Saturday, October 13, 2018

Breakfast
6:30-7:45 am

Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship Breakfast

 

7:30 am

Bakery/Coffee/Milk

 

Small Animal Tracks
8-9 am Anesthesia on the Critical Care Patient – Part 1

Andre C. Shih, DVM, DACVAA (1.2 CE)

During this section we will discuss different anesthetic protocols for patients with congestive heart failure, mitral regurgitation and hypertrophic cardio myopathy. We will talk about anesthesia for cats with urinary obstruction, chronic kidney disease and dog with polytrauma, septic shock and head trauma. We will also discuss how to stabilize the patient and prioritize treatment before anesthesia.

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Pets and Kids- Have Fun and Be Safe - Part 1

E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB (1.2 CE)

Part 1 of 2. Come have fun learning easy tips for keeping families safe and together for life. When you leave, you’ll be able to discuss avoidance and management for common problem situations, games animals and children can safely enjoy together, and additional resources for you and clients as you manage these magical relationships together.

9:10-10:10 am Anesthesia on the Critical Care Patient – Part 2

Andre C. Shih, DVM, DACVAA (1.2 CE)

Continuation of Part 1.

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Pets and Kids- Have Fun and Be Safe - Part 2

E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB (1.2 CE)

This presentation addresses the anorectic cat, starting with the cause and consequences. Therapeutic targets are highlighted, from attitude to environment to the chemistry and physiology behind the cat's refusal to eat – and how the clinician might best intervene.

10:10-10:50 am

Break

10:50-11:50 am Anesthesia and Hypotension How to Fix it – Part 1                 

Andre C. Shih, DVM, DACVAA (1.2 CE)

During this section we will talk about the number one complication of anesthesia (hypotension). We will discuss when to use fluid therapy, what type of fluid to use, when to use inotropes, and when to use vasopressors. We will discuss main causes of hypotension (low cardiac output vs vasodilation vs arrhythmias). We will talk about most common arrhythmias during anesthesia and how to fix them.

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Out the Window- Multimodal Treatment of Thunderstorm Phobia

E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB) (1.2 CE)

Thunderstorm phobia is a life threatening behavioral disorder causing extreme suffering for patients and their families. Thankfully, there are a host of fast-acting interventions available to ameliorate clinical signs and even decrease the intensity of the next season's symptoms. Come to this lecture to get updates on the newest and fastest interventions, combination treatments, and triage.

11:50-1 pm Lunch
Ticket Required
1-2 pm Anesthesia and Hypotension How to Fix it – Part 2

Andre C. Shih, DVM, DACVAA (1.2 CE)

Continuation of Part 2.

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Hit Yourself with a Newspaper- Treatments for House Soiling Dogs

E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB

House soiling in dogs has multiple differentials and possible treatments. Come to this lecture to learn how to address behavioral aspects of this problem even if they are combined with medical or other behavioral disorders. House soiling can improve precipitously with many fast and simple treatments. Add these to your tool box for Monday!

2:10-3:10 pm Anesthesia and Coagulopathy the Silent Killer

Andre C. Shih, DVM, DACVAA (1.2 CE)

During this section we will talk about the main causes of HYPER coagulation how to diagnose, then how to treat them. We will talk about coagulation pathway and how anesthesia can influence coagulation.

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Cringer or Attack Cat - Improving Stranger Directed Aggression in Cats

E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB (1.2 CE)

Families are often tolerant of a certain level of aggression from their cats. However, this often changes when the aggression targets visitors in the home. Come to this lecture to learn the causes of aggression towards strangers, how to improve safety, and how to teach cats to tolerate (or even like) new people.

3:20-4:20 pm

Update in CPR

Andre C. Shih, DVM, DACVAA (1.2 CE)

Discussion about the Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Guidelines where did it come from and what does it mean. We will talk about basic life support guidelines and main drugs used during CPR. We will discuss post resuscitation goals and therapy.

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Safe at Home - A Case Based Approach to Owner Directed Agression in Dogs

E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB (1.2 CE)

Aggression to owners is a very common problem, and it can get better faster than you'd believe with appropriate treatment. Come to this case-based lecture to get some quick de-escalation and treatment advice for this important and life-saving disorder.         

 

Large Animal Tracks
8-9 am

Overview of Robotic Milking Systems and Keys for Success

Marcia Endres, PhD, MS, DVM & Jim Salfer, MS (1.2 CE)

This session will give a general overview of RMS, including but not limited to housing, cow traffic flow options, and management practices that contribute to improved cow performance.

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On the Road Again – Part 1

Arn Anderson, DVM, DABVP (Beef Cattle) (1.2 CE)

Session one and two will be a practical discussion of offering and performing profitable farm calls. Rural practitioners waste large amounts of time behind the windshield of a truck. Billable hours need to make money. These sessions presents several practical applications of the traditional farm call.

9:10-10:10 am

Feeding Cows in Robotic Milking Systems

Marcia Endres, PhD, MS, DVM & Jim Salfer, MS (1.2 CE)

How can feeding management influence the success of robotic milking systems. Interactive discussion on different approaches to feeding management will follow the presentation. 

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On the Road Again – Part 2

Arn Anderson, DVM, DABVP (Beef Cattle) (1.2 CE)

Continuation of Part 1.

10:10-10:50 am

Break

10:50-11:50 am Transition Cow Management in Robotic Milking Systems

Marcia Endres, PhD, MS, DVM & Jim Salfer, MS (1.2 CE)

This session will focus on the fresh cows in RMS.  How are producers using the information provided by RMS software to monitor transition cows? Discussion on different approaches to transition cow management will follow the presentation.

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Non-Academic Herd Investigations

Arn Anderson, DVM, DABVP (Beef Cattle) (1.2 CE)

“Fire truck” practices see individual cases. Take those cases to the herd level with diagnostics, biosecurity plans and production medicine.

 11:50-1 pm Lunch
Ticket Required
 1-2 pm Managing Milk Quality and Udder Health in Robotic Milking Systems - Part 1

Marcia Endres, PhD, MS, DVM & Jim Salfer, MS (1.2 CE)

There are some clear advantages when milking cows with robots but on some farms maintaining udder health is challenging. This session will give an overview about milk quality and udder health management in RMS, along with some farm examples of the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Practical Therio

Arn Anderson, DVM, DABVP (Beef Cattle)

Session four is a discussion on adding production therio to your beef practice. We need move beyond pregnancy testing and rapid BSEs and earn our clients money.

2:10-3:10 pm Managing Milk Quality and Udder Health in Robotic Milking Systems – Part 2

Marcia Endres, PhD, MS, DVM & Jim Salfer, MS (1.2 CE)

This session will include an interactive discussion on milk quality and udder health in robotic milking systems.

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Stabbing Our Own Professional Back

Arn Anderson, DVM, DABVP (Beef Cattle) (1.2 CE)

Rural veterinarians are often their own worst enemy. How can you grow a progressive practice if you give away your services and ignore your ethics?

3:20-4:20 pm Milking Robots: Do They Pay?

Marcia Endres, PhD, MS, DVM & Jim Salfer, MS (1.2 CE)

Do the labor savings and potential increase in milk production pay for the additional cost of robots? This session will cover the major factors affecting robot profitability and how robot profitability compares to conventional parlors.

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Resurrecting a Dinosaur

Arn Anderson, DVM, DABVP (Beef Cattle) (1.2 CE)

Follow the story of Cross Timbers Veterinary Hospital as we tried to emerge into a new rural practice. We will discuss the deep dark secrets of watching clients, staff, and veterinarians adapt to a changed practice philosophy.

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