Wednesday, February 9 | Sessions

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Companion Animal Dermatology – Dr. Jason Pieper
Sponsored by CEVA
Room Bishop C

8:30-10:00am  Old & New: Pyoderma & Otitis Externa
We will discuss pyoderma and otitis externa with some old information as well as newer information regarding diagnostics and treatment options.
10:30am-Noon  The Itchy Dog
Discussion of causes of the itchy dog and how to work them up. In addition, we will discuss a variety of diagnostics as well as treatment options while incorporating new information and research studies that are available.
1:30-3:00pm  Unique, But Not Odd: Cutaneous Autoimmune Diseases
Some of the more common autoimmune diseases will be covered as well as some intricacies for diagnostics and treatment options for each of them.
3:30-5:00pm  This or That? Dissecting Your Differential Diagnosis
We will work through some clinical cases in this highly interactive session to discuss important topics and apply them in a clinical situation.
Companion Animal Dentistry - Drs. Jennifer Mathis & Jessica Johnson
Sponsored by Addison Biologics, BioNote, OraStripDx
Room Skinner A
8:30-9:30am  Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Chief Complaints
Calling all veterinary sleuths! Here we investigate common “chief complaints” that present at our dental specialty practices. Let’s discuss how we work through these to determine – is it the mouth, is it another disease process, or some combination of the two? Not eating? Acting painful? Weight loss? Come along as we tap into the Sherlock Holmes inside all of us.
10:00-11:00am  What Lies Beneath (Radiology Interpretation I)
Studies show that 3 of every 4 patients have changes below the gumline only seen with intraoral radiographs. This essential tool allows us to see the 2/3rd of each tooth below the gumline to treat the and hidden, and often painful, disease lurking below. Join us to learn the 7 steps of intraoral radiographic interpretation using case examples and interactive learning so you can take the mystery out of this essential dentistry tool. We will also discuss treatment for the radiographic findings.
11:00am-Noon  Making the Case for Toothanasia (Radiology Interpretation II)
Continuation of Radiology Interpretation I
1:30-3:00pm  All Things Dentistry We Wish We Had Learned Earlier
Most of us graduated with little to no dental education and had to learn by doing. Experience certainly can teach, but the lessons may be difficult. As we look back on our 33 years of general practice-to-dental specialty, we will share (sometimes painful) experiences that led to better, more efficient dentistry.
3:30-5:00pm  Gaining Acceptance for Dental Procedures
After spending the day learning more about dentistry, arm yourself with the tools to reduce objections and discuss client concerns. We will address the common road blocks to performing dentistry and discuss client communication. Be prepared to have fun in a casual open conversational atmosphere so all team members can use what they learn in their practice.
Room Skinner B
8:30-9:45am  Arthropod Vectors of Bovine Disease: An Update in Iowa

Drs. Matthew Brewer, Katy Martin
Vector-borne diseases are an insidious threat to livestock producers. We will discuss the main insect and tick vectors present in Iowa, with an update on the Asian longhorned tick recently discovered in the United States.
10:15-11:30am  Diagnostic Testing Considerations for Anaplasmosis, EHD & Bluetongue
Dr. Drew Magstadt
11:30-11:40am  PC Research Update: Pilot project to determine viability of electronic identification and data transfer with the Iowa Green tag preconditioning program

Dr. Grant Dewell
11:40-11:50am  PC Research Update: Utilizing antral follicle counts in pre-breeding evaluations for beef heifers

Dr. Megan Hindman
11:50am-Noon  PC Program Update

Dr. Tom Hansen
1:30-2:30pm  Beef Cow/Calf Confinement Highlights & Headaches

Drs. Dan Thomson, Shawn Nicholson
A brief overview of managing beef cows/calves in full or partial confinement and a discussion of how you as a veterinarian can help your clients prevent common problems.
3:00-4:00pm  Veterinarians do animal welfare: The 5 Domains
Dr. Dan Thomson
Animal health and well-being are important missions in our veterinary practices.  As animal welfare practice continues to evolve, so does the ability for veterinarians to provide service for our clients.  The 5 domains of animal welfare include nutrition, environment, health and animal behavior.  These 4 physical domains feed into the 5th domain on the positive mental state of the animal.  All areas of animal welfare fit nicely into our production systems allowing us to develop checklists for clients to optimize animal health and performance.
4:00-5:00pm  Technology coming to the beef industry for veterinarians and their clients
Dr. Dan Thomson
Technology in agriculture is coming fast and it is hard to keep up on all the opportunities to adopt into your practice or help your clients adopt on their farm or ranch.Technology does not replace people.In fact, technology may increase the need for people on our farms and ranches that are more technology advanced.We will spend some time visiting about advancements in technology that veterinarians should be working with, or at least aware of, in food animal production settings.
Equine – Dr. Megan McCracken
Room Grandquist
8:30-9:30am  Equine Colic-When to Refer
Discussion of findings on the initial and subsequent colic evaluations, including field ultrasound, which would point towards referral.  Talk will also include some strategies for more intensive medical management and for cases where referral is not an option.
10:00-11:00am  Equine Colic-Case Discussion
Case discussion of a variety of surgical colic cases including presentation, decisions for referral, decisions for surgery, and outcome.
11:00am-Noon  Equine Sedation & Pain Management
Discussion of sedation protocols for standing field surgery and analgesia options beyond NSAIDS.  Talk will also include a brief discussion of additional analgesia options available in the hospital setting to guide veterinarians in making referral decisions
1:30-2:30pm  Addressing Equine Lacerations
Management techniques with case examples for complicated equine wounds including initial assessment, parameters for referral, options for topical treatment, advantages of different wound dressings, and tips for continued management.
3:00-4:00pm  Managing Septic Joints, Tendon Sheaths & Bursas
Discussion of the pathology in synovial sepsis, diagnosis, advantages and disadvantages of different treatment options including strategies for managing septic synovial structures in the field.
4:00-5:00pm  Using Hoof Casts & Bandage Casts for Difficult Equine Wounds
Discussion of when to use casts and splints in wound management and step by step instructions on their application and use.
Animal Welfare
Room Skinner C
8:30-9:30am  Deconstructing Bias to Build Bridges in Animal Welfare Advancement: A case study of the “puppy mill” problem
- Virtual
Dr. Candace Croney
Biases that are unaccounted for complicate animal welfare problem-solving, communications, and policy-development.  A study of canine welfare in commercial breeding kennels illustrates the impacts of such bias and the benefits of confronting it. The need to incorporate diverse people and perspectives to support responsible breeding and deter puppy-mills is discussed.
9:30-10:00am  When Things Go Wrong  – lessons learned from a recent large commercial dog breeder case in Iowa
Mr. Joe Stafford
10:30-11:00am  Assuring Responsible Breeding  - Federal oversight and lessons learned

11:00-11:30am  Assuring responsible breeding  – state oversight and responsibilities of the attending veterinarian

Dr. Katie Rumsey
11:30am-Noon  Lessons learned when do breeding facilities are managed well and managed poorly

Panel Discussion
1:30-2:30pm   Opportunities for prevention through evidence-based canine welfare assurance

Dr. Suzanne Millman
3:00-5:00pm  Canine breeder case studies – creating protocols to aid Iowa veterinary practitioners

Drs. Suzanne Millman, Joyce Carnevale, Candace Croney

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