Thursday, February 10 | Sessions

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Companion Animal Ophthalmology
– Dr. Melissa Kubai
Sponsored by ISU CVM
Room Skinner A
8:00-9:00am Red Eyes: Clarifying the conundrum between surface and intraocular disease
This is a case based interactive discussion on common “red eye” ophthalmic cases to better identify and appropriately treat common diseases (KCS, anterior uveitis, glaucoma, etc.)
9:00-10:00am What’s Cooking in the Cornea? Avoiding a corneal catastrophe
This is a case based interactive discussion on common corneal diseases, diagnostics and treatments.
10:30-11:30am The Lens: Much Ado about Cataract
This discusses cataract, causes of cataract, treatment of cataract along with sequelae to cataract formation.
12:30-1:30pm The Pressure is On: An in-depth discussion on Glaucoma
This presentation goes into clinical signs of glaucoma, various causes and treatment options.
2:00-3:00pm What to Do When an Ocular Emergency Occurs
This presentation discusses true ophthalmic emergencies along with identification and treatment options.
3:00-4:00pm Feline Ophthalmology 101
This discusses the common ophthalmic diseases in cats along diagnostics and treatments for those diseases.
Public Health

Room Grandquist
8:00-9:00am  A Stepwise Approach to Antimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Practice

Dr. Jennifer Granick
Antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) infections in cats and dogs impacts both pet and human health. Antibiotic stewardship (AS) aims to optimize patient outcomes and minimize unintended consequences of antibiotic use. A stepwise approach to implementation of AS programs in companion animal practice will be discussed, based upon AVMA’s 5 core AS principles.
9:00-10:00am  How Tracking Antibiotic Use in Dogs & Cats Can Improve Animal (and Human) Health
Dr. Jennifer Granick
A core component of antimicrobial stewardship is tracking antibiotic use (AU). AU measurement can be used to guide goal-setting and monitor progress. Results of clinic-based, regional and national AU point prevalence surveys in companion animal clinical settings will be shared as will methods to track AU at the clinic level.
10:30-11:30am  Campylobacter, Puppies & Antibiotics
Dr. Paul Plummer
Over the last several years CDC has identified a significant number of human campylobacter associated illness, where the source of the multi-drug resistant Campylobacter was a puppy.  An outbreak investigation demonstrated multiple states were involved.  In response to a request from CDC, our team started investigating Campylobacter infections in puppies and surveying antimicrobial use and stewardship in puppy breeding facilities.  In this presentation we will review what we have learned and what you as a veterinarian should know about this issue.
12:30-1:30pm  Backyard Slaughter: Regulatory & Food Safety Considerations
Dr. Melissa Lang & Dr. Kathryn Polking
With home-town lockers booked tight on slaughter and processing, your clients may be looking for alternative options. This session will cover the “dos” and “don’ts” of processing livestock at home, from legal considerations to food safety concerns.
1:30-2:30pm  Working with Backyard Poultry Owners on Biosecurity & Safe Egg Handling
Dr. Molly Lee
3:00-4:00pm  Leishmaniasis

Dr. Katie Rumsey

Veterinary Technician – Ms. Mary Berg
Room Bishop C
8:00-9:00am  Block That Pain!  Pain Management and Anesthesia for the Dental Patient
Pain management is more than the latest popular terminology.  It is an important part of veterinary dentistry.  Many of the procedures performed on animals are painful and it is our duty as technicians to ensure that our patients are as comfortable as possible.  The delivery of local nerve blocks prior to performing many dental procedures or oral surgery is a great way to create preemptive analgesia.  This can often be incorporated into a multimodal plan for pain control.
9:30-10:30am  Dental Radiology Made Easy- Tips and Tricks!
Dental radiographs are an essential part of the oral exam.  The crown is just the tip of the iceberg. Approximately 42% of dental pathology is found subgingivally.  Radiographs will help diagnose pathology that is not visible from the surface, confirm suspect pathology as well as help demonstrate the pathology to the client.  Dental radiographs can improve the standard of care in your practice and increase your clinic’s revenue.
10:30-11:30am  Basic Dental X-ray Interpretation
Dental x-rays are an essential part of the oral exam.  You are now taking diagnostic x-rays but what are you seeing?  Learn how to properly position dental x-rays to be able identify the correct teeth.  Is that dental pathology or a normal structure? The basics of canine and feline dental x-rays will be presented along with a series of “What is that?” slides to help better understand dental radiology.
12:30-1:30pm  Periodontal Disease – Understanding and Treating
Periodontal disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed disease in companion animals, but do we really understand this disease.  Periodontal disease is also one of the most preventable disorders.  Learn the mechanisms involved and the best prevention and treatment options available.
2:00-3:00pm  Common Oral Pathology
It is important to be able to recognize and identify oral pathology and anomalies.  The most commonly observed abnormalities will be discussed in this presentation.  It is equally important to correctly record the pathology on dental charts.   A thorough dental examination includes both conscious and anesthetized examinations as well as charting disease processes, pathology and anomalies, and treatment plans.
3:00-4:00pm  Gaining Dental Compliance – What Works!
As veterinary health professionals, it is our job not only to promote dentistry but to educate our clients about the importance of good oral health.  How can we do this?  Talk with them about the importance of good oral care by expressing the fact that the mouth is a mirror to the body.    Start this education process with your clients at the first puppy or kitten visit and continue at every visit throughout the pet’s lifetime.  Explain that the mouth is a mirror to the body.   Methods to promote the importance of oral health will be discussed.
Sponsored by Pharmgate

Room Skinner C
8:00-8:40am  African Swine Fever Preparedness & Response

Dr. Troy Brick
This session will provide attendees with an update on the status of African Swine Fever across the globe as well as the prevention efforts and response plans currently being exercised in Iowa.
8:40-9:00am  Factors to Consider in Designing an ASF Eradication Program
Dr. James Roth
Most African swine fever planning focuses on rapid detection and an aggressive response to quickly eliminate ASF infection in the U.S. This presentation will discuss factors to consider and potential approaches for developing a long-term eradication program for ASF if that should become necessary.
9:00-9:30am  US Swine Health Improvement Plan Update
Dr. Tyler Holck
US Swine Health Improvement Plan (US SHIP) is modeled after the long-standing National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP). US SHIP is designed to enhance ASF-CSF preparedness through collaboration among participating swine producers and slaughter facilities, state and federal officials with well-defined program requirements for biosecurity, traceability, and disease surveillance.
10:00-10:30am  Regional Surveillance through the US Swine Health Improvement Plan
Dr. Jeff Zimmerman
U.S. SHIP is a joint industry, state, and federal partnership designed to protect U.S. pork exports and enhance the industry's capacity to prevent, respond to, and recover from trade-impacting diseases.  In this session, we will review the proposed U.S. SHIP plan for sampling/testing and provide updated performance and cost estimates.
10:30-11:00am  Overview & Phylogenetic Analysis of PRRSV RFLP1-4-4 in US Swine
Dr. Phil Gauger
This presentation will provide a historical view of PRRSV 1-4-4 in swine in the United States including an overview of RFLP designations for the 1-4-4 pattern, phylogenetic and temporal analysis of the PRRSV lineage 1C viruses and how the L1C variant is determined.
11:00-11:30am  Characterization of pathogenicity and transmissibility of the recently emergent PRRSV 1-4-4 L1C variant strain in comparison with other PRRSV strains
Dr. Jianqiang Zhang
The pathogenicity and transmissibility of one PRRSV 1-4-4 L1C isolate was characterized in 4-week-old pigs and compared to other PRRSV isolates including 1-4-4 L1C non-variant strain, 1-4-4 L1A strain, 1-4-4 L1H strain, and 1-7-4 L1A strain.
12:30-1:15pm  Whole-genome sequencing of Streptococcus suis. What have we learned?
Dr. Robert Mugabi
Streptococcus suis is both a commensal and a pathogen. Its control requires knowledge of the strain/s involved in disease. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has provided genetic detail of this important pathogen. WGS data can be used to track outbreak strains, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and making decisions on which strains to use for autogenous vaccine development.
1:15-2:00pm  We Care Program Update
Mr. Brett Kaysen
2:30-3:15pm Influenza A Virus in Swine: An overview & update
Dr. Joseph Thomas
This talk will briefly touch on the phylogenetic diversity of IAV viruses in US swine, its clinical presentation, and common diagnostic technigues. Additionally, it will touch briefly on the capabilities of ISU FLUture, an interactive web-based tool that allows submitting veterinarians to visualize trends in their IAV data.
3:15-4:00pm  Marketplace Disrupters
Mr. Dallas Hockman
Challenges to the supply chain.

Hot Topics
Room Skinner B
8:00-9:00am  Explore Beekeeping

Mr. Randall Cass
Beekeepers are relying on veterinarians more than ever, and many veterinarians are becoming more interested in beekeeping. This presentation discusses everything one needs to know before taking the leap and purchasing a hive. We will discuss the equipment, investment, time and of course, the bee stings, involved with becoming a beekeeper.
9:00-10:00am  Honeybee Medicine 101
Dr. Jodie Pettit & Mr. Andrew Joseph
We will briefly review the basic biology of the honeybee before delving into the more common maladies that affect them. Discussion will cover bacterial, viral, parasitic and management challenges faced by our pollinators as well as how veterinarians may be asked to help.
10:30-11:30am  Utilization of Veterinary Technicians
Dr. Randy Ackman
12:30-2:30pm  The Science of Mindfulness & Applications in Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Sarah Montgomery
Research on mindfulness, or present-moment awareness, is emerging in veterinary medicine. In this session, learn about the latest research on mindfulness and engage in evidenced-based strategies you can use in your daily life to support your well-being and hospital culture. This session will be part lecture and part interactive workshop.
3:00-4:00pm  Iowa Emergency FMD Vaccination Plan, Including Role for Veterinarians
Dr. James Roth
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has developed a DRAFT Iowa emergency FMD vaccination plan. This presentation will focus on the role for Accredited Veterinarians.
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