Webinars for the whole veterinary team

A Lot to Swallow: Clinical Approach to Esophageal Motility Disorders

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition USA – Clinical Series
1 Hr of RACE CE approved
Approved for 1 hour of NYSED credit

Dr. Carol Reinero

Start Date
May 5, 2021
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In this program, participants will review the clinical presentation of dogs with disease localized to the esophagus. Participants will then learn a classification scheme for motility disorders of the esophagus, including functional obstruction, mechanical obstruction and hypomotility/dysmotility. This will be followed by a discussion of the diagnostic approach to identify the underlying cause of the esophageal motility disorder, highlighting a critical role for videofluoroscopic swallow studies for both diagnosis and management. The program will finish with a description of dietary interventions and other ancillary treatments to address esophageal motility disorders.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Carol Reinero

Small Animal Internal Medicine Professor and Director, Comparative Internal Medicine Laboratory Board-Certified Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Carol Reinero specializes in small animal internal medicine with special interests in respiratory medicine and a particular focus on lower airway disorders and interstitial lung diseases. Her research interests include investigations of novel diagnostics and therapeutics for feline asthma and the canine and feline respiratory microbiome. She also collaborates with other clinician scientists to characterize immune responses in cancer and neurodegenerative disorders, even those not directly related to the lungs. Reinero received a doctor of veterinary medicine and PhD in immunology from the University of California, Davis, where she also completed a small animal internal medicine residency.
She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a former president of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society.
When she isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and teaching her two children all about the lung.

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