Saturday, July 5, 2014

1400. Myanmar Veterinary Association Seminar July 5, 2014

July 6, 2014  Royal Golden View Hotel, Room 305.

Yesterday, I presented two talks on "Guidelines For the Treatment of Pyometra" and "Urolithiasis in Dogs and Cats - Diagnosis & Treatment" and met the committee members of the Myanmar Veterinary Association.

I was surprised to see several small animal practitioners as I expected 20. The Association limited to 75 participants for this continuing education and all get a certificate of attendance at the end of the 3 talks..

Yangon is much bigger in area than Singapore and around 100 small animal vets are practising as compared to 6 years ago.  Pyometra is dogs and cats is common in Yangon as traditionally, the owners get their pets injected with a synthetic progesterone (Depo-M or Contracep) IM, every  3 months. Pyometra develops after some time.   

I engaged a professional to prepare the power point slides for me and so presentation was much easier. More images of case studies and videos of cases - I hope these would not make the audience fall asleep. One young vet said my talk was easy to understand.

Another vet asked me about his case of pyometra in which the dog died after surgery - was it due to bleeding? It could be or it could be due to other reasons like septicaemia. The dog was not given pre-op I/V drip, antibiotics and analgesic. 

We had a dinner at the Golden Duck Restaurant for around 18 vets and I was presented with a momento.

Power point presentations can be very boring for 45 minutes if only text and few images are shown.. Videos should be included in the talk.


1. Many new hotels built. Room rates of downtown Traders' and Sedona Hotels have shot through the roof owing to acute shortfall. This Royal Golden View Hotel is brand new, has 38 rooms and fronts a beautiful river. Free wireless.  I visited a "ship" hotel in downtown Yangon port area yesterday, Vintage Luxury Yatch Hotel with 1920s furniture. The beds can be adjusted for back pain guests.   

2. Rains daily in July.


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