This 45 minute online vet nurse CPD course discusses portosystemic shunts which are vascular anomalies that allow blood to bypass the liver. There are a variety of treatment options which are associated with varying prognoses. Patients with portosystemic shunts are at risk of several complications. It is important that the veterinary nurse is familiar with how to monitor these patients. The aim of this tutorial is to give an overview of the following:
· What is a portosystemic shunt?
· Treatment options – Medical or Surgical
· Surgical preparation
· Post operative care