Thursday, October 12, 2017

Breakfast
 7:30 am

Bakery/Coffee/Milk

Small Animal Tracks
8-9 am Diagnosis of Heart Failure – Are Dogs the Same as Cats?

Rebecca Stepien, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology) (1.2 CE)

Cats and dogs are different, and their differences may obscure the accurate diagnosis of heart failure in these species. This talk will highlight differences between cats and dogs in terms of preferred diagnostic tests and present example cases to emphasize differentiating findings.

Sponsored by:

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Anesthesia Tenants and Perspectives for all Patients- Maintaining Physiologic Balance

Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

This session will discuss management of the peri-anesthetic period, including tenants for before admit to the hospital, through the peri-operative period.  The end-point goals for safe anesthesia will also be covered.

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Backyard Poultry Medicine: Common Diseases, Diagnostic Procedures and Treatment Options

Kurt K. Sladky, MS, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ECZM (Herpetology) (1.2 CE)

This lecture will emphasize common diseases of backyard chickens and emphasize necessary precautions with respect to acceptable medical

9:10-10:10 am What is Feline NT-ProBNP and How Can I Use It In My Practice?

Rebecca Stepien, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology) (1.2 CE)

NT-proBNP testing can be very useful in cats, especially those suspected of having functional murmurs. This talk will highlight best uses of both SNAP and quantitative NT-proBNP testing for cats, with case examples to provide information you can immediately apply in your practice.

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Pharmacology of Anesthetic Drugs and Combinations: Single Dose and CRI

Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

This session will discuss applied pharmacology of the drugs used before, during and after anesthesia.

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Common and Emerging Rat Diseases: What You Currently Need to Know in Practice!

Kurt K. Sladky, MS, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ECZM (Herpetology) (1.2 CE)

This lecture will discuss common rat diseases with a detailed description of zoonotic diseases, especially Seoul hantavirus.

10:10-10:30 am

Break

Coffee sponsored by:

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10:30-11:30 am Evolving Uses of Pimobendan in Dogs and Cats

Rebecca Stepien, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology) (1.2 CE)

Recent studies have provided information that has taken use of pimobendan beyond its original clinical indications. Current indications and clinical uses of pimobendan in both cats and dogs will be discussed, with case examples of successful use in patients with common disease situations.

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Acute Pain Squared-Off:  Local Anesthesia, Opioids, Anti-Inflammatories and Physiological Biochemistry

Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

This session will discuss the four legs of acute pain control- pharmacology and physical medicine.

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Anesthesia & Analgesia Exotic Companion Mammals

Kurt K. Sladky, MS, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ECZM (Herpetology) (1.2 CE)

This lecture will provide information on effective and safe sedation, anesthetic, and analgesic protocols for use in rabbits, ferrets, rodents, sugar gliders and hedgehogs.

11:30-1 pm Lunch

Ticket required

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Lunch Bunch

State Regulatory Update – The Who, What, Where and When

James Kazmierczak, DVM, MS and Yvonne Bellay, DVM, MS (1.2 CE)

Ticket required

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

1-2 pm

Investigating Lameness in Dogs

Peter Muir, VSc, MVetClinStud, PhD, DACVS, DECVS (1.2 CE)

Diagnosis of lameness can often be challenging. The goal of patient evaluation should be to make a specific diagnosis, for which a meticulous physical examination is critical. This lecture will review key elements of orthopedic patient examination. A complete orthopedic examination includes observation of the gait and posture, and palpation while standing and in lateral recumbency. Further examination should be performed after sedation.

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Monitoring Basics

Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

An in depth assessment of what is being conveyed by your physiologic monitoring- mechanical and human-sensory.

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Avian Reproductive Disorders

Christoph Mans, Dr. med. vet, DACZM (1.2 CE)

This lecture will discuss the clinical signs, diagnostic procedures and treatment options for common pet bird reproductive disorders.

2-2:45 pm Break
2:45-3:45 pm Radiographic Assessment of Fractures

Peter Muir, VSc, MVetClinStud, PhD, DACVS, DECVS (1.2 CE)

Fractures are a common injury in dogs and cats. Radiography is important for diagnosis and subsequent patient management. This lecture will review radiographic fracture assessment before and after treatment. Radiographic assessment should include evaluation of fracture pattern, quality of fracture reduction and fixation, healing of the fracture and the presence of complications.

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Anesthesia for Particular Conditions (Cardiac, Neuro, Renal, Hepatic)

Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

This session will discuss the considerations for different conditions, including high-anxiety, cardiac, neuro and metabolic.

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Common Reptile Emergency Procedures

Christoph Mans, Dr. med. vet, DACZM (1.2 CE)

This lecture will emphasize common ER presentations of reptiles, including clinical signs, triage, sedation, diagnostic and treatment options.

3:55-4:55 pm

Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

Peter Muir, VSc, MVetClinStud, PhD, DACVS, DECVS (1.2 CE)

Cruciate ligament rupture is one of the most important causes of lameness in dogs. Detailed physical examination is an important part of patient diagnosis. Early diagnosis and treatment can help improve clinical outcomes, particularly if the diagnosis is made when the cruciate ligament is partially ruptured and the stifle is still stable clinically. Recommendations to owners regarding treatment should be evidence-based.

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Emergencies, and How to Integrate Physiology, Pharmacology and Physiological Biochemistry

Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

This session will discuss sedation and anesthetic considerations for cases that present on an emergency basis.

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Gastrointestinal Disorders in Rabbits (Dental, GI, liver lobe)

Christoph Mans, Dr. med. vet, DACZM (1.2 CE)

This lecture will provide information about common rabbit gastrointestinal diseases (dental diseases, gastrointestinal stasis, liver lobe torsion, etc.); clinical signs, diagnostic and treatment procedures.

 

Large Animal Tracks
 8-9 am Trouble Shooting Kid Rearing Problems

Chris Duemler, DVM, BS (1.2 CE)

Protocols for raising healthy kids and lambs will be discussed as well as which diagnostic samples to take and gross pathology lesions to look for when evaluating problems.

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Simplifying Oversight Through Dairy Comp 305 Record Analysis Part 1

David Rhoda, DVM and Richard Wallace, DVM, MS (1.2 CE)

The Food Armor® program requires veterinary oversight of drug use on farms.  To accomplish this efficiently, we need daily treatment logs and data entered into a permanent record system.  This session will help you pull out relevant information from Dairy Comp to accomplish proper drug use and evaluate the epidemiology of disease conditions on your clients' dairies.

Sponsored by:

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From Hiring to Firing: Employment Offers, Investigations and Terminarion of Employees

Stephen DiTullio (1.2 CE non-scientific)

This session will address three of the most important parts of employment relationships that often impact or result in litigation: hiring, disciplinary investigations, and termination.  Of particular emphasis will be the need to prepare effective work-related documents and how to do so.  Additionally, a thorough discussion will be presented regarding conducting an internal workplace investigation, as well as the role of evaluations as part of workplace discipline.

9:10-10:10 am

Producing Quality Milk in Dairy Sheep and Goats

Chris Duemler, DVM, BS (1.2 CE)

This session will examine differences in milk quality evaluations between dairy sheep and goats versus cows. This will include milking and treatment protocols discussion.

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Simplifying Oversight Through Dairy Comp 305 Record Analysis Part 2

David Rhoda, DVM and Richard Wallace, DVM, MS (1.2 CE)

Continuation of Part 1.

Sponsored by:

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The Good Book:  Employment Handbooks and Policies

Stephen DiTullio (1.2 CE non-scientific)

This session will address reasons for employers to prepare and regularly update Employee Handbooks.  Of particular importance is ensuring that all policies in the handbook are actually used in the workplace.  Specific attention will be provided regarding policies covering:  discrimination, harassment and retaliation; drug and alcohol testing; social media; employment-at-will statement; safety; overtime pay; vacation/sick/PTO policies; rules of conduct and disciplinary procedures. This session also will address the use of post-employment agreements such as Non-Disclosures and Non-Competes.

10:10-10:30 am

Break

Coffee sponsored by:

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10:30-11:30 am Dealing with Toxemia, Ketosis, and Milk Fever

Chris Duemler, DVM, BS (1.2 CE)

This session will examine treatment, prevention, and diagnostic tests for toxemia, ketosis, and milk fever in dairy sheep and goats

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Simplifying Oversight Through Dairy Comp 305 Record Analysis Part 3

David Rhoda, DVM and Richard Wallace, DVM, MS (1.2 CE)

Continuation of Parts 1 and 2.

Sponsored by:

Zoetis tm 4c

 

 

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Complying with Federal and Wisconsin Wage and Hour Laws

Stephen DiTullio (1.2 CE non-scientific)

This session will address the exemptions allowed under federal and Wisconsin law and the differences between these two applicable sets of rules.  Additionally, various wage and hour laws will be discussed such as whether an employer must compensate employees for on-call time, travel time, preparatory and concluding activities, and meeting and training time.  A discussion of the risks involved from private claims (including class actions) and governmental audits will be covered as well.

 11:30-1 pm Lunch

Ticket required

 1-2 pm Ventilation and Building Design for Small Ruminant Dairies

Chris Duemler, DVM, BS (1.2 CE)

This session will describe ventilation evaluation and design planning along with feed bunk design and presentation, pen design and configuration linked to production problems.

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Animal Welfare in Today's Supply Chain - The Veterinarians Role in Meeting Consumer Expectations: Part 1 - Becoming Your Clients CAWO

Jennifer Walker, DVM, PhD, DACMPM

This session will discuss what animal welfare means to today's consumer, how their expectations impact the supply chain and what every veterinarian must do to ensure their clients and patients have a sustainable place in tomorrow's supply chain.

 2-2:45 pm  Break
2:45-3:45 pm Off Season Breeding Programs for Dairy Goats

Chris Duemler, DVM, BS (1.2 CE)

This session will discuss the methods and protocols for breeding dairy goats out of season.

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Animal Welfare in Today's Supply Chain - The Veterinarians Role in Meeting Consumer Expectations: Part 2 - Making Better Culling Decisions

Jennifer Walker, DVM, PhD, DACMPM

This session will further our discuss what animal welfare means to today's consumer, how their expectations impact the supply chain and what every veterinarian needs to know to help their client make better culling decisions.

3:55-4:55 pm Zoonotic Diseases: What We Share With Goats

Chris Duemler, DVM, BS (1.2 CE)

This session will discuss what diseases are commonly shared with humans, how they are diagnosed, and how they can be prevented.

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Food Safety in Today's Supply Chain - The Veterinarians Role in Meeting Consumer Expectations

Jennifer Walker, DVM, PhD, DACMPM

This session will discuss the present and future state of food safety, how today's consumer expectations impact the supply chain and what every veterinarian must do to ensure their clients and patients have a sustainable place in tomorrow's supply chain.

5:45 pm TB Recertification

Elisabeth Patton, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM

Veterinarians conducting bovine TB testing in Wisconsin must be certified to do so. This certification provides training to veterinarians on a number of aspects of bovine TB testing, from proper handling of tuberculin, injection methods, reading and interpreting results, recording and reporting results, common errors, as well as updates on research and TB affected herds in the US.

Evening Events
5-6 pm Awards Reception
6-7 pm

Awards Ceremony

Join your colleagues and exhibitors in celebrating the excellence within the veterinary medical profession. The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association and Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Managers Association will announce award winners. Food and drinks provided. Everyone is invited!

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