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VCS Seminar: Dr. Gabriela Arroyo

VCS Seminar - Dr. Gabriela Arroyo

Pleuropneumonia is a clinically important equine disease and outcome relies on early detection of affected animals as well as implementation of appropriate therapy. Long distance transportation, high intensity exercise, respiratory viral infections, stress and general anesthesia are the most common predisposing factors for the development of pleuropneumonia.

Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria are often involved in the disease and, as a consequence, patients typically are presented with sepsis (bacterial infection in the presence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome), which may lead to complications such as laminitis, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, and thrombophlebitis. Despite the common presentation of horses with pleuropneumonia, diagnostic testing and treatment have not been standardized. A multicenter retrospective study was performed at Purdue University in collaboration with Hagyard, an equine private practice to determine the incidence of complications, to determine if culture of both tracheal and pleural fluid is necessary, and to determine factors associated with outcome.

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VCS Seminar: Dr. Andrew Woolcock

VCS Seminar - Dr. Andrew Woolcock

Hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) is a common endocrinopathy in dogs. When treated medically, the goal is to reduce circulating cortisol concentrations in order to mitigate clinical signs. Vetoryl® (trilostane) has gained popularity as a relatively safe and effective treatment for HAC since its FDA approval in 2008. Monitoring of cortisol attenuation and trilostane dose adjustments are achieved through performance of the ACTH stimulation test. The cost of this test and the frequency with which it needs to be performed can affect the client’s decision to treat and their compliance.

It is tempting to try and predict biochemical control of HAC based off of the baseline cortisol alone, without completing the stimulation. However, it is unclear if a baseline cortisol concentration exists that could predict with certainty that the patient does not have excessive cortisol suppression. My topic, and the goal of this research, was to investigate current HAC treatment and monitoring practices by ACVIM diplomates and general practitioners, as well as retrospectively evaluate trilostane-treated dogs to assess the ability of the baseline cortisol concentration to predict their control.

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NAVC Lecture: Dr. Candace Croney

Monday, January 19, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Learn more about the 2015 NAVC Conference>>

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Horseman's Forum

Saturday, February 7, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration opens November 17, 2014.

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Small Animal Veterinary Technology Symposium

Small Animal Veterinary Technology Symposium

PVM's First Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium
March 1, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Lynn Hall, Room 1136
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Cost (includes lunch): $75 for technicians, $25 for students

Up to 7 hours of CE available

Lectures will consist of sessions with DVMs and technicians with specialties (VTS) in Clinical Practice, Cardiology, Small Animal Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology. Up to 7 hours of CE will be available. Registration is now open. Click here to register. Click here to view the program.

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PVM Fall Conference Future Dates Schedule

Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Annual Fall Conference will be held on on the following dates on the Purdue University-West Lafayette Campus. For additional information contact Marti Burns. Registration always begins on June 1st of the Conference year.

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Past Events

2014 Pet Bird Symposium Lectures

Note: These lectures are password protected and intended for attendees only.

1. Behavioral History as Part of Routine PE – Dr. Angela Lennox (.pdf)

2. Updates in Avian Sedation, Anesthesia and Analgesia – Dr. Angela Lennox (.pdf)

3. Working up Reproductive Disease/Cloacal Disorders – Dr. Amber Lee (.pdf)

4. In-House Rapid Diagnostic Testing – Dr. Angela Lennox (.pdf)

5. Pet Bird Imaging Overview – Dr. Annett-Carolin Habich (.pdf)

6. Pediatric and Orphan Care for Psittacines and Passerines – Dr. Annett-Carolin Habich (.pdf)

7. Triage Management in Pet Birds – Dr. Annett-Carolin Habich (.pdf)

8. Therapeutics for Parasitic and Fungal/Yeast Disease – Dr. Steve Thompson (.pdf)

9. Cardiac Disease in Birds – Dr. Lori Corriveau (.pdf)