This series of webinars is split into three sessions and aims to give an in-depth insight into plasma transfusion in canine patients.

  • Part 1: What is plasma? – this session focuses on what canine plasma is and includes information on its preparation from whole blood. We also look at the differences between the different blood components.
  • Part 2: How do we store and administer plasma and potential adverse reactions? – this session includes considerations on consent and monitoring of transfusions and an in depth look at potential adverse reactions. We also look forward to the future of plasma transfusion and component therapy.
  • Part 3: What are the indications for plasma use? – this final session looks at the in-house tests required to decide on and prepare for plasma transfusions using case studies you may face in general practice.
About the speaker

Jenny Walton BVM&S MRCVS

Jenny qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1998. She worked in mixed practice for four years before moving into the field of small animal emergency and critical care with Vets Now. Jenny worked in Vets Now emergency and critical care clinics for 10 years and through Vets Now, she ran the practical trial researching canine blood banking in 2006. Following the success of the trial, Pet Blood Bank was launched in 2007 with Jenny in the role of Veterinary Supervisor where she remained until 2018.

CPD hours: watching all three parts of this webinar will contribute 1.5 hours

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