Specificities of diagnosis and management of immune mediated anemia & thrombocytopenia in Singapore & Investigations of chronic respiratory signs in dogs and cats
1) Immmune-mediated anaemia and thrombocytopenia are common diseases. Their diagnosis and management are challenging, especially in Singapore where blood-borne diseases and raw meat diets are frequent and could complicate the diagnosis or the management. Diagnosis is based on the elimination of possible triggers. We will review the tests to conduct to rule in or out underlying causes, the interpretation of PCR and serology testing.
2) Chronic respiratory signs in dogs and cats are a common cause of presentation in general practice. Reaching a definitive diagnosis, however, remains challenging. We will review the diagnostics steps: which tests and when to recommend them, and the order they should be performed in order to achieve optimal results to adapt the treatment and avoid misuse of antibiotics and steroids.