Friday Sessions

Sessions will begin at 8:00am.

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Companion Animal - Room Benton
Sponsored by Elanco
Dr. Jessica Pritchard – 8:00am-4:00pm

Dr. Bailey Goos – 8:00am-10:00am
Dr. Angela Walker – 10:30am-11:30am
Dr. Andrea Holmes – 12:30pm-1:30pm
Dr. Jim Lee – 2:00pm-4:00pm

Bovine - Room 260-262
Sponsored by Zoetis
Dr. Dan Scruggs – 8:00am-11:30am
Dr. Grant Dewell, Dr. Tom Hansen & Dr. Randy Wheeler – 12:30pm-1:00pm
Dr. Paul Plummer – 1:00pm-2:00pm
Dr. Adam Copeland, Dr. Chris Siepker, Dr. Marta Mainenti, Dr. Paul Merkatoris & Dr. Megan Hindman – 2:30pm-4:00pm

Veterinary Technician - Room 167-179
Tasha McNerney – 8:00am-4:00pm

Companion Animal
Acute Liver Injury – Dr. Jessica Pritchard
A discussion of the causes of and treatments available for acute liver injury in dogs.
When and How to Biopsy the Liver – Dr. Jessica Pritchard
A discussion of when liver biopsy is indicated and the best routes to approach, what samples to obtain, and how to interpret results.
Diabetic Monitoring Strategies – Dr. Jessica Pritchard
This talk will focus on the use of continuous glucose monitors as a better way to obtain information for diabetic monitoring, as well as how they fit in with other tools we have to monitor diabetes.
When Life Gives you Lymes – Dr. Jessica Pritchard
This talk will review the pathophysiology and disease outcomes of Borrelia burgdorferi infection in both humans and dogs and discuss treatment and prevention strategies.
Twisted Pathogen An Update on Leptospirosis – Dr. Jessica Pritchard
A review of the pathogenesis and risk for Leptospirosis infection in dogs, as well as treatment and prevention strategies will be discussed.
Palliative Care for the SAIM Patient – Dr. Jessica Pritchard
A discussion of the basic tenants of palliative care for the SAIM patient, how to best help your clients, their pets, and yourself through the patient’s disease process.
Federal Accreditation
Module 5: Vesicular Diseases – Dr. Bailey Goos
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.
Module 30: The Role of Veterinarians in Honeybee Health – Dr. Bailey Goos
This module is intended to provide accredited veterinarians (AVs) with basic knowledge of honey bee biology and beekeeping, as well as information about relevant honey bee diseases and conditions, to foster communication with beekeepers and ensure stewardship of antimicrobial use in honey bees. Although this module focuses on the role of veterinarians related to antimicrobial use and the issuance of prescriptions and VFDs in honey bees, veterinarians can offer many valuable services to beekeepers, such as assisting hobbyist beekeepers with plans for parasite management or assisting commercial beekeepers with the development of protocols to be followed by beekeeping staff for disease detection and control. For these reasons, veterinarians are encouraged to gain more knowledge in this area and explore potential opportunities with both hobbyist and commercial beekeepers.
Module 32: Regulating Vaccines and Related Biologics – Dr. Angela Walker
The purpose of the module is to provide the accredited veterinarian with an overview of biologics in the United States, describe the biologics approval and monitoring processes, define how an accredited veterinarian can access specific biologics information provided by the Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB), and describe communication mechanisms between the CVB and accredited veterinarians.
Module 2: Role of Agencies (State, Federal, International) and Health Certificates – Dr. Andrea Holmes
This module reviews the State, Federal, and international agencies that an accredited veterinarian may interact with and the services these agencies provide. Participants learn how to accurately complete health certificates for animals traveling domestically or internationally. Written guidelines for the completion of eleven USDA APHIS and VS Forms and their continuation sheets are provided.
Module 19: Animal Health Emergency Response – Dr. Jim Lee
This module describes how practicing veterinarians can play a role in an animal health emergency response. The various "teams" (NAHERC, VMAT, NVRT, State response) are reviewed to demonstrate their similarities and differences. Understanding the structure of a response and how it is coordinated is key to its success, thus the various components related to NIMS, ICS, NRF and the ESF are reviewed. Finally, the components of FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines are described so veterinarians can comprehend what types of duties they will perform in an actual event.
Module 34: Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) – Dr. Jim Lee
This module describes how USDA APHIS has created an online system for the creation, issuance, submission, and endorsement of U.S. veterinary export health certificates for the international export of live animals and germplasm. In this module, you will learn how to use VEHCS so you can obtain APHIS-endorsed health certificates quickly, at decreased expense, and with a better user experience, as compared to traditional paper certificates.
Modified Live Viral Vaccines:  There is a rational use through the beef chain – Dr. Dan Scruggs
Specific vaccine needs exist within and between segments of the beef chain, and those needs have to be addressed on the balance of disease risk, operational philosophy, convenience, market access, and safety. This discussion will focus on those goals and the vaccine tools we have that address those needs.  
Understanding cattle production nuances from Southeastern cattle that could impact arrival management decisions – Dr. Dan Scruggs
Cow calf and stocker production in the Southeastern and Mid-South is different than the Midwest.  Calving, weaning and backgrounding philosophies are different, and the cattle are different.  This talk will cover some of those difference, why they exist and how they might influence feedlot arrival programs for Iowa and Nebraska Cattle Feeders.
Changes to the IVMA Preconditioning Programs and PC Certificates for 2021-2023 – Drs. Grant Dewell, Tom Hansen, Randy Wheeler
We will be providing the latest in changes to the Iowa Green and Gold Tag Preconditioning Programs and the revisions to the preconditioning certificates for 2021-2023.
Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Principles – Dr. Paul Plummer
This session will provide a brief overview of the importance of antimicrobial resistance, current resistance issues related to bovine medicine and a review of stewardship principles.
Beef Heifer Development: The next generation in the cattle herd – Dr. Megan Hindman
This presentation is about a project funded by the IVMA Preconditioning grant. It also will provide ideas to create added services in a heifer development program for your practice.
Infectious causes of diarrhea in calves commonly diagnosed at the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory – Dr. Marta Mainenti
Review of common infectious causes of diarrhea in calves including gross lesions, tips for sampling, available laboratory tests, and test interpretation at the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
In vitro elution of penicillin, ampicillin, tetracycline, tulathromycin, and florfenicol from Plaster of Paris beads – Dr. Paul Merkatoris
Report the preparation and elution of antibiotics commonly used in food animal practice from Plaster of Paris beads, with discussion of use in clinical cases at the ISU Food Animal and Camelid Hospital.
Salmonella Brandenburg abortions in dairy cattle with a review of bovine abortions received at the ISU-VDL and diagnostic strategies – Dr. Chris Siepker
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Veterinary Technician Session
Post-Operative Analgesia Options – Tasha McNerney BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia)
This lecture will explore options for post-operative pain control Different modalities will be discussed including drug therapy options, physical therapies, and new treatment options to help keep your patients comfortable. We will discuss ways to implement pain scoring in your practice to help guide analgesic treatment. Case studies will be presented to better illustrate specific protocols for optimal multimodal analgesia.
Your New Favorite Analgesic: Using Alpha 2’s to your Advantage - Tasha McNerney BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia)
This lecture will look at the available alpha-2 agonists and why they are so valuable in veterinary medicine. Topics to be discussed will include: understanding mechanism of action, when to use an alpha-2, proper patient selection and drug calculation, and new ways to use this fascinating class of drugs.
Your Analgesic Arsenal – Tasha McNerney BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia)
This lecture will cover all the analgesic drugs commonly used in practice today. From opioids to alpha-two’s, we will discuss all of the ins and outs of each drug. Discover ways to use adjuncts such as NMDA receptor antagonists and local anesthetics to make your anesthetic plans truly multimodal.
Pain Management in the Critical Patient – Tasha McNerney BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia)
This lecture will examine how important proper pain management is for critical patients. Often these patients are compromised making drug selection more nuanced. We will discuss analgesic options for specific cases such as trauma patients, emergency caesarian patients, and urethral obstruction patients. This lecture will allow technicians to weigh all analgesic options (analgesic drugs as well as alternative therapies) when creating a plan for a critical patient.