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Sandrac
18th October 2012, 10:31 PM
We still have a few places left for the Health Seminar being held on 18th November at London Scottish Golf Club House, Windmill Enclosure, Wimbledon Common, SW19 5NQ.

The Speakers are Dr Clare Rusbridge talking on Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia, Helen Shreeve, Small Animal Veterinary Advisor at Boehringer Ingelheim giving a presentation on Mitral Valve Disease and Lynn Burton, a Human CM Sufferer explaining what it is like to live with Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia.

The talks are intended to help pet owners understand a little more about how these conditions affect our cavaliers.

Places are available to non-members for 15 per ticket, this is to cover the buffet lunch and refreshments.A

Please email secretary@companioncavalierclub.co.uk (secretary@companioncavalierclub.co.uk) for an application form or PM me on this forum.

Pat
24th October 2012, 05:30 PM
Helen Shreeve, Small Animal Veterinary Advisor at Boehringer Ingelheim giving a presentation on Mitral Valve Disease


It may (or not!) be useful for me to point out that the Boehringer representative is going to have a strong bias based on monetary considerations so I would not particularly take her treatment recommendations as the "gold standard." I experienced this first-hand during the AVMA convention that I attended in 2010, and the Boehringer reps are particularly, shall we say, "opinionated" and aggressive. For this reason, I really don't like using pharmaceutical company employees as a source of medical information, especially related to treatment options and decisions.

Pat

Margaret C
24th October 2012, 07:23 PM
It may (or not!) be useful for me to point out that the Boehringer representative is going to have a strong bias based on monetary considerations so I would not particularly take her treatment recommendations as the "gold standard." I experienced this first-hand during the AVMA convention that I attended in 2010, and the Boehringer reps are particularly, shall we say, "opinionated" and aggressive. For this reason, I really don't like using pharmaceutical company employees as a source of medical information, especially related to treatment options and decisions.

Pat

Thank you Pat, it is a helpful reminder.

Margaret C
21st November 2012, 08:24 PM
The Companion Club Health Seminar went very well and I'm glad to say that Helen, the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Adviser, gave a very clear and unbiased talk on MVD.

The talk by Clare Rusbridge and then Lynn Burton describing the pounding headache and pain and numbness caused by CM made a considerable impression on our members that attended and there has been quite a discussion about the meeting on the Facebook page. At the moment the group are looking at old and new scan certificates and the different gradings.

This is one group of pet owners that will know what certificates to ask for when/if they buy another cavalier.