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

Course Number: 13706

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Tony Johnson

Description: 

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.

 

 


Small Animal CPR: New Guidelines from the RECOVER Initiative

Course Number: 13707

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Tony Johnson

Description: 

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.

 

 


Icy Hot: Hypo and Hyperthermia

Course Number: 13708

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Brandy Sprunger CVT, RVT, AASVTS (ECC)

Description: 

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.

 

 


Not So Cute: Acute Anaphylaxis

Course Number: 13709

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Brandy Sprunger CVT, RVT, AASVTS (ECC)

Description: 

Anaphylaxis occurs for many different reasons 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.

 

 


A Little Fat Can Be Good: Using Lipids in Toxicities

Course Number: 13710

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Brandy Sprunger CVT, RVT, AASVTS (ECC)

Description: 

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.

 

 


Orthopedic Emergencies

Course Number: 13711

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Ralph Millard

Description: 

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.

 

 


Feline Inappropriate Elimination

Course Number: 13712

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. John Ciribassi

Description: 

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.

 

 


Fear Based Aggression

Course Number: 13713

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. John Ciribassi

Description: 

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.

 

 


Canine Sibling Rivalry

Course Number: 13714

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. John Ciribassi

Description: 

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.

 

 


Hypertension in Dogs and Cats: Managing Cases Simply and Effectively

Course Number: 13715

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Scott Brown

Description: 

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.

 

 


How to Wisely Use NSAIDs in Animals at Risk

Course Number: 13717

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Scott Brown

Description: 

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.

 

 


Proteinuria: A New and Important Management Tool

Course Number: 13718

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Scott Brown

Description: 

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.

 

 


Diagnostic Assessment of the Avian Patient

Course Number: 13719

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Ken Welle

Description: 

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.

 

 


Avian Theriogenology and Obstetrics

Course Number: 13720

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Ken Welle

Description: 

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.

 

 


3 Cheers for the Stifle: Lateral Sutures, TPLOs, and TTAs

Course Number: 11748

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Jacqueline Ziven-LeCount

Description: 

This session will discuss the most common stifle injury in the canine patient, a cranial cruciate ligament tear (CCL). There are several signs and symptoms that follow the rupture of the CCL. Veterinarians have several surgical options at their disposal to repair this type of ligament tear. We will discuss three of the most common stifles; the lateral suture technique, TPLOs, and TTAs.

 

 


Canine Rehabilitation and Its Practical Application

Course Number: 11739

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Maggie Lump

Description: 

Physical rehabilitation is a well-known specialized field in human medicine, and is becoming increasingly popular in the veterinary field. Physical rehabilitation in canines and felines can be applied to orthopedic, neurologic and soft tissue conditions to reduce recovery times. Many different techniques can be used in treating dogs and cats, including massage, electrotherapy and thermotherapy. This talk provides an overview of common physical rehabilitation modalities.

 

 


Technology vs. Biology in Cancer Control: Which Matters More?

Course Number: 11744

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Rodney Page

Description: 

The evolution of cancer management includes advances in both technology and biology. Biological innovations result in better understanding of cancer behavior through refined grading schemes, new biomarkers and better products. Technological advancements have also had a profound impact on cancer management through improved staging with imaging and anatomical reconstruction, better radiation dosimetry and minimally invasive, interventional and robotic surgical techniques. This session will review the biology and technology of cancer treatment innovations as well as raise some controversy.

 

 


What's Up Doc? Rabbit Husbandry and Common Diseases

Course Number: 11749

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Cindy Voglewede

Description: 

A brief discussion on the many intricacies of educating clients on rabbit husbandry as well as common diseases that affects them.

 

 


Air Sacs and Eggs: Avian Emergency Care

Course Number: 11978

(.5 CE) .5 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Tracey Ritzman

Description: 

This presentation will introduce the veterinary technician to principles of pet bird emergency conditions and care.  The anatomy and physiology of birds is very different than mammals.  Common avian emergency conditions, hospital care and treatment will be presented.