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Wednesday, May 25 • 08:00 - 09:00
So it’s time to stop…what now? Approaches to weaning off anxiolytic medications

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Many of the anxiolytics commonly used in veterinary practice – both short and long-acting – are not currently registered for use in dogs and cats in Australia. Furthermore the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of these medications are often based on human literature. Although the initial treatment of behaviour disorders is obviously important for veterinarians and pet owners, pet owners also need help through the weaning process. This presentation will discuss when in the treatment process to consider discontinuing anxiolytic medication and approaches to the weaning process. The presentation will also discuss management strategies and approaches to changing from one anxiolytic medication to another for cases where the first choice of anxiolytic has been ineffective or adverse effects have been seen


Dr Trepheena Hunter

Dr Trepheena Hunter (BAgSc (hons) MAgSc, BVSc (hons), MANZCVS) graduated from the University of Queensland in 2004. After working in mixed practice, she moved into small animal practice and developed a strong interest in veterinary behavioural medicine. Trepheena gained Membership... Read More →

Wednesday May 25, 2016 08:00 - 09:00 ACST
Hall N Adelaide Convention Centre