In Lviv, under the auspices of Kormotech, the training in veterinary anesthesiology andendoscopic examinations was held using the advanced equipment and was attended byspecialists of the University of Life Sciences (Lublin, Poland).
Long before Ukraine signed an Agreement with the European Union, the CBC Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2007-2013 was launched, in the framework of which the European Union provided the funding of projects. This is probably not very well known to the public at large, but within this cooperation a lot had already been done, namely – the funds for the construction of two aviaries in the Lutsk zoo were received and allocated, also, the funds were received and equipment purchased for the establishment of a Veterinary School of Advanced Diagnostics with Specialized Laboratories at the Lviv National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after S.Z. Gzhytsky. In the second decade of September, the very interesting and intense trainings were held consisting of theoretical and practical sessions.
The first training in veterinary anesthesiology was held on September 21-22 and was led by the doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of Life Sciences – Malgozhata Lukasz. The training participants had the opportunity to familiarize with the tasks to be addressed by the contemporary veterinary anesthesiology and understand its components and principles. The different types of anesthesia, characteristics and conditions of their use were reviewed; the participants were also provided with an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained. About 90 veterinary specialists registered for participation in the training, most of them are practitioners. The second training was held on September 23-24 and was devoted to the endoscopic examination of dogs and cats. The topic was presented to the participants by the PhD in veterinary sciences Beata Abramovich. She started with the preparation of patients and the structure of equipment (rigid and flexible endoscopes), auxiliary tools, their maintenance, cleaning and disinfection, and then proceeded to a detailed review of research methods, such as rhinoscopy, tracheoscopy, bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy, gastroscopy, duodenoscopy and colonoscopy.
A certain focus was put on conducting additional examinations. The participants familiarized with the technique of collection of material during the endoscopic examination and learned to correctly interpret the results. Also, the methods of removing foreign bodies were reviewed. The 55 veterinary specialists registered for participation in the training, among which were those that did not attend the training in anesthesiology.
Overall, both trainings were attended by about 100 veterinary specialists, among which, according to training coordinators, 80% are practitioners. The Veterinary School of Advanced Diagnostics with Specialized Laboratories at the Lviv National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after S.Z. Gzhytsky is very grateful to KORMOTECH. To be continued!