Behavioural Medicine I, Luxembourg 12 - 16 September 2011 held
Course Masters: Dr. Joel Dehasse, DECVBM-CA (BE), Dr. Diane Frank, DACVB (CA),
Ass. Prof. Dr. Clara Palestrini, DECVBM-CA (IT)
The 2011 behavioural medicine veterinary course of the ESAVS aims at understanding and solving the most common clinical conditions. It includes an introduction to basic techniques of behavioural consultations and then focuses on practical problem solving, addressing issues such as aggression in dogs and soiling in cats.
Models and theories in animal behaviour (medicine)
Principles of psychopharmacological treatments
Dog and cat social development and disorders
Aggression in dogs
Cat behaviour management: soiling, cohabitation, territorial organisation
Monday, 12 September 2011 - 8h30-12h30:
Role of behavioural medicine in veterinary medicine.
History taking for behavioural cases (behaviour sequence, postures, contexts, consequences).
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• Models used in behavioural medicine
• The role of behavioural medicine in the veterinary practice:
- What is and why veterinary behavioural medicine?
- The veterinary behavioural consultation
- Observations versus interpretations; what distinguishes us from trainers (behavioural modification versus training); medical approach to behaviour,
• The analysis of the behaviour sequence, posture, context and consequences
• Psychiatric illness; normal versus abnormal behaviour; CD and differential diagnoses
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 - 8h30-12h30:
Treatment (behaviour modification; environmental enrichment and medication) and coaching
• Coaching and environmental enrichment and modification
• Behavioural modification
• Pharmacological treatment
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 - 8h30-12h30:
Separation-related problems - theory around clinical cases
• Emotions, moods and disorders
• Importance of films
• Separation-related behaviours, Diagnostic criteria, Epidemiology, Ethiology Treatment and therapy, research results
Thursday, 15 September 2011 - 8h30-12h30:
Aggression in dogs and cats - theory around clinical cases
• Classification, evaluation, dangerousness assessment
• Cat aggression to people
• Dog aggressions, biology of aggression, dominance & aggression, anxiety, fear & aggression, hormones & aggression, neurotransmitters & aggression, principles of behaviour modification
Friday, 16 September 2011 - 8h30-12h30:
House soiling and other disorders in cats - theory around clinical cases
• Environmental enrichment
• Intercat aggression; house-soiling
• Anxiety related behaviours in cats: when fear and anxiety becomes a problem, the causes of anxiety, signs of anxiety how can an anxious cat be recognised? Stereotypies & compulsive disorders
From 14.00 - ca. 17h00 there will be practicals / group work on every course day.
Program: Behavioural Medicine I 2011 - subject to change
CPD points (Continuing Professional Developement): 40
Please also see ESAVS Certficate Program (ECSAVP)
ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System): 5
Please also see ESAVS Master Program (EMSAVMP)
Please note that the online material is available to the participants of residential courses only.
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Tuition fee: EURO 1.600,--
Early registration: EURO 1.500,-- (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 31st March 2011)
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