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Dr. Steve Adams

Dr. Steve Adams

Friday, September 13, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Track: Equine

Intra-synovial injections: avoiding complications and recognition and treatment of those that occur. What’s new?

Presentation of recent studies and current practices of veterinarians performing intra-synovial injections in horses. The most recent research on selection of needles will be included.


Friday, September 13, 2013
3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Track: Equine

Lameness evaluation: presentation of new and time honored techniques for successful diagnosis of lameness in horses.

New injection techniques and diagnostic tools for lameness diagnosis will be reviewed. Case examples will be provided.

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Dr. Marianne Ash

Marianne AshFriday, September 13, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Track: Homeland Security


Principles of Outbreak Investigation

Drs. Marianne Ash and Maria Cooper of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health will discuss principles of disease outbreak investigation while focusing on the importance of combining conventional approaches with novel technologies.  When diseases of high economic or public health consequence strike, there is an urgency to identify a source and contain the disease to prevent additional cases.  Oftentimes, the health of our livestock , the safety and security of our food, and the fitness of our agricultural economy depend on the investigation progressing at rapid speed.  Innovative data management strategies along with a solid system for animal traceability are vital to a timely response, and the veterinary team plays an integral role in its success.  Drs. Ash and Cooper will discuss these approaches and provide real-world examples that can cause crucial delays during an investigation. 

Dr. Ash's Bio:
DVM, Purdue University
MVPH, University of Sydney
Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Jennifer Ashley

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Back to the Basics: Dermatology Diagnostics

The skin, the largest organ of the body, serves as an anatomical and physiological barrier.  Thus, it is no surprise that diseases of the skin account for approximately 50% of veterinary practice in most of the United States.  Being able to offer your clients the services of diagnostics related to dermatology (all of which are simple and fairly inexpensive to perform) will increase the value of your practice while helping your patients. 

Ms. Ashley's Bio:
RVT, Radiation Oncology, Purdue University

Dr. David Bash

bashFriday, September 13, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Track: Shelter Medicine 

reTails Neighborhood Pet Adoptions

This joint session with Jill Kooiman will cover the history, rationale, mission and operations of reTails Adoptions Store in Indianapolis.  A unique, all volunteer, mall-based pet adoption store. 

Dr. Bash's Bio:
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine 1973
Board certifications: Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Active
President, Broadband Networks Wireless Internet

Katie Beard

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Vet Tech I

Hyperadrenocorticism: The Disease, Diagnostics, and Treatment in Dogs

This lecture will cover the physiology and clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism in dogs.  There will be a discussion on diagnostic tests that are performed as well as treatment for managing this disease.


Ms. Beard's Bio:
RVT,  Internal Medicine, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Sara Bennett

Sara BennettFriday, September 13, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Track: Shelter Medicine

How to Teach Shelter Dogs Three Simple Cues to Maximize their Adoptability

Joint session with Dr. Niwako Ogata and Melinda Cotton.  Session attendees will learn about and observe three basic training exercises being applied to shelter dogs that will help to improve the dog’s behavior, presentation to the public, and consequently, its adoptability.  They will then have the opportunity to practice teaching these techniques to a group of shelter dogs with the goal of learning how to apply these training exercises to dogs they encounter, whether in a shelter, rescue, kennel or veterinary setting, after completing the session.

Fee: $15/person
Limit: 40

 

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Dr. Ron Brock

Friday, September 13, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Sunrise CE (Note time change from original lunchtime lecture)
Track: Equine

International Movement of Horses- APHIS Module

This module illustrates the scope of international horse travel and the economic factors associated with its growth, including examples of disease outbreaks that have occurred throughout the world. Proper completion of health certificates for temporary or permanent movement is included. An interactive scenario that demonstrates the process for permanently exporting a horse internationally is presented. Emphasis is placed on the role of the accredited veterinarian, isolation procedures, the required laboratory tests, and accurately completing an international health certificate.

Dr. Brock's Bio:
DVM, 1981, Michigan State University
Private practice for 5 years before joining USDA
USDA, time spent on accreditation program

Dr. Scott Brown

Scott BrownThursday, September 12, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Small Animal IV

Staged Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Case-based Approach- 2 CE Credits

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common medical problem in dogs and cats.  The IRIS classification scheme enables us to individualize diagnostic and therapeutic plans based on disease staging.  This talk will address the staging system including why it is important and how to use it.  Case examples, including diagnostic and treatment plans, will be used to emphasize important differences in management of animals at various stages. 


Thursday, September 12, 2013
10:50-11:40 am
Track: Small Animal IV

Hypertension in Dogs and Cats: Managing Cases Simply and Effectively

Recent studies have shown that high blood pressure is far more common than previously thought.  We will demystify the diagnosis and management of this problem, which can be handled in a straightforward manner.  This session will focus on issues related to blood pressure measurement, treatment of hypertension, and successful management of comorbid conditions, such as kidney disease and hyperthyroidism, using case examples.


Thursday, September 12, 2013
1:00-1:50 pm
Track: Small Animal IV

How to Wisely Use NSAIDs in Animals at Risk

NSAIDs are the most commonly used analgesic medication in veterinary medicine.  Renal complications from NSAID administration are a constant worry for veterinarians, who have to balance risk with quality of life issues.   We will focus on recent information related to the proper way to use these drugs to maximize safety and how to follow animals chronically receiving NSAIDs in order to catch renal issues early, giving case examples throughout. 


Thursday, September 12, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Track: Small Animal IV

Proteinuria: A New and Important Management Tool

Identifying the presence of protein in the urine of dogs and cats is nothing new to veterinarians.  What is new, however, is recent evidence that we can use this knowledge to assess the efficacy of our treatments of animals with kidney disease or with high blood pressure.  Using case examples, we will show how proteinuria provides us with far more information than was previously appreciated.


Thursday, September 12, 2013
3:20-4:10 pm
Small Animal IV

Renal Clinicopathologic Conference: Better Path to Case Resolution

This is a joint session with Dr. Cathy Brown.  Is a renal biopsy of any value?  In the clinical management of patients with kidney disease, renal biopsies have historically been underutilized, often felt to be of little value in our efforts to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic regimens for our patients.  Recent advances have changed this.  The goal of this session will be to show how cooperation among pathologists and practicing veterinarians can facilitate the best management of our cases. 

 

Dr. Brown's Bio:
VMD (University of Pennsylvania)
PhD (University of Georgia)
Diplomate, ACVIM
AVMA Research Excellence Award
National Norden Distinguised Teacher Award
Edward H. Gunst Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Georgia College Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Cathy Brown

Cathy BrownThursday, September 12, 2013
3:20-4:10 pm
Small Animal IV

Renal Clinicopathologic Conference: Better Path to Case Resolution

This is a joint session with Dr. Scott Brown.  Is a renal biopsy of any value?  In the clinical management of patients with kidney disease, renal biopsies have historically been underutilized, often felt to be of little value in our efforts to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic regimens for our patients.  Recent advances have changed this.  The goal of this session will be to show how cooperation among pathologists and practicing veterinarians can facilitate the best management of our cases.

 

Dr. Cathy Brown's Bio:
VMD (University of Pennsylvania), PhD (University of Georgia)
Diplomate, ACVP(Pathology)
Professor of Pathology, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Mike Childress

childressWednesday, September 11, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Track: Small Animal I

Treatment Protocols for Canine Lymphomas: Current Review

Chemotherapy is the preferred treatment for most canine lymphomas.  Factors to consider when selecting a treatment protocol include the patient's performance status and the owner's financial resources, survival expectation, and tolerance for treatment-related side effects.  This session covers the pros and cons of current and evolving treatment protocols for canine lymphomas, including recent protocols which incorporate radiation therapy and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

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Dr. Ruthanne Chun

chunWednesday, September 11, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Track: Small Animal I

Canine Osteosarcoma: Are we still just limping around?

This session will review the standard of care for diagnosis and treatment of canine appendicular osteosarcoma and we will also delve into newer therapies of palliative and curative intent. 


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Small Animal I

Oncologic Cytology: Top 20 Tips on Using Cytology in Your Practice

This session will provide practical information and easily implemented tips for using cytology in your daily practice.


September 11, 2013
10:50-11:40 am
Small Animal I

Anticancer Therapies: Newer Drugs and New Uses for Old Drugs

This session will cover the uses for the new targeted therapies available for veterinary cancer patients and it will also cover what is known (and not known) about metronomic chemotherapy for cancer patients.


September 11, 2013
2:00-2:50 pm
Small Animal I

Feline Lymphoma: The Large and Small of It

This session will provide attendees with an understanding of both large and small cell lymphoma in cats: specifically the differences in diagnosing, treating and the long term prognosis for both diseases. 

Dr. Chun's Bio:
BS, DVM
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
Hospital Director, UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. John Ciribassi

John CiribassiThursday, September 12, 2013
10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Track: Small Animal III

Feline Inappropriate Elimination

Is it medical?  Is it marking?  Is it the litter box or the litter?  These are all great questions and this session will explore each of these questions and how to answer them to help achieve effective resolution of the problem.


Thursday, September 12, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Track: Small Animal III

Fear Based Aggression

This presentation will explore one of the most common behavior issues seen in veterinary behavior medicine, fear based aggression, and will try to diminish the idea that all aggression is related to dominance.


September 12, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Small Animal III

Thunderstorm and Noise Phobia

This session will discuss the diagnosis and management of noise phobia in dogs, including thunderstorm phobias.  With the storm season still in full swing, this is an area where we can give help to the dog and owner alike.


September 12, 2013
3:20p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Small Animal III

Canine Sibling Rivalry

There are various terms to describe this aggression issue where dogs of the same household develop aggressive behaviors towards each other.  We will explore causes and how to manage this common and frustrating problem. 

Dr.Ciribassi's Bio:
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Kyle Clever

Wednesday, September11, 2013
10:50-11:40 am
Track: Vet Tech II

More Than A Mouthful- Equine Dentistry and the Veterinary Technician

This is a joint session with Dr. Amanda Farr.  Routine equine dentistry is a commonly performed procedure in most equine practices.  Depending on state practice act regulations, the role of a veterinary technician can vary from restraint of the horse to performing routine dentistry unsupervised.  Having a veterinary technician involved in equine dentistry increases the efficiency of the procedure and enhances the safety of all involved.  The lecture will review equine dentistry and will detail the role of a veterinary technician in equine dentistry.

Mr. Clever's Bio:
RVT, Purdue University Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Maria Cooper

CooperFriday, September 13, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Homeland Security

Principles of Outbreak Investigation

Drs. Marianne Ash and Maria Cooper of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health will discuss principles of disease outbreak investigation while focusing on the importance of combining conventional approaches with novel technologies.  When diseases of high economic or public health consequence strike, there is an urgency to identify a source and contain the disease to prevent additional cases.  Oftentimes, the health of our livestock , the safety and security of our food, and the fitness of our agricultural economy depend on the investigation progressing at rapid speed.  Innovative data management strategies along with a solid system for animal traceability are vital to a timely response, and the veterinary team plays an integral role in its success.  Drs. Ash and Cooper will discuss these approaches and provide real-world examples that can cause crucial delays during an investigation. 

Dr. Cooper's Bio:
Deputy Director, Biosecurity and Emergency Programs at the Indiana State Board of Animal Health
DVM, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2011
Area of research is high consequence and foreign animal diseases, Biosecurity

Dr. Karen Cornell

CornellWednesday, September 11, 2013
3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Track: Vet Tech I

Compassion Fatigue: Increasing Client Follow Through- The Role of Team Communication

This session will explore communication strategies that can be utilized to better engage our clients and assure their follow through and adherence to treatment recommendations and plans.  Core and advanced communication skills will be emphasized.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Track: Vet Tech I

Compassion Fatigue: Strategies for Helping Our Clients and Ourselves

This session will focus on compassion fatigue (DF) including the prevalence of CF within the veterinary healthcare team, and the signs and symptoms, and the mechanisms for coping with it as an individual and as a team.  Participants will leave the program with an assessment of their personal risk factors for compassion fatigue and an action plan to cope with compassion fatigue.


Thursday, September 12, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Professional Development

Conflict Resolution within the Practice Team- Strategies for Success Part 1

Conflict within the veterinary healthcare is inevitable and costly.  However, when handled well, conflict can be production. This session will continue to focus on identifying the key components of conflict and how to best address those within the team.  This session is the first of two sessions.  It is highly recommended that individuals attend both sessions in order to gain the most benefit.


Thursday, September 12, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Professional Development

Conflict Resolution with the Practice Team- Strategies for Success Part 2

Conflict within the veterinary healthcare is inevitable and costly.  However, when handled well conflict can be productive.  This session will continue to focus on identifying the key components of conflict and how to best address those within the team.  This session is a continuation of the previous session.  It  is highly recommended that individuals attend both sessions in order to gain the most benefit.

Dr. Cornell's Bio:
DVM, PhD, DACVS
Professor & Assistant Department Head of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Georgia University
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Recipient, Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award
2011 Josiah Meigs Distinguised Teaching Professor, highest award for teaching at UGA

Dr. Lorraine Corriveau

CorriveauFriday, September 13, 2013
11:40 a.m. -12:30 a.m.
Track: Small Animal- Pet Birds

The Wild and Wacky World of Dr. Do-A-Lot for a Little Guy

This is a joint session with Dr. Steve Thompson.  Interactive case presentations on several interesting bird cases that highlight medical work & surgical care for avian patients.

Dr. Corriveau's Bio:
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Melinda Cotton

Friday, September 13, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Track: Shelter Medicine

How to Teach Shelter Dogs Three Simple Cues to Maximize their Adoptability

Joint session with Dr. Sara Bennett and Dr. Niwako Ogata.  Session attendees will learn about and observe three basic training exercises being applied to shelter dogs that will help to improve the dog’s behavior, presentation to the public, and consequently, its adoptability.  They will then have the opportunity to practice teaching these techniques to a group of shelter dogs with the goal of learning how to apply these training exercises to dogs they encounter, whether in a shelter, rescue, kennel or veterinary setting, after completing the session.

Fee: $15/person
Limit: 40

Dr. Kauline Davis

DavisWednesday, September 11, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Track: Small Animal I

Impacting Our Future

Dr. San Miguel and Dr. Capriani Davis will provide an overview of why veterinary workforce development is essential for our profession to remain relevant to society.  Opportunities for elementary, middle, high school and college students will be discussed.  Resources available for veterinarians to use on classroom visits, to increase their intercultural competencies, and for developing our future workforce will be highlighted.  Attendees will receive a free children’s book about veterinary medicine.


Thursday, September 12, 2013
7:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Track: Small Animal IV

Impacting Our Future

Dr. San Miguel and Dr. Capriani Davis will provide an overview of why veterinary workforce development is essential for our profession to remain relevant to society.  Opportunities for elementary, middle, high school and college students will be discussed.  Resources available for veterinarians to use on classroom visits, to increase their intercultural competencies, and for developing our future workforce will be highlighted.  Attendees will receive a free children’s book about veterinary medicine.

Dr. Davis' Bio:
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Dr. Terry Donat

Friday, September 13, 2013         
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Homeland Security

Electromagnetic Pulse Events

The US power grid is critically vulnerable to adverse space weather, terrestrial hazards, intentional (physical/electronic) disruption, and neglect.  Electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) have the greatest potential to impact power availability--- across all scales of production, distribution, and use--- given pervasive grid vulnerabilities, control system designs, and cultural reliance upon microcircuitry. EMP origins, detrimental effects, cascading implications and national/local mitigation status efforts are real concerns for biosecurity, emergency planning and business continuity

Friday, September 13, 2013
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Track: Homeland Security

Medical Intelligence

One overarching objective of the Homeland Security enterprise is to orient, integrate and coordinate actions which prioritize, promote and protect animal, human and plant (crop) biosecurity.  Medical intelligence provides critical strategic and tactical information--- to individuals, businesses, government agencies and NGOs--- for guiding daily actions and emergency responses.  Veterinarians, medical providers, and agricultural/environmental specialists provide welcome expertise and perspectives for prospecting future threats, discriminating current conditions, and managing incidents as evolving security community colleagues. 

Dr. Donat's Bio:
MD, Hahnemann University School of Medicine 1991
Graduate Certificate- Veterinary Homeland Security, Purdue University
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS)- Diplomate
America Board of Otolaryngology [Head and Neck Surgery](ABO)-Diplomate

Dr. Alex Dunlap

dunlapThursday, September 12, 2013
4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Stockton Lecture
Loeb Playhouse

Dr. Alex Dunlap is the Chief Veterinarian at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  Dr. Dunlap is responsible for all NASA policies related to animal health and welfare.

Dr. Curtis Eng

Eng

Thursday, September 12, 2013
11:40 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dean’s Club Luncheon
PMU North Ballroom

Dr. Curtis Eng, DVM '88 will be our guest presenter.  Dr. Eng is the Chief Veterinarian and Manager of the California Condor Program for the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.  This year's luncheon will be held in the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) North Ballroom. 

Dr. Amanda Farr

FarrWednesday, September 11, 2013
10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Track: Vet Tech II

More Than A Mouthful- Equine Dentistry and the Veterinary Technician

This ia s joint session with Kyle Clever.  Routine equine dentistry is a commonly performed procedure in most equine practices.  Depending on state practice act regulations, the role of a veterinary technician can vary from restraint of the horse to performing routine dentistry unsupervised.  Having a veterinary technician involved in equine dentistry increases the efficiency of the procedure and enhances the safety of all involved.  The lecture will review equine dentistry and will detail the role of a veterinary technician in equine dentistry.

Dr. Farr's Bio:
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Dr. Hock Gan Heng

HengWednesday, September 11, 2013
3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Track: Small Animal I

Small Animal Abdominal Radiology 101: Back to Basics

Two important aspects of small animal abdominal radiology are the detection and description of the abnormal findings and the interpretation of these findings.  To be able to detect abnormalities, a strong understanding of basic radiographic anatomy and roentgen signs is important.  This lecture emphasizes the importance of using roentgen signs including location, margins, number, opacity, size and shape to describe the abnormalities detected on the radiograph. 


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Track: Small Animal I

Differentiating Significant versus Non-Significant Findings in Thoracic Radiography

Reading and interpreting small animal thoracic radiography is a very challenging task as there are many organ structures that need to be evaluated.  There are many normal variations for these organ structures depending on the age, breed and body conformation.  Additionally, some radiographic changes detected on thoracic images may not have any clinical significance for the patients.  The objective of this lecture is to describe the common findings detected on radiography and their significance.

Dr. Heng's Bio:
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Dr. Richard Goebel

goebelSeptember 12, 2013
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Professional Development

Overview- Veterinary Practice Management Program

This lunchtime CE session will feature an overview of the Veterinary Practice Management Program (VPMP), an intensive, four-module program offering 72 hours of graduate-level instruction on contemporary business issues. Modules include: Human Resources Management, Accounting and Financial Management, Marketing Management and Strategic Thinking.

Dr. Tony Johnson

T. JohnsonWednesday, September 11, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Track: Small Animal II

It’s More Than ‘Two Times Maintenance’: Fluid Therapy for Small Animals

Fluid therapy is one area I struggle with daily whether for rehydration or resuscitation from shock.  Few interventions are as fraught with the possibility of error and disastrous consequences.  Many schools of thought and much controversy surround this topic.  The temptation exists to just set the pump at ‘two times maintenance’ and be done; the actual fluid plan should be based on an evaluation of the patient and changed to match the patient’s changing needs.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Small Animal II

Small Animal CPR: New Guidelines From the RECOVER Initiative

CPR is often futile with survival to discharge rates hovering at less than 10% for veterinary patients.  Nonetheless, it is not going to go away, so knowing what to do is important.  The RECOVER initiative was just completed and offers up evidence-based guidelines for doing the best CPR you can.  This session will review the large-scale study and provide tips and advice on proper technique.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Track: Small Animal II

Small Animal Euthanasia: Steps for a Smoother Experience for Everyone

It is every veterinarian’s nightmare- botched euthanasia.  One of the most vital services we offer is also one of the least discussed.  A bad euthanasia experience can lose you clients, earn a bad reputation and impact your practice.  In this session we strip off the taboos, discuss experiences good and bad and learn some valuable tips and pointers to ensure that your last visit with a patient is not your last visit from that client. 

Dr. Johnson's Bio:
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Dr. Myron Kebus

KebusWednesday, September 11, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Aquatic Animal Health

Water Quality Basics

This presentation will cover the primary and secondary water quality parameters that affect fish health.  Disease signs associated with water quality problems will be presented, along with steps that veterinarians can recommend to help prevent water quality caused diseases of fish.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Aquatic Animal Health

Fish Practice Toolbox

This presentation will cover what veterinarians can do to provide fish medicine services to their clients.  It will include discussion on how to perform gross examinations, on-site light microscopy, sample collection for laboratory testing, organisms, and necropsies. 


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Aquatic Animal Health

Fish Parasites, Bacteria, Viruses, and Fungi

This presentation will cover some of the most commonly seen parasitic, bacterial, viral and fungal diseases of farmed fish, along with steps that veterinarians can use to treat and prevent the diseases these organisms cause.


September 11, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Aquatic Animal Health

Cases of Fish Disease We Have Seen on Fish Farms Toolbox

This presentation will cover several cases of fish disease on fish farms.  The participants will be presented with the history, finding, differential lists and diagnoses along with treatments and management. 


September 11, 2013
3:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hands-On Training on Fish Medicine- 3 CE Credits

This wet lab is a joint session with Dr. Jennifer Strasser and will provide participants an opportunity to perform and practice fin clips, wet gill mounts, necropsies, sampling for disease testing, and other techniques that are used by veterinarians on fish farms. 

Fee: $40/person
Limit: 20 people

Dr. Kebus' Bio:
DVM and MS Aquaculture at University of Wisconsin in Madison, Research in Fish Medicine
State Fish Health Veterinarian, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Dr. Nic Lambrechts

NicThursday, September 12, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Small Animal III

Coxofemoral Luxation

A review of the anatomy, mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of traumatic coxofemoral luxation in dogs and cats.

Dr. Lambrechts' Bio:
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Dr. Ruth Landau

landauWednesday, September 11, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Track: Vet Tech II

Habla espanol? Si!

Latinos are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States.  By 2050, it is projected that Latinos will comprise 30% of the U.S. population.  Despite the Latino population explosion, little is known about the quality of veterinary care provided to pets of Spanish-speaking owners who have limited English proficiency (LEP).  We will discuss results from three national studies that describe the veterinary communication experience between LEP Latino pet owners and the small animal veterinary team. 


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Vet Tech II

Getting from HOLA to GRACIAS!

Perro? Gato? Hola! Chau! Have you ever felt challenged to communicate with non-English-speaking clients about their dog or cat?  Join us for a lively discussion about ways to improve communication in your hospital with Spanish-speaking pet owners who have limited English proficiency.  Leave the session with new resources to enhance your take-home message.  No Spanish language background needed!


Thursday, September 12, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Track: Professional Development

Supporting Latino Clients- Part I: Habla espanol? Si!

Latinos are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States.  By 2050, it is projected that Latinos will comprise 30% of the U.S. population.  Despite the Latino population explosion, little is known about the quality of veterinary care provided to pets of Spanish-speaking owners who have limited English proficiency (LEP).  We will discuss results from three national studies that describe the veterinary communication experience between LEP Latino pet owners and the small animal veterinary team. 


Thursday, September 12, 2013
3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Track: Professional Development

Supporting Latino Clients- Part II: Getting from HOLA to GRACIAS!

Perro? Gato? Hola! Chau! Have you ever felt challenged to communicate with non-English-speaking clients about their dog or cat?  Join us for a lively discussion about ways to improve communication in your hospital with Spanish-speaking pet owners who have limited English proficiency.  Leave the session with new resources to enhance your take-home message.  No Spanish language background needed!

Dr. Landau's Bio:
DVM, MSEd

Dr. Gary Lantz

LantzFriday, September 13, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Shelter Medicine

Decision Making in Practical Shelter Dentistry

A brief review of practical dental anatomy will be followed by a review of selected commonly encountered oral pathologies.  Diagnostic and treatment options will be presented.  The focus will be basic economical shelter dentistry with the goal of increasing adoptability of these animals.

Dr. Lantz's Bio:
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Dr. Steve Lenz

lenzThursday, September 12, 2013
10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Track: Food Animal

New, Unusual or Interesting Cases from the ADDL

Selected cases from the ADDL West Lafayette and Heeke will be presented.

Dr. Lenz's Bio:
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Dr. Ralph Millard

MillardSeptember 12, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Track: Small Animal III

Orthopedic Emergencies

A review of steps necessary for successful management of acute traumatic fractures in dogs and cats.  Including: patient assessment, resuscitation, monitoring, analgesia, wound management, temporary stabilization and definitive methods of treatment.

Dr. Millard's Bio:
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Dr. Cheryl Miller

millerThursday, September 12, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Track: Food Animal Program

Collecting and Shipping Swine Samples- APHIS Module

This module provides information on collection techniques for swine diagnostic samples and the necessary steps for labeling, packaging, and shipping diagnostic samples from any animal species. It also emphasizes occasions when collecting samples is not appropriate, as in the case of suspected foreign animal diseases. Lastly, this module addresses regulations related to shipping samples to veterinary diagnostic laboratories.

Dr. Miller's Bio:
BS in Animal Science, 1980 Purdue University
DVM, 1984 Purdue University
Designated Scrapie Epidemiologist and a Field Veterinarian for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH), worked for BOAH since 1995.
Trained Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician

Dr. Nicole Olynk-Widmar

olynk widmarThursday, September 12, 2013
3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Track: Food Animal Program

What’s on the Horizon for Livestock Markets 2014?

What are the driving forces in today’s livestock markets and what is the outlook for US pork, beef, and milk markets?  What are the key challenges facing US livestock producers today and in the future?  Feed prices, export markets, grain and forage production, and consumer demand for animal products are expected to continue to influence and shape our meat and milk markets.  Come and see what is in store for 2014 for livestock producers!

Dr. Olynk-Widmar's Bio:
BS, Animal Science, Cornell University
MS and PhD in Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University
Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Dr. Max Rodibaugh

rodibaughThursday, September 12, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Track: Food Animal Program

Consultation with Large Production Systems

Opportunities and challenges in working in and with large swine production systems will be explored.  Personal experiences with personnel, pigs, and management will be discussed. 

Dr. Rodibaugh's Bio:
BS GenAg, DVM
EVP Certificate in Swine Health and Management, University of Illinois
AASV Swine Pracitioner of the Year
Purdue College of Agriculture Distinguished Alumnus
College of Veterinary Medicine Purdue Distinguished Alumnus Award

Dr. Sandra San Miguel

San MiguelWednesday, September 11, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Track: Small Animal I

Impacting Our Future

Dr. San Miguel and Dr. Capriani Davis will provide an overview of why veterinary workforce development is essential for our profession to remain relevant to society.  Opportunities for elementary, middle, high school and college students will be discussed.  Resources available for veterinarians to use on classroom visits, to increase their intercultural competencies, and for developing our future workforce will be highlighted.  Attendees will receive a free children’s book about veterinary medicine.


Thursday, September 12, 2013
7:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Track: Small Animal IV

Impacting Our Future

Dr. San Miguel and Dr. Capriani Davis will provide an overview of why veterinary workforce development is essential for our profession to remain relevant to society.  Opportunities for elementary, middle, high school and college students will be discussed.  Resources available for veterinarians to use on classroom visits, to increase their intercultural competencies, and for developing our future workforce will be highlighted.  Attendees will receive a free children’s book about veterinary medicine.

Dr. San Miguel's Bio:
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Greta Schmoyer

Thursday, September 12, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Track: Small Animal III

Role of State, Federal and International Agencies and Health Certificates- APHIS Module

This module reviews the State, Federal, and international agencies that an accredited veterinarian may interact with and the services these agencies provide. Participants learn how to accurately complete health certificates for animals traveling domestically or internationally. Written guidelines for the completion of 11 USDA APHIS and VS Forms and their continuation sheets are provided.

Bill Schroeder

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Track: Vet Tech I

The Social Tech I

As a veterinary technician you are called upon to perform many duties within the practice.  Lately, many have been called upon to assist with the practice’s social media plan.  This course will help you identify the social media channels that are working best within veterinary practices!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Track: Vet Tech II

The Social Tech II

Building upon the previous course, we will continue our journey into how technicians can help support the practice’s social media plan.  We will focus on developing content that supports the office visit, engages clients, and ultimately yields a much more informed pet owner. 


Thursday, September 12, 2013
10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Track: Professional Development

The Social Vet I

You’ve heard the buzz about social media but may not know how to start, where to focus your attention, and/or how to develop content that encourages interaction.  This course will help you identify today’s most beneficial social channels, introduce you to some techniques that engage your clients, and identify who should be managing your social media program.


Thursday, September 12, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Track: Professional Development

The Social Vet II

Online reviews have become a very popular method for pet owners to share their feelings about veterinary practices.  In turn, many people reviews when selecting a veterinary practice.  The course will help practices understand the review process, how to promote positive reviews, and how to manage the negative.


Friday, September 13, 2013
10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Track: Shelter Medicine

The Social Shelter

Many shelters are interested in sharing their message via today’s most exciting medium, social media.  This course will help shelters identify some of the most beneficial social media channels and will discuss techniques which will help excite pet owners about adoptions, drive contributions towards donating time or money, and ultimately share the story that is your shelter.


Friday, September 13, 2013
4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Track: Equine

Social Media and Your Equine Practice

You have heard the buzz about social media but may be wondering how an equine practice can benefit.  This course will identify the most beneficial social media networks, discuss content that is certain to cause the engagement you require, and reveal how mobile devices can play a huge part in your practice’s success.

Liane Shaw

shawWednesday, September 11, 2013
10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Track: Vet Tech I

Dental Radiography for the Veterinary Technician: Showing  Perfect Roots & Crowns not Technician Frowns

Whether you want a refresher or you are a first time learner, this lecture will help you get the best use of your dental radiography equipment.  We will spend time reviewing the production of x-rays, radiation safety, dental radiography equipment and dental radiographic techniques.  Learn how to master small animal dental radiography technique.   

 

Ms. Shaw's Bio:
RVT, Diagnostic Imaging, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Theresa Shuck

shuckWednesday, September 11, 2013
11:40 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
IVTA Luncheon

Disaster Preparedness: How Can I Help as an RVT?- 1 CE Credit

We will be discussing some of the current plans in place to help the animal population in the face of a disaster of any kind or scale.  Information on how the specialized skills and training of the RVT can be utilized by authorities in a disaster or emergency will be explained.  Please come and learn how invaluable you are as a professional in your service to both fellow animals and their humans.  Opportunities for actively getting involved in the emergency preparedness and disaster response will be covered. 

Fee: $14/person

Ms. Shuck's Bio:
RVT, Purdue University
Indiana State Board of Animal Health

Dr. Nathan Slovis

SlovisWednesday, September 11, 2013
3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Track: Vet Tech II

Technical Large Animal Rescue

This lecture will describe the incident command system and how it is used during a technical equine rescue. This will be a case based approached lecture where the participants will learn the concepts  of how to safely extract horses from sink holes, mud, overturn trailers and etc. At the end of this lecture the participants will also  have a basic knowledge of rescue equipment needed to facilitate the described rescues.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Track: Vet Tech II

Infectious Diseases of the Foal

By the time a foal is 6 months of age up to 20% of these animals would have been exposed to and/or diagnosed with an infectious disease (Resource: National Animal Health Monitoring System). It is important to understand these diseases in order to implement treatment and

farm biosecurity measures. The lecture will discuss four  gastrointestinal diseases of the foal  Salmonella, Rotavirus, Clostridium difficle and perfringens.  The lecture will also discuss the basic concepts of farm biosecurity emphasizing how to decrease the spread of these diseases in the farm as well as veterinary setting.


Friday, September 13, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:40 p.m.
Track: Equine

Overview of Hyperbaric Medicine in the Equine Patient

This talk will discuss the pathophysiology of HBOT and how it is currently being utilized in human medicine.  The lecture will also discuss how this treatment modality is currently used in our equine patient.


Friday, September 13, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Equine

The Acute Abdomen in the Adult Horse

This talk will review the common and not so common causes of acute abdominal pain in the adult horse. This will be  a cased based presentation taking the audience through a variety of scenarios of how to diagnose and treat their equine patient.


Friday, September 13, 2013
10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Track: Equine

Abdominal Pain of the Foal

This talk will review the top 10 causes for acute abdominal pain in the foal. This talk will be emphasizing the use of ultrasound for making an accurate diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan


Friday, September 13, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Track: Equine

Equine Clinical Pathology

This talk will review how to interpret blood work in our equine patient. It will be a case based presentation detailing how to come up formulate a diagnosis with the help of clinical pathology and a proper physical exam.

Carissa Sparks

Thursday, September 12, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Track: Vet Tech Specialty

Neurologic Examination and Localization

This presentation will focus on the complete examination and lesion localization for the general practitioner.  This will be a prelude to the laboratory offered the following day.  A systematic approach to the neurologic examination will be explained.  Neuroanatomic localization will be described and a case based approach will be utilized to interactively localize lesion(s) with audience participation. 


Thursday, September 12, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Vet Tech Specialty

Common Spinal Myelopathies

This presentation will focus on the most commonly seen spinal myelopathies in private practice.  The pathophysiology will be explained for three types of Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), diskospondylitis and fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE).  How neurolocalization and the order of functional loss with extradural compression affects the bladder and treatment options will also be discussed.  


Thursday, September 12, 2013
10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Track: Vet Tech Specialty

Seizures or Not Seizures?

A seizure is a non-specific short event with an abrupt start and termination.  Disorders that are mistaken for seizures will be described and a variety of seizure types and classes will be discussed.  Differential causes for seizures, treatment plans and how to manage a patient in status epilepticus will be considered.


Friday, September 13, 2013
10:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Track: Vet Tech Specialty Workshops

The Complete Neurological Examination

This workshop will focus on the complete neurologic examination and lesion localization. This will be a laboratory offered to provide a “hands on” approach to the neurologic examination, complimenting the lecture “Neurologic Examination and Localization” from Thursday.  The complete neurologic examination will be demonstrated and each participant will be provided with a live dog in which to perform the neurologic examination. All neurologic tools necessary will be provided for use.

Ms. Sparks' Bio:
BS, RVT, VTS (Neurology) Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Neurology Services

Brandy Sprunger

Thursday, September 12, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Track: Vet Tech Specialty

Icy Hot: Hypo and Hyperthermia

Hypo and hyperthermia are commonly seen in emergency practices, whether primary conditions from exposure to the outdoors or secondary to other disease processes, surgery or trauma.  While some aspects of their pathophysiology are very similar, others are very unique.  Knowing the differences can make patient hospitalization times shorter and recovery much quicker.


Thursday, September 12, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Track: Vet Tech Specialty

Not So Cute: Acute Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis occurs for many different reason and can manifest as a mild allergic reaction or escalate to severe hypovolemic or anaphylactic shock.  In order to treat these patients quickly and affectively, it is important to understand the basics of immunology as well as numerous causes of anaphylaxis.


Thursday, September 12, 2013
3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Track: Vet Tech Specialty

A Little Fat Can Be Good: Using Lipids in Toxicities

Since its first use in human medicine, intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) has been found to be useful for many lipophilic toxins.  Knowing which toxins it works with, how to administer it and theories behind how it works puts many toxicity cases at a great advantage, and may even save lives.


Friday, September 13, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Vet Tech Specialty Workshops

Workshop: Using Kirby’s Rule of Twenty to Develop Nursing Plans- 2 CE Credits

Using pre-set lists like Kirby’s Rule of Twenty of human nursing diagnosis, veterinary technicians can improve patient outcomes through more vigilant monitoring.  Creating templates to use in a clinical setting is fairly simple, and can be incorporated into most veterinary software  programs.  Allowing technicians some autonomy in patient care also increases their job satisfaction and leaves more time for veterinarians to see additional cases.

Ms. Sprunger's Bio:
CVT, RVT, AAS, VTS, (ECC)
VTS (ECC), Mesa Community College
205 Az VMA Veterinary Technician of the Year

Michael Stebbins

stebbinsFriday, September 13, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Track: Homeland Security

The Impact of Animal Rights Extremists

Those who oppose humane and responsible research, and in particular, radical animal rights extremists, are a threat to the biomedical and veterinary research enterprise.  This session will discuss the importance of animal research, and shine the light on the groups that are trying to stop it.  It will also provide ways to talk about the benefits of animal research to a general audience.

Mr. Stebbins' Bio:
Director of Research, Foundation for Biomedical Research

Dr. Jennifer Strasser

strasserWednesday, September 11, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Track: Aquatic Animal Health

Disease Prevention and Biosecurity in Aquaculture- APHIS Module

This module reviews general biosecurity topics (prevention, control and eradication) for aquatic animal production systems, including biosecurity practices and proper handling of animals and equipment during site visits, and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment for various situations. The proper use and dosages of different disinfectants in aquaculture and designing an appropriate cleaning and disinfection plan are reviewed.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Track: Aquatic Animal Health

Aquatic Animal Diseases and Related Regulatory Activities- APHIS Module

This module explains the role of the accredited veterinarian in aquatic animal disease control and eradication; describes the common clinical signs of diseases in aquatic animals as well as potential disease differentials. Basic diagnostic sampling and submission procedures and laboratory diagnostics used for aquatic animal reporting procedures are described. The OIE reportable diseases are discussed as well as several disease incursion examples.


September 11, 2013
3:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hands-On Training on Fish Medicine- 3 CE Credits

This wet lab is a joint session with Dr. Jennifer Strasser and will provide participants an opportunity to perform and practice fin clips, wet gill mounts, necropsies, sampling for disease testing, and other techniques that are used by veterinarians on fish farms. 

Fee: $40/person
Limit: 20 people

Dr. Strasser's Bio:
Aquaculture Director and Field Veterinarian at Indiana State Board of Animal Health

Dr. Lori Thompson

L. ThompsonWednesday, September 11, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Track: Small Animal II

Challenging Dermatology Case Presentations

Review of challenging cases.  Learn what diagnostics and treatment decisions made the difference!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Track: Small Animal II

Auto-Immune Diseases: The Dermatology Edition

A review of the most common auto-immune diseases seen in dermatology including pemphigus, lupoid onychodystrophy and vasculitis.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Track: Small Animal II

Otitis I: Anatomy and Underlying Causes

This lecture focuses on the anatomy of both the canine and feline ear, primary causes of otitis, predisposing and perpetuation factors.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
4:20-5:10 pm
Track:

Otitis II: Diagnosis and Treatment

This lecture focuses on various diagnostics and treatment options to manage both acute and chronic otitis. 

 

Dr. Thompson's Bio:
DVM, DACVD
IUPUI, Purdue University
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Bastien Award for Excellenct in Canine Care (2000)
ACVD Resident Research Award (2003)
Currently working at an Animal Dermatology Clinic, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Steve Thompson

thompson with birdFriday, September 13, 2013
11:40 a.m. -12:30 a.m.
Track: Small Animal- Pet Birds

The Wild and Wacky World of Dr. Do-A-Lot for a Little Guy

This is a joint session with Dr. Lori Corriveau.  Interactive case presentations on several interesting bird cases that highlight medical work & surgical care for avian patients.

 

Dr. Thompson's Bio:
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Dr. Tad Thompson

Thursday, September 12, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Food Animal

Advanced Reproduction in Small Ruminants: What is Available in the Industry?

This session will look at the current group in the small ruminant field as it relates to reproductive services.  I will focus on Laparpscopic artificial insemination, surgical embryo recovery and transfer and semen collection and cryopreservation.

Dr. Thompson's Bio:
DVM, Purdue University 2006

Dr. Jon Townsend

townsendThursday, September 12, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Track: Food Animal

The Class of 2015- Raising the Next Generation of Dairy Heifers to be Your Best

 

Dr. Townsend's Bio:
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Sheryl Walker

walkerFriday, September 13, 2013
11:40 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Track: Shelter Medicine

Dog Training Tricks to Increase Adoptability

This session will review tips and methods to increase the adoptability of shelter dogs using positive reinforcement training.  Research, as well as real life examples, will be discussed.  This session is required for the afternoon training workshop.

Ms. Walker's Bio:
Ph.D. Candidate in the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Purdue University
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Michigan State University
Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis, Western Michigan University
Sheryl will graduate in 2014 and plans to become an Applied Animal Behaviorist in a shelter setting, with an interest in research.

Dr. Ken Welle

Friday, September 13, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Track: Small Animal- Pet Birds

Diagnostic Assessment of the Avian Patient

Avian patients often present with vague, non-specific signs. The ability to interpret subtle findings, and to plan, implement, and interpret diagnostic tests is essential to practicing avian medicine.


Friday, September 13, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Track: Small Animal- Pet Birds

Avian Radiology

The ability to accurately position the bird, take diagnostic images, and interpret the results is critical to the practice of avian medicine. This session will introduce both normal and pathologic radiographic findings, as well as introducing alternative imaging modalities.


Friday, September 13, 2013
10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Track: Small Animal- Pet Birds

Avian Theriogenology and Obstetrics

Birds have unique reproductive systems that are frequently the target of medical conditions. A strong knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and a logical approach to management can help resolve many of these problems.

Frank Wilson

Friday, September 13, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Track: Homeland Security Workshop

Overview of Foreign Animal, USDA Program, and Reportable Diseases- APHIS Module

This module introduces readers to a variety of foreign animal, USDA Program and reportable diseases and contains a list of which diseases are applicable to Category I and Category II accredited veterinarians. Information about reporting diseases and the steps in a foreign animal disease investigation are provided. Details about additional training opportunities for accredited veterinarians are also included along with a multitude of resources and learning opportunities to stay informed about these diseases.

Dr. Amelia Woolums

woolumsWednesday, September 11, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Track: Vet Tech II

Immunity in the Neonatal Calf

It’s often thought that young calves can’t respond to vaccination, but it turns out they can! However, because of their naïve immune response and the impact of maternal antibodies, vaccination of young calves is not always effective.  This presentation will review unique aspects of the immune response in the young calf, with discussion of effective approaches to vaccinating this population.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Track: Vet Tech II

BRSV: What’s the Latest?

Respiratory disease is a common problem in cattle and other ruminants, and bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) is a common cause of ruminant respiratory disease.  This virus has unique characteristics that help it cause disease.  Further complicating matters is the fact that the host immune response to BRSV sometimes makes disease worse.  Current information regarding the virus, its effect on cattle, and the vaccines available to control BRSV infection will be discussed.


Thursday, September 12, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Track: Food Animal

Use and Abuse of Vaccines to Control Bovine Respiratory Disease

Numerous vaccines are available for the prevention and control of bovine respiratory disease—so why is bovine respiratory disease still so common?  Current information regarding available vaccines for some of the common bovine respiratory pathogens will be presented, and factors that can impact the success of vaccination will be reviewed.  Case examples of vaccine application will be presented for discussion. 

Dr. Woolums' Bio:
DVM, MVSc, PhD
DACVIM, DACVM
Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award 2010, Senior Teaching Fellow 2011-2012
Professor, Dept. of Large Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

Dr. Bianca Zenor

ZenorWednesday, September 11, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Track: Vet Tech Track I
Hills Pet Nutrition Inc. Sunrise CE Lecture

Weight Management: Expect the Unexpected

Without strict protocols or precise measuring, pets can still lose weight just by changing their nutrition. Come learn how diet can work with each pet's unique metabolic response to activate the body's natural ability to burn excess body fat and affect calorie utilization.

Dr. Zenor's Bio:
Hill’s Practice Development Veterinarian, 2008
Professional Consulting Veterinarian-Team Leader in Professional Veterinary Affairs
Dr. Zenor is responsible for providing Hill’s technical support to local veterinarians in private and specialty practice as well as providing educational opportunities on Hill’s products to local veterinary medical associations, veterinarians and their health care team members. 
Dr. Zenor has a background in emergency medicine, general practice and exotic animal medicine. 
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Master of Science in Animal Science, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University