Jenise Daigle, DVM, DACVD (1.2 CE)Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health
The objective of this session is to familiarize the veterinarian with diagnostic techniques utilized in the daily practice of veterinary dermatology to improve their skills in the interpretation of dermatology diagnostic tests. The lectures will also focus on the general principles in the management of allergic patients.
Chris Bessent, DVM (1.2 CE)
TCVM is an ancient oriental medical art that is used on humans and animals. The theories of TCVM are applied to the presented patient to determine a diagnosis. Once the TCVM diagnosis is made, the patient may receive acupuncture in the form of needles or other modalities, Chinese herbal combinations, and/or diet changes to resolve the energetic disharmony or disease.
In TCVM, osteoarthritis, bursitis and spondylosis are considered Bi syndromes. Bi means obstruction of the flow of blood or Qi along a meridian or meridians. Bi syndromes are often joint-related, such as arthritis, but any obstructions affecting the musculosketetal system are considered and treated as a Bi syndrome. The hour will include discussion of the treatment of Bi syndromes with acupuncture and herbal formulas.
Food is medicine. Food has effect on an animal’s body. Food can also act as the foundation of medicine. It is slow to take effect but has profound effects on all aspects of the body. Foods have energetics based on Chinese theories and have been utilized for thousands of years in the orient. From a TCVM prospective, gastrointestinal disorders are a function of the spleen, stomach, san jiao and large intestine. Herbs, acupuncture and food therapy can be effectively applied to manage gastrointestinal disorders.
Skin problems of younger and older dogs and cats will be discussed in detail. The lectures will focus on demodex mange, dermatophytosis, nutritional dermatoses, neoplastic dermatoses and immune mediated dermatoses.
TCVM theories, acupuncture and herbal formulas necessary to address commonly encountered skin issues will be presented. Allergic hypersensitivity causes a condition of excessive yang leading to depletion of yin and accumulation of phlegm within the skin. Dry, flakey skin is considered a blood deficiency. Pruritus is the manifestation of wind within the skin. Herbs, acupuncture and food therapy can be effectively applied to manage skin disorders.
Jenise Daigle, DVM, DACVD (1.2 CE)
TCVM theories, acupuncture and herbal formulas necessary to address commonly encountered conditions of the kidney and bladder will be presented. The kidney is considered the flame of life and is critical to the wellbeing of our patients. Kidney yin deficiency, kidney Qi deficiency, or deficiency heat of the kidney is commonly seen. Urinary tract damp heat is seen as recurrent bladder infections, crystaluria and bladder stones. Herbs and acupuncture have their place in medical management.
TCVM theories, acupuncture and herbal formulas necessary to address commonly encountered behavior issues, such as anxiety and aggression, will be presented. The TCVM five-element theory addresses emotions as symptoms of a deeper underlying disharmony. Abnormal and/or excessive emotions in our pets can be understood and affected using TCVM, acupuncture and the appropriate herbal formulas.
Franklyn Garry, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)Sponsored by Pfizer Animal HealthDairy production systems in the U.S. have changed considerably over the last several decades. It is important for dairy producers and veterinarians to critically evaluate production practices for their impact on the animals. Optimizing animal well-being is not only a moral imperative, but should also assure optimal animal productivity. Some of the health and management issues that require attention from producers and veterinarians will be discussed.
Franklyn Garry, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)Sponsored by Pfizer Animal HealthMortality levels of adult dairy cows have been gradually rising for several decades. On-farm mortalities represent not only a bad economic outcome but also reflect significant challenges to dairy animal welfare. On-farm mortalities present an opportunity to gather information that can help direct appropriate changes in animal health management. This presentation will discuss issues that surround mortalities and methods to collect and use information for herd management. The issues that surround dairy cow mortality will be analyzed and methods to decrease its occurrence will be recommended.
Franklyn Garry, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health
There are numerous challenges to health and welfare of dairy cattle in large populations. Many of these challenges are results of management decisions and styles that can be modified. This presentation will discuss some of the skills and strategies that veterinarians can use to improve animal health through animal management.
The “Truth About…”
Greg Quakenbush, DVMSponsored by Pfizer Animal Health
The “Truth About…” is a review of the unbalanced attack on truth, science, ethics and common sense regarding livestock production and agriculture. Areas discussed will include a wide range of current events ranging from the truth about BSE, to technology, to the environment and finally to “the truth” about ethics itself.
The greatest challenges to replacement heifer health occur during the time from birth through the neonatal period. This seminar will provide a framework for evaluating and diagnosing calf health problems using a practical scheme that enhances decision-making about prevention and treatment methods. Based on this scheme we will consider improvements in calf management to assure optimum health of newborn replacement heifers.
Franklyn Garry, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)Sponsored by Pfizer Animal HealthVeterinary practitioners are challenged to change many skills and services as they work with the dairy industry. This presentation will bring up some of these challenges and some of the possible modifications practitioners can employ to continue to assure the health and wellbeing of production animals. The use of educational methods as practice tools will be discussed.
Franklyn Garry, DVM, DACVIM (1.2 CE)Sponsored by Pfizer Animal HealthFood animal practitioners face a world of changing livestock production, changing socioeconomic demographics, changing animal health concerns and more. To meet current and future livestock health challenges, aspects of business and practice structure need to be reconsidered and models that provide financial and intellectual sustainability need to be developed.
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