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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Breakfast
6:30-7:45am Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship Breakfast
7:30am Continental Breakfast

 

Small Animal Tracks
8-9 am
 

Amy Stone, DVM, PhD

Vaccinations enhance a targeted immune response to protect against infectious diseases. They are now even being used to treat autoimmune disorders and neoplasia (e.g. oral melanoma vaccine). Alternative routes of vaccination, novel adjuvants and vector technologies are being used to provide more effective protection from current and emerging/reemerging diseases.

Sponsored by Merial

 

OR

 

Hattie Bortnowski, DVM 

This session will focus on the diagnosis of these diseases and current treatment options. Questions addressed include: Is a total T4 enough to make the diagnosis? When should a full thyroid panel be run? How do the various options to treat hyperthyroidism (surgical, methimazole, radioiodine and Hill's y/d diet) compare?

 

OR

 

Sheryl Shaw, DVM, MPH

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Define foreign animal, USDA Program and reportable diseases
  • Describe the safeguards that help prevent FADs from entering the U.S.
  • Outline the steps in a foreign animal disease investigation
  • List the USDA programs for controlling or eradicating diseases in various species of livestock and poultry
  • Recognize the additional training opportunities available to accredited veterinarians
  • Report foreign animal and reportable diseases
  • Locate additional resources and learning opportunities
 
9:10-10:10am
 

Amy Stone, DVM, PhD

The veterinary professionals' approach to vaccination is moving away from the fixed "one-size-fits-all" method of the past and changing to an individualized approach based on general guidelines. This means that the perceived value of the annual or biannual office visit needs to shift away from the vaccination and mold into the physical exam/wellness process.

Sponsored by Merial

 

OR

 

Hattie Bortnowski, DVM 

This session will discuss the many presentations of Addison's disease.
Questions addressed include: When should hypoadrenocorticism be included on a differential diagnosis list? What is the role of a resting cortisol in assessing patients suspected of having hypoadrenocorticism? How should DOCP be dosed?

 

OR

10:10-10:50am Break
10:50-11:50am
 

Amy Stone, DVM, PhD 

There are many options for vaccinating our canine patients. It is critical that veterinarians understand risk assessment, core vs. noncore and the products available. The benefits of vaccination must outweigh the possible risk of vaccination associated reactions.

Sponsored by Merial

 

OR

 

Hattie Bortnowski, DVM (1.2 CE)

This session will focus on the diagnosis of this disease and current treatment options.
Questions addressed include: Which is the best test to diagnose hyperadrenocorticism? When should an adrenal androgen panel be checked? How does trilostane compare to mitotane? How should trilostane be used (dose, monitoring)?

 

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11:50-1pm Lunch
Ticket Required
1-2:30pm
 

Christine Cashen 

Cashen is an authority on sparking innovative ideas to handle conflict, reduce stress and energize employees. For more than ten years, she has spoken with a variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa and Australia!

What you will learn:

  • How to communicate effectively by understanding different personality types
  • The secrets on how to diffuse anyone and handle conflict like a pro
  • Ways to create a better day with more energy and time management tools
  • How humor can increase job satisfaction, improve moral and reduce stress
 
2:30-2:35pm  Break
2:45-3:45pm
 

Amy Stone, DVM, DACVA, ECC Fellow 

There are many options for vaccinating our feline patients. It is critical that veterinarians understand risk assessment, core vs. noncore and the products available. The benefits of vaccination must outweigh the possible risk of vaccination associated reactions.

Sponsored by Merial

 

OR

 

Hattie Bortnowski, DVM 

Questions addressed include: What is the best insulin to use in dogs? cats? What is the best way to monitor control of diabetes? What is the role of diet in treating diabetic patients?

 

OR

3:55-4:55pm

 

Amy Stone, DVM, DACVA, ECC Fellow 

The informed clientele of veterinary practices often receives misinformation about from sources other than their veterinarian (internet). Additionally, many veterinarians have been misled about optimal vaccination practices and influenced by vocal, unhappy clients. Debunking the myths with evidence and understanding the misconceptions can improve the quality within a small animal practice.

Sponsored by Merial

 

OR

 

Hattie Bortnowski, DVM 

This session will provide a step-wise approach for working up a patient presenting with Pu/Pd. Questions addressed include: What are the most common causes of Pu/Pd in the dog? Cat? When should a water deprivation test be performed? When should a DDAVP trial be performed?

 

OR

 

Large Animal Tracks
8-9am
 

Theresa Ollivett, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA 

This lecture will consist of a general review of the bugs, drugs, and physiology involved in the calf diarrhea complex. A large emphasis will be placed on the influence of nutrition on this disease process. Diagnostic methods will be covered briefly.

 

OR

 9:10-10:10am
 

Theresa Ollivett, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA 

This lecture will focus on the mechanics of ultrasonography and the anatomy behind non-reproductive US. Most of the lecture will be devoted to the technique involved in ultrasounding the respiratory system; however, other anatomical structures will be covered such as practical ultrasonography of the abdomen and umbilical structures using the common linear rectal probe.

 

OR

10:10-10:50am Break
 10:50-11:50am
 

Theresa Ollivett, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA 

This lecture will consist of a review of the results from several recent studies on the use of portable ultrasonography for diagnosing respiratory disease in dairy calves. Potential field applications and comparisons of diagnostic methods will also be presented.

 

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 11:50-1pm Lunch - Exhibit Hall
Ticket Required
 1-2:30pm
 

Christine Cashen 

Cashen is an authority on sparking innovative ideas to handle conflict, reduce stress and energize employees. For more than ten years, she has spoken with a variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa and Australia!

What you will learn:

  • How to communicate effectively by understanding different personality types
  • The secrets on how to diffuse anyone and handle conflict like a pro
  • Ways to create a better day with more energy and time management tools
  • How humor can increase job satisfaction, improve moral and reduce stress
 
1-5pm
 

Theresa Ollivett, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA 

This hands-on experience will provide dairy practitioners an opportunity to see a demonstration of the thoracic ultrasound technique in which the importance of physical and ultrasonographic landmarks will be highlighted. Additionally, practitioners will have the opportunity to practice the technique on several live calves.

Sponsored by Merck

 
 2:30-2:45pm  Break - Atrium
 2:45-3:45pm
 

Bob Leder, DVM 

This session will review the WVMA's large animal welfare guiding principle for the care of down and disabled cows and will present suggestions for developing on farm protocols for down cows. The importance of a positive cow care ethos and specific logistic suggestions for dealing with down cows will be covered as well.

 

OR

 3:55-4:55
 

Cia Johnson, DVM, MS 

The stated goals of tail docking in dairy cows include: improved comfort for milking personnel, enhanced udder cleanliness, reduced incidence of mastitis, and improved milk quality and milk hygiene. The stated goals in beef facilities include: reduction of tail injury with prevention of subsequent tail infection, ascending myelitis, septicemia, and lameness resulting from these injuries. Anecdotal reports of the benefits of tail docking are not currently supported by data in the scientific literature.

 

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