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Dr. Marianne Ash

Friday, September 12, 2014

12:00 - 12:50 PM

APHIS Module - Exotic Avian diseases

Module 5: Vesicular Diseases
The first part of this module addresses the importance of foot-and-mouth disease,
vesicular stomatitis, swine vesicular disease, and vesicular exanthema of swine in the
United States. Clinical signs associated with the four vesicular diseases and specific
biosecurity measures are included. The second part of this module takes the veterinarian
through an interactive scenario investigating a possible vesicular disease outbreak on a
swine farm. Veterinarians learn the process of reporting a possible vesicular disease case
and the chain of events that occur in a foreign animal disease investigation.
Available

Ms. Katie Beard

Katie Beard

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 

Track: Vet Tech II

9:00  - 9:50 AM 

Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia:  The Pathophysiology, Diagnostics, and Treatment Used in Canine and Feline Patients.

First, the pathophysiology of immune mediated hemolytic anemia will be reviewed for the canine and feline patients, along with clinical signs these patients may display.  Second, tests performed to help aid in the diagnosis of this disease will be discussed.  Last, commonly performed treatment for immune mediated hemolytic anemia will be covered, as well as important information clients should be educated on when their pet is diagnosed with this disease.


Ms. Beard's Bio:
RVT,  Internal Medicine, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, AS in 2008 and BS in 2009

 

Dr. Sara Bennett

Sara Bennett

Friday, September 12, 2014

11:10 - 12:00 Noon

Track: Shelter Medicine

 Volunteers and Foster parents:  Setting shelter pets up for behavioral success in long-term homes.

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.  The goal of learning these training exercises is to be able to apply concepts to dogs they encounter, whether in a shelter, rescue, kennel or veterinary setting. (1 CE Credit)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Track:  Shelter Medicine

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Behavior Lab - Purdue Armory

Fee:  $20       Limit:  40

Attendees will learn and practice techniques introduced in the morning lectures, such as how to use systematic desensitization and counter-conditioning for basic routine handling such as examining ears and performing nail trims, how to use two basic towel wraps for restraining cats, how to teach a pet to readily take a pill and how to trade a dog for a guarded item.

As time allows, attendees will also have the opportunity to practice the technique of  how to properly fit and teach a dog to wear a basket muzzle.  Stuffed animal cats and live dogs will be used during the Lab.  Lab participants must attend the morning lectures. (2CE credits)

 

Dr. Bennett's bio:
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Dr. Megan Brashear


Dr. Megan BrashearWednesday, September 10, 2014

8:00  - 8:50 AM

Track I:  Vet Tech

Low Stress Restraint in High Stress Situations

Let's face it, almost every situation in a veterinary hospital is stressful for our patients, and how we handle them can have a profound effect on their behavior and staff safety.  Learn low stress handling techniques from a technician with over 14 years in the emergency field and only a few scars to show for her time.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech I

9:00  - 9:50 AM

Shock Talk

Many of our veterinary patients experience shock, and you may be familiar with the clinical signs.  But Why?  This talk will cover the different causes of shock in our patients, classic clinical signs of shock, how to treat these patients, and monitoring them through recovery.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech  I

10:30  - 11:20 AM

Emergency Triage

Emergencies are not limited to emergency practices, and this lecture will help you in making the "is this an emergency" call.  From phone triage to lobby triage, staff organization to client communication, you'll learn the important steps to getting started in an emergency situation.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech I

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Emergency Trauma Management

An emergency trauma case can be traumatic for the staff as well.  This talk will help you prioritize problems in trauma patients and monitor them for improvement.  Special traumas will be discussed via real life case studies.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech I

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Sweet Wound Care and Bandaging

Not all wounds can be sutured closed and forgotten, some require intensive care and frequent bandage changes.  by talking through real cases, int heis talk you will learn about wound care techniques for traumatic wounds and discuss Vacuum Assisted wound Closure (VAC) therapy

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech I

8:00  - 8:50 AM

Acid/Base Status and Blood Gas Analysis

Acid/Base status can be a daunting task to learn, but it is an important concept when interpreting arterial  blood gas results.  This talk will get you on the road to understanding acid/base, and teach you a fun new way to interpret blood gas results by playing tic-tac-toe.  Plenty of real blood gas results will be presented for practice.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech Specialty

9:00  - 9:50 AM

Heatstroke in Dogs

Heatstroke can be a severely debilitating condition leading to multiple organ system dysfunction and failure and a critical patient requiring advanced nursing care.  By following such a case through the ICU, learn how each body system is affected, what to wait for, and how to treat severe heatstroke in dogs.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech Specialty

10:30 - 11:20 AM

Refeeding Syndrome

Nutrition is a vital treatment necessary in many of our patients.  But what happens when nutrition becomes the enemy?  By following an intensive case through the ICU, learn what refeeding syndrome is, what causes refeeding syndrome, and how to treat and monitor these patients.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech Specialty

1:00 - 2:50 PM

Critical Thinking Workshop

The key to a good technician becoming a great technician is critical thinking.  Anticipating doctor and patient needs, interpreting results, and full understanding of your job through critical thinking comes with time and practice.  In this workshop, the audience is in encouraged to participate by talking through real cases giving thoughts on what to do next. what to prepare for, and how to prioritize treatments.

Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS, (ECC)

Dr. Ron Brock

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Track:  Small Animal Track II

12:00 - 12:50 PM

Interstate and International Health Certificates for Category 1 Animals



This module helps veterinarians identify the State, Tribal, Federal, and international agencies
involved in the regulation of poultry health, transport and trade. The different roles of
accredited poultry veterinarians with respect to the regulations in the meat-type bird
industry and egg layer industry are presented. Finally, veterinarians can learn where to
access current poultry health and export regulations to perform all tasks required to properly
prepare, complete, and issue an international health certificate for the export of hatching
eggs and day-old chicks or live birds for breeding.

Dr. Andrew Bugbee

Andrew BugbeeWednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Small Animal I

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Which Insulin Should I choose

In this session we will review the currently available insulin preparations and how to approach insulin selection in dogs & cats. We will also discuss the recently released insulin pen devices and their impacts on diabetic management.

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Wednesday September 10, 2014

Track:  Small Animal I

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Monitoring the Diabetic Patient

In this session we will discuss the advantages and limitations of diagnostic tools commonly used to monitor small animal diabetic patients. Discussion items will include clinical signs, body weights, fructosamine, urine glucose, blood glucose curves, and introduction to continuous intentional glucose monitoring.

Dr. Andrew Bugbee Bio:

DVM, DACVIM, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Purdue university

Kyle Clever

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 

Track:  Vet Tech II

1:00 -  1:50 PM

The Equine Foot - Basic Anatomy, Care & Common Problems

 

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

Ms. Julie Commons

Ms. Julie CommonsWednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech I

4:30 - 5:20 PM

Transitional Cell Carcinoma:  Diagnostics and Urethral Stinting

Transitional Cell Carcinoma in the trigone of the bladder and proximal urethra may lead to partial or complete urethral obstruction.  Veterinary Technicians play an active roll in the recognition of urinary obstruction, as well as furthering diagnostics via urethrocystoscopy.  Urethral stinting in the obstructed patient is a minimally invasive procedure that will be described in detail and potential complications that Veterinary Technicians should be aware of in these patients.



Bio:  AAS in Veterinary Technology - Columbus State Community College.  BS in Veterinary Technology from Purdue University

        2001 - CSCC, 2003 - Purdue University

        Special Interest:  Urology and Transfusion Medicine.

Dr. Stanley Coren

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Track:   Elanco Human Animal Bond Lecture

7:00 PM

How Intelligent are Dogs?

Over the past two decades there has been a significant increase in the number of researchers studying the canine mind.  Perhaps the most significant breakthrough in canine cognitive research has been the application of techniques used to study young human children to the study of dogs.  On the basis of such research it is becoming clear the the average mental ability of dogs are roughly equivalent to those of children 2 to 3 years of age.

Stanley Coren. PhD, DSc, FRSC, 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Coren

Dr. Lorraine Corriveau

CorriveauFriday, September 12, 2014

Track: In Vogue Pets/Exotics

3:10 - 4:00 PM

Sugar Gliders:  Are your Clients Sweet on Them Yet?

Learn about wellness care and common diseases of "Sugar gliders and how to perform diagnostics and treat this unique pet.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Track:  In Vogue Pets/Exotics

4:10 - 5:00 PM

Hedgehogs:  A ball of a Prickly Fun for the Veterinarian

Learn about wellness care and common diseases of Hedgehogs and how to perform diagnostics and treat this unique pet.

Dr. Corriveau's Bio:
Click Here

Dr. Amy Fauber

Dr. Amy FauberThursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Small Animal III

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Management for Spine and Orthopedic Patients

In this session we will discuss pain management for common spine and orthopedic conditions.  We will focus on the medications that can be used in combination with common medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and tramadol, or used as a substitute for common medications.  We will also discuss some alternative modalities and the scientific basis of their use.

3:30 - 4:20

Diagnosis and Management of Hydrocephauls

We've all seen the cute little dome-headed puppy and wondered if it had hydrocephalus.  This session will discuss the diagnosis of hydrocephalus and what treatment options are currently being utilized.  Emphasis will be placed on the medical management of these cases as well as the rationale for when surgical intervention might be indicated.  A brief overview of surgical options will be discussed.

Dr. Carol Fellenstein

Dr. Carol FellensteinFriday, September 12, 2014

Track:  Shelter Medicine

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Shelter 911:  Nursing Care for Foster Families

This lecture will present information on the most common signs of illness in shelter pets while they are in foster homes, practical information on how foster parents can look after an unwell shelter pet, and when foster parents should seek the assistance of a veterinarian. 

Ms. Lindsey Fourez

Dr. Lindsey FourezWednesday, September 10, 2014

3:30 - 4:20 PM

Track:  Vet Tech I

Naturally Occurring Transitional Cell Carcinoma.  What is it?  How far has it spread?

This seminar will be an overview of naturally occurring-transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the urinary bladder in dogs and cats for veterinary technicians.  an emphasis on breed predilection, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis and treatment will be discussed. Two case studies will be included to provide a better understanding of the disease presentation and the role of nursing care for these patients.

Linsey M. Fourez, BS, RVT

Dr. Bethany Funnell

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Bovine

Utilization of Ultrasound Guided Oocyte Pick-Up (OPU) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for the Commercial Production of Bovine Embryos

Description: With recent advancements in in vitro fertilization (IVF) protocols, this assisted reproductive technology (ART) has become more available to producers in both the beef and dairy industries.  Current market conditions favor gender preferences and can provide options for increased profitability for bovine operations.  This presentation will provide a brief overview of the current IVF industry and outline a few of the potential applications and benefits of utilizing this technology.

Bash Halow

Thursday, September 11, 2014

2:00 - 2:50 PM

3:30 - 4:20 PM

Track:  Professional Development

Ultimate Veterinary Leader for the 21st Century Part 1 & 2

Veterinarian, Practice Manager, Technician...the title don't matter when true leaders emerge to take your practice to new levels of success.  Its time to stop putting out fires and focus on the future.  Become a better leader by knowing more about what your team needs and wants from you and how to light the spark that keeps them motivated and moving towards your practices ultimate goals.


Mr. Bash Halow

Bio:http://www.halowtassavaconsulting.com/htc-team/bash-halow-cvpm-lvt/

Dr. Jeff Harker

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Food animal

10:30 - 11:20 AM

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Virus

This presentation will demonstrate a classic PRRS Reproductive case that has fully resolved.  Clinical signs, diagnostic tests, course of treatment review of production records will be covered.  How to use PigKnows production records and serum inoculation will also be discussed.

Dr. Jan Hawkins

Dr. Jan HawkinsFriday, September 12, 2014

Track:  Equine

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Standing Surgery of Horses

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Alcohol Fusion of Distal Hock Joints

Marsha Hays

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

IVTA Luncheon

11:30 - 12:20 PM

History Taking and Triage for Toxic Exposures

This lecture will give key points to help your clinic staff become excellent history takers when a toxicology case walks in the door or calls on the phone.  Discussion will include the importance of investigative detail gathering that will provide invaluable assistance to the treating veterinarian.  An interactive style lecture, it is geared to be a “brush-up” for seasoned staff, yet thorough enough to introduce newer staff members to this potentially difficult history-taking scenario

Dr. Meera Heller

Friday, September 12, 2014

8:00 - 8:50 AMHeller

Track:  In Vogue Pets/Exotics

Pet Farm Animals:  Answers to Common Veterinary Questions.  Pot Belly Pigs

What vaccinations does a pot belly pig need?  Is my pot belly pig too fat?  My pig hasn't pooped for days!  We will answer these and other common questions that clients have about their beloved pigs.

Friday, September 12, 2014

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Track:  In Vogue Pets/Exotics


Pet Farm Animals:  Answers to Common Veterinary Questions.  Camelids

We will talk about common camelid questions and problems that a mixed animal practitioner might encounter.

Friday, September 12, 2014

10:10 - 11:00 AM

Track:  In Vogue Pets/Exotics

Pet Farm Animals:  Answers to Common Veterinary Questions.  Goats

Common problems of pet goats and what to do about them - blocked goats, pregnancy toxemia, grain overload, dystocia and more!  We will also cover common husbandry and preventative care questions that new goat owners have.

 

Meera Heller, DVM, PhD

Dr. Bianca Hettlich



HettlichThursday, September 11, 2014

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Track:  Small Animal III

Patellar Luxation:

Patellar luxation is a commonly encountered orthopedic problem in small animal practice.  While successful surgical correction requires good case selection proper technique, surgery for patellar luxation can be performed by practitioners.  This talk will review the pathogenesis, clinical features, treatment decision making as well as the different surgical procedures commonly performed to address patellar luxation.

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Track:  Small Animal III

Open Fractures

An open fracture is one of the few orthopedic emergencies in veterinary medicine.  Proper immediate handling of the affected limb is very important to the ultimate success of wound and fracture healing.  This talk will go over the different treatment steps, including would and bandage care, that practitioners can utilize up to the level they feel comfortable.

10:30 - 11:20 AM

Track:  Small Animal III

Ortho Versus Neuro

Orthopedic and neurological conditions can exhibit similar clinical signs in cats and dogs and therefore be difficult to distinguish from each other.  For example - a middle aged large breed dog with a chronic forelimb lameness could have elbow dysplasia, cervical compression or a nerve sheath tumor, among others.  With some attention to detail during the orthopedic and neurological exam, it is usually possible to determine the underlying cause and better direct further workups such as imaging.

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Track:  Small Animal III

Intervertebral Disk Disease

After reviewing pathophysiology and neurological exam features of dogs affected with various types of disk disease, this talk will focus on decision making and prognosis as well as supportive treatment options prior to referral and during the postoperative recovery phase.

Bianca Hettlich, DACVS

Awards:  Pfizer Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award 2012



Dr. Mark Hilton

Dr. Mark HiltonWednesday, September 10, 2014

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Track:  Bovine

An Easier Way to Deliver Calves

The Utrecht method of delivering calves has been used for many years and veterinarians all across the world use this method to make delivering a calf easier on the cow, the calf and the veterinarian. I will use videos of our students delivering calves with this method so that you can see the benefits in action.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

3:30 - 4:20 PM

Track:  Bovine

Providing Nutritional Consultation to Beef Clients

With feed cost accounting for over 50% of the cost of production for beef cow-calf herd owners, producers are looking for help on reducing herd feed cost. Veterinarians can be a valuable asset to the beef herd owner in formulating balanced, cost-effective rations for all stages of production. We will look at real-life examples that have helped our clients save thousands of dollars on their herd feed costs.

Dr. Larry Horstman

HortsmanWednesday, September10, 2014

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Track:  Bovine

Time Flies when You are Having Fun:  Forty Years of Frolic

Dr. Yava Jones-Hall

Jones-HallFriday, September 12, 2014

10:00 - Noon and 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Track:  West Lab A & B

This web lab will re-familiarize session attendees with proper necropsy techniques, gross evaluation, sample collection, and sample submission as well as general disease recognition by organ system.  Registrants will necropsy a piglet while being instructed and supervised by a diagnostic pathologist.

Yava L. Jones-Hall, BA, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Biograpy:  

Yava jones-Hall received her BA in biology from Talladega College in 1999 and her DVM from TUSVM in 2003.  she completed an anatomic pathology residency at MSU in 2007, after taking a 1 year sabbatical during the 2nd year of her residency to serve in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the Veterinary Corps.  during this deployment, she was the sole office in charge of veterinary operations in Kabul and was promoted from he rank 1LT to the rank of Captain.  during her residency, she was awarded and NIH fellowship which allowed her to combine her residency with a PhDin molecular pathology.  After completing her residency and the didactic portion of her PhD, she transitions to the NIH where she finished her dissertation research in the laboratory of Dr. Giorgio Trinchieri.  during this time she also successfully passed the veterinary pathology certifying exam and was awarded "diplomat" status in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.  Dr. Jones completed her PhD in 2011 and is currently an assistant professor at Purdue University.  Her appointment covers research, diagnostic pathology and teaching.  She conducts both independent research, focusing on the roll of the microbiome and Tumor Necrosis Factor in colitis and colon cancer, as well as collaborative research from the pathology perspective.

Sarah Lahrman


Sarah LahrmanWednesday, September 10, 2014

3:30 - 4:20 PM

Track:  Vet Tech I

What Is It?  How Far has it Spread:  Naturally Occurring Transitional Cell Carcinoma

This seminar will be an overview of naturally occurring-transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the urinary bladder in dogs and cats for veterinary technicians.  an emphasis on breed predilection, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis and treatment will be discussed. Two case studies will be included to provide a better understanding of the disease presentation and the role of nursing care for these patients.

Ms. Lahrman received her Associates  Degree in Veterinary Technology from Purdue University in 1998.  Her area of clinical special interest is Oncology.  

Dr. Bruce Lamb

Dr. Bruce LambWednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Bovine Track

7:00 - 7:50 AM

APHIS Module

Animals Fitness to Travel



This module discusses the role of the veterinarian when evaluating the fitness of livestock for
movement. Veterinarians will learn about various assessments (visual, ambulation, body
condition, etc.) to perform on bovine, small ruminant, swine, equine, and deer to determine
whether the animal is healthy enough to transport. Finally, steps that can be taken to make
livestock transportation more comfortable for the animal and safer for the handlers are
reviewed.
Available

Dr. Emily Lambrecht

Friday, September 12, 2014

12:00 - 12:50 PM

“Nutrition: solutions and strategies for the special-needs horse”

Don’t forget to include some key nutritional strategies as part of a well-rounded and effective client solutions offering.  Nutrition is a great way to help prevent problems, manage existing conditions, and build confidence and rapport with clients.  This talk will cover tips for effective nutrition consultations and practical nutrition solutions to address common challenges in horses with special requirements.  

Dr. Susan Little

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track Small Animal IV

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Cats, Stress, and Illness:  what Veterinarians Need to know

Stress is commonly experienced by feline patients, leading to a host of problems. Stress confounds and complicates diseases and even contributes to the occurrence of some diseases. Stress changes the behavior of cats, often making them challenging as patients and as pets. This presentation will cover the physiologic effects of stress on the clinical evaluation of the feline patient, the effects of stress on veterinary care and hospitalization (and how to minimize it), and the effects of stress on disease.



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9:00 - 9:50 AM

How to Use Feeding Tubes in Cats

Managing the anorexic cat involves both identification of the underlying disease process and provision of nutrition and other supportive care. Some cats can be coaxed to eat with simple interventions, such as warming the food and hand feeding. However, other patients will need assisted feeding to improve nutritional status. Early institution of tube feeding has a better outcome than waiting until the patient has end stage disease or is debilitated. This presentation will teach you how to successfully place and use nasogastric and esophagostomy feeding tubes in your feline patients.

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10:30 - 11:20 AM

Let's Get Moving:  Successful Management of the Constipated Cat

Constipation is associated with a number of underlying factors and diseases in cats. The key to successful management is identifying contributing factors and addressing them. This presentation will focus the approach to the constipated cat and the common associated diseases with a case-based approach. You will learn a technique to replace enemas and manual dissipation as well as the most effective long term management strategies.

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1:00 - 1:50 PM

FIV Update:  Prevalence, Diseases and Diagnostic Testing

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is one of the most important infectious diseases of cats worldwide. This presentation will focus on new information about disease prevalence in North America, the reliability of diagnostic tests, and new information on associated clinical conditions.

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2:00 - 2:50 PM

Diagnosis and Management of Weight Loss in Senior Cats

Many problems afflict cats over the age of 10 years, but the easiest to detect are weight loss and decline in body condition. While younger cats have a tendency to be obese, older cats are more likely to be underweight. These problems can challenge the clinician’s diagnostic and therapeutic skills because the reasons for weight loss are complex and interrelated. This presentation will focus on what is known about weight loss in senior cats and practical prevention and management strategies.

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3:30 - 4:20 PM

Understanding FIP:  An Update of Diagnosis and New Treatment Options

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a baffling and clinical important disease of cats caused by infection with a virulent biotype of feline coronavirus. This presentation will focus on diagnostic strategies and new treatment approaches for treatment of dry FIP.

Biography:

Susan Little, DVM

Dr. Susan Little received her BSc from Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, Canada) and her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has been in feline practice since 1990 and achieved board certification in Feline Practice in 1997, re-certifying in 2006. She is part owner of two feline specialty practices in Ottawa, Canada. She serves on the board of the Winn Feline Foundation and the American Assoc. of Feline Practitioners, and is a feline medicine consultant for the Veterinary Information Network. She is a peer reviewer for the Canadian Veterinary Journal and the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery as well as the author of many journal articles. Dr. Little is the recipient of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Assoc. Small Animal Practitioner Award (2010), the NAVC Small Animal Speaker of the Year Award (2013), and the International Society of Feline Medicine/Hill's Pet Nutrition Award for outstanding contributions to feline medicine (2013). She is the editor and co-author of 'The Cat – Clinical Medicine and Management' (Elsevier, 2012) and the editor of 'August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 7 (Elsevier, planned for 2015).

Dr. Jodi Lovejoy

Friday, September 12, 2014

Track Equine Track

7:00 - 7:50 AM

APHIS Module

Animal Welfare:  An Introduction



This module introduces veterinarians to important concepts and issues surrounding animal
welfare. The module covers the role of the veterinarian in animal welfare, definitions of
animal welfare, how welfare can be measured and evaluated, and an overview of some
contemporary animal welfare topics.

Suzi Martin

Thursday, September 11, 2014

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Track:  Professional Development

Change Management

Successful project outcomes are crucial to a practice's success, whether those projects are small or large.  One of the main influencers to any project's success is how effectively the change related to the project is managed within the practice.  In other words, project success depends on how well the people within your practice adopt the changes involved.  In this session we will review an overview of, and specific approach to, managing change.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Professional Development

1:00- 1:50 PM

Project Selection Session

 

In a perfect world, we would have the resources to take on all of the opportunities in front of us.  However, in the real world we have to make choices about where we should focus our resources.  There are several structured processes that can be used for selecting and prioritizing projects.  We’ll look at a few of these processes and discuss how opportunities can be evaluated and prioritized using the factors that are meaningful to your practice.

Biography:

_http://www.mooncollaborative.com/staff/

Dr. Dan Meakin

Friday, September 12, 2014

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Track:  In Vogue Pets

Dragons In Your Home:  Medical and Surgical Care of America's Favorite Lizard

Make your family complete with 2.3 kids, a black lab and a bearded dragon.  Bearded dragons, Pogona Vitticeps, are native to Australia and New Zealand and have replaced iguanas as the most common pet lizard in the United States.  With its recent popularity based on size and temperament, this presentation will highlight veterinary care and patient management of this popular species.

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2:00 - 2:50 PM

Treating Chelonians:  Don't be Frightened by the Shell

Turtles, tortoises and terrapins have some unique qualities of longevity and temperament but make for challenging veterinary exams.  This topic focuses on common chelonian species as pets, while providing diagnostic and therapeutic options available to practitioners to complement awareness of their husbandry and nutritional needs.

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Dr. Cheryl Miller

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track Food Animal

7:00 - 7:50 AM

APHIS Module

Sheep and Goats:  Disease Awareness and Health Certificates

Sheep and Goats: Scrapie and Health Certificates

This module begins with an overview of the sheep and goat industries and a review of eight
diseases that impact the industry. Veterinarians should be aware of these important
conditions, especially when inspecting animals prior to interstate or international movement.
The National Scrapie Eradication and the Scrapie Flock Certification programs are reviewed
highlighting the genetic components and identification requirements. Finally, examples of
properly completed health certificates for sheep and goats are provided to help veterinarians
avoid common errors that can lead to delays or refusal of entry for their client’s animals.

Dr. Daren Miller

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Food Animal

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEC) Virus

A discussion and case description of PEDv. including production data, diagnostic testing and intervention/elimination practices.

Dr. Sydney Moise

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Small Animal II

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Diagnosis From Echocardiography:  Part I Understanding Disease Structure and Function

Specific diseases will be illustrated using echocardiography to demonstrate not only the diagnosis but the staging of cardiac disease.  A variety of examples will be shown of myocardial dysfunction, degenerative valve disease, hypertropic cardiomyopathy, pericardial disease, and congenital heart defects.  Two-dimensional echocardiography, Doppler echocardiography and speckle tracking will be shown.  Importantly, how the echocardiographic results determine the staging of disease and the treatment decisions will be discussed.  Echocardiography will cover 2 sessions.

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Diagnosis From Echocardiography:  Part II Understanding Disease Structure and Function

Specific diseases will be illustrated using echocardiography to demonstrate not only the diagnosis but the staging of cardiac disease.  a variety of examples will be shown of myocardial dysfunction degenerative valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pericardial disease, and congenital heart defects.  Two-dimensional echocardiography, Doppler echocardiography and speckle tracking will be shown.  Importantly, how the echocardiographic results determine the staging of disease and the treatment decisions will be discussed.  Echocardiography will cover 2 sessions.

10:30 - 11:20 AM

The Top 10 Electrocardiograms to Know in Practice and Why:  Part 1 Basic to Advance.

During the 2 sessions on electrocardiography the most common arrhythmia's and abnormalities will be taught.  This session will take the participant from the common to the advanced evaluation of the ECG.  Aspects of therapy will be introduced (additional comments concerning treatment will be in the sessions under Update of Cardiology).  by the end of these sessions the attendees will feel comfortable in making the correct electrocardiographic diagnosis.  both canine and feline electrocardiograms will be discussed.

1:00 - 1:50 PM

The Top 10 Electrocardiograms to Know in Practice and Why:  Part 2 Basic to Advance.

During the 2 sessions on electrocardiography the most common arrhythmia's and abnormalities will be taught.  This session will take the participant from the common to the advanced evaluation of the ECG.  Aspects of therapy will be introduced (additional comments concerning treatment will be in the sessions under Update of Cardiology).  by the end of these sessions the attendees will feel comfortable in making the correct electrocardiographic diagnosis.  both canine and feline electrocardiograms will be discussed.

2:00 - 2:50 PM

A Series of Short Topics Cardiology Updates Part 1

During these 3 sessions numerous bits of information for implementation will be presented.  The following are some of the topics that will be covered:  When to use pimobendan, use of Holter monitoring, treating atrial fibrillation, ARVC in boxers, treating ventricular arrhythmia's, diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, rethinking pulmonary edema, diagnosing myocarditis, pickwickian syndrome, using NT pro-BNP, when bradycardia is dangerous, treating PDA and pulmonic stenosis, sick sinus syndrome, inherited sudden-death in German shepherds, murmurs in cats, and more.

A Series of Short Topics Cardiology Updates Part II

3:30 - 4:20 PM

During these 3 sessions numerous bits of information for implementation will be presented.  The following are some of the topics that will be covered: When to use pimobendan, use of Holter monitoring, treating atrial fibrillation, ARVC in boxers, treating ventricular arrhythmia's, diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, rethinking pulmonary edema, diagnosing myocarditis, pickwickian syndrome, using NT pro-BNP, when bradycardia is dangerous, treating PDA and pulmonic stenosis, sick sinus syndrome, inherited sudden-death in German shepherds, murmurs in cats, and more.

A Series of Short Topics Cardiology Updates Part III

4:30 - 5:20 PM

During these 3 sessions numerous bits of information for implementation will be presented.  The following are some of the topics that will be covered:  When to use pimobendan, use of Holter monitoring, treating atrial fibrillation, ARVC in boxers, treating ventricular arrhythmia's, diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, rethinking pulmonary edema, diagnosing myocarditis, pickwickian syndrome, using NT pro-BNP, when bradycardia is dangerous, treating PDA and pulmonic stenosis, sick sinus syndrome, inherited sudden-death in German shepherds, murmurs in cats, and more.

A Series of Short Topics Cardiology Updates Part III

Biography: Dr. Moise is involved in teaching, clinical practice, and research. Her research has centered on spontaneous cardiac rhythms (normal and abnormal) in dogs. More recently she has orchestrated collaborative studies to understand the mechanisms of degeneration of the mitral valve in dogs.  She was awarded the AVMA research award for arrhythmia studies and the Bourgelat Award for international contribution to the clinical practice of veterinary medicine.  Dr. Moïse was Editor-in Chief (5 years) and now currently Associate Editor of the international Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. She is extensively involved in the international aspects of academic veterinary cardiology including speaking world-wide, international organizations and training.

Dr. Tim Mullican

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track: Dean's Club Lunch

11:45 - 1:30 PM

Racehorses, Fish Medicine and Giant Manta Rays:  After 30 Years, A Report From the Field

Tim Mullican, an Indiana native, graduated in 1984 from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.  Over the past 30 years he has worked in a wide variety of clinical and managerial positions for a diverse set of entrepreneurial, corporate and non-profit organizations.  He credits the education and opportunities provided by the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine as the fountain of his career success.

Biography:  Timothy J. Mullican, DVM

                  BS in Bioology from the University Of Dayton, class of 1980

                  DVM, Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 1984

Dr. Luana Nan

Dr. Luana NanWednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech II

Holistic Wellness:  Caring for the Caregiver

You are in this profession because you value and are dedicated to taking care of animals and people.  But how well are you taking care of you?  It's not uncommon for care-givers to place themselves at the bottom of the priority list:  "I am too busy" or "It's selfish to focus on me" are recurrent themes.  This session is an opportunity to reflect on your relationship with yourself and your own well being.  You will learn about the multiple aspects of wellness, and identify different ways in which you can nourish them at work and at home.  Quick and easy methods to assess and keep track of your well being and self-care will be discussed.  Finally, because our own experience is the best teacher, the session will also include the practice of relation and mindfulness exercises for you to savor and consider incorporating in your daily life.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Track:  Equine Track

4:10 - 5:00 PM

Understanding Compassion Fatigue - Strategies for Prevention and Alleviation

About a third of all veterinarians and veterinary technicians are at risk of experiencing compassion fatigue (Figley & Roop, 2006).  Given the increase in stressors in the equine industry over the last few years, the risk may be even higher.  In this session, you will learn how to recognize signs of compassion fatigue and how to differentiate them from burnout symptoms.  Risk and protective factors will also be discussed.  In this context, you will be invited to examine possible personality and identity aspects, and learned beliefs that may contribute to placing unrealistic expectations on your performance. Various strategies to cultivate self-awareness and self-care to help prevent or alleviate compassion fatigue will be identified and discussed.  To illustrate some of these, the session will include brief relaxation and mindfulness exercises.

Bio:

Ph.D Counseling Psychology, Graduate of University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2007.  BS Physics, BA Psychology

Special Interest:  Trauma and Grief, Multicultural Issues, Mindfulness, Identity issues, and intersections between professional and other aspects of identity, Holistic Wellness and Spirituality.

Dr. Niwako Ogata

Dr. OgataFriday, September 12, 2014

Track:  Shelter Medicine

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Behavior Lab - Purdue Armory

Fee:  $20       Limit:  40

Attendees will learn and practice techniques introduced in the morning lectures, such as how to use systematic desensitization and counter-conditioning for basic routine handling such as examining ears and performing nail trims, how to use two basic towel wraps for restraining cats, how to teach a pet to readily take a pill and how to trade a dog for a guarded item.

As time allows, attendees will also have the opportunity to practice the technique of  how to properly fit and teach a dog to wear a basket muzzle.  Stuffed animal cats and live dogs will be used during the Lab.  Lab participants must attend the morning lectures. (2CE credits)

Ms. Nicole Olynk Widmar

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Bovine

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Dairy and Beef Cattle - Economic Outlook in 2015

What are some of the key challenges facing US dairy and beef producers in 2015?  will the strong milk and beef prices seen in the early 2014 extend into 2015 or will profit margins be under pressure again?  Feed prices, export markets, grain and forage yields, and consumer demand for meat and dairy products are expected to continue to shape our markets.  Come and see what is in store for dairy and been markets in 2015!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Food Animal

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Economic situation and outlook for Pork Markets in 2015

Recent years have brought trials associated with volatile feed prices, changing consumer demand for pork products, and production challenges for US pork producers.  As we head into the Fall harvest season of 2014, what is the economic outlook for US pork producers?  What are some key market factors to watch in 2015 and what can pork producers and the US pork industry expect in terms of economic performance going forward?

Dr. Annette Petersen

PetersenFriday, September 12, 2014

Track:  Equine

11:10 - 4:00 PM

Equine Allergies:  What Can We Do About Those Itchy and Scratch Horses?

Scaling, Crusting and Alopecia - It Is Not Always "The Fungus"

Equine Dermatology Part III:  Pastern Dermatitis and Beyond

Interesting Equine Cases - Yours and Mine

Annette Petersen,DVM

Hannover Germany, 1991

Washington State University 1993,

Michigan State University 1997

Dr. Roman Pogranichniy

Dr. Roman PogranichniySeptember 11, 2014

Track:  Food Animal

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Title:  Emerging, Re-emerging and High Impact Diseases in Swine and Cattle

Many new virus have been discovered in the last two decades. Many new viral strains emerge in the population that bring challenges to veterinarians and animal owners. Some of these viruses and diseases have high health and economic impacts on animals. A selected list of newly emerged and re-emerged viruses in animals will be discussed during the presentation.

 

Roman M. Pogranichniy, DVM, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of  virology in Comparative Pathobiology

Section Head of Virology, Serology and Molecular Diagnostic

Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Purdue University

406 South University Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 765-494-7462

rmp@purdue.edu

Dr. Alex Ramirez

RamirezWednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech Track II

4:30 - 5:20 PM

Hola Amigos -Effective Communication with Hispanics

Efficient communication with many Hispanics requires not only a basic attempt to speak Spanish, but probably more important, understandings of the cultural differences which help build trust and respect. Simple skills like understanding which last name you need to use to communicate with them, using the correct gestures to greet them,and the importance of family are all critical in developing a trusting relationship with Hispanics.

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech Track II

3:30 - 4:20 PM

Hola Amigos -Effective communication with Hispanics

Efficient communication with many Hispanics requires not only a basic attempt to speak Spanish, but probably more important, understandings of the cultural differences which help build trust and respect. Simple skills like understanding which last name you need to use to communicate with them, using the correct gestures to greet them,and the importance of family are all critical in developing a trusting relationship with Hispanics.

Alex Ramirez, DVM, MPH, PhD

Mike Ritland

RitlandThursday, September 11, 2014

Stockton Lecture

4:30 - 5:20 PM

Title:  Trident K9 Warriors  - The Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy Seal Canines

Description:  Fewer than 1% of all working dogs have what it takes to contribute to the success of our nation’s elite combat units. Mike Ritland explains the fascinating aspects of the animals he selects, the traits they must have in common with the Navy SEALs themselves, and the process they go through to prepare for work in the most extreme environments. Though fiercely aggressive and athletic, these dogs actually integrate themselves into a platoon, form close bonds with their handlers and team members, and show unwavering devotion to their duty through pain, injury and fear. Ritland shares stories of remarkable exploits, including those of Poncho, a creature so athletic that he was able to catch up to and apprehended an insurgent speeding off on a moped, and Samson, who discovered an IED so intricately buried it would have killed scores of U.S. and coalition forces had it not been detected.

Biography:  MIKE RITLAND - Navy SEAL

Mike Ritland grew up in Waterloo, Iowa and joined the Navy at age 17 in 1996, after being inspired by his grandfathers—both of whom had served in World War II—and fascinated by an article about the challenge of SEAL training in Popular Mechanics. He graduated with BUD/S class 215 and became a member of SEAL Team 3.

In April 2003, Ritland’s 16-member SEAL Team was deployed to Iraq along with the First Marine Division, and they were tasked with taking the city of Tikrit. During one clearing operation, he observed a group of Marines approaching a cave-like structure in a rural area outside the city. After searching thousands of buildings and similar structures without issue, the temptation was to assume that all was clear, but the platoon was alerted to danger by an explosive-detector dog. Ritland learned later that a grenade booby trap had been set in the doorway and would certainly have killed the first marines to enter. He knew instantly that he wanted to work with dogs such as the one he’d seen, and learn to harness their remarkable abilities to defeat the tools of modern warfare.

After 12 years of active duty as a U.S. Navy SEAL, Ritland became a BUD/S instructor and then started his own company, Trikos International, to train dogs for the SEAL teams. Today he continues to supply working and protection dogs to a host of clients, including to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs, Border Patrol, TSA and the Department of Defense. He has trained hundreds of working dogs, and has over 15 years of experience in importing, breeding, raising, and training multiple breeds of working dogs. He also started the Warrior Dog Foundation to help retired Special Operations dogs live long and happy lives after their service. Proceeds from Mike Ritland’s book Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines will be donated to the Warrior Dog Foundation.

 

 

 

Dr. George Rodgers

RodgersThursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Professional Development

8:00 - 8:50 AM

DiSC- Discovering Highly Effective Teams

The DiSC assessment tool measures behavioral style and provides valuable insight to individual reactions in various situations. The DiSC assessment describes4 behavior styles (Dominant, Influential, Steady, Conscientious) and creates individual profiles based on the score for each preference.  Understanding behavior preferences is the foundation for self-awareness and self-management—important aspects of emotional intelligence that strongly contribute to personal and professional success.

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Courageous Conversations

Based on validated research and experiential evidence from experts in organizational behavior from Harvard and MIT, the Courageous Conversations approach provides you with a step-by-step process for having candid and effective conversations around difficult topics.

George Rodgers, BS, DVM

Ms. Jennifer Saferight

Friday, September 12, 2014

Track:  Shelter Medicine

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Volunteers and Foster Parents provide countless hours of cost-free labor to shelters and rescues.  showing appreciation through training, incentives, recognition and empowerment is key to building and nurturing relationships.  Burnout prevention begins with education and providing these individuals with the tools needed to be successful.  Assigning clear and practical goals for each animal allows the volunteer to work towards a specific outcome, which when reached, will empower the individual and strengthen their believe in your mission.

Dr. Sandra San Miguel

San MiguelWednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Small Animal I

7:00 - 7:50 AM

It’s Elementary: A Guide to Surviving Career Day

What should I wear? What do I say? What should I bring? Learn the basics of survival when confronted by a room full of 1st through 3rd grade students, the teacher, and yes, the principal. Tips and tricks for communicating with children about your career as a veterinary professional will be provided. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice handling typical classroom situations.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track Professional Development

7:00 - 7:50 AM

It’s Elementary: A Guide to Surviving Career Day

What should I wear? What do I say? What should I bring? Learn the basics of survival when confronted by a room full of 1st through 3rd grade students, the teacher, and yes, the principal. Tips and tricks for communicating with children about your career as a veterinary professional will be provided. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice handling typical classroom situations.

 

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Mr. Bill Schroeder

Friday, September 12, 2014

Track:  Shelter Medicine

10:10 - 1:00 AM

How to Use Social Media to Bring Your Local Community To Your Shelter

This lecture focuses on creating the right shelter environment and publicity campaigns to recruit people from the community into a shelter so that they can become volunteers and foster parents.

Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Small Animal I

3:30 - 4:20 PM

Update on Nutritional Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism:  What have we learned?

The lecture will review the current knowledge on nutritional management of feline hyperthyroidism. The results of one prospective study and one retrospective study of the use of iodine limited diets for management of feline hyperthyroidism will be presented and current recommendations discussed.  

Dr. Scott Secrest

SecrestWednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Shelter Medicine

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Cystography.....A Forgotten Diagnostic

Cystography is an often forgotten diagnostic that can provide similar information as ultrasonography and in some instances is actually preferred over ultrasonography.  This lecture will review the indication for cystography and how to perform and interpret positive, negative and double contrast cystograms.  By the end of the lecture the clinician should feel more comfortable utilizing this important diagnostic in practice.  

9:00 - 9:50 AM 

Ultrasonography of the Urinary Tract

The use of ultrasonography in general practice is rapidly growing and its utilization for the evaluation of the urinary tract is one of the most common. This lecture will review basic ultrasound image orientation and terminology with the majority of the time spent on the normal appearance of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra.  Examples of both normal and abnormal will be included to improve the clinician's confidence in interpretation.

10:30 - 11:20 AM

Imaging the Endocrine System:  a Multi-modality Look at the Thyroid, Pancreas and Adrenals

Radiographic and ultrasonographic assessment of the thyroid, pancreas and adrenals glands is difficult due to their small size and the limited spatial and contrast resolution of the imaging modality.  Thus either no or very non-specific imaging changes are present.  This lecture will review the normal and abnormal radiographic and ultrasongraphic finding of various diseases of the thyroid glands, pancreas and adrenal glands.  Computed tomography and nuclear scintigraphy will also be discuss in regards to their indications.  

Sara Sharp

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech II

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Pre-Breeding Evacuations - Helping Breeders Breed Better Dogs

This is a discussion on how to help breeders use the myriad of tools/genetic tests available to make more informed choices when choosing breeding stock.  We will discuss a number of commonly recommended tests, how those tests are chosen, and how to interpret them to help breeders produce health happy dogs for the public.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech Specialty

9:00 - 9:50 AM

A discussion of the current fads and myths that are perpetuated by the pet food industry and the Internet and how to discuss them with your clients and make recommendations based on sound science and research.  We will include discussions on the current grain-free fad, feeding homemade and raw diets, and talking frankly with your clients about sources of ingredients in the diets and how to interpret, if you really can, the "side of the bag".

Beyond the Side of the BagI - Dealing with the Current Myths and Fads in Canine/Feline Diets

10:30 - 11:20 AM

Beyond the Side of the Bag II - Dealing with the Current Myths and Fads in Canine/Feline Diets

1:00 - 2:50 PM

A continuation of the discussion of the current fads and myths that are perpetuated by the pet food industry and the internet and how to discuss them with your clients and make recommendations based on sound science and research.  We will include discussions on the current grain-free fad, feeding homemade and raw diets, and talking frankly with your clients about sources of ingredients in the diets and how to interpret, if you really can, the "side of the bag".

Hands - On- Lab:

Beyond the Side of the Bag - Interpreting Labels & Advertising.

This lab will be a hands-on experience comparing food labels, deciphering ingredient lists, and opening bags/cans to look at processed/frozen diets so that we can share these finding with our clients and make better decisions.

Dr. Kellie Taylor


Dr. Kellie TaylorWednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Bovine

10:30 - 11:20 AM

Technology for Monitoring Daily Cows

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Food Animal

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Epizootic Hemorragic Disease:  A Vector-Borne Viral Disease of Wild and Domestic Ruminants.

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is a vector-borne viral disease of the genus Orbivirus in the family Reoviridae.  EHD is an infectious, non-contagious disease affecting wild and domestic ruminants that utilizes biting insects of the Culicoides spp. as its mode of transmission. Historically, clinical disease has only been apparent in wild ruminants, especially white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  Domestic ruminants were thought to be reservoirs, and clinical disease a rare occurrence.  In 2008, following several clinical outbreaks in cattle, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) added EHD to its emerging diseases list.  The emerging of cattle-virulent strains, as well as, the established cervid-virulent strains has drawn attention to the vast potential for production losses in both the cattle and the deer industries.   

 

Ms. Brenda Tassava

TassavaThursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Professional Development

2:00 - 2:50 PM

The Ultimate Veterinary Team for the 21st Century Part I

3:30 - 4:20 PM

The Ultimate Veterinary Team for the 21st Century Part II

Veterinarian, Practice Manager, Technician...the title don't matter when true leaders emerge to take your practice to new levels of success.  Its time to stop putting out fires and focus on the future.  Become a better leader by knowing more about what your team needs and wants from you and how to light the spark that keeps them motivated and moving towards your practices ultimate goals.

Dr. Steve Thompson

thompson with birdFriday, September 12, 2014

Track: In Vogue Pets and Exotics

1:00 - 1:50 PM

 Dragons In Your Home:  Medical and Surgical Care of America's Favorite Lizard

Make your family complete with 2.3 kids, a black lab, and a bearded dragon.  Bearded dragons, Pogona Vitticeps, are native to Australia and New Zealand and have replaced iguanas as the most common pet lizard in the United States.  With its recent popularity based on size and temperament, this presentation will highlight veterinary care and patient management of this popular species.

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Treating Chelonians:  Don't be Frightened by the Shell

Turtles, tortoises and terrapins have some unique qualities of longevity and temperament but make for a challenging veterinary exams.  This topic focuses on common chelonian species as pets, while providing diagnostic and therapeutic options available to practitioners to complement awareness of their husbandry and nutritional needs.

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Dr. Jon Townsend

Dr. Jon TownsendWednesday,  September 10, 2014

Track:  Small Animal I

4:30 - 5:20 PM

Golden Retriever Pigmenmtary Uveitis

If you see old Golden Retrievers in your practice, then you need to learn about Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis.  We will discuss the unique clinical presentation that differentiates Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis from other causes of canine uveitis.  In addition risk factors for the disease, complications of the disease, therapeutic options, breeding advice, and the on-going research efforts at Purdue University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be discussed.

Dr. Wendy Townsend

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Small Animal I

4:30 PM - 5:20 PM

Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis

If you see old Golden Retrievers in your practice, then you need to learn about Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis.  We will discuss the unique clinical presentation that differentiates Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis from other causes of canine uveitis.  In addition risk factors for the disease, complications of the disease, therapeutic options, breeding advice, and the on-going research efforts at Purdue University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be discussed.

Cindy Voglewede

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech II

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Pre-Breeding Evacuations - Helping Breeders Breed Better Dogs

This is a discussion on how to help breeders use the myriad of tools/genetic tests available to make more informed choices when choosing breeding stock.  We will discuss a number of commonly recommended tests, how those tests are chosen, and how to interpret them to help breeders produce health happy dogs for the public.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech Specialty

8:00  - 8:50 AM

Supplements and Nutraceuticals - Is it Really Better Living Through Natural chemistry?

How to help your client navigate the world of supplements and nutraceuticals by using peer reviewed research and science based information to guide your recommendations.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech Specialty

9:00 - 9:50 AM

A discussion of the current fads and myths that are perpetuated by the pet food industry and the Internet and how to discuss them with your clients and make recommendations based on sound science and research.  We will include discussions on the current grain-free fad, feeding homemade and raw diets, and talking frankly with your clients about sources of ingredients in the diets and how to interpret, if you really can, the "side of the bag".

Thursday, September 12, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech Specialty

10:30 - 1:20 AM

Beyond the Side of the Bag II - Dealing with the Current Myths and Fads in Canine/Feline Diets

A continuation of the discussion of the current fads and myths that are perpetuated by the pet food industry and the internet and how to discuss them with your clients and make recommendations based on sound science and research.  We will include discussions on the current grain-free fad, feeding homemade and raw diets, and talking frankly with your clients about sources of ingredients in the diets and how to interpret, if you really can, the "side of the bag".

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech Specialty

1:00 - 2:50 PM

Lab on the Beyond the Side of the Bag - Interpreting labels/Advertising

This lab will be hands-on-experience comparing food labels, deciphering ingredient lists, and opening bags/cans to look at processed/frozen diets so that we can share these finding with our clients and make better diet recommendations to help our patients live longer, healthier lives.

Dr. Pat Wakenell

Dr. Pat WakenellWednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech II

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Backyard Chickens

Everything you want to know about the common diseases and conditions of poultry in backyard / small flocks.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Track:  In vogue Pets/Exotics

11:10 - 12:00 PM

Poultrypourri of diseases and the Backyard Flock

Everything you want to know about the common diseases and conditions of poultry in backyard / small flocks.

Dr. Frank Wilson

Thursday, September 11, 2014

12:00 - 12:50

Track:  Small Animal IV

Foreign Animal Disease Detection in Category 1 Animals

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. Zdenek Zert

Friday, September 12, 2014

Track:  Equine

10:10 - 11:00 AM

Congenital and Acquired Developmental Tendon Disorders in the Foals

Presentation includes clinical cases of congenital laxities of the flexor tendons, postnatal flexural deformities and ruptures of the common digital extensor tendon in foals and practical skills how to solve them in the field conditions.  main impact is put on examples of acquired flexural deformities in the distal interphalangeal joint and conservative versus surgical solution of them.  Finally there are discussions on the metacarpophalangeal flexural deformities and its treatment.  We will shortly discuss the practical tips for prevention of the acquired deformities in the breeding's facilities.

Dr. Bianca Zenor

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Track:  Vet Tech II

10:30 - 11:20

Feline Idiopathic Cystitis:  Thinking Outside the Urinary Bladder

This presentation includes a new approach for managing cats with feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC). FIC
treatment commonly focuses on only calming the urinary bladder. This new approach involves thinking
outside the urinary bladder and considers the impact of stress on the pathogenesis of FIC. Members of
the veterinary healthcare team will be able to help manage these patients more effectively to improve
the quality of life for cats and their families.