Tracheal collapse is a chronic, progressive disease of the trachea (windpipe). The condition occurs when the C-shaped rings of cartilage in the trachea weaken and begin to flatten out.
Small breed dogs such as Yorkshire terriers, Pomeranians, poodles and Chihuahuas are most commonly affected by the disease. Other risk factors include obesity, middle or older age and living with owners who smoke.
Four faculty members will cover the topic for local veterinarians and WCVM alumni, veterinary students and other interested members of the public. The four clinicians include:
- Dr. Casey Gaunt, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and an ACVIM Diplomate.
- Dr. Sherisse Sakals, an assistant professor of small animal surgery in the Dept. of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.
- Dr. Greg Starrak, an associate professor of medical imaging in the Dept. of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and an ACVR Diplomate.
- Dr. Barbara Ambros, an assistant professor of anesthesia in the Dept. of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and an ECVAA Diplomate.
Following the one-hour seminar, participants are invited to take a tour of the newly renovated Veterinary Medical Centre (small animal facilities) and to meet new WCVM clinicians, residents and clinical interns during an informal reception in the WCVM's buffeteria.
If you would like to attend the CE event, please RSVP to Jackie Bahnmann (306-966-7108) by Monday, Oct. 15.