Avian Theriogenology and Obstetrics

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Ken Welle, DVM

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.

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Dragons in Your Home: America’s Favorite Lizard

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speakers: Steve Thompson, DVM / Dan Meakin, DVM

Description: 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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Fear Based Aggression

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: John Ciribassi, DVM

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.

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Feline Inappropriate Elimination

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: John Ciribassi, DVM

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.

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Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Wendy Townsend, DVM

Description: 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.

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Hedgehogs: A Ball of Prickly Fun for the Veterinarian

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Lori Corriveau, DVM

Description:

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

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How to Wisely Use NSAIDs in Animals at Risk

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Scott Brown, DVM

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.

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Hypertension in Dogs and Cats: Managing Cases Simply and Effectively

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Scott Brown, DVM

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.

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Icy Hot – Hypo and Hyperthermia

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Brandy Sprunger-Helewa, CVT, RVT, AAS, VTS (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.

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

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Tony Johnson, DVM

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.

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Neurologic Exam Review & Neurolocalization Challenges

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Stephanie Thomovsky, DVM

Description: This session will be all things neurolocalization! Performing a good neurologic examination and being able to neurolocalize appropriately is at the crux of understanding and formulate a differential diagnosis list for the neurologic patient. It is, however, a learned skill and if not practiced regularly some of its nuances can be lost. With this talk we will help you get those nuances back! Case examples will also be given at the end of the talk.

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Not so Cute: Acute Anaphylaxis

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Brandy Sprunger-Helewa CVT, RVT, AAS, VTS (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 effectively, it is important to understand the basics of immunology as well as numerous causes of anaphylaxis.

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Phylum Apicomplexa: Cocidia & Cryptosporidia of Dogs & Cats

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Joe Camp, PhD

Description: Examine Phylum Apicomplexa including cocidia and cryptosporidia of dogs & cats and thoughts on failure of treatment, real or perceived.

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Phylum Apicomplexa: Toxoplasma Gondii & Neospora Caninum

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Joe Camp, PhD

Description: Examine two protozoan parasites Phylum Apicomplexa: Toxoplasma Gondii & Neospora Caninum. Discuss treatment and control.

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Phylum Platyhelminthes: Cestodes or Tapeworms

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Joe Camp, PhD

Description: Examine tapeworms that are important to small animals such as dogs or cats. Discuss features, life cycles, morphology, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment.

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Post-Operative Physical Rehabilitation

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Stephanie Thomovsky, DVM

Description: Physical rehabilitation and its place in the veterinary practice is ever evolving. Each year an increasing number of veterinarians and veterinary technicians become certified in canine rehabilitation. The goal of this talk is to discuss what physical rehabilitation techniques can be utilized in the post-operative neurosurgical patient and also why those techniques are of benefit.

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Proteinuria – A New & Important Management Tool

 (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.

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Protozoa: Flagellates of Dogs & Cats

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Joe Camp, PhD        

Description: Examine features of flagellates including: morphology, cysts, epidemiology, clinical signs, pathology/pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, control and public health.

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The Science Behind the Human Animal Bond

 (.5 CE) .5 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Maggie O’Haire

Description: The popular press is rife with examples of the positive value of pets for people. But does the research support these compelling stories? In this talk, you will discover the latest science behind our bond with man’s best friend and other species. From heart disease to autism to veterans with PTSD, this session will unveil cutting edge research that investigates the therapeutic value of animals for humans.

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Small Animal CPR: New Guidelines from the RECOVER Initiative

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Tony Johnson, DVM

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.

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Sugar Gliders: Are Your Clients Sweet on Them Yet?

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Lori Corriveau, DVM

Description: Learn about wellness care and common diseases of sugar gliders and how to perform diagnostics and treat this unique pet.

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3 Cheers for the Stifle Lateral Sutures TPLOs and TTA

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speakers: Jackie Ziven-LeCount, BS, RVT

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.

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Treating Chelonians: Don’t be Frightened by the Shell

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speakers: Steve Thompson, DVM / Dan Meakin, DVM

Description: 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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Update on Nutritional Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism: What Have We Learned?

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, DVM

Description: 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.

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What’s Up Doc? Rabbit Husbandry and Common Diseases

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Cindy Voglewede, RVT

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

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