Saturday 2.21.15
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  8-9 a.m. 9:15–10:15 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 1:30–2:30p.m. 2:45–3:45p.m. 4-5p.m.
animal
behavior I
400400. Social Behaviors of Psittacine Birds
Lynne Seibert, B.S., DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVB
Flock-living psittacine birds engage in a variety of social behaviors, including both affiliative and agonistic interactions, resource defense, coordinated flock activities and reproductive behaviors. This session will cover flock social behaviors to provide attendees with an understanding of pet birds and their responses in captive situations.

Social Behaviors of Psittacine Birds
L. Seibert

401401. Avian Self-Directed Behaviors: Diagnosis
Lynne Seibert, B.S., DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVB
Self-directed feather and soft tissue destructive behaviors are a serious problem in a variety of captive species. A variety of medical, environmental and behavioral factors should be considered. In this session, attendees will learn about behavioral factors—including anxiety-induced displacement behaviors; compulsive disorder; environmental, social and intellectual deficits; and impulse-control disorder—that can influence these destructive tendencies.

Avian Self-Directed Behaviors: Diagnosis
L. Seibert
402402. Avian Self-Directed Behaviors: Management
Lynne Seibert, B.S., DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVB
In this session, treatment options for self-directed feather and soft tissue damage— including pain management, infection control, restraint devices, environmental modification, behavioral management, and pharmaceutical therapies—will be reviewed.

Avian Self-Directed Behaviors: Management
L. Seibert
403403. Environmental Enrichment for Pet Birds
Lynne Seibert, B.S., DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVB
Captive environments should provide opportunities for the expression of species-typical behaviors. For example, time budgets of wild parrots include a variety of social, foraging, resting and grooming behaviors. Session attendees will learn what research has shown about the importance of foraging enrichment for captive birds, along with options for the provisions of this important form of enrichment.

Environmental Enrichment for Pet Birds
L. Seibert
404404. Behavioral Enrichment for Pet Birds
Lynne Seibert, B.S., DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVB
This session will discuss avian cognitive abilities, as well as environmental enhancement options for intellectual stimulation and behavioral enrichment—specifically, strategies to assist in correcting problem behaviors.

Behavioral Enrichment for Pet Birds
L. Seibert
405405. Avian Psychopharmacology
Lynne Seibert, B.S., DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVB
This lecture will discuss how psychoactive medications are used in combination with behavioral and environmental modifications to relieve anxiety, prevent self-trauma and reduce reproductive behaviors in captive avian patients. Although placebo-controlled trials and dose-titration and pharmacokinetic studies are often lacking in avian species, medications can and have been used successfully.

Avian Psychopharmacology
L. Seibert
animal
behavior II
406406. Dog-to-People Reactivity: Core Management Plan
Emma Parsons, B.A., KPA-CTP, CDBC
The Core Management Plan has been developed specifically for dogs that show aggressive tendencies to their owners or other family members. The purpose of this plan is to encourage the dog to become a working, cooperative participant in the family. Dogs are never forced to comply! To be successful, the dog needs his family members to guide him and tell him which behavior is acceptable and which is not. In this session, the principles of the Core Management Plan will be highlighted, and specific canine aggression cases will be shown to illustrate how the program can best be used.

Dog-to-People Reactivity: Core Management Plan
Parsons
407407. Dog-to-People Reactivity: Foundation Behaviors
Emma Parsons, B.A., KPA-CTP, CDBC
Foundation behaviors are a set of obedience-type behaviors that allow a handler to have control over a dog at all times. These behaviors need to be reliable and able to be performed in any kind of environment, especially one in which many distractions exist. Foundation behaviors serve nicely as alternate or incompatible behaviors, should a serious situation—like reactivity or aggression toward people or dogs—occur. Through slides and videos, participants in this session will learn how to teach specific foundation behaviors, including name recognition, default sits and downs, targeting, rock-solid stays and getting behind the handler on cue.

Dog-to-People Reactivity: Foundation Behaviors
Parsons
408408-409. Dog-to-People Reactivity: The Process of Shaping Emotional Self-Control
Emma Parsons, B.A., KPA-CTP, CDBC
Dogs that are reactive or aggressive to people can pose a serious risk—not only to family members, but to society in general. Often these dogs are hidden away in the home to prevent dangerous situations. Although not every dog will be comfortable meeting strangers, using the methodology described in this session can greatly increase the dog’s quality of life, and consequently can mean the difference between life and death. Through slides and videos, this two-part session will clearly demonstrate the process of teaching the dog to tolerate—and hopefully begin to enjoy—the presence of people in its environment. In this program, the dog will be highly reinforced for watching human body movement and hearing the voices of strangers.

Dog-to-People Reactivity: The Process of Shaping Emotional Self-Control, Part I
Parsons
409408-409. Dog-to-People Reactivity: The Process of Shaping Emotional Self-Control
Emma Parsons, B.A., KPA-CTP, CDBC
Dogs that are reactive or aggressive to people can pose a serious risk—not only to family members, but to society in general. Often these dogs are hidden away in the home to prevent dangerous situations. Although not every dog will be comfortable meeting strangers, using the methodology described in this session can greatly increase the dog’s quality of life, and consequently can mean the difference between life and death. Through slides and videos, this two-part session will clearly demonstrate the process of teaching the dog to tolerate—and hopefully begin to enjoy—the presence of people in its environment. In this program, the dog will be highly reinforced for watching human body movement and hearing the voices of strangers.

Dog-to-People Reactivity: The Process of Shaping Emotional Self-Control, Part II
Parsons
410410. Dog-to-People Reactivity: A Stranger as the Target Object
Emma Parsons, B.A., KPA-CTP, CDBC
This is the next step in teaching a dog to tolerate, and hopefully enjoy, the presence of a new human in his space. This process relies solely on the comfort level of the dog. The dog must move closer to the person voluntarily—these actions are never forced! In this type of training, the dog is highly reinforced for touching the target person using either its nose or paw. In the beginning, this behavior is not put on cue; we want the dog to experiment with the behavior. In this session, attendees will learn how to clicker train a dog using a person as the target object.

Dog-to-People Reactivity: A Stranger as the Target Object
Parsons
411411. Dog-to-People Reactivity: Establishing a Greeting Behavior
Emma Parsons, B.A., KPA-CTP, CDBC
In many cases, dogs do not like strangers because they immediately feel threatened. The well-meaning person greets the dog by saying something sweet as they bend toward the dog’s face, staring directly at him with their hand outstretched. This body language can be extremely offensive to the dog! In the third and final stage of shaping dog-to-people reactivity, the dog is in control of whether to greet a person and how to do so. (For example, the dog might choose to greet a person by touching a hand or shoe.) In this session, attendees will learn how to teach a dog how to initiate this contact, stressing the importance of proper human-to-canine greetings.

Dog-to-People Reactivity: Establishing a Greeting Behavior
Parsons
aquaculture 412412. Introduction to Aquatic Animal Medicine
Lester Khoo, VMD, Ph.D.
The number of aquatic animals (specifically fish) used in research, food production or as companion animals continues its meteoric climb. Fish are used as models for human and animal diseases, as well as in developmental and carcinogenicity studies. With capture fisheries no longer being able to meet the growing demand, it is estimated that 62 percent of seafood consumption will come from aquaculture by 2030. Based on the American Pet Products Association’s 2013–2014 survey, more than 15 million households have fish as pets, and the numbers of pet fish surpass the total numbers of cats, dogs, birds and small animals that are kept as pets. This session will outline the growing sector of veterinary medicine that pet owners, researchers and producers are increasingly relying on.

Introduction to Aquatic Animal Medicine
Khoo
413413. How to Approach an Aquatic Case
Lester Khoo, VMD, Ph.D.
Now that the need has been established, the next step is to provide some introductory knowledge on how a veterinarian can approach fish cases. In this session, the workup of a fish case will be compared to and contrasted with workups of other animals, including taking clinical histories; clinical examination; water quality testing; necropsy; microbiological testing; and collecting samples for histopathology, molecular or other supportive diagnostics, if necessary.

How to Approach an Aquatic Case
Khoo
414414. Common Case Presentations
Lester Khoo, VMD, Ph.D.
This will be an interactive session illustrating common problems and diseases seen in the practice of aquatic veterinary medicine.

Common Case Presentations
Khoo
     
equine
415415. Colonic Ulcers: A Pain in the Hind Gut!
Frank Andrews, DVM, M.S., DACVIM-LA
Unlike equine gastric ulcer syndrome, colonic ulcers and right dorsal colitis (RDC) occur less frequently but may lead to more severe clinical signs and hypoproteinemia. This session will focus on history, presenting complaint, diagnosis and treatment of horses suspected of having RDC.

Colonic Ulcers: A Pain in the Hind Gut!
Andrews
416416. Equine Cushing’s Disease: Not Just Your Father’s Wooly Mammoth!
Frank Andrews, DVM, M.S., DACVIM-LA
Equine Cushing’s disease—also referred to as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID)—is a disorder that likely affects more than half of the population of horses aged 14 years and older. If unmanaged, affected horses are at risk for laminitis and insulin resistance and are immune-suppressed, thus increasing their risk of numerous infections. This session will highlight new information on diagnosis and treatment of PPID.

Equine Cushing’s Disease: Not Just Your Father’s Wooly Mammoth!
Andrews
417417. Case Studies in Equine Medicine
Frank Andrews, DVM, M.S., DACVIM-LA
This case-based session will highlight a practical approach to the workup of diseases discussed in the previous sessions. Signalment, history, physical examination findings, diagnostic testing and findings, and treatment will be discussed in an interactive format.

Case Studies in Equine Medicine
Andrews
418418. Upper Airway Abnormalities: Nasal Passages and Laryngeal Dysplasia
Roulf Embertson, DVM, DACVS
This presentation will cover the problems that can occur in the nasal passages of the horse. This discussion will be followed by a presentation on laryngeal dysplasia (fourth brachial arch defects), its clinical presentation, diagnosis and recommendations.

Upper Airway Abnormalities: Nasal Passages and Laryngeal Dysplasia
Embertson
419419. Epiglottic Abnormalities: Diagnosis, Treatment and Complications
Roulf Embertson, DVM, DACVS
Attendees will learn about problems involving the epiglottis that can occur in the upper airway.

Epiglottic Abnormalities: Diagnosis, Treatment and Complications
Embertson
420420. Arytenoid Abnormalities: Diagnosis, Treatment and Complications
Roulf Embertson, DVM, DACVS
This presentation will cover problems involving the arytenoid that can occur, with a focus on arytenoid movement and inflammation.

Arytenoid Abnormalities: Diagnosis, Treatment and Complications
Embertson
food
Animal
421421. Feeding Family and Friends from the Backyard Flock
Tim Barman, DVM
This session will cover the ethics of food production, food safety, good animal care, disease prevention and control using biosecurity, and proper use of medication in backyard and small commercial flocks.

Feeding Family and Friends from the Backyard Flock
Barman
422422. Bovine Obstetrical Challenges and Dystocia
Troy Brick, DVM, M.S.
Common bovine dystocia problems and tips on how to deal with them will be discussed in this session.

Bovine Obstetrical Challenges and Dystocia
Brick
423423. Top 10 Beef Producer (and Veterinarian) Myths
Lowell Midla, DVM, M.S.
This session will cover the myths and misconceptions regarding nutrition and management of beef cattle.

Top 10 Beef Producer (and Veterinarian) Myths
L. Midla
424424. Mastitis: An Overview
John Middleton, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
This session will provide an overview of bovine mastitis, including diagnosis, common etiological agents, treatment and approaches to control and prevention.

Mastitis: An Overview
Middleton
425425. Milk Microbiology for the Dairy Practitioner
John Middleton, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
This session will provide a simplified, step-by-step approach to differentiating bacterial organisms that cause bovine mastitis for the purposes of designing treatment and control programs.

Milk Microbiology for the Dairy Practitioner
Middleton
426426. Molecular Diagnostics and Mastitis
John Middleton, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
This session will discuss recent technological developments in mastitis diagnosis and their potential applications, as well as compare and contrast these methodologies with conventional microbiological methods.

Molecular Diagnostics and Mastitis
Middleton
  8-9 a.m. 9:15–10:15 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 1:30–2:30p.m. 2:45–3:45p.m. 4-5p.m.
holistic &
Integrative medicine

Sessions 427–429
Sponsored by:

Companion Therapy Laser

427 427. Introduction to Acupuncture
Carolina Medina, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVCH
This lecture will cover subjects related to acupuncture, including its definition, basic science, types of therapy, clinical indications, cautions and contraindications, research and clinical cases. This is an introductory lecture; therefore, no previous knowledge is required. The information provided will appeal to a wide audience and is applicable across all species.

Introduction to Acupuncture
Medina
428428. Laser Therapy: Research and Applications, Part I
Carolina Medina, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVCH
This two-part lecture will introduce attendees to laser therapy for all animal species. Topics to be covered include differences among types of lasers, mechanisms of action, equipment components, research and clinical examples.

Laser Therapy: Research and Applications, Part I
Medina
429429. Laser Therapy: Research and Applications, Part II
Carolina Medina, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVCH
This two-part lecture will introduce attendees to laser therapy for all animal species. Topics to be covered include differences among types of lasers, mechanisms of action, equipment components, research and clinical examples.

Laser Therapy: Research and Applications, Part II
Medina
430430. Introduction to Rehabilitation
Carolina Medina, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVCH
Attendees will gain a foundation in rehabilitation therapy, including clinical indications, therapeutic modalities, exercises, research and clinical cases. The information presented will be applicable to canine and feline patients.

Introduction to Rehabilitation
Medina
431431. Rehabilitation for Orthopedic Patients
Carolina Medina, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVCH
This lecture will cover subjects related to rehabilitation therapy for canine and feline orthopedic patients, such as treatment of specific orthopedic conditions (both surgical and non-surgical), research and clinical cases.

Rehabilitation for Orthopedic Patients
Medina
432432. ehabilitation for Neurologic Patients
Carolina Medina, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVCH
Treatment of specific neurologic conditions (both surgical and non-surgical), research and clinical cases of canine and feline neurologic patients will be discussed in this session.

Rehabilitation for Neurologic Patients
Medina
NVAP 433 433. Module 9: Interstate and International Health Certificates for Category I Animals
Kellie Hough, DVM, MPH-VPH
This module will highlight the importance of health certificates for traveling pets, discuss the potential for disease spread associated with travel, and emphasize these points through a canine influenza scenario. The planning steps and regulation resources for properly completing a companion animal health certificate will be presented through a variety of interactive animations and a scenario. Because errors can lead to travel delays or entry refusals, mistakes commonly made when completing health certificates will be highlighted to help minimize these problems in real-life situations.

Module 9: Interstate and International Health Certificates for Category I Animals
Hough
434434. Module 10: Personal Protective Equipment for Veterinarians
Victoria Spellmire, DVM
This module will introduce the various components of personal protective equipment (PPE), from basic items such as gloves and coveralls to expanded precautions like respirators and chemical-resistant outerwear. Situations veterinarians might encounter in practice will be presented; attendees will need to select the best PPE to prevent disease or chemical exposure. Finally, this module will discuss the PPE used in response to an animal health emergency.

Module 10: Personal Protective Equipment for Veterinarians
Spellmire
435435. Module 11: Sheep and Goats: Scrapie and Health Certificates
Nancy Hannaway, DVM
This module will begin with an overview of the sheep and goat industries and a review of eight diseases that impact them. Veterinarians should be aware of these important conditions, especially when inspecting animals prior to interstate or international movement. The National Scrapie Eradication and the Scrapie Flock Certification Programs will be reviewed, highlighting the genetic components and identification requirements. Finally, examples of properly completed health certificates for sheep and goats will be provided to help veterinarians avoid common errors that can lead to delays or refusal of entry for their clients’ animals.

Module 11: Sheep and Goats: Scrapie and Health Certificates
Hannaway
436436. Module 19: Animal Health Emergency Response
Jamie Davis, DVM, M.S.
This module will describe how practicing veterinarians can play a role in an animal health emergency response. The various emergency response teams (NAHERC, VMAT, NVRT, state response) will be reviewed to demonstrate their similarities and differences. Understanding the structure of a response and how it is coordinated is key to its success; thus, the various components related to NIMS, ICS, NRF and the ESF will be reviewed. Finally, the components of FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines will be described so veterinarians can comprehend what types of duties they will perform in an actual event.

Module 19: Animal Health Emergency Response
Davis
437437. Module 22: Animal Welfare: An Introduction
Jamie Davis, DVM, M.S.
This module will introduce veterinarians to important concepts and issues surrounding animal welfare. The module will cover the role of the veterinarian in animal welfare, definitions of animal welfare, how welfare can be measured and evaluated, and an overview of contemporary animal welfare topics.

Module 22: Animal Welfare: An Introduction
Davis
438438. Module 24: Collecting and Shipping Diagnostic Specimens
Victoria Spellmire, DVM
This module will cover collection techniques for swine diagnostic samples and the necessary steps for labeling, packaging and shipping diagnostic samples from any animal species. It will also emphasize occasions when collecting samples is not appropriate, as in the case of suspected foreign animal diseases. Lastly, this module will address regulations related to shipping samples to veterinary diagnostic laboratories.

Module 24: Collecting and Shipping Diagnostic Specimens
Spellmire
pet animal
Feline Pearls
439439. Diabetes Mellitus: Updates on Monitoring and Management
Jennifer Gieg, DVM, DACVIM
This session will include recommendations from current literature, both on beginning therapy in new diabetics as well as troubleshooting problem diabetics. Topics covered will include insulin choices (including best options for feline versus canine patients), client education, nutrition and options for glucose monitoring.

Diabetes Mellitus: Updates on Monitoring and Management
Gieg
440440. Feline Ophthalmology Pearls
Terah Webb, DVM, DACVO
During this lecture, ocular exam techniques for the feline species will be discussed, as well as common presentations, diagnostic dilemmas and general practice treatments for feline ocular disease.

Feline Ophthalmology Pearls
Webb
441 441. Don’t Have a Heart “A-cat”! Pearls and Pitfalls in Feline Cardiology
Thaibinh Nguyenba, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Predictably unpredictable and at times frustrating (but always fascinating), cats do not ascribe to the “dog”ma of cardiology. The session will detail how feline cardiology is unique and provide a review of the latest in diagnostics and therapy used for feline heart disease.

Don’t Have a Heart “A-cat”! Pearls and Pitfalls in Feline Cardiology
Nguyenba
442 442. Treatment Strategies for Feline IBD
Robert Sherding, DVM, DACVIM
This lecture will discuss the current stategies and recommendations for treatment of feline inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including the role of environmental enrichment, diet, probiotics, antibiotics, motility modifiers, corticosteroids and immunosuppressives. The use of clinical activity indices for monitoring the response to therapy will also be discussed.

Treatment Strategies for Feline IBD
Sherding
443 443. Feline Dermatology: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Natalie Theus, DVM, M.S., DACVD
This presentation will focus on unique feline dermatologic conditions. Several case presentations will be used, as well as numerous photographs, to explain these conditions.

Feline Dermatology: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Theus
444444. Interrelationship of Feline Behavior and Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Tony Buffington, DVM, Ph.D., DACVN
This session will explain how early life events can create vulnerabilities in cats that amplify their sensitivity to their environment. This amplification can increase the activity of the stress response system, ultimately leading to both behavioral and systemic pathology. This explanation will be followed by a discussion of how effective environmental enrichment can both mitigate the vulnerability and manage the activity of the stress response system to better allow the pet to cope with its surroundings.

Interrelationship of Feline Behavior and Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Buffington
pet animal
Liver
445445. Abnormal Liver Enzymes: A Clinical Approach
David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM
When is a liver biopsy indicated, and how should you interpret the results? Laboratory interpretation and a basic approach of how to work up a case with abnormal liver enzymes will be presented.

Abnormal Liver Enzymes: A Clinical Approach
Twedt
446446. Common Liver Diseases in the Dog
David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM
In this session, new insights into diagnosis and management of reactive hepatopathies and conditions associated with an elevated alkaline phosphatase will be presented.

Common Liver Diseases in the Dog
Twedt
447447. Chronic Hepatitis in the Dog
David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM
The latest information regarding the diagnosis and etiologies of canine hepatitis will be discussed, with emphasis on treatment. Recent findings regarding breed- and copper-associated hepatitis will also be presented.

Chronic Hepatitis in the Dog
Twedt
448 448. Emerging Liver Diseases
David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM
A brief review of new liver problems—including gallbladder mucocele, microvascular dysplasia and vacuolar hepatopathies—will be presented.

Emerging Liver Diseases
Twedt
449449. Update on Feline Liver Disease
David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM
This lecture will discuss feline liver disease, including new information on diagnosis and therapy (such as lipidosis, cholangitis and triaditis) specific to cats.

Update on Feline Liver Disease
Twedt
450450. Acute Pancreatitis in the Dog
David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM
An overview of current thoughts on the diagnosis and therapy of acute pancreatitis in the dog will be covered in this session. The role of PLI test, pain management, antiemetics and nutrition will also be included.

Acute Pancreatitis in the Dog
Twedt

pet animal
Parasitology

Sponsored by:
Heartgard Plus
451451. The Unholy Trinity: Hookworm, Whipworm and Roundworm
Andrew Moorhead, DVM, M.S., Ph.D.
Dogs can become infected with many infectious agents, but the “unholy trinity” of roundworm, hookworm and whipworm are among some of the most common and well known. For many reasons, including persistence of infectious stages in the environment and zoonotic potential, it is advantageous to prevent these parasites. In this lecture, we will cover prevention and biology of these three important parasites.

The Unholy Trinity: Hookworm, Whipworm and Roundworm
Moorhead
452452. Small Worms You Want to Forget (But Shouldn’t)
Andrew Moorhead, DVM, M.S., Ph.D.
Hookworms, roundworms and tapeworms are commonly diagnosed and treated in veterinary practice. However, there exist a plethora of other worms—such as lungworms and stomach worms—that are important in their own right. In this lecture, we will cover the biology, diagnosis and treatment of these less common worms.

Small Worms You Want to Forget (But Shouldn’t)
Moorhead
453453. Flea and Tick Products: A New One Every Week?
Andrew Moorhead, DVM, M.S., Ph.D.
For as many products that exist for heartworm and intestinal parasites, this number is nothing compared to the number of flea and tick preventives on the market. The availability of both veterinary-only and over-the-counter products has made the decision of which flea/tick preventive to use extremely confusing for clients (and occasionally, even veterinarians.) In this lecture, we will cover the many issues and developments surrounding flea and tick prevention.

Flea and Tick Products: A New One Every Week?
Moorhead
454 454. Canine Heartworm Disease: Reviewing the Basics
Andrew Moorhead, DVM, M.S., Ph.D.
Dirofilaria immitis—more commonly known as canine heartworm—is arguably the most impactful parasite of dogs in North America. Because of the endemic nature of heartworm and the expense of treatment, it is imperative that all practitioners, even those in historically non-endemic regions, be knowledgeable of the heartworm life cycle; this, in turn, allows them to understand treatment and prevention strategies. In this lecture, we will review life cycle basics as they relate to transmission and development of disease.

Canine Heartworm Disease: Reviewing the Basics
Moorhead
455455. Heartworm Preventives: A Brave New World
Andrew Moorhead, DVM, M.S., Ph.D.
Heartworm infection can be life threatening. Due to the pathologic changes that occur because of heartworm infection, as well as the associated cost of treatment, prevention of heartworm is not a luxury—it is a necessity. In this lecture, we will cover the basics of prevention and discuss current controversies.

Heartworm Preventives: A Brave New World
Moorhead
456456. Heartworm Treatment: Sorting It All Out
Andrew Moorhead, DVM, M.S., Ph.D.
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Heartworm Treatment: Sorting It All Out
Moorhead
  8-9 a.m. 9:15–10:15 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 1:30–2:30p.m. 2:45–3:45p.m. 4-5p.m.
pet animal
Radiology
457457. Basic Principles of Thoracic Radiographic Interpretation
Matthew Winter, DVM, DACVR
Thoracic radiography is an excellent screening test. However, interpretation of the results is often challenging. A complex mix of pathology and anatomy results in an overwhelming amount of information. This lecture will review an effective paradigm for thoracic radiographic interpretation. The following sessions will build on each component of a four-compartment approach to the thoracic radiograph.

Basic Principles of Thoracic Radiographic Interpretation
Winter
458 458. The Thoracic Wall and Pleural Space
Matthew Winter, DVM, DACVR
In further developing a four-compartment model of thoracic interpretation, it is important to review the thoracic wall and pleural space. Approaches to recognition of thoracic wall and pleural disease in small animal patients will be discussed and illustrated in this session.

The Thoracic Wall and Pleural Space
Winter
459 459. Radiographic Evaluation of the Heart
Matthew Winter, DVM, DACVR
Thoracic radiography is an excellent screening test for cardiac disease. There are many ways to assess cardiac disease using radiography, including the evaluation of cardiac size and shape, as well as changes to pulmonary vasculature and parenchyma. This lecture will review the tools available for assessment of the cardiac silhouette, along with examples of congenital and acquired cardiac diseases in small animal patients.

Radiographic Evaluation of the Heart
Winter
460460. Demystifying Pulmonary Patterns
Matthew Winter, DVM, DACVR
Pulmonary patterns are confusing, overcomplicated and perhaps overemphasized in the evaluation of pulmonary disease. In the context of the four-compartment model, we will review the radiographic features of the different pulmonary patterns. More importantly, we will focus on the features that contain the most information and discuss how pulmonary patterns fit into the overall thoracic interpretation paradigm.

Demystifying Pulmonary Patterns
Winter
461461. To Cut or Not to Cut: Radiographic and Sonographic Evaluations
Matthew Winter, DVM, DACVR
The decision to take a vomiting patient to surgery is often a difficult one. Radiography is a fast and accurate test for obstruction in many cases, but in others it can be ambiguous. The addition of abdominal ultrasonography can aid in the decision. These tests are complementary and should be used together to evaluate abdominal disease. This lecture will focus on diagnostic imaging findings in vomiting patients.

To Cut or Not to Cut: Radiographic and Sonographic Evaluations
Winter
462462. Abnormal Radiographic Findings: When To Look Elsewhere
Matthew Winter, DVM, DACVR
Radiographic lesions represent alterations to anatomy and are indications of pathophysiology. Understanding these relationships is the cornerstone of diagnostic imaging. Occasionally, lesions in one area will direct the clinician to another region entirely to find the primary disease. This lecture will review interesting cases in which lesions in one area point to primary diseases in another area altogether.

Abnormal Radiographic Findings: When To Look Elsewhere
Winter
practice
Mgmt. I
463 463. Blueprint Reading 101
Susan Allen, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C
Attendees will learn how to read blueprints and where to find important information in a set of construction documents.

Blueprint Reading 101
Allen
464464. Learn to Speak Their Language
Susan Allen, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C
Architects and contractors use acronyms, terms and phrases that are unique to the construction industry. This session will introduce attendees to the language of construction, so they better understand the construction process.

Learn to Speak Their Language
Allen
465465. How to Design a Successful Veterinary Facility
Susan Allen, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C
Attendees will find out why understanding the five W’s of construction will make their projects run more smoothly.

How to Design a Successful Veterinary Facility
Allen
466466-468. Thinking of Building or Remodeling?
Susan Allen, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C
The first hour of this three-part session will answer critical questions to guide your decisions when remodeling your current practice or building a new one. What do you need to know to make the right choice for your practice? Learn about governmental regulations; site limitations; construction cost comparisons; and the pros and cons of renovating, adding on, or new construction. In part two, the focus will be on the design of your facility. Designing your dream facility will require you to make thousands of decisions. Learn how to make the right choices, starting with choosing your design professionals all the way through selecting the paint colors! In the final hour, find out what you need to know once the design is finished and construction is ready to begin. How do you get the project built on time and within budget?

Thinking of Building or Remodeling? Part I
Allen
467466-468. Thinking of Building or Remodeling?
Susan Allen, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C
The first hour of this three-part session will answer critical questions to guide your decisions when remodeling your current practice or building a new one. What do you need to know to make the right choice for your practice? Learn about governmental regulations; site limitations; construction cost comparisons; and the pros and cons of renovating, adding on, or new construction. In part two, the focus will be on the design of your facility. Designing your dream facility will require you to make thousands of decisions. Learn how to make the right choices, starting with choosing your design professionals all the way through selecting the paint colors! In the final hour, find out what you need to know once the design is finished and construction is ready to begin. How do you get the project built on time and within budget?

Thinking of Building or Remodeling? Part II
Allen
468466-468. Thinking of Building or Remodeling?
Susan Allen, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C
The first hour of this three-part session will answer critical questions to guide your decisions when remodeling your current practice or building a new one. What do you need to know to make the right choice for your practice? Learn about governmental regulations; site limitations; construction cost comparisons; and the pros and cons of renovating, adding on, or new construction. In part two, the focus will be on the design of your facility. Designing your dream facility will require you to make thousands of decisions. Learn how to make the right choices, starting with choosing your design professionals all the way through selecting the paint colors! In the final hour, find out what you need to know once the design is finished and construction is ready to begin. How do you get the project built on time and within budget?

Thinking of Building or Remodeling? Part III
Allen
practice
Mgmt. II
469469. The Five Most Important Practice Management Duties
Ernest Ward, Jr., DVM, CVFT
What duties must you complete on a daily basis to create an efficient, well-managed and highly profitable clinic? Dr. Ward will share his top daily management tasks that helped him create his award-winning practices. By understanding and performing these five vital duties, your clinic will be transformed from average to exceptional.

The Five Most Important Practice Management Duties
Ward
470470. Five Ways Every Team Member Can Become a Better Clinic Leader
Ernest Ward, Jr., DVM, CVFT
Whether you’re an owner, associate, technician or manager, chances are good that you’ll be called to lead from time to time. Join Dr. Ward in this session, as he offers five tips for improving your clinic leadership abilities.

Five Ways Every Team Member Can Become a Better Clinic Leader
Ward
471471. Five Ways to Grow Your Clinic in 2015 and Beyond
Ernest Ward, Jr., DVM, CVFT
Every clinic needs a strategy for growth, yet strategic planning is rarely a routine part of running a veterinary clinic. Join Dr. Ward as he shares his top five opportunities for clinic growth in 2015—and beyond. You’ll return to your practice focused, rejuvenated and excited about the upcoming year!

Five Ways to Grow Your Clinic in 2015 and Beyond
Ward
472472. Don’t Shoot That Dog! How Communication Framing Affects Compliance and Image
Ernest Ward, Jr., DVM, CVFT
The study of neural networks, linguistics, contextual word relationships and communication framing has seen tremendous breakthroughs during the past two decades. The words we use, how we use them and when we use them count more than ever in client communications. Join Dr. Ward for an interesting and informative discussion on how framing may be bursting or boosting your compliance and adherence rates. This session is a must-attend for every veterinarian, technician and practice manager.

Don’t Shoot That Dog! How Communication Framing Affects Compliance and Image
Ward
473473. Bad Things Good Teams Say: Avoiding Tiny Comments That Make Big Trouble
Ernest Ward, Jr., DVM, CVFT
It happens: Every veterinarian occasionally makes a communication blunder that causes big trouble with a client. The problem is, we make many more communication mistakes than we realize, costing us dearly in compliance, care and loyalty. In this session, Dr. Ward will review the most frequent comments that create the biggest headaches. You may discover you’re using these phrases or tactics more often than you realize. This session will help make a great vet an even greater communicator.

Bad Things Good Teams Say: Avoiding Tiny Comments That Make Big Trouble
Ward
474474. Five Ways to Make Your Clinic Happier, Healthier and More Productive
Ernest Ward, Jr., DVM, CVFT
We all know that maintaining an enthusiastic, energetic and positive team is integral to practice success. So why do we have so many upset staff members? Why do we witness staggering employee turnover? Whether you’re an owner, associate, manager or team member, you owe it to yourself to attend this session. You’ll learn simple, inexpensive (even free!), fun and effective tips and strategies for transforming your workplace into a place you truly enjoy.

Five Ways to Make Your Clinic Happier, Healthier and More Productive
Ward

public
Health

Sponsored by:
Merial
475475. Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses
Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM
Spotted fever group rickettsioses represent an important group of tick-borne infections that can be found throughout the world in both humans and dogs. This lecture will focus on clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment, as well as the condition’s zoonotic potential.

Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses
Breitschwerdt
476476. Canine and Human Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis
Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM
Anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis are potentially life-threatening, tick-transmitted infections in cats, dogs and humans. This lecture will emphasize clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and zoonotic potential of Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species.

Canine and Human Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis
Breitschwerdt
477 477. Cat Scratch Disease and Feline Bartonellosis
Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM
Cats are a major reservoir host for Bartonella henselae, and potentially other Bartonella species, throughout the world. As a well-adapted reservoir host, the pathogenic role of Bartonella species infection in cats is incompletely understood. This session will cover clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and zoonotic potential of feline Bartonella species.

Cat Scratch Disease and Feline Bartonellosis
Breitschwerdt
478478. Canine and Human Bartonellosis: Comparative Medical Features
Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM
In the past decade, numerous Bartonella species have been discovered, and many of these species have been associated with disease in dogs and people. This lecture will emphasize the medical importance of Bartonella species as a cause of disease in dogs.

Canine and Human Bartonellosis: Comparative Medical Features
Breitschwerdt
479479. Update on Mosquito-borne Diseases in Ohio
Richard Gary, Ph.D.
This session will provide an overview of arboviral diseases of public health importance in Ohio, including emerging diseases such as chikungunya. Attendees will also get updates on environmental and human case surveillance.

Update on Mosquito-borne Diseases in Ohio
Gary
480480. Three Important Ticks That Impact Pets and People in the Midwest
Glen Needham, Ph.D.
The upper Midwest, including Ohio, is experiencing the emergence of multiple tick-borne diseases that impact pets and people. Lyme disease-infected blacklegged “deer” ticks and white-footed mice were discovered in Ohio (Coshocton County) during 2010. Now detected in 60 of 88 counties, this tick can also vector anaplasmosis and babesiosis to humans and animals. Lone Star ticks are becoming more widespread and transmit ehrlichiosis, and ever-present American dog ticks carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever. In this session, the latest information on the spread of these tick-borne diseases will be reviewed.

Three Important Ticks That Impact Pets and People in the Midwest
Needham
shelter
Animal

Sponsored by:
Ohio Animal Health Foundation & Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust

481481. Feline Dermatology in the Shelter Practice
John Gordon, DVM, DACVD
Seeing cats with little or even no history available is all too common in a shelter. This session will assist you in decisions about diagnosis, treatment and foster care made in a resource-limited environment. We will review specific feline dermatology patients, from differential lists through clinical presentation and in-house diagnostics, which allows us to make better decisions about who may or may not need further diagnostics. We will also discuss the overall population—as well as individual cats—including specific conditions that are a risk for transmission to other animals and people.

Feline Dermatology in the Shelter Practice
Gordon
482482. Canine Dermatology in the Shelter Practice
John Gordon, DVM, DACVD
More often than not, we have no idea where the dogs we treat in shelters have been. In this session, attendees will learn how to make decisions regarding diagnosis, treatment and foster care when resources (like an animal’s history) are limited. Both the general population and specific canine cases will be examined, including differential lists, clinical presentations, in-house diagnostics and specific conditions that pose a risk to other animals and people.

Canine Dermatology in the Shelter Practice
Gordon
483483. Managing Heartworm Disease in Resource-Limited Environments
Jeanette O’Quin, DVM, MPH-VPH
Balancing the safety and feasibility of treating canine heartworm disease presents unique challenges to the shelter veterinarian. This session will discuss practical options for the successful management of this disease in light of ever-changing guidelines.

Managing Heartworm Disease in Resource-Limited Environments
O’Quin
484484. Animal Sex Abuse
Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM
Human sexual contact with animals is a form of animal abuse that has impacts for the animal victim, the abuser and society. This talk will cover the issues related to animal sexual abuse, the laws and the basics of the forensic exam on an animal sexual abuse victim.

Animal Sex Abuse
Smith-Blackmore
485485. Case Reports of Animal Hoarding
Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM
Understanding people who hoard animals can help professionals involved in interventions better understand why changing behavior or improving circumstances can be so difficult. This presentation will cover several animal hoarding cases to help illustrate the personality types.

Case Reports of Animal Hoarding
Smith-Blackmore
486486. Case Reports of Non-Accidental Injury
Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM
A careful veterinary exam can help to discern when the injuries seen in an animal are accidental or intentional. This presentation will demonstrate a number of cases of non-accidental and accidental injuries that were originally thought to be non-accidental injuries. Tips and pointers will be shared for differentiating the two types of injuries.

Case Reports of Non-Accidental Injury
Smith-Blackmore
  8-9 a.m. 9:15–10:15 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 1:30–2:30p.m. 2:45–3:45p.m. 4-5p.m.
small
ruminants
487487. Abortion Diseases of Small Ruminants
Mary Smith, DVM
Infectious and noninfectious causes of abortion in sheep and goats will be covered in this session, along with recommendations for handling an abortion outbreak. Diseases that will be discussed in detail will include toxoplasmosis, chlamydiosis, campylobacteriosis, Q fever, listeriosis and Cache Valley virus.

Abortion Diseases of Small Ruminants
Smith
488488. Periparturient Problems from Dystocia to Neonatal Care
Mary Smith, DVM
In this session, dam problems such as pregnancy toxemia, hypocalcemia, vaginal and uterine prolapses, dystocia, and retained placenta will be discussed. In addition, lamb and kid problems—including colostrum feeding, treatment of hypothermia and hypoglycemia, umbilical infections, white muscle disease and floppy kid disease—will be covered.

Periparturient Problems from Dystocia to Neonatal Care
Smith
489 489. Wasting Diseases of Sheep and Goats
Mary Smith, DVM
Although there are a few treatable causes of emaciation in small ruminants (for example, parasites, malnutrition and bad teeth), most conditions that lead to wasting warrant culling or euthanasia. This session will emphasize the diagnosis of paratuberculosis, caseous lymphadenitis, retroviral diseases, cancer, abomasal emptying defect and scrapie.

Wasting Diseases of Sheep and Goats
Smith
490490. Small Ruminant Field Necropsy
Mary Smith, DVM
Procedures for safe on-farm necropsy of sheep and goats and common causes of death will be described in this session. Emphasis will be on efficiently performing a necropsy and deciding when laboratory submissions are warranted for confirmation of the gross diagnosis.

Small Ruminant Field Necropsy
Smith
491 491. Skin Diseases of Small Ruminant
Mary Smith, DVM
This lecture will provide an overview of dermatological problems of sheep and goats, including common viral, bacterial and parasitic conditions, as well as those with nutritional and environmental etiologies. Pemphigus will be discussed as an example of a rare condition that requires laboratory diagnosis when routine interventions have failed to achieve a response.

Skin Diseases of Small Ruminants
Smith
492492. Disbudding, Dehorning, Docking and Castrating
Mary Smith, DVM
On-farm techniques for dealing with horns, tails and testicles will be described. Immediate pain relief and aftercare will be stressed.

Disbudding, Dehorning, Docking and Castrating
Smith
staff
Develop.
493 493. How to Make the Case for Preventive Healthcare
Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
The Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) consumer campaign, “A Yearly Visit to Your Veterinarian is as Essential as Food and Love,” gives veterinary practice teams a new way to make the case for preventive care. In this session, attendees will gain insights on what works with today’s consumers and practical ideas for using PHP’s campaign materials to build excitement among the staff, as well as increase awareness and business for the veterinary practice. By the end of the session, attendees will understand the consumer research behind the campaign and how it can help veterinary staff connect with pet owners; discover ways to use the PHP Public Campaign to build business; and get free resources to support veterinary practice teams.

How to Make the Case for Preventive Healthcare
Gavzer
494 494-495. How to Make Learning “Sticky” and Fun
Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
Staff issues, client demands, time constraints and financial frustrations can overwhelm and rob veterinary hospital team members of the joy of practice. Bring it back! By attending this two-part session, you can help your team members learn new skills, solve problems and achieve new goals for the practice with proven ideas based on adult learning theories. Use these ideas to make meetings more energizing, engaging and fun. This two-part session will introduce attendees to different learning concepts, teach them how to use these techniques to engage their staff, and provide insight on taking away fear and boredom to make learning safe and rewarding.

How to Make Learning “Sticky” and Fun, Part I
Gavzer
495 494-495. How to Make Learning “Sticky” and Fun
Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
Staff issues, client demands, time constraints and financial frustrations can overwhelm and rob veterinary hospital team members of the joy of practice. Bring it back! By attending this two-part session, you can help your team members learn new skills, solve problems and achieve new goals for the practice with proven ideas based on adult learning theories. Use these ideas to make meetings more energizing, engaging and fun. This two-part session will introduce attendees to different learning concepts, teach them how to use these techniques to engage their staff, and provide insight on taking away fear and boredom to make learning safe and rewarding.

How to Make Learning “Sticky” and Fun, Part II
Gavzer
496 496. Three Telephone Mistakes Even the Best Practices Make
Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
Veterinary practice receptionists have more client contact over the telephone than they do in the office—but oversight of these critical conversations seldom occurs, and busy receptionists often don’t realize the mistakes they make that hurt the practice’s reputation and business. Find out what the biggest mistakes are and what to do to fix them in this practical, useful talk.

Three Telephone Mistakes Even the Best Practices Make
Gavzer
497497-498. How to Get to the Third Level of Client Care
Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
If you think that client relationships are built solely on successful diagnoses and treatments, think again! New neuroscience research has yielded a deeper understanding about the way people truly think and the dominant role that emotions play in all human interactions—including the ones that occur in your practice. This two-part session will discuss these new findings and provide applications to build more successful and rewarding relationships with clients.

How to Get to the Third Level of Client Care, Part I
Gavzer
498497-498. How to Get to the Third Level of Client Care
Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
If you think that client relationships are built solely on successful diagnoses and treatments, think again! New neuroscience research has yielded a deeper understanding about the way people truly think and the dominant role that emotions play in all human interactions—including the ones that occur in your practice. This two-part session will discuss these new findings and provide applications to build more successful and rewarding relationships with clients.

How to Get to the Third Level of Client Care, Part II
Gavzer
technician I 499499. The Ins and Outs of Tubes in Critical Care
Kenichiro Yagi, B.S., RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Various types of tubes are utilized in critical care, as both an avenue into and out of a patient’s body. The advent of tubes—from simple to sophisticated—has improved our ability to care for patients in critical care. Understanding the indications, contraindications, proper use and maintenance, and troubleshooting methods of this invaluable tool will allow veterinary technicians to influence a positive patient outcome.
Note: This session is recommended for Lab E: Advanced Tubes and Catheterization in Critical Care.

The Ins and Outs of Tubes in Critical Care
Yagi
500500. Just Breathe! Respiratory Emergencies
Kenichiro Yagi, B.S., RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Respiratory distress and failure are common emergencies in veterinary medicine. When a patient presents in respiratory distress, the technician’s ability to quickly and accurately assess the problem and provide appropriate emergency intervention is vital to a positive outcome. In this session, respiratory emergencies and their pathophysiology, concepts in assessing oxygenation and ventilation status, and methods of treatment will be discussed.Attendees will view videos of patients in respiratory distress, discuss concerns to consider in each case, and decide on appropriate interventions.

Just Breathe! Respiratory Emergencies
Yagi
501 501. We Need Blood, STAT! Emergency Transfusions
Kenichiro Yagi, B.S., RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
“We need blood, STAT!” Has this phrase ever been used in an emergency situation in your practice? Transfusion therapy and our ability to provide blood components for our patients have greatly increased our capability of helping patients and can be life saving in certain situations. Being aware of our transfusion options, the value of component therapy and blood banking, and indications and contraindications of blood products will allow a veterinary team to maximize chances of successful outcomes. In addition, there may be other uncommon methods in transfusion medicine that can be helpful in true emergency situations. In this session, we will explore transfusion options and decisions to be made in emergencies.

We Need Blood, STAT! Emergency Transfusions
Yagi
502502-504. Exotic Animal Husbandry for Technicians,
Part I

Ric Berlinski, DVM
In part one of this three-hour session, technicians will learn the importance of history taking for the new exotic client, so they are better able to discuss proper husbandry of a variety of exotic pets commonly seen in private practice. The second hour will provide a brief overview of common diseases associated with various breeds of exotic animals often kept as pets. Finally, attendees will learn how to design an exotic animal history form, which can act as a template for the veterinary technician in obtaining the information in a uniform manner.

Exotic Animal Husbandry for Technicians,
Part I
Berlinski
503 Part I
Ric Berlinski, DVM
In part one of this three-hour session, technicians will learn the importance of history taking for the new exotic client, so they are better able to discuss proper husbandry of a variety of exotic pets commonly seen in private practice. The second hour will provide a brief overview of common diseases associated with various breeds of exotic animals often kept as pets. Finally, attendees will learn how to design an exotic animal history form, which can act as a template for the veterinary technician in obtaining the information in a uniform manner.

Exotic Animal Husbandry for Technicians,
Part II
Berlinski
504502-504. Exotic Animal Husbandry for Technicians,
Part I

Ric Berlinski, DVM
In part one of this three-hour session, technicians will learn the importance of history taking for the new exotic client, so they are better able to discuss proper husbandry of a variety of exotic pets commonly seen in private practice. The second hour will provide a brief overview of common diseases associated with various breeds of exotic animals often kept as pets. Finally, attendees will learn how to design an exotic animal history form, which can act as a template for the veterinary technician in obtaining the information in a uniform manner.

Exotic Animal Husbandry for Technicians,
Part III
Berlinski
technician II 505 505. The Cat and the Kidney
Amy Breton, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Anyone who has worked in veterinary medicine for even 24 hours knows that cats and kidneys just don’t seem to get along. This lecture will discuss the physiology of the kidneys, various kidney diseases that can affect cats, and treatment of these conditions.

The Cat and the Kidney
Breton
506506. The Dog and the Kidney
Amy Breton, CVT, VTS (ECC)
What causes kidney failure in dogs and how their bodies handle it is very different from cats. This lecture will discuss everything from the physiology of the canine kidneys, kidney-related diseases that affect dogs and treatment of these illnesses.

The Dog and the Kidney
Breton
507 507. From Poop to Vomit
Amy Breton, CVT, VTS (ECC)
This lecture will review the basic anatomy of the GI tract and discuss both common and uncommon diseases and injuries in the dog and cat. Participants will walk away with an understanding of the complexities of the GI system, diseases and injuries that can occur within it, and treatment options that are available. Participants will also be able to communicate more effectively with owners on GI ailments and understand antiemetics, diagnostics (from radiographs to endoscopy) and treatment options.

From Poop to Vomit
Breton
508 508. The “ICK” in Ticks
Amy Breton, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Ticks—ick! This lecture will discuss the various diseases, signs and treatment of tick-borne illnesses.

The “ICK” in Ticks
Breton
509509. Understanding Seizures
Amy Breton, CVT, VTS (ECC)
This lecture will talk about why seizures can happen, diagnostics involved and treatment. Numerous videos will be shown so attendees can truly understand all stages and types of seizures.

Understanding Seizures
Breton
510510. Too Hot, Too Cold
Amy Breton, CVT, VTS (ECC)
This lecture will review two common emergencies: hyperthermia and hypothermia. Technicians will understand what both syndromes are, as well as complications and treatment of each.

Too Hot, Too Cold
Breton
  8-9 a.m. 9:15–10:15 a.m. 10:30–11:30 a.m. 1:30–2:30p.m. 2:45–3:45p.m. 4-5p.m.
hands-on
Labs
  BLab B. The Complete Client Experience
Louise Dunn and Eric Garcia
Fee: $95 • Maximum: 60 • Level: All
This workshop will thoroughly describe what it means to provide the “complete client experience” using traditional forms of client communication, as well as effectively using technology to provide the additional value clients demand.

The Complete Client Experience
Dunn & Garcia
     

hands-on
Labs

Sponsored by:
IMEX
  CLab C. External Skeletal Fixation
Jonathan Dyce, M.A., VetMB, MRCVS, DSAO, DACVS
Fee: $400 • Maximum: 24 • Level: DVM
In this external skeletal fixation (ESF) introductory course, veterinarians will be familiarized with ESF application through a blend of lecture and hands-on exercises. Participants will use bone models to emphasize correct application technique in preparation for addressing trauma cases in the clinic. Topics to be covered include basic principles, ESF case selection and post-operative care of external fixators.

External Skeletal Fixation
Dyce
 

hands-on
Labs

Sponsored by:
Dentalaire

  DLab D. Dental Extractions
Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDC
Fee: $295 • Maximum: 24 • Level: DVM • Prerequisites: Sessions 236–241
Extraction of teeth, for multiple reasons, is the most commonly performed oral surgery procedure. Beyond simple elevation of loose teeth, surgical extraction often involves appropriate selection, gingival flap excision or preparation, sectioning of teeth or alveolar bone removal, elevation of the tooth/root segments and finishing with closure of the site. Proper equipment and systematic procedures make complications less likely.
Note: Cadaver parts will be used in this lab.

Dental Extractions
Lobprise
     

hands-on
Labs

Sponsored by:
MILA International
      ELab E. Advanced Tubes and Catheterization in Critical Care
Kenichiro Yagi, B.S., RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Fee: $495 • Maximum: 20 • Level: Technician; Intermediate • Prerequisites: Knowledge of venipuncture and peripheral IV catheter placement; Session 499 recommended.
This hands-on lab will focus on technical aspects of catheters and tubes used in critical care. Central lines (jugular or PICC), urinary catheterization, nasoesophageal and nasogastric tubes will be covered. An overview of anatomy, techniques, nursing care, indications and contraindications involved with each task will also be explained, and common disease processes and conditions applicable for each procedure will be discussed as well. Participants will be able to practice placement of these skills with cadavers and receive written protocols for each procedure for implementation in their practice.

Advanced Tubes and Catheterization in Critical Care
Yagi
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