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CPD ACCREDITED ARTICLE 8. Ventricular arrhythmias are common in patients with GDV, especially within 36 hours after surgery. Which one of the factors listed below can be corrected pre operatively, without using Lidocaine? a. Fluid deficits and electrolyte imbalance. b. Poor myocardial perfusion. c. Splanchnic ischaemia. d. Hypercoagulablity with thromboembolic events. e. Myocardial depressant factor. Accredited CPD Codes Corrections 9. Which one of the statements regarding evaluation of the viability of the stomach and spleen is least correct ? a. If splenic torsion is present, perform a splenectomy without untwisting the vascular pedicle. b. Usually, the spleen shows signs of venous congestion that often fails to resorb after de-rotation of the stomach. c. Splenectomy is indicated if thrombosis of the splenic artery is present. d. About 20% of dogs with GDV have a devitalised gastric wall requiring gastrectomy. e. Ischemic injury occurs most commonly in the fundic area along the greater curvature. 10. Which one of the following statements regarding evaluation of the viability of the gastric wall is most correct? a. Evaluating gastric wall perfusion is easily performed. b. The serosal colour becomes dark red indicating devital isation c. Uncontrolled bleeding after partial thickness incision is a negative sign as it indicates a coagulopathy d. The absence of the slipping of the mucousa and submucousa is a negative sign. e. Torn gastric arteries will negatively affect the prognosis The questions for the last two CPD articles needed to be altered to conform to SAVC Requirements. My apologies for the inconvenience caused. The correct questions are available on the website at cpdsolutions or on the VET360 app. • Neck Pain in Smaller and Medium Breed Dogs. Dr Alain Carter. SMS code = a84885 • Feline Hyperthyroidism. Dr Joanne McLean. SMS code = a79288 Editor ANSWER the questions on the Vet360 App. Available from the Itunes/Play store! Use your Vet 360 App to answer the questions. Your certificate can be found on www.vet360.vetlink. if you log in with your App username and password. If you want to use the SMS system or the web interface on your PC, visit the CPD electronic platform at Use the following codes for the SMS system: 13. Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus DVM360 (Dr Eric Monnet). SMS code = a98717 12. Neck Pain in Smaller and Medium Breed Dogs. Dr Alain Carter. SMS code = a84885 11. Feline Hyperthyroidism. Dr Joanne McLean. SMS code = a7928810. 10. The FIP Jigsaw-Puzzle. Dr Emma Hooijberg. SMS code = a71336 9. Otitis Externa. Dr Martin Briggs. SMS code = a22785 8. Canine Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Dr Alain Carter. SMS code = a68068 7. Cushings. Various Authors. SMS code = a20643 6. Cyclosporine in Canine Atopy. Dr Heidi Schroeder. SMS code = a24438 5. Management of Diabetes Mellitus Dr Marlies Bohm. a55046 4. Transfusion Medicine in Small Animal Practice. Dr Liesel van der Merwe SMS code = a90559 3. Diagnosis of Demodicosis in Dogs & Cats. Karen A. Moriello SMS code = a22801 2. A review of sterilisation practices and impact on the individual animal, in dogs and cats. Drs K de Cramer and K May SMS code = a26581 1. Rehabilitation of neurological patients. Dr Megan Kelly, SMS code = a97907 vet360 Issue 06 | DECEMBER 2016 | 32