian Kersti completed a BA in Behavioural Sciences and a MA (Hons). She is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a Diplomate... Read More →


Thursday August 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

3:00pm

Hypersensitivity – hyperactivity, and dissociative disorders
This presentation will review the concept of neurotransmitters pathology leading to pathological behaviours. We will cover pathological arousal and impulsivity disorder that may lead pets to show aggression, abnormal and repetitive behaviours, disconnect from their owners, and dysthymia. The presentation aims to give the clinician the tools to identify pets who suffer from these conditions and tools to manage these pets. These conditions are not common. However, they can be devastating to the pet and its owners. Early identification and prompt care can improve the prognosis of these conditions.

Speakers
avatar for Sagi Denenberg

Sagi Denenberg

Dr Sagi Denenberg graduated from the veterinary school in Kosice, Slovakia. After graduation, he relocated from Israel to Canada to pursue his specialisation. Dr Denenberg is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the European College of Animal Welfare... Read More →


Thursday August 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

4:30pm

Understanding Archer- lets talk Equine behaviour
Speakers
avatar for Jacqui Ley

Jacqui Ley

Dr Jacqui Ley is a Registered Veterinarian Specialist in Behavioural Medicine with over 15 years of experience in this field. This means she is qualified to a specialist level in dog behaviour, cat behaviour or just about any other animal’s behaviour.  Dr Jacqui Ley has a fellowship... Read More →


Thursday August 15, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast
 
Friday, August 16
 

9:15am

The psychiatric approach to pharmacology
Medications become an integral part of behavioural medicine. We use them to aid in management in cases where the pet is too aroused, anxious, or fearful. Also, we use medications to help in to facilitate learning and behaviour modification. This lecture will present guidelines for the use of medications. Also, an algorithm for the choice of appropriate medications is given. Finally, a review of currently available medication and their indication is covered. Following the lecture, the clinician should feel more comfortable in deciding when to use medication and which medication to choose.

Speakers
avatar for Sagi Denenberg

Sagi Denenberg

Dr Sagi Denenberg graduated from the veterinary school in Kosice, Slovakia. After graduation, he relocated from Israel to Canada to pursue his specialisation. Dr Denenberg is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the European College of Animal Welfare... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

11:00am

Cognitive dysfunction in dogs and cats
Cognitive dysfunction is a progressive degenerative disorder that affects the pets ability to cope with changes, memory and learning, and adjust to new situations. Both dogs and cats start showing cognitive decline much earlier than owners are able to detect. In part, the problem is due to inadequate screening. We, as vets, do not ask the right questions during routine visits to the practice. This lecture covers the presentation of cognitive decline, screening, pathophysiology and pathoanatomy, and tools to manage pets who suffer from this condition. At the end of the lecture, you will be able to identify pets with cognitive dysfunction, offer the owners hope, and discuss the quality of life.

Speakers
avatar for Sagi Denenberg

Sagi Denenberg

Dr Sagi Denenberg graduated from the veterinary school in Kosice, Slovakia. After graduation, he relocated from Israel to Canada to pursue his specialisation. Dr Denenberg is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the European College of Animal Welfare... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

12:00pm

Separation distress – hyper-attachment disorder in dogs and cats
Separation-related problem is a common condition in many pets. While it is more commonly associated with dogs, cats too can suffer from this condition. Separation anxiety is also closely linked with other behavioural pathologies such as noise aversion and phobias. This lecture will cover the most common reasons for the development of these conditions in pets, different presentations, and management techniques. We will focus on both short term and long term management. As part of the treatment, we will also cover the use of environmental changes and medications.

Speakers
avatar for Sagi Denenberg

Sagi Denenberg

Dr Sagi Denenberg graduated from the veterinary school in Kosice, Slovakia. After graduation, he relocated from Israel to Canada to pursue his specialisation. Dr Denenberg is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the European College of Animal Welfare... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

2:00pm

Thunderstorms and fireworks – how to help your patients
Speakers
avatar for Kersti Seksel

Kersti Seksel

After graduating from Sydney University as a veterinarian Kersti completed a BA in Behavioural Sciences and a MA (Hons). She is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a Diplomate... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

3:00pm

Abnormal and repetitive behaviours in dogs and cats
Abnormal and repetitive behaviours are compulsive pathologies the pet may present. We group these behaviours into three broad categories: locomotion, hallucinations, and self-directed. These behaviours reduce the life quality of the pet, lead to physical diseases such as injuries, weight loss, and infections. We will cover the reasons for the development of these conditions and their different manifestation. As part of this lecture, we will also address the diagnostic process, management, and medications used to help these pets.

Speakers
avatar for Sagi Denenberg

Sagi Denenberg

Dr Sagi Denenberg graduated from the veterinary school in Kosice, Slovakia. After graduation, he relocated from Israel to Canada to pursue his specialisation. Dr Denenberg is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the European College of Animal Welfare... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

4:30pm

Behavioural medicine in the GP clinic - helping every day and every patient
Speakers
avatar for Jacqui Ley

Jacqui Ley

Dr Jacqui Ley is a Registered Veterinarian Specialist in Behavioural Medicine with over 15 years of experience in this field. This means she is qualified to a specialist level in dog behaviour, cat behaviour or just about any other animal’s behaviour.  Dr Jacqui Ley has a fellowship... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast