Thursday, February 15 | Sessions

Companion Animal Session
Public Health Session
Swine Session
Equine Session
Veterinary Technician Session

Companion Animal - Sponsored by ISU CVM

8:00-9:00am - Catch the Wave - Respiratory complications (hypoxemia and hypoventilation) - Dr. Masako Fujiyama
Discuss common respiratory complications under anesthesia, hypoventilation, and hypoxemia. Talk about equipment, pulse oximeter and capnometer, to identify complications, and how to manage them. Will present some abnormal waveforms of capnogram.
9:00am-10:00am - Go with the flow - Hypotension - Dr. Masako Fujiyama
Discuss blood pressure management under anesthesia, as hypotension is one of the common anesthetic complications. Talk about how to measure blood pressure, and how to manage hypotension. Also review physiology of homeostasis of blood pressure and pharmacology of positive inotropes and vasopressors.
10:30-11:30amPerioperative Management of the Brachycephalic Patient. – Dr. Craig Willette
This session will cover what we know about management of anesthetic risk pre-, intra- and post-operatively for our brachycephalic companions. Suggested interventions and management techniques will be addressed, from pre-surgical visits through postoperative care.
1:00-2:00pm- Canine and Feline OA: is Nerve Growth Factor the Answer?Dr. Craig Willette
This session will address newly FDA-approved products introduced by Zoetis for long-term management of canine and feline osteoarthritis pain. How is it administered and how does it work? How effective is it? Are there adverse effects? What do we tell our clients?
2:30pm-3:30pm – Don’t Feel Like You’re Alfaxing Alone - Dr. Emily Wheeler
This session will cover basic properties of, discuss some pertinent literature about, and explore clinical applications of alfaxalone.
3:30pm-4:30pm - Feel More Zen about Alpha: An update on newer options for sedation and anesthesia - Dr. Emily Wheeler
This session will cover basic properties of, discuss some pertinent literature about, and explore clinical applications of Zenalpha.
Public Health
8:00-10:00am Responding to Potential Rabies Exposures - Drs. Katie Rumsey & Andrew Hennenfent
The recent large-scale response in Nebraska highlights the need for all veterinarians to understand how to conduct a thorough rabies risk assessment then respond accordingly. Join the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (Iowa HHS) for a rabies refresher.
10:30-11:30am One Health Hot Topics Roundup - Drs. Katie Rumsey & Dr. Andrew Hennenfent
Join the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (Iowa HHS) for a breakdown on emerging trends and issues impacting both animal and human health.
1:00-2:00pm Careers for Veterinarians in Public Health - Each panelist will have 5-10 minutes to talk about their journey to public health and their area of public health. There will be 10 minutes for questions and answers at the end. Dr. Jim Lee (Federal), Dr. Katie Rumsey (State), Dr. Molly Lee (Academic), Dr. Trisha Webb & Dr. Shaine Hoffman (Private Practice).
Dr. Molly Lee will describe her experience in private practice, interest in population and preventive medicine and its impacts on food security, and how this influenced her to pursue an MPH following veterinary school and subsequently work in academia.
2:00-4:30pm - Fungal & Antimicrobial Resistance - Panel discussion - Dr. Andrew Hennenfent, Dr. Darren Berger, Dr. Steve Harris, Dr. Michi Goto, Dr. Scott Weese
2:00-2:15pm - The Epidemiology of Candida Auris- Dr. Andrew Hennenfent
Candida auris was first detected in Japan 2009 in a patient suffering from an ear infection. Since then it has been detected in people around the world, including Iowa. This brief session will give a high level overview of the epidemiology of Candida auris from its first detection, to increasing case counts in Iowa.
2:15-2:30pmUpdates on Epidemiology, Prevention, and Management of Candida auris in 2023
- Dr. Michihiko Goto

Since its first identification in 2009, Candida auris has been recognized as an emerging multidrug-resistant organism with its frequent resistance to commonly used systemic antifungal agents (triazoles, polyenes, and echinocandins). This lecture will review current epidemiology and therapeutic options, as well as infection prevention issues related to Candida auris.
2:30-2:45pm - Diversity and phenotypes of fungi recovered from animals at a large veterinary diagnostic laboratory - Dr. Steve Harris
2:45-3:00pm - Fungal diseases in animals - Dr. Scott Weese
3:00-3:15pm - Common skin fungal dermatology of animals - Dr. Darren Berger
3:30-4:30pm - Q&A/Panel Discussion
Swine - Sponsored by Aurora Pharmaceutical
8:00-8:40am -The US Swine Health Improvement Plan, or US SHIP, is a national health certification plan that is currently focused on ASF/CSF - Dr. Tyler Holck
Dr. Holck will provide an update on the progress of US SHIP and the importance of all US swine producers participating in the critical health program.
8:40-9:20am - ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update - Dr. Katie Woodard
9:20-9:45am - Post-weaning colibacillosis in pigs: update on diagnostic trends, genotyping and effect of vaccination on prevention - Dr. Marcelo Almeida
An update on post-weaning colibacillosis in pigs will be shared touching on basic pathogenesis of disease, ISU-VDL diagnostic trends, including data on antimicrobial resistance and genotyping profiles. Which fimbriae are more prevalent in the last years? Which toxins are more prevalent? Additionally, results on recent research with contemporary E. coli strains and the effect of vaccination on prevention of disease will be shared.
10:15-10:45am - Enterprise Level Diagnostic Support Services: Services Beyond the Case- Dr. Darin Madson
This “Enterprise Level Diagnostician Support Service” is a new and additive service offering to ISU VDL’s core model for delivering next level diagnostic services. The aim of this new “enterprise-level service offering” is to foster key clientele relationships, add value to beyond the case and to support future problem solving endeavors to benefit VDL stakeholders.
10:45-11:05am - Update Being Useful! An Update on the Swine Medicine Education Center - Dr. Locke Karriker
The session will review the activities of the Swine Medicine Education Center that benefit swine veterinarians, veterinary students and farmers in Iowa and beyond. Special emphasis will be placed on resources and programs that are available to all stakeholders to support swine health.
11:05-11:30am - IDALS Regulatory Update - Dr. Jeff Kaisand
This session will provide attendees with a regulatory update from the State Veterinarian as well the disease prevention efforts and response plans currently being exercised in Iowa.
1:00-1:30pm - Update on PRRSV resistant pigs - Dr. Perry Harms
1:30-2:00pm - Update on Pork Industry & Checkoff Funded Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness Activities - Ms. Stephanie Wetter
This presentation will provide an update on pork industry and checkoff funded foreign animal disease preparedness activities, including research, field demonstrations, and fully-functional exercises with USDA, state animal health organizations, pork producers, and state pork associations.
2:00-2:30pm - Examples of projects and initiatives to enable precision swine health & productivity management.
- Dr. Daniel Linhares
2:45-3:05pmSwine Disease Reporting System: unraveling the activity of swine endemic pathogens in the U.S.
- Dr. Guilherme Cezar

Description of swine endemic pathogens' detection trends, highlighting their field activity based on compiled diagnostic data from 6 swine-centric veterinary diagnostic laboratories with the interpretation of producers and field veterinarians.
3:05-3:25pm - Telemedicine in Swine - Dr. Meredith Behr Petersen
Research updates on telemedicine in swine.
3:25-3:50pm - Impacts of a one-time water line cleaning and disinfection event on water line biofilms - Dr. Gabi Doughan
Water line biofilms serve as a reservoir for pathogenic and nonpathogenic organisms and can contribute to reduced antimicrobial susceptibility. This presentation covers impacts to water line biofilms, water quality, and identification of organisms and antimicrobial resistance after a water line cleaning and disinfection event in commercial wean-to-finish farms.
3:50-4:10pm - Antibiotic Use in PRRSV flows - Dr. Isadora Machado
PRRSV impact on antibiotic usage in the growing pig population
Description: The PRRSV outbreak in the source herd was associated with an antibiotic usage increase of up to 380% in positive epidemic compared to naïve status and 251% in the positive endemic status compared to naïve status in both water and injectable route treatments in the grow-finish phase.

Equine – Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Dr. Kerby Weaver
8:00-10:00am - Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)
Current information regarding diagnosis, treatment, and impact of gastric ulcers in performance horses.
10:30-11:30am - Infectious Neurology
Latest information regarding prevalence, diagnostics, and treatment for EPM, EHV-1, and West Nile Virus in horses.
1:00-2:00pm - Infectious Neurology (cont.)
2:30-4:30pm - Endocrine Updates
Current updates related to PPID (Equine Cushing’s), Equine Metabolic Syndrome, and Hypothyroidism in horses.
Veterinary Technicians
8:00-9:00am - Rabbits 101: Tips and Tricks for the General Practitioner -Dr. Lauren Hughes
9:30-10:30am- Guinea Pig & other Rodents 101: Tips and Tricks for the General Practitioner - Dr. Lauren Hughes
10:30-11:30am - Unique Zoo Case Studies: Stories from Niabi Zoo  - Dr. Lauren Hughes
1:00-2:00pm - Avian 101: Tips and Tricks for the General Practitioner - Dr. Lauren Hughes
2:30-4:30pm - Reptile Handling and Care - Zach Wright, RVT
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