Friday, October 13, 2017

Breakfast
6:30-7:50 am

President's Annual Address and Legislative Update

Scott Spaulding, DVM and Jordan Lamb, JD (1 non-scientific CE)

Join Dr. Scott Spaulding as he reflects on his year as WVMA President and passes the gavel onto Dr. Bob Leder. Following the presidential transition, WVMA's legal counsel will provide an update on what your association has accomplished legislatively and how the Political Action Committee (PAC) works for veterinarians in Wisconsin.

7:30 am

Bakery/Coffee/Milk

Small Animal Tracks
8-9 am

Seizure Basics and More

Anne Chauvet, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) (1.2 CE)

A review of physiology and basic principles regarding seizures is followed by the medical management of seizures concentrating on idiopathic epilepsy and choices of anticonvulsant therapies.

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Intraoral Radiography - Convincing Clients, Convincing Yourself, What Is Really There

Christopher Snyder, DVM, DAVDC (1.2 CE)

Leveraging the value of dental radiographs in practice can be difficult when proper interpretation is challenging. This lecture is designed to provide practitioners with methods to impress upon the importance of radiography to clients and once radiographs are taken, examples and discussion surrounding proper interpretation of pathology versus normal anatomy will be stressed.

9:10-10:10 am

Vestibular Disease

Anne Chauvet, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) (1.2 CE)

Basic anatomy, physiology and clinical signs of vestibular disease are revisited. Common pathologies are discussed and recommendations for diagnostics and work ups approached.

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Periodontal Disease - The Silent Killer. Identifying Disease, Successful Treatments

Christopher Snyder, DVM, DAVDC (1.2 CE)

Recognizing the subtle signs of periodontal disease in conscious patients can be challenging. Methods to utilize awake conscious oral evaluation findings to justify general anesthesia for oral examination and treatment will be discussed. Diagnosing the various stages of periodontal disease will be explained with an emphasis placed on recognizing which periodontal therapies are indicated and when treatment limitations may interfere with predictable healing.

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10:10-10:40 am

Break

Coffee sponsored by:

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10:40-11:40 am

Meningitis

Anne Chauvet, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) (1.2 CE)

From tick borne to immune mediated, meningidites are reviewed and their treatment discussed.

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Pain, Pain, GO AWAY! Local Block Techniques for Dental Cases

Christopher Snyder, DVM, DAVDC (1.2 CE)

Frequently, patients present with painful dental conditions that require treatment which is also painful. Techniques for local anesthetic placement at various locations in the mouth will be discussed as well as contemporary philosophies about which local anesthetics should be used and when. Techniques to increase the duration of action for regional anesthesia and analgesia will also be discussed. This lecture is strongly recommended for veterinarians attending the extraction wetlab.

11:40-1:30 pm Lunch

Ticket required

1:30-2:30 pm

Neurological Examination for the Practitioner

Anne Chauvet, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) (1.2 CE)

Neurological examination basics and purpose is presented in depth and the succinct tests highlighted.

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Overcoming Challenges: Surgical Extraction Techniques and Preventing Complications in Canines

Christopher Snyder, DVM, DAVDC (1.2 CE)

Many indications exist in veterinary practice necessitating the need to perform dental extractions. When extractions go as planned, life is good. Complications with extractions create frustration and predispose occurrence of further complications. This lecture will stress proper instrumentation and technique. Additionally, we will discuss commonly occurring complications and how those complications can be prevented. This lecture is required for veterinarians attending the extraction wetlab.

2:30-2:55 pm Break
2:55-3:55 pm

Neuromuscular Disorders

Anne Chauvet, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) (1.2 CE)

Common in the Midwest, neuromuscular disorders need special attention and understanding to be able to manage them at their maximum in your practice and decide when to refer.

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A Contemporary Review of Current Philosophies for Managing Feline Oral Disease

Christopher Snyder, DVM, DAVDC (1.2 CE)

From tooth resorption to feline chronic gingivostomatitis, cats definitely do not have small dog problems. Common feline oral diseases continue to mystify and challenge us when it comes to treatment decisions. This lecture will focus on proper treatment decision making to enhance patient comfort and improve healing.

4:05-5:05 pm

Back Injuries

Anne Chauvet, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) (1.2 CE)

A review of the back injuries and causes as well as the treatment options, expectations and planning for treatment and rehabilitation.


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Understanding the Landscape - Understanding and Improving Client Compliance with Dental Homecare

Christopher Snyder, DVM, DAVDC (1.2 CE)

Evaluating all the dental homecare options can be daunting to say the least for veterinarians - imagine how overwhelmed the clients are! Proper understanding and successful coaching of clients as to how to choose and use different dental homecare products and techniques is key to maintaining a healthy oral cavity. Successful implementation of an effective homecare regimen can also determine whether periodontal treatments will be successful in the long run. A methodical, scientifically supported review of various dental homecare approaches will be emphasized.

Large Animal Tracks
 8-9 am

Beyond Water and Hay: What a Healthy Horse Needs to Meet Daily Nutritional Requirements

Nicola Pusterla, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

While the goal of feeding a healthy horse is to meet its nutritional requirements, the availability of various feed types and supplements seems at times overwhelming to horse owners and veterinarians. Further, the custom of feeding by volume rather than by weight, often leads to the over conditioning of horses. This lecture will review the basic nutritional needs of the healthy horse as well as present simple but effective nutritional guidelines for a variety of horse types.

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Bovine Pain

Reneé Dewell, DVM, MS and Brian Vander Ley, DVM, PhD, DACVPM (1.2 CE)

This presentation will provide an introduction to animal pain, clinical signs of pain in cattle and potential benefits of pain management and mitigation strategies.

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Impacts of Negative and Positive DCAD Feeding

Neil Michael, DVM, MBA (1.2 CE)

This session will discuss the physiology, research, and practical applications of nutritional DCAD formulation that optimize animal productivity.

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9:10-10:10 am

You Can Lead a Horse To Hay But You Can't Make It Eat

Nicola Pusterla, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

One of the greatest nutritional challenges we experience as veterinarians is to meet a horse's nutritional needs in the phase of an underlying disease. Horses with poor dentition, obesity, endocrinopathy (EMS, PPID) or organ-related dysfunction (liver, kidney, gastrointestinal tract, muscle) have different nutritional requirements. This lecture will focus on the nutritional needs of equine patients as it pertains to their underlying disease.

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Pain Management Techniques and Protocols

Reneé Dewell, DVM, MS and Brian Vander Ley, DVM, PhD, DACVPM (1.2 CE)

This presentation will include multi-media demonstrations and discussion of pain management techniques and protocols that may be used in bovine practice.

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Applications of Refined Functional Carbohydrates (RFC)

Neil Michael, DVM, MBA (1.2 CE)

This session will discuss what RFC technologies offer your customers including mycotoxins, protozoa, bacterial and gut health protection.

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10:10-10:40 am

Break

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10:40-11:40 am

How to Formulate Diets for Various Medical Conditions – A Case-Based Discussion

Nicola Pusterla, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

Most of us have a pretty good understanding of what works and what doesn't when feeding a healthy horse. But feeding a horse who's sick, injured or recovering from surgery represents a greater challenge. This lecture will discuss case-based scenarios of horses with various medical conditions and how to best formulate their rations and medical needs.

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Interactive Lab

Reneé Dewell, DVM, MS and Brian Vander Ley, DVM, PhD, DACVPM (1.2 CE)

Join us for a hands on wetlab using a combination of cadaver and manmade specimens to practice and perfect bovine pain management techniques and protocols that may be used in practice.

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Managing the Dairy Microbial Terroir

Neil Michael, DVM, MBA (1.2 CE)

This session will discuss the new advancements in microbial management which provide exciting natural solutions to preventative herd health and food safety.

Sponsored by:

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11:40-1:30 pm Lunch

Ticket required

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Large Animal Lunch Bunch: State Regulatory Update – The Who, What, Where and When

Rachel Klos, DVM and Elisabeth Patton, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

Dr. Rachel Klos will provide an update from the Department of Public Health on issues related to veterinarians. Dr. Elisabeth Patton will then discuss what is new from DATCP. There will be a ten minute question and answer session at the end.

1:30-2:30 pm

Equine Nutrition 101

Kathleen Crandell, BS, MS, PhD (1.2 CE)

This session will discuss basic principles of equine nutrition with an emphasis on the use of different energy sources for promoting health.

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Animal Welfare Audits and Bovine Emerging Issues

Reneé Dewell, DVM, MS and Brian Vander Ley, DVM, PhD, DACVPM (1.2 CE)

This presentation will provide an overview of cattle welfare audits and assessments. Potential emerging welfare issues relevant to various segments of bovine practice will also be discussed.

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Salmonella - Challenges, Management and Prevention Part 1

Simon Peek, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

The 2016 outbreak in people of Salmonella Heidelberg linked to dairy beef from Wisconsin served as another reminder of the zoonotic and public health impact of this infectious agent. The fact that isolates from this outbreak demonstrated antimicrobial resistance to several conventional antibiotics further underscores the need for the dairy industry to be cognizant of its public health role and high profile with respect to drug resistance. This talk will cover both Salmonella Dublin and non-Dublin serotypes from the perspective of management and control and will include a discussion of some of the programs being employed in other countries regarding eradication, specifically with respect to Salmonella Dublin. Is there any possibility they might work here?

2:30-2:55 pm  Break
2:55-3:55 pm

Nutritionally Related Disorders

Kathleen Crandell, BS, MS, PhD (1.2 CE)

Description of disorders encountered in equine that are nutritionally related and can be managed nutritionally: insulin resistance, equine metabolic syndrome, pasture-associated laminitis and the heritable muscular diseases (PSSM, RER).

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Salmonella - Challenges, Management and Prevention Part 2

Simon Peek, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

Continuation of Part 1.

4:05-5:55 pm

Nutritionally Related Disorders

Kathleen Crandell, BS, MS, PhD (1.2 CE)

Description of disorders encountered in the equine that are nutritionally related and can be managed nutritionally: digestive tract disturbances (ulcers, hindgut acidosis) and developmental orthopedic diseases.

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Emerging and Miscelleaneous Infectious Diseases

Simon Peek, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

This talk will cover some recent and emerging infectious diseases encountered in the upper-Midwest. Additionally it will cover some more familiar conditions with new information and diagnostic information relevant for large animal practitioners. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease first arrived in the state in 2014 and we should now expect to see cases during the vector season – what does this condition look like? What is the relevance of identifying Bibersteinia trehalosi from lung tissue or respiratory samples submitted to the diagnostic laboratory. Is there evidence that BLV is now more economically important – lymphosarcoma is becoming one of the most common reason for cull dairy cow condemnation at packing plants. How do we manage a positive result for Anaplasma? As next generation sequencing identifies more and more infectious agents in the research lab what does this mean for bovine respiratory disease – is bovine influenza D for example a novel, but relevant pathogen. How should practitioners view positive Q fever results in an abortion or still birth case?

Evening Events
5:00-6:15 pm

Evening Reception

Come to the Evening Reception in the exhibit hall for a networking reception with your fellow veterinarians, practice managers, CVT's and exhibitors! Food and drink provided. Everyone is invited!

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