february, 2022

28feb8:00 pm9:00 pmShould I cut this dog? A case-based review of diagnosing gastrointestinal obstructionsVECCS x VIN Webinar

Event Details

By: Marc Seitz, DVM, DACVR, DABVP

Is surgery indicated?  Few questions cause an emergency clinician’s stomach to tie up in knots!  This session will use radiographs from real cases to discuss interpretation strategies for diagnosing mechanical gastrointestinal obstructions.   Alternative radiographic imaging techniques available to most emergency clinicians will also be discussed.

Course Objectives:

  1. By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to diagnose the three main types of mechanical gastrointestinal obstructions with radiography: pyloric outflow obstruction, small intestinal mechanical obstruction, and linear foreign body.
  2. The attendee will be able to utilize the following to increase the diagnostic yield of radiography for diagnosing mechanical gastrointestinal obstructions: left lateral projection, objective criteria for small intestinal dilation, negative contrast gastrography using soda, pneumocolonogram, and compression radiography.
  3. The attendee will be able to recognize free gas and decreased serosal detail in cases of gastrointestinal rupture and presumed septic peritonitis.

Speaker Info:

Dr. Seitz is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at Mississippi State University (MSU).  He earned both his B.S. in biochemistry and his DVM from MSU.  After graduation, he spent eight years in private practice as both a general practitioner and emergency clinician prior to returning to MSU as an emergency faculty member.  In 2014, he earned Diplomate status with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline).  Due to his interest in performing and teaching ultrasound, in 2018 he began working towards a second specialty in diagnostic imaging and is now a full-time board-certified radiologist.  In addition to clinical practice, he thoroughly enjoys teaching, with the ultimate goal of translating sound medical practices and current veterinary literature into useful clinical skills for both general practitioners and emergency clinicians.  His passion for teaching has been recognized through the Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award (2016).



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