Thursday 2.19.15
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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
100 100. Yes, You Can Make Money as a Behavior Practitioner!
Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, M.S.
Behavior is part of everyday practice, whether it’s low-stress handling or performing behavior consultations. This session will lay the foundation for how this can become a financially sustainable part of your practice.

Yes, You Can Make Money as a Behavior Practitioner!
Bain
101 101. Risk Analysis of Behavior Problems
Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, M.S.
How do you triage a behavior problem? Is the animal a danger to people or other pets—or is it being euthanized out of convenience? This session will summarize important aspects of triaging problems and counseling owners.

Risk Analysis of Behavior Problems
Bain

102102. How to Select the Right Dog Trainer
Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, M.S.
Dog trainers can be an asset to your practice, helping your clients with training and beyond. However, some trainers do not follow modern scientific principles when working with animals. This session will help you learn how to identify both good and bad trainers, and how to work with them in practice.

How to Select the Right Dog Trainer
Bain
103103-104. Interrelation Between Behavior and Medical Problems
Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, M.S.
Is it behavioral, medical or both? Behavior problems can often present as a physical problem—and vice versa. This two-part session will use case examples to highlight some of the common physical and behavioral problems that are presented to veterinarians, as well as the role that stress plays in our patients’ daily lives.

Interrelation Between Behavior and Medical Problems, Part I
Bain
104103-104. Interrelation Between Behavior and Medical Problems
Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, M.S.
Is it behavioral, medical or both? Behavior problems can often present as a physical problem—and vice versa. This two-part session will use case examples to highlight some of the common physical and behavioral problems that are presented to veterinarians, as well as the role that stress plays in our patients’ daily lives.

Interrelation Between Behavior and Medical Problems, Part II
Bain
105105. Six Weeks in a Crate? Perioperative Behavioral Strategies
Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, M.S.
Behavior is part of everyday practice, whether it’s low-stress handling or performing behavior consultations. This session will lay the foundation for how this can become a financially sustainable part of your practice.

Six Weeks in a Crate? Perioperative Behavioral Strategies
Bain
equine 106106. Equine Cardiology, Part I: Causes and Diagnoses
John Bonagura, DACVIM, DVM, M.S.
This presentation will provide an overview of the causes and diagnoses of various congenital and acquired equine cardiac disorders. Common disorders will also be illustrated during this presentation.

Equine Cardiology, Part I: Causes and Diagnoses
Bonagura
107107. Equine Cardiology, Part II: Cardiac Auscultation
John Bonagura, DACVIM, DVM, M.S.
This presentation will consider an approach to auscultation of the equine heart and include recorded sounds for illustration of key points. The approach to diagnosis and clinical management of the horse with a cardiac murmur will also be discussed.

Equine Cardiology, Part II: Cardiac Auscultation
Bonagura
108108. Equine Cardiology, Part III: Acquired Heart Disease
John Bonagura, DACVIM, DVM, M.S.
Therapeutic options for managing important acquired cardiac diseases of the horse—including atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, infective endocarditis and pericardial effusion—will be reviewed in this session.

Equine Cardiology, Part III: Acquired Heart Diseases
Bonagura
109109. Dealing With Another Doctor’s Mistake
Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, J.D.
For many veterinarians, being confronted with a mistake (or more accurately, an alleged mistake) made by another veterinarian is a daunting ethical dilemma. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help guide decision making in such situations. Unfortunately, though, there is rarely a clear-cut answer, and there most certainly is no single solution applicable to all situations. This presentation will help you navigate through this difficult topic.

Dealing With Another Doctor’s Mistake
Lacroix
110110-111. Common Legal Risks Equine Practitioners Face
Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, J.D.
Equine practitioners are frequently faced with challenging legal questions as they conduct their daily business activities. These legal dilemmas range from the relatively straightforward (such as whether veterinarians have a duty of confidentiality) to the more complex (such as drug compounding and the minimum standards for performing pre-purchase examinations). Even more challenging is that even though some situations may appear similar on the surface, the unique facts of each scenario may require the application of a different law or the same law that leads to a different result. This seminar will give attendees a sampling of some of the legal issues equine veterinarians face on a daily basis—and how to tackle them.

Common Legal Risks Equine Practitioners Face, Part I
Lacroix
111110-111. Common Legal Risks Equine Practitioners Face
Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, J.D.
Equine practitioners are frequently faced with challenging legal questions as they conduct their daily business activities. These legal dilemmas range from the relatively straightforward (such as whether veterinarians have a duty of confidentiality) to the more complex (such as drug compounding and the minimum standards for performing pre-purchase examinations). Even more challenging is that even though some situations may appear similar on the surface, the unique facts of each scenario may require the application of a different law or the same law that leads to a different result. This seminar will give attendees a sampling of some of the legal issues equine veterinarians face on a daily basis—and how to tackle them.

Common Legal Risks Equine Practitioners Face, Part II
Lacroix
food
Animal
112112. Alternatives to the Shotgun Approach: Using Rates and Proportions to Improve Your Practice
Greg Habing, DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVPM
This session will focus on utilizing existing on-farm data to troubleshoot herd health problems, with an emphasis on using rates and proportion to understand the magnitude of a problem, conducting investigations and identifying solutions. Pitfalls commonly associated with this type of data analysis will be reviewed and real-world examples provided.

Alternatives to the Shotgun Approach: Using Rates and Proportions to Improve Your Practice
Habing
113113. Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Evaluating Veterinary Literatur
Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, Ph.D., DACVPM
In order to stay at the top of our game, clinicians need to be able to critically evaluate the scientific literature. But who has the time? This lecture will discuss available reliable sources that clinicians can use to identify and download scientific literature, methods to quickly determine the relevance of an article for the practitioner, and key elements of a publication that should be reviewed to enable a critical evaluation. Together, these practical skills will help every reader get more out of the literature quickly and efficiently, and appropriately incorporate this learning into practice.

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Evaluating Veterinary Literature
Stull
114114. Recent Advances in Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases
Andrew Bowman, M.S., DVM, Ph.D., DACVPM
The session will cover recent news and research updates as they relate to swine enteric coronavirus diseases, with a focus on the recently emergent porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and porcine delta coronavirus (PDCoV). Particular emphasis will be placed on practical information that veterinarians can use to aid in the prevention and control of these diseases in swine populations.

Recent Advances in Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases
Bowman
115115. Pain Assessment in Cattle
Hans Coetzee, BVSc., Ph.D., DACVCP, DACAW
The 21st century consumer is wealthier but also more detached from production agriculture than any other time in history. Therefore, animal welfare concerns are becoming an important issue to our clients and customers. We recognize that pain is an inevitable consequence of many routine animal husbandry procedures in farm animals. However, how can we determine whether cattle are in pain and if our analgesic interventions are working? In this session, we will examine novel approaches to measuring pain and analgesic drug efficacy in cattle and the potential for these measurements to be used to support an analgesic drug approval.

Pain Assessment in Cattle
Coetzee
116116. Pain Management and Analgesia in Cattle
Hans Coetzee, BVSc., Ph.D., DACVCP, DACAW
This session will cover specific analgesic and sedative drug regimens that may be useful in practice. In particular, we will discuss a practical sub-anesthetic/analgesic drug combination that can be used to take the edge off the fractious cases and several alternative approaches to providing analgesia in food animals.

Pain Management and Analgesia in Cattle
Coetzee
117117. Pain Management: What’s In It For Me?
Hans Coetzee, BVSc., Ph.D., DACVCP, DACAW
With the increased emphasis on animal welfare, producers are being encouraged—and, in some cases, required—to use analgesic compounds routinely at the time of dehorning and castration. It is therefore reasonable for our clients to ask, “What’s in it for me?” This session will examine the economics of routine analgesic use in cattle.

Pain Management: What’s In It For Me?
Coetzee
holistic &
Integrative Medicine
118118. Essential Oils: What to Do When Your Client Stinks!
Melissa Shelton, DVM
Your first exposure to essential oils may be an encounter with a client who comes in smelling of oils. Essential oil use on animals is controversial and can leave you scratching your head, wondering what you should say to a client. In this lecture, learn what essential oils are, the facts behind quality claims, and what real-life veterinary experiences have been documented as being truthful.

Essential Oils: What to Do When Your Client Stinks!
Shelton
119119. Essential Oils: Why Won’t This Cat Die? Amazing Mystery Cases
Melissa Shelton, DVM
Essential oil use in cats is likely one of the most contended areas of aromatherapy. Clear statements of toxicity, liver damage and deaths are rampant wherever you look. However, in practice, there have been many veterinary cases that have demonstrated completely opposite results. This session will discuss both good and bad case studies, long-term use of oils, and why many toxicity reports are often flawed and inaccurate.

Essential Oils: Why Won’t This Cat Die? Amazing Mystery Cases
Shelton
120120. Essential Oils: Replacing Steroids, NSAIDs and Incontinence Meds... Really!
Melissa Shelton, DVM
One of the most common client complaints is the use of steroids and chronic medications with potential side effects. When your client is adamant about not using these medications and wants a natural alternative, essential oils can help! In this session, attendees will learn how to use essential oils instead of and with medications, how to go about it, and see case presentations documenting efficacy.

Essential Oils: Replacing Steroids, NSAIDs and Incontinence Meds... Really!
Shelton
121121. Essential Oils and Parasites: How Not to “Tick” Off Your Client
Melissa Shelton, DVM
Clients often ask for natural alternatives to flea and tick topicals, deworming and heartworm prevention or treatment. Learn the latest research and clinical experiences supporting (or not supporting) essential oil use for various parasites—along with recipes and protocols you can offer to clients, with results!

Essential Oils and Parasites: How Not to “Tick” Off Your Client
Shelton
122122. Essential Oils for Farm Animals: Keeping Ol’ Bessie Organic and Productive
Melissa Shelton, DVM
Small or large, backyard or commercial, more and more farms are looking for natural and organic remedies for cattle, goats, chickens and other animals. Learn protocols for teat wash, dip, mastitis prevention and treatment, diarrhea, and more to keep animals in good health, production return high and morbidity low—with no withdrawal times. Tips and tricks for easy use and group exposure to essential oils will also be covered. Zoo and exotic animal practitioners will also glean helpful information from this session.

Essential Oils for Farm Animals: Keeping Ol’ Bessie Organic and Productive
Shelton
123123. Essential Oils for Equines: No Horsin’ Around, This $h*t Really Works!
Melissa Shelton, DVM
Essential oils can be used for many frustrating conditions in the equine world, often with great results. In this session, attendees will see case studies and learn the most successful protocols for conditions such as colic, strangles, thrush, canker, laminitis, white line disease, EPM, sarcoids, proud flesh, swamp cancer, viral infections and more. Use of essential oils in competition horses will also be covered.

Essential Oils for Equines: No Horsin’ Around, This $h*t Really Works!
Shelton

pet animal
Anesthesia / Pain MGMT

Sponsored by:
Elanco

124124-125. Developing the Anesthetic Plan from Sedation through Recovery
Richard Bednarski, M.S., DVM, DACVA
This two-part session will focus on developing sedation and anesthetic plans that are appropriate for elective and emergent procedures in dogs and cats—regardless of age, physical condition and the intended surgical or medical procedure. Newer anesthetic drugs and analgesics will be discussed, as will co-infusions and local anesthetic techniques meant to complement and enhance traditional inhalation anesthesia.

Developing the Anesthetic Plan from Sedation through Recovery, Part I
Bednarski
125124-125. Developing the Anesthetic Plan from Sedation through Recovery
Richard Bednarski, M.S., DVM, DACVA
This two-part session will focus on developing sedation and anesthetic plans that are appropriate for elective and emergent procedures in dogs and cats—regardless of age, physical condition and the intended surgical or medical procedure. Newer anesthetic drugs and analgesics will be discussed, as will co-infusions and local anesthetic techniques meant to complement and enhance traditional inhalation anesthesia.

Developing the Anesthetic Plan from Sedation through Recovery, Part II
Bednarski
126126. Anesthetic Monitoring
Richard Bednarski, M.S., DVM, DACVA
Monitoring anesthetic depth and cardiopulmonary function are key to delivering anesthesia safely and successfully. Principles and techniques of monitoring cardiopulmonary function and anesthetic depth will be discussed.

Anesthetic Monitoring
Bednarski
127127-128. Anesthetic Machines, Breathing Circuits and Ventilators
Richard Bednarski, M.S., DVM, DACVA
Setup and troubleshooting of anesthetic machines, breathing circuits and ventilators will be discussed in this two-part session.

Anesthetic Machines, Breathing Circuits and Ventilators, Part I
Bednarski
128127-128. Anesthetic Machines, Breathing Circuits and Ventilators
Richard Bednarski, M.S., DVM, DACVA
Setup and troubleshooting of anesthetic machines, breathing circuits and ventilators will be discussed in this two-part session.

Anesthetic Machines, Breathing Circuits and Ventilators, Part II
Bednarski
129129. Open Forum: Anesthetic Q&A
Richard Bednarski, M.S., DVM, DACVA
This will be an open forum to answer any anesthetic-related questions from the audience. Veterinarians and technicians are invited to bring questions regarding anesthetic drugs, techniques and monitoring.

Open Forum: Anesthetic Q&A
Bednarski
  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
DERM/Otology
130130. Otology: Importance of the Basics
Lynette Cole, DVM, M.S., DACVD
Description unavailable at this time.

Otology: Importance of the Basics
Cole

131131. Management of the Primary Causes and Predisposing Factors of Otitis
Lynette Cole, DVM, M.S., DACVD
Description unavailable at this time.

Management of the Primary Causes and Predisposing Factors of Otitis
Cole
132132. Management of the Perpetuating Factors of Otitis
Lynette Cole, DVM, M.S., DACVD
Description unavailable at this time.

Management of the Perpetuating Factors of Otitis
Cole
133133. Otic Cytology
Lynette Cole, DVM, M.S., DACVD
Description unavailable at this time.

Otic Cytology
Cole
134134. Video Otoscopy and Ear Flushing Techniques
Lynette Cole, DVM, M.S., DACVD
Description unavailable at this time.

Video Otoscopy and Ear Flushing Techniques
Cole
135135. Treatment of Otitis Externa and Otitis Media
Lynette Cole, DVM, M.S., DACVD
Description unavailable at this time.

Treatment of Otitis Externa and Otitis Media
Cole
pet animal
Oncology
136136. Mast Cell Disease: What’s New?
Barbara Kitchell, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Oncology)
Mast cell disease is one of the most challenging cancers that veterinarians face. New diagnostic information, prognostic tests and molecular therapeutics provide opportunities for practitioners to improve the care of dogs and cats affected by mast cell tumors. In this session, the latest information about this common cancer will be discussed.

Mast Cell Disease: What’s New?
Kitchell
137137. News in Tumor Immunology
Barbara Kitchell, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Oncology)
The immune system is important in preventing cancer development, as a target for malignant transformation, and ultimately as a tool that can be applied to treat cancer. Information on the latest understanding of tumor immunology, including the use of monoclonal antibodies and anticancer vaccines, will be provided in this session.

News in Tumor Immunology
Kitchell
138138. Treating Cancer on the Cheap
Barbara Kitchell, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Oncology)
Cancer therapy can be cost prohibitive for many clients. In this session, we will discuss cost-effective strategies for palliation and definitive therapy for a variety of tumor types that can be applied in a private practice setting.

Treating Cancer on the Cheap
Kitchell
139139. News in Osteosarcoma
Barbara Kitchell, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Oncology)
Large and giant breed dogs are all too commonly affected by osteosarcoma (OSA). In this session, we will discuss new genetic discoveries in cancer susceptibility, as well as the latest information regarding prognosis and treatment of OSA.

News in Osteosarcoma
Kitchell
140140. Hemangiosarcoma Update
Barbara Kitchell, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Oncology)
Hemangiosarcoma remains an intractable cancer in dogs. Advances in scientific discoveries regarding the causes and potential targeted therapies for hemangiosarcoma will be presented in this session.

Hemangiosarcoma Update
Kitchell
141141. Unraveling the Mysteries of Histiocytic Diseases
Barbara Kitchell, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Oncology)
Histiocytic sarcomas and malignant histiocytosis are challenging clinical entities for veterinarians. In this session, we will discuss the underlying biology of these diseases, as well as new genetic discoveries and treatment strategies that can be used in practice.

Unraveling the Mysteries of Histiocytic Diseases
Kitchell
pet animal
Avian & Small Mammals
142142. Avian Bornavirus and Proventricular Dilatation Disease
Barbara Oglesbee, DVM, DABVP (Avian)
Avian Bornaviruses have been demonstrated to cause proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) in psittacine birds. However, the diagnosis can still be elusive. This session will discuss the clinical signs, diagnosis and potential treatment options for PDD, along with an update on efforts by research groups to further characterize this disease.

Avian Bornavirus and Proventricular Dilatation Disease
Oglesbee
143143. The Dyspneic Pet Bird
Barbara Oglesbee, DVM, DABVP (Avian)
Due to the unique anatomy of the avian respiratory system, dyspnea in pet birds is commonly caused by both respiratory and non-respiratory disorders. This session will review the causes, diagnosis and treatment of dyspnea in pet birds, with an emphasis on cockatiels and budgerigars.

The Dyspneic Pet Bird
Oglesbee
144144. Common Dermatologic Disorder of Exotic Companion Mammals
Barbara Oglesbee, DVM, DABVP (Avian)
All of our companion exotic mammal patients—including rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, hedgehogs, chinchillas and ferrets—can present for hair loss and pruritus. This session will review the diagnosis and treatment of most common dermatologic disorders affecting these species.

Common Dermatologic Disorder of Exotic Companion Mammals
Oglesbee
145145-146. Rabbit Gastrointestinal Disease Syndrome
Barbara Oglesbee, DVM, DABVP (Avian)
Gastrointestinal disease syndrome in rabbits is commonly referred to as “GI stasis.” However, the causes of what presents as stasis in rabbits are numerous, and can range from simple hypomotility to acute obstruction. This session will help the practitioner differentiate the various causes of gastrointestinal disease syndrome in order to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Rabbit Gastrointestinal Disease Syndrome, Part I
Oglesbee
146145-146. Rabbit Gastrointestinal Disease Syndrome
Barbara Oglesbee, DVM, DABVP (Avian)
Gastrointestinal disease syndrome in rabbits is commonly referred to as “GI stasis.” However, the causes of what presents as stasis in rabbits are numerous, and can range from simple hypomotility to acute obstruction. This session will help the practitioner differentiate the various causes of gastrointestinal disease syndrome in order to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Rabbit Gastrointestinal Disease Syndrome, Part II
Oglesbee
147147. Dental Disorders in Exotic Companion Mammals
Barbara Oglesbee, DVM, DABVP (Avian)
Rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas all have similar dental anatomy, and dental disease can become a life-threatening problem in these species. This session will review the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dental disease.

Dental Disorders in Exotic Companion Mammals
Oglesbee
practice
Mgmt I
148148. Open Appointments: Three Things to Do Now
Denise Tumblin, CPA
Are you frustrated by the excess capacity in your practice caused by open appointments? Now is the time to tackle three tasks to turn things around. Join us for a lively discussion of ideas for filling that excess capacity and getting your practice humming again.

Open Appointments: Three Things to Do Now
Tumblin
149149. Accelerate Practice Growth with Strong Mentorship
Denise Tumblin, CPA
An effective mentorship program helps doctors and staff develop their skills and knowledge and accelerates personal and professional growth. Getting people up to speed more quickly ensures an efficient and productive practice, makes you more attractive to potential employees, and strengthens employee retention. Join us to discover how to craft a step-by-step mentorship program that works for you.

Accelerate Practice Growth with Strong Mentorship
Tumblin
150150. Financial and Accounting Essentials for New Owners and Practice Managers
Denise Tumblin, CPA
Where’s our profit and loss statement? What’s the difference between a debit and a credit? Why don’t our assets equal our liabilities, and are they supposed to? What are the key financial reports we need to review each month? If you’ve ever been asked these questions (or asked them yourself), but weren’t sure of the answers, join us for a discussion designed to provide basic financial and accounting principles to elevate your financial savvy and clear up any confusion about the business side of veterinary practice.

Financial and Accounting Essentials for New Owners and Practice Managers
Tumblin
151151-152. Profit’s Not a Bad Word: Four Ways to Improve Medicine with Better Business
Denise Tumblin, CPA
Minor painless changes can result in significant positive improvements when it comes to patient care and profitability. Join us in this two-part session to learn some hot tips for maintaining profitability.

Profit’s Not a Bad Word: Four Ways to Improve Medicine with Better Business, Part I
Tumblin
152151-152. Profit’s Not a Bad Word: Four Ways to Improve Medicine with Better Business
Denise Tumblin, CPA
Minor painless changes can result in significant positive improvements when it comes to patient care and profitability. Join us in this two-part session to learn some hot tips for maintaining profitability.

Profit’s Not a Bad Word: Four Ways to Improve Medicine with Better Business, Part II
Tumblin
153153. Improve Profit—Get “LEAN”!
Denise Tumblin, CPA
The concept of LEAN started in the auto industry in the early 1900s. The human healthcare industry has adopted LEAN to help reduce mistakes, manage costs and improve patient flow. What is LEAN? Attend this session to find out, and learn how applying this concept will help you improve patient care, boost morale and bump up your bottom line.

Improve Profit—Get “LEAN”!
Tumblin
practice
Mgmt II
154154-155. Sales and Use Tax Compliance for Veterinary Practices
Justin Mohler, CPA
Navigating Ohio’s sales and use tax is a challenging task for any veterinary practice. Prescription versus over-the-counter drugs, food animal exemptions, and in-clinic versus dispensing variables are just a few of the questions veterinarians face. This session will address fundamental approaches to these difficult questions, plus some bonus information on new developments in workplace safety grants that can be financially beneficial to explore.

Sales and Use Tax Compliance for Veterinary Practices, Part I
Mohler
155154-155. Sales and Use Tax Compliance for Veterinary Practices
Justin Mohler, CPA
Navigating Ohio’s sales and use tax is a challenging task for any veterinary practice. Prescription versus over-the-counter drugs, food animal exemptions, and in-clinic versus dispensing variables are just a few of the questions veterinarians face. This session will address fundamental approaches to these difficult questions, plus some bonus information on new developments in workplace safety grants that can be financially beneficial to explore.

Sales and Use Tax Compliance for Veterinary Practices, Part II
Mohler
156156. ODH Radiology Rules and Compliance
Michael Snee
This session will be a review of key radiology rules and compliance inspection information that every Ohio veterinary practice needs to be aware of.

ODH Radiology Rules and Compliance
Snee
157157. Current Issues at the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
Cindy Kidd, DVM; Tim Kolb, DVM; and Roger Redman, DVM
This session will cover current issues at the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board and trends, as noted through recent disciplinary cases.

Current Issues at the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
Kidd, Kolb & Redman
158158. Pharmacy Board Rules and Compliance
Speaker TBA
This session will review key pharmacy board regulations affecting Ohio practitioners, including compounding, controlled drug security and access, and registration requirements.

Pharmacy Board Rules and Compliance
Speaker TBA
159159. Ohio’s Infectious Waste Regulations and What They Mean to You
Holly Hillyer
This session will be an overview of the State of Ohio’s infectious waste regulations and how those regulations impact the veterinary field.

Ohio’s Infectious Waste Regulations and What They Mean to You
Hillyer
  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.
public
Health
160A160A. Antimicrobial Resistance in White-Tailed Deer
Greg Ballash, MPH-VPH
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public and animal health issue, as it continues to evolve and spread. Although resistant isolates are commonly found in domestic animals, a growing concern has emerged as resistance has spread to wildlife. This session will examine a recent study investigating AMR in white-tailed deer, the results of which have serious human and animal health implications, especially in population-dense regions where intensive farming is not prevalent.

Antimicrobial Resistance in White-Tailed Deer
Ballash


160B160B. Seroprevalence of Lyme Disease in Ohio Dogs
Saba Osloobi, DVM, MPH-VPHLyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the U.S., with CDC estimating the 30,000 cases reported annually are more likely close to 10 times that number. Additionally, Ohio Department of Health’s Zoonotic Disease Program reported a significant increase in the number of blacklegged ticks over the last few years. This session will discuss a pilot study launched to monitor the seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi infections in dogs, which are effective sentinels for Lyme infection in humans.

Seroprevalence of Lyme Disease in Ohio Dogs
Osloobi
161A161A. Zoonotic Ascarid Ova in Columbus City Parks
Colleen Shockling Dent, MPH-VPH
Zoonotic ascarids present an important veterinary public health issue, as they involve animals, humans and the environment. An area that brings all three together for the perfect storm is the playground, where humans and animals interact in the same environment. A handful of prevalence studies on zoonotic ascarid presence in playgrounds have been published throughout the U.S., but none in Ohio or surrounding states. This session will review a study meant to determine the prevalence and identify potential risk factors of zoonotic ascarid ova in Columbus City Parks.

Zoonotic Ascarid Ova in Columbus City Parks
Shockling Dent

161B161B. Environmental MRSA Contamination at an Equine Hospital
Joany Van Balen, DVM
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an opportunistic pathogen present in 5.8 percent to 12 percent of horses admitted to veterinary hospitals, and is commonly associated with joint, skin and surgical site infections. MRSA has also become an important nosocomial pathogen, and contaminated environments have been considered as a source for nosocomial infections. This lecture will address the distribution of MRSA clones, patterns of contamination and the most commonly contaminated surfaces. The information presented will aid veterinary personnel in improving prevention and control programs for the management of this nosocomial pathogen.

Environmental MRSA Contamination at an Equine Hospital
Van Balen
162162. The Economic Impact of the Spread of Raccoon Rabies Across Ohio
Jeanette O’Quin, DVM, MPH-VPH
In order to create an economic model for Ohio, public health officials investigated types of costs and exposure rates other states experience as a result of the spread of raccoon rabies. This model estimates that public health, animal-associated, and human healthcare costs could be upwards of $338 million, should the current oral rabies vaccine barrier fail to prevent transmission across the state. This session will discuss these findings and how Ohio’s economy is impacted by the spread of this disease.

The Economic Impact of the Spread of Raccoon Rabies Across Ohio
O’Quin
163163-165. Veterinarians in Government, Part I
Tony Forshey, DVM; W. Michael Hockman, B.S., DVM, M.S.; Joanne Midla, VMD; Karnail Mudahar, DVM, MPH; and Susan Skorupski, B.S., M.S., DVM
In this three-part session, five veterinarians in key roles in state and federal government agencies will present the latest information regarding activities and programs in their respective departments, emphasizing the impact on practitioners. In the first hour, updates on programs and activities implemented by USDA APHIS Veterinary Services in the past year; current statuses of selected diseases (e.g., Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease); and updates on agency programs (e.g., Animal Disease Traceability, One Health Initiatives and the National Veterinary Accreditation Program) will be presented. The second hour will discuss current activities in the state meat inspection program, using a case study approach to enlighten attendees in the activities of the division. Finally, the last segment will be a brief overview of zoonotic disease activity in Ohio for 2014.

Veterinarians in Government, Part I
Skorupski
164163-165. Veterinarians in Government, Part I
Tony Forshey, DVM; W. Michael Hockman, B.S., DVM, M.S.; Joanne Midla, VMD; Karnail Mudahar, DVM, MPH; and Susan Skorupski, B.S., M.S., DVM
In this three-part session, five veterinarians in key roles in state and federal government agencies will present the latest information regarding activities and programs in their respective departments, emphasizing the impact on practitioners. In the first hour, updates on programs and activities implemented by USDA APHIS Veterinary Services in the past year; current statuses of selected diseases (e.g., Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease); and updates on agency programs (e.g., Animal Disease Traceability, One Health Initiatives and the National Veterinary Accreditation Program) will be presented. The second hour will discuss current activities in the state meat inspection program, using a case study approach to enlighten attendees in the activities of the division. Finally, the last segment will be a brief overview of zoonotic disease activity in Ohio for 2014.

Veterinarians in Government, Part II
Hockman & Mudahar
165163-165. Veterinarians in Government, Part I
Tony Forshey, DVM; W. Michael Hockman, B.S., DVM, M.S.; Joanne Midla, VMD; Karnail Mudahar, DVM, MPH; and Susan Skorupski, B.S., M.S., DVM
In this three-part session, five veterinarians in key roles in state and federal government agencies will present the latest information regarding activities and programs in their respective departments, emphasizing the impact on practitioners. In the first hour, updates on programs and activities implemented by USDA APHIS Veterinary Services in the past year; current statuses of selected diseases (e.g., Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease); and updates on agency programs (e.g., Animal Disease Traceability, One Health Initiatives and the National Veterinary Accreditation Program) will be presented. The second hour will discuss current activities in the state meat inspection program, using a case study approach to enlighten attendees in the activities of the division. Finally, the last segment will be a brief overview of zoonotic disease activity in Ohio for 2014.

Veterinarians in Government, Part III
J. Midla

shelter
Animal

Sponsored by:
Ohio Animal Health Foundation & Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust
166166. Regulatory Requirements for Pharmaceutical Products and Usage in Shelters
Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, J.D.
Not a day that goes by without veterinary practices being regulated by the FDA, APHIS, DEA or EPA. These governmental agencies have promulgated rules and regulations that govern how veterinarians obtain, use and dispense drugs, biologics and pesticides. This two-part seminar will present an overview of the law and regulations that shelter veterinarians are expected to abide by.

Regulatory Requirements for Pharmaceutical Products and Usage in Shelters
Lacroix
167167-168. Legal Dilemmas of Shelter Veterinarians, Part I
Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, J.D.
Working as a shelter veterinarian is not without legal dilemmas. Often the daily challenges are not with the animals or clients, but with the law. You’re bound to step over some legal land mines when your job involves adopting out animals to the public; educating owners about the responsibilities of pet ownership; investigating suspected rabies cases, animal bites, and animal cruelty cases; handling abandoned animals; providing behavior consultations to pet owners; and instituting animal population control programs. This presentation will provide attendees with the ability to recognize and address some of the most frequently encountered legal problems.

Legal Dilemmas of Shelter Veterinarians, Part I
Lacroix
168167-168. Legal Dilemmas of Shelter Veterinarians, Part II
Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, J.D.
Working as a shelter veterinarian is not without legal dilemmas. Often the daily challenges are not with the animals or clients, but with the law. You’re bound to step over some legal land mines when your job involves adopting out animals to the public; educating owners about the responsibilities of pet ownership; investigating suspected rabies cases, animal bites, and animal cruelty cases; handling abandoned animals; providing behavior consultations to pet owners; and instituting animal population control programs. This presentation will provide attendees with the ability to recognize and address some of the most frequently encountered legal problems.

Legal Dilemmas of Shelter Veterinarians, Part II
Lacroix
169169. State Legislation and Shelters
Michelle Holdgreve
In the past five years, numerous laws regarding the care of animals have been enacted in Ohio.  This session will provide specifics on the standards of care for livestock, wild and dangerous animals, and commercial dog breeders, as well as the regulatory and enforcement framework. 

State Legislation and Shelters
Holdgreve
170170-171. Compassion Fatigue: Caring Until It Hurts
Jennifer Brandt, Ph.D., LISW-S
This interactive workshop is designed to help veterinary staff members learn coping skills to manage stress caused by overemphasis on caring for others and under-emphasis on care of self. As veterinary professionals, we want to do what is best for clients and patients, which is best achieved when we recognize the importance of self-care. This two-part session will help veterinary professionals recognize the early signs of compassion fatigue, as well as prevent and manage it, in order to reclaim the satisfaction, hope and inspiration that led choosing veterinary medicine as a career.

Compassion Fatigue: Caring Until It Hurts, Part I
Brandt
171170-171. Compassion Fatigue: Caring Until It Hurts
Jennifer Brandt, Ph.D., LISW-S
This interactive workshop is designed to help veterinary staff members learn coping skills to manage stress caused by overemphasis on caring for others and under-emphasis on care of self. As veterinary professionals, we want to do what is best for clients and patients, which is best achieved when we recognize the importance of self-care. This two-part session will help veterinary professionals recognize the early signs of compassion fatigue, as well as prevent and manage it, in order to reclaim the satisfaction, hope and inspiration that led choosing veterinary medicine as a career.

Compassion Fatigue: Caring Until It Hurts, Part II
Brandt
staff
Develop.
172172-173. Current Safety Issues in the Veterinary Hospital
Philip Seibert, CVT
OSHA’s rules apply to every veterinary practice, and enforcement of those rules can be strict. In this two-part session, we’ll discuss the most common risks in the veterinary practice and reveal exactly how OSHA expects a practice to protect its staff.

Current Safety Issues in the Veterinary Hospital, Part I
P. Seibert
173172-173. Current Safety Issues in the Veterinary Hospital
Philip Seibert, CVT
OSHA’s rules apply to every veterinary practice, and enforcement of those rules can be strict. In this two-part session, we’ll discuss the most common risks in the veterinary practice and reveal exactly how OSHA expects a practice to protect its staff.

Current Safety Issues in the Veterinary Hospital, Part II
P. Seibert
174174-175. Pharmacy Issues for the Veterinary Practice
Philip Seibert, CVT
Dispensing or administering drugs in the veterinary practice is sometimes a simple task, but the rules affecting this action are often complex. In this session, we’ll discuss the rules pertaining to prescriptions, compounding, off-label drug use and Internet pharmacies.

Pharmacy Issues for the Veterinary Practice, Part I
P. Seibert
175174-175. Pharmacy Issues for the Veterinary Practice
Philip Seibert, CVT
Dispensing or administering drugs in the veterinary practice is sometimes a simple task, but the rules affecting this action are often complex. In this session, we’ll discuss the rules pertaining to prescriptions, compounding, off-label drug use and Internet pharmacies.

Pharmacy Issues for the Veterinary Practice, Part II
P. Seibert
176176-177. Keeping Controlled Drugs Under Control
Philip Seibert, CVT
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has very specific rules for ordering, possessing, administering and dispensing drugs that have significant abuse potential. Attendees will learn the rules that all veterinary practices must follow in this two-hour presentation.

Keeping Controlled Drugs Under Control, Part I
P. Seibert
177176-177. Keeping Controlled Drugs Under Control
Philip Seibert, CVT
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has very specific rules for ordering, possessing, administering and dispensing drugs that have significant abuse potential. Attendees will learn the rules that all veterinary practices must follow in this two-hour presentation.

Keeping Controlled Drugs Under Control, Part II
P. Seibert
technician 178178. Basic Oral Anatomy
Candice Hoerner, CVT, VTS-Dentistry
In this session, attendees will gain a general understanding of anatomic structures in the oral cavity—including teeth, periodontium, tongue, and soft and hard palates—and how they relate to the bones of the skull.

Basic Oral Anatomy
Hoerner

179179. Oral Exam and Charting
Candice Hoerner, CVT, VTS-Dentistry
This lecture will cover the components of thorough patient examination and charting using American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) abbreviations. The Triadan numbering system, as well as normal and abnormal pathology, will also be discussed.

Oral Exam and Charting
Hoerner
180180. A Guide to Hand Instrumentation
Candice Hoerner, CVT, VTS-Dentistry
An overview of proper identification of the many hand and power dental instruments, as well as instrument care, will be discussed in this lecture. A brief discussion on ergonomics will also be included.

A Guide to Hand Instrumentation
Hoerner
181181.A Complete Periodontal Cleaning
Candice Hoerner, CVT, VTS-Dentistry
This lecture will provide attendees with the necessary steps of a complete periodontal cleaning, from patient admission to discharge, as stated in the 2013 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. If time permits, a discussion on marketing dentistry services will be added.

A Complete Periodontal Cleaning
Hoerner
182182. The Basics of Dental Radiology
Candice Hoerner, CVT, VTS-Dentistry
In this session, attendees will learn about dental radiology equipment, indications for taking radiographs, patient positioning, basic image orientation and interpretation.

The Basics of Dental Radiology
Hoerner
183183. Nerve Blocks for Pain Management in Veterinary Dentistry Patients
Candice Hoerner, CVT, VTS-Dentistry
In this lecture, attendees will learn how to perform and incorporate regional and local dental nerve blocks into a multi-modal pain management protocol.

Nerve Blocks for Pain Management in Veterinary Dentistry Patients
Hoerner
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