Friday, October 14, 2016

Breakfast
7-7:50 am

Legislative Update

Jordan Lamb, JD (1 non-scientific CE)

Join WVMA's legal counsel for 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

Continential Breakfast Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine

Coffee Sponsored by Midwest Cremation Services of Wisconsin

Small Animal Tracks
8-9 am Feline Ocular Disorders Can be Frustrating to Diagnose and Treat

Ellison Bentley, DVM, DACVO (1.2 CE)

One important objective of this talk is to develop a treatment plan for feline conjunctivitis, including the common infectious causes such as herpes. The remainder of the talk will focus on eosinophilic keratoconjunctivitis, corneal sequestrums, and feline hypertensive retinopathy.

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Working up the Pruritic Patient (Part 1)

Alison Diesel, DVM, DACVD (1.2 CE)

A systematic approach to working up the pruritic small animal patient, presented over 2 hours. The session focuses on eliminating parasitic and infectious causes of itch prior to addressing allergies. Management strategies will be briefly discussed.

9:10-10:10am Tips for Fundus Examination

Ellison Bentley, DVM, DACVO (1.2 CE)

Fundic examination can be critical for diagnosing disease and causes of blindness in animals. This talk examines the anatomical reasons behind the lesions and reviews different exam techniques.

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Working up the Pruritic Patient (Part 2)

Alison Diesel, DVM, DACVD (1.2 CE)

Continuation of Part 1.

10:10-10:40am

Break

Coffee Sponsored by Midwest Cremations Services of Wisconsin

10:40-11:40am Glaucoma: Keep Calm When the Pressure Rises

Ellison Bentley, DVM, DACVO (1.2 CE)

This talk will focus on diagnosis, emergency and long term therapy of glaucoma in dogs, both secondary and primary. A short list of useful drugs will be recommended, along with guidelines of when to use them and when to go straight to enucleation.

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Managing Otitis

Alison Diesel, DVM, DACVD (1.2 CE)

Otitis is one of the most frustrating problems that veterinarians and clients manage. This session is designed to discuss the approach and strategies to help reduce the headache associated with managing ear disease in small animal patients.

11:40-1:40pm WVMA & WVMF Annual Meetings Luncheon

Ticket required

Attend the 2016 WVMA and WVMF Annual Meetings to shape the direction of the association, celebrate award recipients, and receive updates.

1:40-2:40pm Corneal Emergencies: Deep Ulcers and Trauma

Ellison Bentley, DVM, DACVO (1.2 CE)

This talk will discuss the signs of deep and/or infected ulcers, and determining when medical therapy versus surgical therapy should be recommended. We will develop treatment plans for deep and/or infected ulcers, and options for when surgery is not an option. Corneal lacerations and foreign bodies and management plans will also be reviewed.

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Update on the Use of Topicals in Veterinary Dermatology

Alison Diesel, DVM, DACVD (1.2 CE)

With increasing numbers of resistant infections, refocusing efforts on topical therapy for the dermatologic patient is key to successful management. This session will discuss current recommendations for incorporating topical therapy into practice. New and old products will be discussed.

2:40-2:55pm Break
2:55-3:55pm It's Still There! What to do with Non-Healing Corneas

Ellison Bentley, DVM, DACVO (1.2 CE)

This lecture will review recognizing non-infected superficial erosions. Attendees will work through developing a treatment plan and client communication plan for SCCEDS/indolent erosions. We will also discuss bullous keratopathy clinical signs and develop a treatment plan.

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Feline Cutaneous Reaction Patterns

Alison Diesel, DVM, DACVD (1.2 CE)

Although cats and dogs can have similar dermatological problems, their disease presentation can be drastically different. This session highlights a pattern approach to working up the feline dermatological patient. Cat-specific disease etiologies will also be discussed.

4:05-5:05pm Lens Lesions

Ellison Bentley, DVM, DACVO (1.2 CE)

The purpose of this talk is to learn to differentiate cataracts from nuclear sclerosis. We will also develop treatment plans for lens-induced uveitis, and discuss when to refer cataracts. We will also learn to counsel owners of diabetic dogs about cataract formation and what to expect if referred. Lens luxations diagnosis and treatment will be briefly reviewed.

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Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases

Alison Diesel, DVM, DACVD (1.2 CE)

The skin can be a window to the soul... or rather to the rest of the body's organs. This session discusses how a dermatological abnormality may be (the first) sign of systemic illness in our small animal patients. Working up the adult/geriatric dermatological patient will be specifically highlighted.

Large Animal Tracks
 8-9am Treatment of CNS Disease in Cattle – Do All the Drugs We Give Help or Hurt Clinical Outcome?

Michael Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP (1.2 CE)

We don't have much clinical evidence from studies in cattle to drive our selection of therapeutics in central nervous system disease. However, we can at least look at research in other species, including humans, to give us some insight on what would be good options for treatment. Specifically, in consideration of polio, you might go home and change your protocols after seeing the evidence.

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Technology and You for the Large Animal Practice

Eric Rooker, DVM (1.2 CE)

This session will introduce you to the advantages and disadvantages of an increased technological investment in your practice. We will discuss different types of hardware your practice could utilize and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Not only will new hardware be introduced to you but we will associate economics and time savings with each hardware upgrade. This talk will tie into the next two sessions where we pair hardware with associated software to maximize your work force efficiency.

 9:10-10:10am

Label and Extralabel Options for Pain Control and other Applications in Food Animals; Evidence and Regulations

Michael Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP (1.2 CE)

We still don't have any medications that have an approved FDA label for pain control in the U.S.  What are the options out there for food animal species and do we have any evidence to support their use? And, of course, putting each one in the context of the AMDUCA regulations is very important.

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Inventory Management: Beyond the Numbers

Eric Rooker, DVM (1.2 CE)

This session will focus on the benefits of implementing an inventory management system. Many large animal practices lack an inventory system and elect to manage the inventory yearly which results in large and uncontrollable losses. We will discuss the economics of shrink and the impact of it on your practice. Several possible inventory management solutions will be discussed as well as the ways in which they can integrate with other technological upgrades at your practice. We will also expose you to new and novel ways in which you can use such an inventory management system to increase your input and control of drug ordering at the client level. The final portion of this session will begin to introduce new software products that could be used by your practice to increase your efficiency.

10:10-10:40am Break
 10:40-11:40am The Latest on Where We are Going to End up With Drug Regulations and Availability

Michael Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP (1.2 CE)

Drug regulation changes such as the VFD rule and Guidance 209 have been the subject of our attention lately. The focus will now move to prevention uses, especially those in the feed without a defined duration of administration. It would be beneficial to understand the latest on what is coming out of D.C. (both legislation and regulation) as well as food retailers.

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Force Multipliers

Eric Rooker, DVM (1.2 CE)

This session will continue to introduce you to several types of software that can give back to your practice. The software discussed will allow your practice to recover time as well as provide you with additional revenue. We will discuss ways to integrate hardware with this software and once again provide you associated economics to show you the software's possible cost savings. The end goal of this session will be to show you how you can use your technological investment to maximize your work force's potential whether it is your office staff, techs or veterinarians.

 11:40-1:40pm WVMA & WVMF Annual Meetings Luncheon

Ticket required

Attend the 2016 WVMA and WVMF Annual Meetings to shape the direction of the association, celebrate award recipients as well as receive updates.

 1:40-2:40pm Which VFDs and Prescriptions Should I Fill and Which Ones Shouldn't I? Evidence for Feed and Water Medications

Michael Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP (1.2 CE)

Starting soon food animal practitioners will have decisions to make related to authorizing antibiotic uses in the feed and water. Where do we, as veterinarians, have evidence to support the use of antibiotics in the feed? Can we at least look at concentrations achieved in plasma or tissues through these routes and compare them to injectable use? The answer is: Yes.

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Maintaining Secure Milk Flow from the Farm to Shelf - Focus on Milker and Cow Health.  A Three Part Panel with Keith Poulsen, DVM, PhD, DACVIM as moderator

TB Part 1: Bovine Tuberculosis Transmission between Humans and Animals: A Zoonotic Disease of Concern

Elisabeth Patton, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (1.2 CE)

Presentation on zoonotic bovine tuberculosis will discuss how changes to agriculture industries may provide opportunities for reintroduction and spread of bovine tuberculosis. Recent case examples will be presented.

 2:40-2:55pm  Break
 2:55-3:55pm An Interactive Two Part VFD Session for Food Animal Veterinarians and Feed Distributors (Part 1)

Michael Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP (1.2 CE)

These two hours are available to work through multiple scenarios related to VFDs for everyone who will be involved in the VFD chain. Additional faculty will add regulatory expertise to Dr. Apley's discussion so questions and scenarios can be accurately answered. The session will begin with an initial presentation followed by working through example VFD scenarios in an interactive setting.

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TB Part 2: Partners in Health and Safety / Compañeros en Salud y Seguridad: Bringing Nursing Services to the Farm

Lisa Schiller, PhD, APNP, FNP-BC (1.2 CE)

In Wisconsin there has been a decline in the number of dairy herds and shift to larger farms. This shift has been accompanied by a large influx of Hispanic immigrants to fulfill the demand for dairy workers. It is estimated that 60% of the workers on large dairies (greater than 300 cows) are Hispanic immigrants. The farming and agricultural job sector is one of the most dangerous fields to work in. These issues are compounded when you take into account that rural as well as immigrant populations are generally underserved in terms of healthcare and come from and area where tuberculosis is endemic. The Partners in Health and Safety clinical is a collaboration with University of Wisconsin Eau Claire College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Puentes /Bridges, Buffalo and Pepin Public Health Departments, Chippewa Valley Free Clinic, and local producers to help bring health care to a vulnerable population: immigrant farm workers on large dairy farms in western Wisconsin. It was started in Summer 2011 and is in its sixth year. Screening services include tuberculosis, cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes. Education provided includes a variety of personal and occupational health topics. Session content will include an explanation of program content, screening results and follow up, and program evaluation.

 4:05-5:55 An Interactive Two Part VFD Session for Food Animal Veterinarians and Feed Distributors (Part 2)

Michael Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP (1.2 CE)

Continuation of Part 1.

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TB Part 3: TB Panel

Elisabeth Patton, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, Lisa Schiller, PhD, APNP, FNP-BC, Paul McGraw DVM and James Kazmierczak, DVM, MS (1.2 CE)

Join this panel of veterinary and human medical experts in exploring the veterinarian's role in keeping cows and employees healthy on the farm. This session will build on the previous two sessions and be guided by questions from the audience.

Evening Events
5:00-6:15pm

Rock n Roll Reception

Come to the Rock n Roll 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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