Thursday Feb 25
Audio recording
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See Also: Friday 2/26Saturday 2/27Sunday 2/28Hands-On Labs

Animal Behavior
Sessions 100–103 sponsored by:
Sessions 100-103 Sponsored by Abaxis

Sessions 104–105 sponsored by:

8–9 a.m.
100 Attendees will learn basic environmental strategies and medications to help storm- and noise-phobic pets.
Bangs and Booms: Noise and Storm Sensitivities in Dogs
Debra Horwitz
4 – 5 p.m.
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105 Continued
Fighting Felines: Behavior Modification Plans to Help Them Find Harmony, Part II
Theresa DePorter
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
113 Continued
Examination and Interpretation of the Equine Foot, Part II
William Moyer
Food Animal
4 – 5 p.m.
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120 Continued
Processing and Preventive Medicine Programs, Part II
Bob Smith
Holistic & Integrative Medicine
Pet Animal: Anesthesia/Pain Management
Sponsored by Elanco
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
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128 Continued
Critical Updates in Anesthesia and Pain Management, Part II
James Gaynor
Pet Animal: Endocrinology
Pet Animal: Immune-Mediated Diseases
Pet Animal: Nephrology
Practice Management I
Practice Management II
Public Health
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
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165A High-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (HVHHF), known by many as “fracking,” is a form of unconventional oil and gas development that is expanding rapidly across the Midwest, particularly in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays. In Ohio alone, nearly 2,000 HVHHF wells have been drilled to date. With the advent of this technology, many questions have been raised in regard to the health risks to humans and animals posed by this technology. Animals in particular may be affected by land use change; increased truck traffic; water contamination; light, noise, and air pollution; and other factors. This session will review the current state of knowledge concerning the impacts of fracking on domestic and wild animals.
Implications of Fracking on Animal Health
Barbara Wolfe

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165B Pets are important members of many families, and the human-animal relationship is both emotionally intense and physically intimate. This session will review current evidence on the potential role of pet dogs in the transmission of human pathogens, including Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and methicillin-resistant SA. Pet owners can enjoy the benefits of dog ownership while reducing the risk of SA/MRSA transmission, according to the results of recent studies that will be summarized in this session. Additionally, implications for human medicine, public health and veterinary practice will be discussed, with an emphasis on practical advice for families with children.
MRSA in Pet- Owning Households with Children
Timothy Landers

Shelter Animal
Sponsored by OAHF & Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
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170 Continued
Shelter Dentistry, Part II
Ben Colmery
Staff Development
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
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177 Continued
Safety Issues for Veterinary Hospital Staff, Part II
Philip Seibert
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
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179 Continued
Keeping Controlled Drugs Under Control, Part II
Philip Seibert
Hands-On Labs

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