Friday Sessions

Sessions will begin at 8:00am.
Click on the sessions below for detailed times, topic titles and descriptions.

Companion Animal - Benton
Federal Accreditation - Room 204
Small Ruminant - Room 275
Equine - Room 260-262
Veterinary Technichian - Room 167-179

Companion Animal Session - Benton Auditorium - Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim8:00-9:00am - Fluid therapy from an emergency perspective
Dr. Meredith ‘t Hoen
There isn't always a clear-cut answer on how to best administer fluids to our patients, especially those with comorbidities complicating fluid administration. So how do we make good clinical decisions? The basis to answering this question lies in understanding where various fluids end up in the body after we give them, and why. This lecture will provide a review of fluid therapy, specifically addressing the physiology of crystalloids and colloids, and their distribution between the intracellular and extracellular compartment. Differences between various fluid types will be highlighted in order to understand their application to certain clinical scenarios. Using our understanding of fluid distribution, a systematic approach to administering fluids to emergency and critical care patients will be discussed. This will include strategies to resuscitate patient with various forms of shock as well as the “sick” hospitalized patient.
 
9:00-10:00am Let’s take the stress out of respiratory distress
Dr. Meredith ‘t Hoen
Patients in respiratory distress are some of the most fragile animals that we treat. We often have to make quick decisions based on little information that can have life or death consequences.  So how can we obtain the most information without making the clinical situation worse?  And how do we initiate a therapeutic plan prior to obtaining a diagnosis? This lecture will review how to localize the source of the problem as well as how to interpret all the clues that our patients give us about their underlying disease. We will discuss how to integrate examination findings with the clinical history to create a rapid differential diagnosis list. This information can be used to make educated decisions regarding initiation of stabilizing measures. Another frequently encountered dilemma is when to perform diagnostic testing in these fragile patients.  Tips, tricks and recommendations for stabilizing patients and picking the right diagnostic test (at the right time) will be given. By the end, the foundation for confidently treating common respiratory emergencies will have been placed.
 
10:30-11:30am Review of small animal emergency procedures
Dr. Meredith ‘t Hoen
A variety of procedures can be performed to stabilise emergency patients, but in general practice they aren’t performed regularly, making periodic reviews helpful. Lifesaving procedures including venous cutdowns, thoracocentesis, thoracic drain placement, nasal oxygen and tracheostomy can be performed by any veterinarian. Indications for these procedures as well as how to perform them will be reviewed. Additionally, thoracic point of care ultrasound can give valuable bedside information to maximize patient stabilization and aid in identifying underlying pathology. These are feasible emergency techniques that could be implemented in everyday practice with a little bit of planning and training.
 
12:30-1:30pm Radiography 101: Back to the Basics
Dr. Robin White


2:00-3:00pm Introduction to Ultrasound: Physics, Artifacts & Knobology
Dr. Robin White


3:00-4:00pm The Basic Abdominal Ultrasound: Normals & Abnormal
Dr. Robin White

 
Federal Accreditation Session – Room 204

8:00-9:00am Module 9: Interstate and International Health Certificates for Category I Animals
Dr. Andrea Holmes
This module will provide information specific to the international movement of Category I animals as regulated by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS).
 
9:00-10:00am Module 24: Collecting and Shipping Swine Diagnostic Samples
Dr. Andrea Holmes
This module provides information on collection techniques for swine diagnostic specimens and the necessary steps for collecting, labeling, packaging, and shipping diagnostic samples. It will also emphasize occasions when collecting samples is not appropriate, as in the case of suspected foreign animal diseases. Lastly, this module addresses regulations related to shipping samples.
 
10:30-11:30am Module 14: Evaluation of Aquatic Animals for Detection of Reportable Diseases & Pathogens
Dr. Susie Hexum
After completion of this module, accredited veterinarians will be able to access lists of aquatic animal diseases that are reportable to International, Federal, State, Territorial, or Tribal governments; understand their role as an accredited veterinarian in reporting aquatic animal diseases in the United States; understand the procedures required when conducting veterinary inspections of aquatic animals; identify common signs of illness and disease in aquatic animal species; access appropriate diagnostic requirements; understand the importance of collecting appropriate samples for diagnostic testing; and
understand a general overview of the terms surveillance, monitoring, zoning, and compartmentalization.
 
12:30-1:30pm Module 18: Avian Influenza and Exotic Newcastle Disease
Dr. Jim Lee
After completion of this module, accredited veterinarians will be able to realize the economic and public health impacts of an exotic avian disease outbreak; recognize the clinical signs associated with avian influenza (AI) and Newcastle disease (ND); describe concerns associated with H5 and H7 low pathogenic AI viruses; understand the roles of the National Poultry Improvement Program (NPIP) Avian Influenza Clean and Monitored programs and the Live Bird Marketing System program in preventing avian influenza (AI); collect and submit samples for the surveillance of AI and ND; report positive results for AI or ND and understand the protocol for investigation, response, communication, and recovery; and implement biosecurity measures specific for these diseases.
 
2:00-3:00pm Module 31: High-Impact Equine Diseases in the U.S.
Dr. Jessica Young
The purpose of this module is to provide accredited veterinarians with information on high-impact equine diseases that have occurred recently within the United States.
 
3:00-4:00pm Module 35: Bovine Tuberculosis
Dr. Bailey Goos
This module is intended to provide accredited veterinarians (AVs) with basic knowledge and background information on bovine tuberculosis, information on the process of diagnosing bovine tuberculosis, information on the process to perform the caudal fold test in cattle, how to interpret the results of the caudal fold test, and the steps once the caudal fold test is completed.
 
Small Ruminant – Room 275 - Sponsored by MWI Animal Health

8:00-9:00am Small Ruminant Herd Health
Dr. Roselle Busch
Strategic approach to basic herd health and management of iceberg diseases.
 
9:30-10:30am Buck Health
Dr. Roselle Busch
Special considerations for health and performance of breeding males.
 
10:30-11:30am Small Ruminant Abortions
Dr. Roselle Busch
Common agents and approach to prevention and outbreak control.
 
12:30-1:30pm Mastitis
Dr. Roselle Busch
Common pathogens and approaches to control within various herd/flock management systems.
 
1:30-2:30pm Small Ruminant Pneumonia
Dr. Roselle Busch
Challenges and opportunities with prevention, diagnosis, and treatments.
 
3:00-4:00pm Neonates: The first 72 hours
Dr. Roselle Busch
Setting replacement does and ewes up for a lifetime of success in various production systems.
 
Equine – Room 260-262 - Sponsored by Dechra

8:00-9:00am Equine Ocular Evaluation – Using Your Eyes, Instruments, and Ultrasound
Dr. Rachel Allbaugh
This session will detail strategies for equine ocular examination that will enhance ease of seeing lesions, maximize use of common ophthalmic instrumentation, and discuss enhanced diagnostic modalities such as tonometry and ultrasound.
 
9:00-10:00am You Can Do It! Recognizing and Treating the Top 3 Equine Eye Diseases
Dr. Rachel Allbaugh
Squamous cell carcinoma, infectious keratitis, and uveitis are the three most common equine ocular diseases. Without timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment, each can quickly lead to blindness and/or loss of an eye. Attendees will learn how to identify and appropriately manage such frustrating conditions to improve patient outcomes.
 
“Mare” is a 4-Letter Word: So How Do We Prepare for a Successful Spring?
Dr. Eleas Wu
This lecture series will focus on breeding management of the repeat breeder, diagnosis and management of high-risk mares during pregnancy, and immediate postpartum emergencies and post-foaling care. 
10:30-11:30am - Beyond Ovulation: How to Manage Repeat Breeders
12:30-1:30pm - High Risk Pregnancies: Diagnosis, Treatment & Management
1:30-2:30pm – Expect the Unexpected: Managing the Postpartum Mare
3:00-4:00pm – The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Treatment of Retained Placentas
 
Veterinary Technician – Room 167-179
8:00-9:30am How and Why Fear Free
Dr. Laura Bahns
Recognizing fear and how to implement fear free techniques in practice.
 
10:00-11:30am Common Fears and Phobias
Dr. Laura Bahns
Tips for common fears and phobias in canine and feline patients.
 
 12:30-2:00pm Preparing Puppies for Adulthood
Dr. Laura Bahns
Identifying the important stages of development and how we can help avoid common pitfalls.
 
 2:30-4:00pm Case Examples
Dr. Laura Bahns
Canine and feline behavior consultation example.