Anti-Nerve Growth Factor Strategies
This lecture has been RACE Approved for 1.5 CE hours for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
Discuss the prevalence of osteoarthritis in both cats and dogs, including how many experience pain as a result of the degenerative changes and the biological effects of that pain.
Provide a more detailed description of the science behind osteoarthritis, including its relationship to neurogenic inflammation.
Discuss the neurobiology behind the efficacy of NSAIDs. Present the role of nerve growth factor (NGF) in osteoarthritis.
Discuss the difference between the disease of osteoarthritis and the whole-body deterioration resulting from osteoarthritic pain.
Discuss reasoning behind early management of osteoarthritis.
Provide an overview of the emerging treatment options for OA.
Provide an overview of the clinical evidence of anti-NGF strategies in veterinary medicine