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Brian Scott, DVM, DACVD (1.2 CE)
A frank, practical way to practice better Dermatology in the general practice environment utilizing all personnel effectively and optimally. Along the way we will learn to have fun, practice better medicine and make more money!
Bruce VanEnkevort, DVM (1.2 CE)
Review of current literature on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of patella luxations in the dog and cat. Practical surgical techniques and post-operative care will be discussed.
What are we trying to accomplish with topical therapy? Let's look at the indications for topical therapy and the products that are currently available for specific clinical situations.
This session will describe the different types of articular and periarticular stifle fractures including physeal fractures of the femur and tibia, patellar fractures, and proximal tibia and femoral condylar fractures. Repair techniques and post-operative care will be discussed.
A practical approach to diagnosing a patient with Atopic Dermatitis in the 21st Century. How do we get there utilizing the most effective and expedient method possible.
Wanda Gordon-Evans, DVM, PhD, DACVS (1.2 CE)
Cranial cruciate ruptures are one of the most costly and common diseases that we see as veterinarians, but treatment has been controversial. Multiple different types of surgeries are promoted and recommended. Owners are often given multiple choices with a range of costs. This session will sort out the evidence, the practical pros and cons of the procedures for the TTA, TPLO, tightrope, and lateral fabellar suture. After this session, it will be easier to talk to clients about their choices for care.
Attend the 2014 WVMA and WVMF Annual Meetings to shape the direction of the association, celebrate award recipients, and receive state updates.
Now that we have a diagnosis of Atopic Dermatitis, how do we appropriately manage this patient properly over time? What are the best ways to achieve comfort for the long term and what are the bumps in the road along the way? New products, old products, and topical therapies. What's best and when?
Practitioners commonly treat pets with stifle injuries and abnormalities. This session will help the practitioner understand the role of rehabilitation in prognosis in patients with stifle disease. Because practitioners are faced with pets where surgical intervention is not possible either due to concurrent medical problems or financial considerations, post-surgical rehabilitation and conservative management for these patients will be discussed with an emphasis in rehabilitation techniques.
A guide to the management of otitis in practice today. This condition commonly seen in every veterinary practice will be addressed and some straight forward approaches to both common and more involved cases will be addressed.
Peter Muir, BVSc, MVetClinStud, PhD, DACVS, ECVS (1.2 CE)
Lameness in dogs because of cruciate ligament rupture and associated stifle instability has been recognized clinically since the 1920's. Surgical treatment to stabilize affected stifle joints has been used clinically since the 1950's. For at least 50 years, the established view was that rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament was primarily a consequence of trauma, with stifle arthritis developing secondary to joint instability. It is now widely accepted that cruciate ligament rupture in the dog typically occurs through a non-contact mechanism. Fiber tearing predominantly affects the cranial cruciate ligament, but is also present in the caudal cruciate ligament. This lecture will discuss what is known about factors that initiate the condition and factors that promote disease progression over time.
A comprehensive look at the common cutaneous parasites affecting our canine patients and the most efficacious ways of eradicating these pesky bugs.
Ligament injuries are generally classified as Grade I through III, depending on the severity of the injury. Grade I injuries do not affect joint instability and are associated with sub-failure damage to ligament tissue. Grade II injuries are associated with ligament elongation to the point that it is lax. Grade III injuries are associated with complete tearing of the ligament and joint instability. This lecture will discuss some of the challenges with diagnosis and classification of cruciate ligament rupture, including clinical and radiographic assessment of the patient. Bilateral cruciate ligament rupture is common at initial diagnosis. Subsequent contralateral cruciate ligament rupture is also common, such that a large majority of affected dogs ultimately develop bilateral cruciate ligament rupture.
Stephanie Caston, DVM, DACVS-LA (1.2 CE)
Equine practitioners have to deal with wounds on a regular basis. Two hours will be devoted to discussing what to expect with open, healing wounds, how to manage them, and best practices for difficult and non-healing wounds as well as simple skin grafting techniques.
Meredyth Jones, DVM, MS (1.2 CE)
This session will cover aspects of preventative medicine,with a particular focus on parasite control strategies in the face of anthelmintic resistance, including land management, animal selection and nutrition.
Victor Cortese, DVM, PhD, DABVP (1.2 CE)
This session will cover basic immunology and application of immunologic principles across species will be discussed. Impact of the immune system on designing vaccination programs will be covered in depth.
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Equine practitioners have to deal with wounds on a regular basis. Two hours will be devoted to discussing what to expect with typical equine wounds, how to manage them, and best practices for difficult and non-healing wounds as well as simple skin grafting techniques.
This session will focus on various aspects of preventative medicine in camelids, including basic nutrition, husbandry, vaccination targets and parasite control measures. We will discuss meningeal worm prevention measures with regards to the impact on anthelmintic resistance in GI nematodes and work through some real herd situations.
Lameness is an important part of equine practice. Nerve blocks and other routine diagnostic techniques for lameness in horses will be discussed, as well as available advanced diagnostics for referral cases.
This session will focus on the recognition and management of pregnancy toxemia in ewes and does, including fluid therapy principles for both the mildly affected animal which is still ambulating up to the animal who is recumbent and anorexic. Owner education will be a focus, including decision-making for induction of parturition, C-section and prognosis, as well as proper nutritional management for prevention.
Attend the 2014 WVMA and WVMF Annual Meetings to shape the direction of the assotailtion, celebrate award recipients as well as receive state updates.
Regional limb perfusions are essential to treatment of many conditions in horses. Background, technique and practical applications of regional limb perfusions will be covered.
This session will cover common illness presentations of the small ruminant neonates, focusing on clinical evaluation and management from a field-setting perspective. Post-birth resuscitation, nutrition, fluid therapy, and drug choices and dosages will all be discussed.
Some surgical treatments and other procedures can be done in the field. Planning, anesthesia, necessary instruments/equipment, and techniques for selected procedures such as check ligament desmotomy, enucleation, cast application, and others will be reviewed.
This session will focus on the differentiation of neurologic diseases of sheep and goats based primarily on clinical evaluation, with support by laboratory analysis. We will discuss lesion localization using photos and videos of actual sheep and goat cases, with some discussion of the use of laboratory testing to support clinical suspicion. Management, treatment and prognosis will also be discussed.
Foals can be afflicted by angular limb deformities. Recognizing and managing angular limb deformities will be addressed – including practices and procedures to correct deformities than can be performed by the ambulatory practitioner.
This session will focus on understanding the rules regarding drug use in sheep and goats and their practical application. We will review the rules governing drug use in these food-producing species, including discussion on considerations for those that are kept as companion animals, and look at the practical application of these rules in daily practice.
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