Deb Zoran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (1.2 CE)Sponsored by Marshfield LabsAn overview of important diet related issues in feeding cats, preventing obesity, and helping cats age without losing all their muscle mass will be presented.
Kurt Sladky, DVM, DACZM (1.2 CE)
As in domestic species, the application of safe and effective anesthetic techniques is essential for non-domestic animal veterinarians, which will enable complete physical examinations, collection of quality diagnostic samples, and realizing successful surgical procedures with safety and efficiency. The objective of this presentation is to provide a simple approach to practical anesthetic and analgesic techniques, which can be applied to each animal group.
Carl Williams, DVM, MA, DACVPM (1.2 CE)Sponsored by Merial, Ltd.
The session will discuss known zoonotic disease risks that place veterinarians at risk of illness. Specific control measures will be presented along with the benefits of incorporating these practices into the workplace. Methods of incorporation and the utility of infection control plans will also be discussed.
The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate easy-to-use approaches for application to avian emergency medicine for use in private practice. Techniques discussed will include sedation, fluid therapy, intubation, air sac cannulation, thermoregulation, antimicrobial therapy and more!
Jeff Bender, DVM, MS, DACVPM (1.2 CE)
Attendees will gain an understanding of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus issues in small animal medicine. Additionally, environmental contamination, occupational risks, and case reports describing prevention and control strategies will be discussed.
Deb Zoran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (1.2 CE)Sponsored by Marshfield LabsAn overview of important infectious causes, importance of diet in therapy, and key aspects of understanding diet selection will be presented.
Christoph Mans, DVM (1.2 CE)
This presentation will summarize the current knowledge on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of dental disease in rabbits and commonly kept rodents.
There are an increasing number of human salmonella outbreaks attributed to pet treats and pet foods. These have resulted in sizeable recalls and have increased pet owner concern over the quality and safety of pet food. As a result of these concerns and an increasing interest in unprocessed sources of animal feed, pet owners have turned to commercial and homemade “raw food” diets. This session will provide clinicians a summary of recent outbreaks and the continued emergence of the “raw food” industry. This information will help guide clinicians in their risk communication messages to clients.
Mike Staver (1.8 CE non-scientific)
It’s not about stress management. That won’t work! It’s not about changing your circumstances. That will only change the scenery. Today, more than ever, you are being asked to do more and more. What it gets down to is how you choose to invest energy. It’s not the hours you work, it’s the value you get from the work you do. Do not, under any circumstances, let someone convince you that it is an easy process - but it is simple. In this session, participants will learn what it takes to stay calm and focused even if they don’t like the circumstances.
You will learn:
Bring your entire clinic team! There is no cost for clinic teams of a registered veterinarian!
Deb Zoran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (1.2 CE)Sponsored by AbaxisCats are increasingly recognized to have pancreatitis, but the causes, clinical presentation, and treatment is much different than what is traditionally used for acute necrotizing pancreatitis in dogs. This talk will discuss each of these diagnostic and treatment challenges and point out important areas for practitioners to focus on in their feline patients.
Donald Plumb, PharmD (1.2 CE)
Medication errors occur in every veterinary practice, but this subject is rarely addressed in veterinary medicine. This presentation outlines where and how they can occur with strategies discussed to reduce their occurrence in the future. A review of the subject including definitions and the clinical and economic importance of the issue will be described. The remainder of the presentation will be devoted to describing types of medication errors and potential strategies to reduce their occurrence in veterinary practices.
James Kazmierczak, DVM, MS (1.2 CE)Sponsored by Merial, Ltd.
Current rabies epidemiology and prevention measures will be described, with an emphasis on public health. Topics include pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, legal authority for animal testing/quarantine, risk management by species, and procedures for rabies specimen submissions to the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.
Deb Zoran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (1.2 CE)
An overview of the importance of early recognition of risk factors and appropriate dietary and medical management options will be discussed.
With respect to the topic, this presentation reviews from whence we've come, where we must go, and what to do in the interim to provide the best drug therapies for our patients. The seminar will cover the subject areas within drug information with a special focus on when these areas deserve particular consideration by the clinician and options to obtain the information necessary for a given clinical case.
Various zoonotic diseases associated with companion animals will be covered, including Brucella canis infections, enteric diseases, and bartonellosis (cat scratch disease). Emphasis will be on the dangers these diseases pose to owners, particularly those who are immunecompromised. Strategies for risk mitigation through client education will be discussed.
David Van Metre, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)
Farmers and ranchers, pet owners, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians often are the first persons to encounter infected animals. Therefore, these individuals may serve as sentinels for incursion of zoonoses into human populations, bridges for disease incursion into human populations, or a first line of defense against such incursions. The probability of animal owners and animal health care providers serving as a sentinel of infection, a bridge of incursion, or a line of defense depends heavily upon awareness of disease risks and symptoms, targeted and appropriate preventive and protective measures, and prompt, clear communication among veterinarians, veterinary staff, those who work with livestock, and physicians. This seminar is intended to focus on the salient clinical and epidemiologic features of less common zoonoses that are endemic to the U.S.
An abdominal emergency is defined as a potentially fatal disease process within the abdominal cavity that is characterized by acute clinical signs. Development of a differential diagnosis and a well thought out plan for medical and/or surgical management of such cases requires meticulous, efficient integration of historical and physical examination data. This integration process will be the focus of the seminar.
Weight loss in ewes, common and uncommon dermatologic conditions, severe flock and herd problems involving internal parasites and anthelmintic resistance, and unexplained death loss in club lambs will comprise the cases reviewed in this seminar. These cases all involve chief complaints that are commonly encountered in small ruminant practice, and the seminar will focus on evolution of the differential diagnosis list and diagnostic process in each case.
In these two sessions, practical tips for common field procedures in small ruminants will be presented. These tips will include methods of restraint and field anesthesia, treatment protocols for common diseases of sheep and goats, and methods for common surgical, obstetrical, and diagnostic procedures in sheep, goats and South American Camelids. These seminars are intended to provide the mixed animal practitioner with practical methods of providing health care to these animals in a predominantly field-based setting.
Michael Wolf, DVM (1.2 CE)
Information will be presented focusing on the direct impacts of heat stress on transition health, milk production, reproduction, lameness and other physiological effects. Overall cow flow variations and its effects on overall dairy performance of not keeping cows in their thermal neutral zone will be discussed. Additionally, the management benefits of a year-round ventilation system will be presented.
David Van Metre, DVM (1.2 CE)
In these two sessions, practical tips for common field procedures in small ruminants will be presented. These tips will include methods of restraint and field anesthesia, treatment protocols for common diseases of sheep and goats, and methods for common surgical, obstetrical, and diagnostic procedures in sheep, goats, and South American Camelids. These seminars are intended to provide the mixed animal practitioner with practical methods of providing health care to these animals in a predominantly field-based setting.
In this session, the results of a hybrid tunnel ventilation system as an alternate power ventilation and cooling designed to meet the needs of today’s high producing dairy cattle will be reported. Additionally, various other cooling approaches will be discussed comparing performance parameters based on air exchange, effective cow side velocity and cooling. Monitoring tools and techniques as well as economics of installation and operational costs will also be explored.
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