Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a true classic that should be on every adventurer’s “to-do” list. Exploring ancient paths and ruins in this spectacular setting will send shivers down your spine. This haunting fortress city nestled below stunning peaks is the greatest mystery of the Inca Empire. Beautiful Andean scenery, as well as cultural history, unfold as we hike up and down steep stone staircases past ancient Inca outposts. Your Peruvian porters will carry all of your gear and even set up your tent for you so you can enjoy this stunning trek. Your guide will explain the fascinating natural history along the trail, and the expert cooking staff will prepare and serve delicious meals.
The Amazon Jungle is a wildlife treasure, and is not to be missed by nature lovers. You’ll fly from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado, where a dugout motor canoe will transport you downriver to the fantastic, Reserva Amazonica Lodge, where you’ll stay 2 nights. Naturalists will take you on walks and boat trips to explore some of the natural wonders of the area, including the Madre de Dios River, Monkey Island, and Lake Sandoval.
18 Hours of CE credits available for this course
Along the way, Dr Virginia Luis Fuentes will provide 18 CE hours on “practical cardiology”.
Topics will include:
- Chronic management of the cardiac patient
- Utilizing the latest cardiac drugs
- Learn an organized, logical approach to the diagnosis and management of both the occult and overt forms of acquired heart disease in the dog and cat
- Review the diagnostic tests routinely employed in the evaluation of patients with cardiovascular disease
- Hypertension in small animal medicine: Is it clinically relevant? This segment will focus on how and why routine evaluation of blood pressure is clinically important. It will review common canine and feline diseases that are associated with hypertension as well as those diseases that may be exacerbated by undiagnosed hypertension. Finally, clinical management of hypertension will be discussed with emphasis on when to treat and what constitutes a rational therapeutic target.
How should i manage:
- Asymptomatic mitral valve regurgitation?
- Atrial fibrillation in dogs?
- Ventricular tachycardias?
- Asymptomatic dilated cardiomyopathy?
- Congestive heart failure in dogs?
- Feline cardiac disease?
- Coughing dog with cardiomegaly and no pulmonary edema?
- When should I use pimobendan?
- How and when should I evaluate BNP?
- When do I recommend a radiograph and/or an echocardiogram?
- How do i manage asymptomatic cats with a murmur?