Online cursus The challenges of canine hyperadrenocorticism

The challenges of canine hyperadrenocorticism: diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of treatment.

Even though hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) is the most common endocrine disease in dogs, the diagnosis can be challenging as there is no test that it is 100% reliable. Furthermore, there are many different treatment options for HAC, with each treatment having it`s own advantages and disadvantages. The most popular treatment used by general practitioners is medical treatment with Trilostane. As up to 25% of dogs that are treated with Trilostane develop clinical signs of hypocortisolism in the first 2 years of treatment, close monitoring is very important. The ACTH stimulation test has been recommended as the monitoring test of choice for dogs receiving Trilostane, but the test has never been validated for this purpose. Furthermore, synthetic ACTH can be expensive in some countries or has limited availability. Because of this, alternative methods of monitoring dogs receiving Trilostane have been investigated in the last years.

This course will help you to decide

1) which test to choose for the diagnosis of HAC

2) how to differentiate between pituitary and adrenal dependent HAC (or can it be both?)

3) which treatment to advise to the owner

4) which monitoring test to choose for treatment with Trilostane

Furthermore, an interesting clinical case will be discussed.

The total course duration is minimal 3.5 hours and consists of different chapters. Each chapter contains a short video of a previously recorded lecture. Furthermore, you are stimulated to take practice tests and to work up the clinical case yourself before the answer is revealed in the case discussion. You also get interesting reading material and can print off your handouts. With questions for the teacher you can go to the online forum.

You will have access to all the video`s during a period of 6 weeks. After registration, you will have immediate access to the training and you can complete it at your own pace.

Wil je deze cursus heel graag volgen, maar schrikt het je af om het in het Engels te doen. Laat het ons weten! Indien minstens 15 personen deze cursus graag in het Nederlands willen volgen, dan zullen we hem ook in het Nederlands aanbieden!


Doelgroep: Dierenartsen gezelschapsdieren werkzaam bij een praktijk van IVC Evidensia Nederland of extern

Datum: Niet van toepassing, het gaat om vooraf opgenomen onderwijs.

Type cursus:

  • Online cursus; niet interactief
  • Ingesproken presentaties, oefenexamens, leesmateriaal, klinische case die je eerst zelf kan opwerken en handouts door Geert Paes, DVIM, DipECVIM-ca

Prijs: € 55.00 + BTW, na betaling heb je direct toegang tot deze cursus.

Korting: 10% korting voor IVC Evidensia-medewerkers. Log in met je Evidensia-mailadres voor het gebruik van de kortingscode. De kortingscode vind je op Evi onder Support > Academy.


excl. BTW (inclusief digitale hand-out en notitie-materiaal)