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NationWide Laboratories will be exhibiting at BSAVA 2020

Three of their anatomic pathologists will be delivering a CPD session on Saturday 4 April 2020

NationWide Laboratories will be exhibiting at BSAVA 2020 (stand B10) bringing expertise and innovation into everyday life of a veterinary practice.

They will be speaking about personalised health care involving DNA-profiling and Life Plans, a service that focuses on prevention and early detection of disease leading to more effective health management and improved outcomes.

They will also have information to share on allervet which offers an exclusive novel approach to allergen specific immunotherapy using a polymerised allergen (allergoid) vaccine.

Three of NationWide Laboratories anatomic pathologists lead by Trevor Whitbread (BSc BVSc DipECVP MRCVS) will be delivering a CPD session on Saturday 4 April at 1pm in BSAVA Exhibition Education Zone Theatre talking about post mortems and surgical biopsies and giving practical advice to veterinary surgeons. Here is a brief synopsis.

“Post mortem examination (PME) may be offered by clinicians to investigate sudden unexplained death in pets. Beforehand, consent should be obtained, history taken, and the body weighed and scanned for a microchip. PME should be carried out within 24 hours of death and freezing the body should be avoided. All organs should be examined systematically, and descriptive notes and photographs taken. Samples of liver, lung, kidney and any lesions should be taken for histopathology. Liver, kidney, stomach content, lung, and fat may be frozen for toxicological analysis.

“Incisional biopsies (IB) are useful for cases where the clinician requires an accurate diagnosis for decision-making. This is especially true for cases where radical surgery is anticipated (e.g. limb amputation for osteosarcoma) or for lesions which are not easily assessed by FNA (e.g. feline alimentary lymphoma). Excisional biopsies (EB) are not only diagnostic but also potentially curative and allow evaluation of surgical margins.

“Regardless of the type of sample submitted, it is imperative that relevant clinical history and differential diagnoses are communicated to the pathologist to maximise diagnostic accuracy”.

Their expert team will be happy to see you at their stand to talk about a full range of veterinary diagnostic services they have successfully been providing since 1983.

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