Start Date: 12/3/2020 12:00 PM CST
End Date: 12/10/2020 1:30 PM CST
IA United States
Iowa Veterinary Medical Association
IVMA Webinar 2 Part Series
Companion Animal Cardiology Webinar
Dr. Jessica Ward
-Thursday, December 3rd - Noon-1:30pm-Thursday, December 10th - Noon-1:30 pm
Dr. Jessica Ward obtained her DVM from NC State University in 2011. After a 1-year small animal rotating internship at the Ohio State University, she returned to NC State for Cardiology residency. She was hired by Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015, where she is currently an Associate Professor.
- When should I prescribe pimobendan (Vetmedin)?
- Pimobendan (Vetmedin) is a commonly prescribed and widely advertised drug in veterinary cardiology. This session will discuss when pimobendan should be prescribed (which heart diseases and which stage of disease) in small animals, based on clinical trials and consensus recommendations.
- Cardiomyopathy associated with boutique, exotic-ingredient, or grain-free diets
- In 2018, the FDA announced concerns for a relationship between cardiomyopathy and grain-free diets in dogs, which has led to widespread concern and confusion among the veterinary community and dog owners. This session traces the roots of this issue and provides an evidence-based update of our current understanding and best practices.