Approach to avian and reptile clinical pathology
Sue has had a long term interest in avian and reptile medicine as well as clinical pathology and understands the challenges that these species can present in general practice. Achieving good diagnostic samples can be challenging in some species, whether limited by size or demeanour of patient or by the limitations of running samples on commonly available analysers.
In this seminar, Sue will present an approach to the individual sick patient including suitable sites and volumes of sample collection, manual and automatic analysis methods, and a guide to interpretation of results. The fundamentals of faecal evaluation, haematology and biochemistry will be discussed including common issues with sample collection, dealing with small samples, artefacts and the challenge of identifying suitable reference intervals.
Speaker - Dr Susan Jaensch BSc (Hons), BVMS PhD MANZCVS (Avian Health) FANZCVS
Dr Sue Jaensch undertook her undergraduate training at Murdoch University. After working in mixed and small animal practice for five years, she returned to Murdoch to complete her PhD, evaluating avian anaesthesia. Dr Jaensch began her pathology training during her PhD and attained Memberships in Avian Medicine (2001), Veterinary Pathology (2002) and finally her Fellowship in Clinical Pathology in 2009. Dr Jaensch has over 15 years of clinical pathology experience, working in all areas of the discipline.