Coughing cats and dyspnoeic dogs

Event date

07 December 2018

Venue location

Novotel Manchester West
Worsley Brow
Greater Manchester
M28 2YA


Jessica Wachtel, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Small animal clinical CPD



 Early birdStandard
Member£200 (including VAT)£235 (including VAT)
Non-memberN/A£392 (including VAT)

Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date.

Event Description


‘This course is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to a waiting list in case of any cancellations please email’


Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.00.

Dealing with a dyspnoeic animal can be stressful for all concerned. During this one-day course we will consider how best to localise the problem using the available history, clinical observations and targeted diagnostics; with the aim of optimising the management of these cases. Practical methods of oxygen supplementation, including the use of nasal prongs and catheters, will also be discussed, with the goal of showing how they can be employed in your practice.  

We will review the application and utility of diagnostics in respiratory patients: blood work, thoracic radiographs, bronchoscopy and a brief foray into the fields of CT and thoracic ultrasound.  We will work through the diagnosis and management of the most common causes of dyspnoea and cough in cats and dogs: feline asthma, pneumothorax, laryngeal paralysis, BOAS, pneumonia, heart failure and more. 

This day should give you more confidence dealing with coughing and wheezing animals, and further develop your decision making in dyspnoea.  

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are: 

  • Practical methods of oxygen supplementation
  • Practical tips to help to distinguish cardiac and respiratory causes of dyspnoea
  • Optimal management of feline asthma, and what to consider when things aren’t going well
  • How to perform a bronchoalveolar lavage, and optimise the diagnostic information obtained from it
  • A review of thoracic imaging 

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call Jessica Wachtel on 020 7908 6336. 

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions Payment for BVA courses must be received in advance. On acceptance of your booking a confirmation email will be sent to you. Prices are subject to 20% VAT and bookings will be confirmed with a VAT notice. Member discount Please note that in order to qualify for the member discount it must be the member that attends the course. A member cannot book on behalf of a non-member to benefit from the discount. If a non-member attends in place of a member, they will be liable to pay the additional non-member fee. Book three courses for the price of two This offer is only valid for BVA members. All three courses must be booked at the same time. The cheapest course will be free. A practice may book using the offer and send a different member of their team to each course. This offer is only valid for BVA 2018 CPD courses and excludes Media training, the ‘Staying safe in equine practice’ course and any webinars. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Cancellation policy In event of cancellations received in writing no later than one calendar month in advance of the course, the fee will be returned less 25% to cover administration expenses. After that date, no refunds will be possible. Substitutions may be made at any time, however, please see note (left) about the member discount. Programme information The programme information was correct at the time of going to press. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and BVA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers. Where circumstances force BVA to cancel a course, the liability of BVA shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for the course. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss. Booking indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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