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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.


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.


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.


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.


Treating Chelonians: Don't Be Frightened by the Shell

Course Number: 16401

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speakers: Dr. Steve Thompson/Dr. Dan Meakin

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.


Dragons in Your Home: America's Favorite Lizard

Course Number: 16402

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speakers: Dr. Steve Thompson/Dr. Dan Meakin

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.


Hedgehogs: A Ball of Prickly Fun for the Veterinarian

Course Number: 16403

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Lori Corriveau

Description:

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


Sugar Gliders: Are Your Clients Sweet On Them Yet?

Course Number: 16404

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Lori Corriveau

Description:

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


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

Course Number: 16405

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff

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.


Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis

Course Number: 16406

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Wendy Townsend

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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