Conference Programme 2020


Pyothorax - is it medical or surgical?

13 Nov 2020
RVC Clinical Theatre 3

The optimum treatment of pyothorax is not known. It was classically taught that in dogs treatment should be surgical and cats should be treated medically. However, research and clinical practice has shown that this doctrine is at best an over-simplification. This lecture will use case examples to help consider the evidence available about optimal treatment for pyothorax in dogs and cats and help practitioners determine how they can best treat these patients.

  • - Recognition of the different causes of pyothorax
  • - Clinical identification of pyothorax
  • - Evaluation of the available literature on treatment of pyothorax
  • - Recognition of indicators for surgical management of pyothorax
Karen Humm, MA VetMB MSc CertVA DACVECC DipECVECC FHEA MRCVS, Associate Professor in Transfusion Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care - Royal Veterinary College

Education Partners

  • RVC
  • BVA
  • BVA Congress
  • BVA Career


Platinum Sponsors

  • Idexx
  • Vets4Pets
  • IVC

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  • Vetstream
  • Veterinary Times
  • The Veterinary Map
  • Vet File



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  • BVSZ
  • APBS
  • BVNA
  • AGV