frog
frog

WVMF-Rib-Ad-Small

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Breakfast
 7:30 am

 Continental Breakfast

Small Animal Tracks
8-9 am
 

Melissa Kennedy, DVM, PhD (1.2 CE)

This session will provide the latest information on a variety of important feline pathogens. Topics will include panleukopenia, feline herpesvirus, feline calicivirus, and the feline retroviruses, as well as recently characterized viruses of cats such as feline morbillivirus and norovirus.

 

OR

 

Sandra Newbury, DVM (1.2 CE)

Millions of animals die in shelters every year, primarily because they do not have a home. Mortality is higher than any other condition veterinarians face. Healthy relationships between veterinarians and shelters are key to saving lives. In an effort to help understand common practices and motivations that may at first seem frustrating, this session will explain the reasoning shelters and other non-profit animal welfare organizations follow when implementing potential solutions to the epidemic of animal homelessness.

 
9:10-10:10am
 

Melissa Kennedy, DVM, PhD (1.2 CE)

This session will provide the latest information on a variety of important canine pathogens. Topics will include canine parvovirus, canine distemper virus, canine influenza, canine respiratory coronavirus, as well as recently characterized viruses of dogs such as canine pneumovirus and norovirus.

 

OR

 

Sandra Newbury, DVM (1.2 CE)

Playing the length of stay game makes things better for the animals in shelter care, regardless of the budget, size or staffing levels. Learn why length of stay (LOS) is one of
the most critical factors in how efficiently a shelter organization runs and discover how humanely you can provide care for animals. See how applying length of stay principles
has dramatically improved the quality of care in shelters, and learn how you can help shelters achieve similar results.

 
10:10-10:30am Break
10:30-11:30am
 

Melissa Kennedy, DVM, PhD (1.2 CE)

This session will provide the latest information on FIP. Topics will include disease pathogenesis, including the latest theories on the mechanism of disease, as well as diagnostics, and treatment.

 

OR

 

Sandra Newbury, DVM (1.2 CE)

Capacity is the ability to provide humane care, not just the number of cages available. Whether trying to make estimates about staff hours needed, numbers of surgeries required, or the best fit number for adoption housing units, calculating capacity helps in planning what's needed as well as understanding what's possible. Working within the capacity for care, helps you save more lives. Learn how to calculate an organization's humane capacity.

 
11:30-1pm

Lunch
Ticket required

OR

Lunch Bunch (1.2 CE)

1-2pm
 

Christopher Chase, DVM, MS, PhD (1.2 CE)

This presentation will focus on applying the latest information on the basic immune response to vaccines, timing and the immune cells involved. Additional information will be given on the boostering vaccine responses and the use of adjuvants and their importance in the development of the immune response.

 

OR

 

Patrick Gorden, DVM (1.2 CE)

These talks will focus on improvement of milk quality, starting at the peri-partum cow and into the lactation, but with a twist of focusing more on the cow and the drug interaction rather than the typical approach of focusing on the infection agent. As we progress through the sessions, we will focus on prudent drug therapy in today's ever changing world of consumer perception. We will also concentrate on a couple of emerging pathogens that are becoming more prominent on today's dairy farms.

 

 
2-2:45pm Break - Hall
2:45-3:45pm
 

Melissa Kennedy, DVM, PhD (1.2 CE)

This session will provide an overview of molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases. The basics of assays such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) will be covered, and guidance on interpretation of results will be provided.

 

OR

 

Sandra Newbury, DVM (1.2 CE)

Upper Respiratory Infections in cats are a source of constant frustration for many shelters. Veterinarians in private practice share the frustration of chronic disease in animals that have come from shelters. This session will identify the most important risk factors and cover strategies shelters have used to beat the cycle of disease.

 
3:55-4:55pm
 

Melissa Kennedy, DVM, PhD (1.2 CE)

This session will provide an overview of various assays used in diagnostics for infectious diseases. Included will be discussions of assays that detect the organism, such as antigen detection by immunofluorescence and ELISA, as well as serologic assays. Advantages and disadvantages of the various assays will be discussed, as well as guidance on interpretation of results.

 

OR

 

Sandra Newbury, DVM (1.2 CE)

Sometimes it seems like veterinarians are always saying no to playtime and enrichment in shelters when we could be saying yes, but please do it this way. This session will cover the fundamentals of how enrichment and playtime can happen safely with an appreciation for why it is so essential to health, well-being, and life saving in shelters

 

 

Large Animal Tracks
 8-9am
 

Mark Hilton, DVM (1.2 CE)

We will spend time on prevention of dystocia and expose some myths of prevention. The Utrecht technique of handling bovine dystocias will be discussed with videos to demonstrate the technique.

 

 

OR

 

Patrick Gorden, DVM (1.2 CE)

These talks will focus on improvement of milk quality, starting at the peri-partum cow and into the lactation, but with a twist of focusing more on the cow and the drug interaction rather than the typical approach of focusing on the infection agent. As we progress through the sessions, we will focus on prudent drug therapy in today's ever changing world of consumer perception. We will also concentrate on a couple of emerging pathogens that are becoming more prominent on today's dairy farms.

 
 9:10-10:10am
 

Mark Hilton, DVM (1.2 CE)

When beef producers have questions about health, nutrition, genetics, grazing management, marketing, nutrition and records do you default to a "dairy" answer? This session will give you some ammunition when you are asked to help your best beef clients succeed.

 

OR

 

Patrick Gorden, DVM (1.2 CE)

These talks will focus on improvement of milk quality, starting at the peri-partum cow and into the lactation, but with a twist of focusing more on the cow and the drug interaction rather than the typical approach of focusing on the infection agent. As we progress through the sessions, we will focus on prudent drug therapy in today's ever changing world of consumer perception. We will also concentrate on a couple of emerging pathogens that are becoming more prominent on today's dairy farms. 
 
10:10-10:30am Break - Atrium
 10:30-11:30am
 

Mark Hilton, DVM (1.2 CE)

Most beef cow-calf owners would welcome some assistance in developing more cost-effective rations for their herds. In fact the most recent NAHMS study listed veterinarians as the second most trusted source of nutritional information. With nutrition costs at approximately 50 percent of the cost of keeping a cow for a year, huge financial gains can be made by reducing feed costs while maintaining or improving productivity. The BRaNDS nutrition program will be demonstrated and examples given.

 

OR

 

Patrick Gorden, DVM (1.2 CE)

These talks will focus on improvement of milk quality, starting at the peri-partum cow and into the lactation, but with a twist of focusing more on the cow and the drug interaction rather than the typical approach of focusing on the infection agent. As we progress through the sessions, we will focus on prudent drug therapy in today's ever changing world of consumer perception. We will also concentrate on a couple of emerging pathogens that are becoming more prominent on today's dairy farms.

 
 11:30-1pm

Lunch
Ticket Required

OR

Lunch Bunch (1.2 CE)
Ticket required

 1-2pm
 

Christopher Chase, DVM, MS, PhD (1.2 CE)

This presentation will focus on applying the latest information on the basic immune response to vaccines, timing and the immune cells involved. Additional information will be given on the boostering vaccine responses and the use of adjuvants and their importance in the development of the immune response.

OR

 

 

Patrick Gorden, DVM (1.2 CE)

These talks will focus on improvement of milk quality, starting at the peri-partum cow and into the lactation, but with a twist of focusing more on the cow and the drug interaction rather than the typical approach of focusing on the infection agent. As we progress through the sessions, we will focus on prudent drug therapy in today's ever changing world of consumer perception. We will also concentrate on a couple of emerging pathogens that are becoming more prominent on today's dairy farms.

 
 2-2:45pm  Break
 2:45-3:45pm
 

Christopher Chase, DVM, MS, PhD (1.2 CE)

This presentation will focus on optimizing immunity and defining major stressors with the goal to avoid stress at the times of vaccination. The role of nutrition will be discussed.

 

OR

 

Patrick Gorden, DVM (1.2 CE)

This session will focus on satisfying today's consumer with safe and wholesome food seems to be a moving target. The results of the FDA's Milk Residue Sampling Survey could increase the uncertainty about the safety of milk amongst consumers. There are some simple steps that can be taken at the farm level to minimize the potential for violative milk or meat residues. This seminar will cover some of the newest information on meat and milk residues affecting the dairy industry. Reviews of recent FDA Warning Letters to dairy farms will be used as teachable moments to help eliminate these violations. The session will also look at expectations that the FDA expects veterinarians to provide for their clients to legally use prescription drugs.

 
 3:55-4:55
 

Christopher Chase, DVM, MS, PhD (1.2 CE)

This talk will provide background on cytokine storm- a perfect storm that involves a physiological component (negative energy balance) along with microbiome changes in the gut (diet change) resulting in severe respiratory disease. In the end it affects inflammatory pathways, which results in enhanced disease.

 

OR

 

Patrick Gorden, DVM (1.2 CE)

This session will focus on satisfying today's consumer with safe and wholesome food seems to be a moving target. The results of the FDA's Milk Residue Sampling Survey could increase the uncertainty about the safety of milk amongst consumers. There are some simple steps that can be taken at the farm level to minimize the potential for violative milk or meat residues. This seminar will cover some of the newest information on meat and milk residues affecting the dairy industry. Reviews of recent FDA Warning Letters to dairy farms will be used as teachable moments to help eliminate these violations. The session will also look at expectations that the FDA expects veterinarians to provide for their clients to legally use prescription drugs.

 
6:15

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
5-6pm Wild West Recption

Join your colleagues and exhibitors for a fun and relaxing reception to conclude the day!

2014 Convention

Pet Hall of Fame

Find a Vet

Site Login

NOTE: The login required here is the GENERAL WEBSITE login that will allow you access to the PROFILE LOGIN section. We have set up dual login pages for your security. DO NOT try and use your PROFILE login here. After three failed login attempts, your IP address may be blocked, preventing you from accing the website. If this happens, please visit www.whatismyip.com and email WVMA your IP so that we may verify you and unblock it. The security of your information is of the utmost concern for us. We apologize for any inconvenience that our security measures may have caused you.