Spring Conference

Agenda

Friday, April 13, 2018

3:00pm-5:00pmEarly Registration (ADBF Lobby) 
4:00pm

Bustad Distinguished Lecture Series
Speaker: Alan Beck, ScD from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Title: The Importance of Animal Companionship: Implications to Human and Animal Health
Location: ADBF 1002

 
5:00pmLecture Reception in the Bustad Mickelsen Memorial Lounge - Food and drinks provided 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Break Sessions: 9:30am-10:00am and 3:00pm-3:30pm

6:30am-7:30amRegistration (ADBF Lobby)

Honey Bee Track

1:00pm-3:00pm

LAB: Be A Honey Bee Vet (Limit 20)
Brandon Hopkins, PhD & Dr. Cynthia Faux, DVM
Level: Beginner
The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) has taken effect and veterinarians might start getting calls from beekeepers.  Honey bees are considered a food animal and are subject to the same regulations as cows, chickens and other animals raised for food production.  With honey bees in the news and peoples’ growing concern of honey bee losses; there has been a sharp rise in the number of hobby beekeepers and the commercial beekeepers that rely on healthy bees to stay in business.  They will be looking to establish a veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) with their local veterinarian.  This provides an excellent opportunity to work with a fascinating animal and new clients.  You will get a beginner’s overview of honey bees, beekeeping culture and bee disease issues/symptoms affecting the industry.  You will also learn how to safely enter an apiary and open a hive! 1 hour lecture, and 2 hours walking around campus looking at different hives.

Ag Animal Track

7:30am-Noon

Give The Cows And Calves A Voice (Computer Lab) (Min 3, Max 15)
Dr. John Wenz, DVM, MS
Level: Beginner
The goal of this workshop is to build basic skills of data management using Excel® to create Actionable Information from Data to bring value to clients.  One of the valuable services Veterinarian’s provide dairy clients is that of providing Answers.  Answers to questions from, “Why is this cow sick and how should she be treated?” to more strategic questions like “How well is our transition cow management program working?” or “How does body condition score impact pregnancy rate?”  The latter questions are in the realm of “Consulting” and is commonly based on readily available summaries of data from on-farm management software.  However, often Veterinarians find those summarized data don’t exist or what is available doesn’t provide the answers they need.  This is where some basic data management, analysis and visualization skills can be used to effectively, capture, analyze data and present information to bring value to their clients.
Bring your own laptop computer with Microsoft Excel 2003 or later.  Not necessary but recommended.  Format will be short intro presentations of 15-20 minutes interspersed between hands on working with example datasets to develop skills.

1:00pm

Documenting Disease on Dairies:  Moving Beyond Treatment Records To Measure The Impact On Lifetime Well-being
Dr. Craig McConnel, DVM, PhD
Level: Intermediate
Over the past 175 years, data related to human disease and death have progressed to a summary measure of population health, the Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY).  Summary measures of population health combine information on mortality and non-fatal health outcomes into a single number representing the health of a particular population.  As dairies have intensified there has been no equivalent measure of the impact of disease on the productive life of animals.  Such measures have a variety of uses such as comparisons of health across different populations, and assessments of the relative contributions of different diseases and injuries to the total disease burden of a population.  This provides an assessment of the effectiveness of health systems that helps health authorities prioritize actions and allocate resources to reduce preventable disease and death. 

2:00pm-5:30pm

Low Stress Cattle Handling Workshop (Limit 20)
Dr. Fred J. Muller, DVM (Guest Speaker)
Level: Intermediate
Demonstrate how cattle respond to different stimuli and what keeps them calm vs. anxious.  How do we control direction, speed, and willingness to move thru livestock facilities?  What leads to accomplishment in cattle movement vs. ineffective activity?  How do we teach workers these concepts to improve job satisfaction and productivity and reduce frustration and mis-treatment of livestock?

Equine Track

7:30am

Mules And Donkeys As Veterinary Patients
Dr. Claude A. Ragle, DVM
Level: Intermediate
Mules and Donkeys as veterinary patients will explore key attributes of our long-eared friends. Learn more about why mules can be a growing market for veterinary services. Objectives: 1. How many mules and donkeys are there, 2. How are mules and donkeys different from horses, and 3. What veterinary problems am I likely to encounter in mules?

8:30am

Orthopedic Developmental Disease Of The Horse
Dr. Kelly Farnsworth, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVS
Level: Intermediate
In this presentation we will cover subjects related to Orthopedic developmental disease of the horse including angular limb deformities, flexural deformities, and OCD.  We will cover treatment options and timing.

10:00am

When To Refer Colics?
Dr. Macarena Sanz, DVM, DACVIM, MSc, PhD
Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advance
The objectives of this lecture: 1.To discuss what makes a colic case a referral candidate, 2. To discuss what should be included in the conversation with the owner prior to referral, and 3. Advantages of early referral.

11:00am

Caring For The Aged Horse
Dr. Jamie Kopper, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Level: Intermediate
For this lecture we will discuss how the geriatric horse can become an asset to your practice, review/discuss advances in equine nutrition, dentistry and management that can help prolong the golden years of your senior patients and look at what colic surgery means for your patient and client.

1:00pm

Foal Emergencies
Dr. Jenifer R Gold, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, ACVECC
Level: All
Emergencies particularly in the neonate are fairly common. We will review different emergencies, ways to deal with them and discuss referral.
2:00pm

Water Treadmills – What Are Their Uses And What To Expect
Dr. Warwick Bayly
Level:
2:30pm

The In And Outs Of Lacerations And When To Refer
Dr. Camila Souza, DVM, MS
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
This presentation will cover the challenges we face with laceration cases referred to us and present suggestions and tips on how to provide first aid in the field, how to decide when to refer and what to do before referral so that together we can achieve the best results for our patients and clients.

3:30pmLAB: Abdominal Ultrasonography In The Equine Patient (90 minutes)
Dr. Carolina Lopez, DVM (Equine Medicine Resident)
Level: Intermediate 
This presentation will use live animals to demonstrate an abdominal ultrasonography in adult horses and the utility of a fast-localized abdominal ultrasonography as an emergency tool. Evaluation of normal horses will be available and a series of abnormal images and videos clips will be used for comparison along in the process.

Small Animal Track

7:30am-9:30am

A Brief Introduction To Veterinary Cytology: Things Worth Knowing According To AClinical Pathologist I & II
Dr. Cleverson D Souza, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVP (Clinical Pathology)
Level: Beginner & Intermediate
The goals of these lectures are to describe the correct way to collect and prepare cytology smears of solid tissue and body cavity fluids, understand the general classifications of neoplasia, recognize cytological features that helps differentiate benign vs malignant neoplasia, and understand the criteria used to diagnose neoplastic processes.

10:00am

An Update On Canine Hip And Elbow Joint Replacement: Latest Techniques, Outcomes And Case Selection
Peter J Gilbert, BVSc(hons), MVetSc
Level: Intermediate
This presentation will provide practitioners with an update on the latest in total hip replacement techniques and outcomes with the Biomedtrix CFX and BFX systems in use here at WSU. The second part of the presentation with unveil a new much needed elbow replacement technique, WSU is one of 10 centers in North American involved in the clinical trial phase of this system. The presentation will include information on the system and outline case examples with 5 month follow up.

11:00am

Techniques For Avian And Exotic Animal Euthanasia
Dr. Marcie Logsdon, DVM
Level: Beginner
This lecture will cover appropriate euthanasia methods for avian, reptile, amphibian/fish, and exotic small mammal species.  It is targeted towards individual, pet euthanasias (as opposed to laboratory or production settings).

1:00pm

Interpreting Blood Gases In The Clinical Setting
Dr. Thandeka Ngwenyama, DVM, DACVECC
Level: Intermediate/Advance
Blood gas values provide useful information on 3 physiological processes: acid-base balance, oxygenation and ventilation. This presentation will focus on interpreting blood gases in the clinical setting using a practical approach with real clinical examples.  It will cover the basics on what clinicians really need to know about blood gases.

2:00pm

New Options For Treatment Of Glaucoma
Dr. Kevin Kaiser
Level:

3:30pm

Cases On Treating Corneal Ulcers 
Dr. Terri Alessio
Level:

4:30pm

Cases On Treating Corneal Ulcers 
Dr. Terri Alessio
Level:

Technician Track

7:30amShock/Triage - What To Do In The First Five Minutes!
David Liss, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
The learning objectives for this lecture include: 1. Recognize a patient in shock, 2. Appropriately place patients in various triage categories, and 3. Institute rapid emergency care to the critical patient.
8:30amCritical Care Nursing 101 - What To Do In The Next Five Days
David Liss, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
The learning objectives for this lecture include: 1. Provide nursing care to a critical patient, 2. Create a basic nursing plan, and 3. Properly care for a patient’s catheters.
10:00pm

Beeps and Numbers: Monitoring The Critical Patient
David Liss, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
The learning objectives for this lecture include: 1. Understand the physiology of ECG interpretation, 2. Understand the basics of oxygenation/ventilation monitoring, and 3. Understand blood pressure measurement and physiology.

11:00am

Let’s STICK To The Point Of Flow! Fluid Therapy Basics For Veterinary Technicians
David Liss, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
The learning objectives for this lecture include: 1. List the fluid compartments in the body, 2. Understand the differences between crystalloids and colloids, and 3. Effectively create a fluid plan.

1:00pm

Don’t Lose Your Cool! Anesthesia Of The Critical Patient
David Liss, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
The learning objectives for this lecture include: 1. Apply appropriate concepts to anesthetizing the critically ill patient, 2. Choose appropriate anesthetic agents in the critically ill patient, and 3. Provide appropriate monitoring when anesthetizing the critically ill patient.

2:00pm

Code Blue! CPR For Veterinary Technicians
David Liss, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
The learning objectives for this lecture include: 1. Properly assess a patient to be in need of CPR, 2. Institute basic life support, and 3. Understand the concepts of advanced life support.

3:30pm

Safe Restraint And Sample Collection From Reptile And Amphibian Species
Dr. Marcie Logsdon, DVM and Alexis Adams, LVT
Level: Beginner
The learning objectives for this lecture include: 1. Safe handling techniques, 2. Appropriate sample collection and handling, and 3. Common conditions that affect handling.

4:30pm

Ticks And Fleas: Communicating The Importance Of Year-Round Prevention
Holly Morss, CVT
Level: Beginner
This course will review flea and tick lifecycles, geographic spread, and the current level of control in the US. An effective method of communicating the importance of year-round tick and flea prevention to clients will be outlined.

Dinner Social Function

6:00pm-8:00pmJoin us for our Dinner Social Function at the Banyans on the Ridge, 1260 Palouse Ridge Dr, Pullman, WA 99164.  Enjoy socializing with WSU CVM Faculty, dinner and a no-host bar.  This year we will be presenting two Distinguished Alumnus Awards at the end of our program.

SCAVMA Bookstore

Open on Saturday from 11am-1pm

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Ag Animal Track

8:30am-11:30pm

LAB: Necropsy Wet Lab  (Limit 25)
Dr. Danielle Nelson, DVM, PhD (Pathologist and Necropsy Section Head)
Level: Anyone
The purpose of this workshop is to review large animal necropsy techniques and sampling for diagnostics.  Learning objectives for this lab include: Describe the steps for a large animal necropsy, list the appropriate samples needed for specific clinical syndromes, define what is needed for a history for the pathologist, and be able to complete a diagnostic submission form.

Equine Track

8:30am

Ovariectomy And Cryptorchidectomy
Dr. Lucas Nolazco, DVM
Level: Intermediate
Learn about the current practice of standing surgery in the horse. Important operations that have been most commonly performed under general anesthesia can now be performed on the sedated standing horse. Learn how this has important advantages to veterinarians, horses and their owners.

9:30am

Advanced Equine Reproductive Ultrasonography
Dr. Ahmed Tibary, DMV, MS, DSc, PhD, Dip. ACT
Level: Intermediate
Normal ultrasonograpic appearance (B mode, M mode and Color Doppler) will be described in the mare and stallion. Ultrasonographic appearance of various abnormalities be discussed based on clinical cases. These include in the mare; differential diagnosis of ovarian enlargement, follicular abnormalities,  uterine abnormalities and abnormal pregnancies including placentitis . In the stallion, abnormalities will include diagnosis of cryptorchidism, ampullary sperm stasis and differential diagnosis of testicular enlargement

10:30am

LAB: Reproductive Ultrasonography In Stallions and Mares (Limit 12)
Dr. Agustin Ruiz DVM, Theriogenology Resident
Level: Intermediate
Objectives of this lab include: 1. Demonstrate the approach and interpretation of ultrasonography of the scrotum/testis and accessory sex glands in the stallion,  2. Demonstrate the approach and interpretation of ultrasonography of the reproductive tract in the open mare, and 3. Demonstrate the approach and interpretation of feto-placental ultrasonographic evaluation in mid to late pregnant mare.

Small Animal Track

8:30amDon’t Let The Sun Set On A Pyoderma
Dr. Milivoj A. Milosevic, DVM, Dip. ACVD (Guest Speaker from Dermatology Center for Animals)
Level: Intermediate
This lecture will cover canine bacterial skin infections (pyoderma), the most common diagnosis in small animal practice, the common causes (differential diagnoses) of pyoderma, appropriate treatment of pyoderma and learning when to recommend a bacterial culture and when to choose 2nd tier class anti-microbial therapy.
9:30amCutaneous Adverse Reactions To Foods - You Mean It's Not Atopy?
Dr. Milivoj A. Milosevic, DVM, Dip. ACVD (Guest Speaker from Dermatology Center for Animals)
Level: Intermediate
This lecture will cover food allergies, the various presentations of food allergic patients, the diagnosis and management of food allergies, common misconceptions of over-the-counter limited ingredient diets, and possible future diets and treatments.
10:30amAdvances In Treatment Of Canine Atopic Dermatitis
Dr. Andrea Lam, DVM, DACVD (Guest Speaker from Dermatology Center for Animals)
Level: Intermediate
Objectives of this lab include: 1. Review of pathogenesis of canine atopic dermatitis – inflammatory branch and skin barrier dysfunction, 2. Brief review of diagnostic methods and current treatment options – tips for optimizing therapies, and 3. Advances in atopic dermatitis research.

Technician Track - Small Animal

8:30am-11:30am

Small Animal LAB: Emergency Procedures Wet lab (Limit 20)
Dr. Thandeka Ngwenyama, DVM, DACVECC
Level: Advanced
Emergency procedures performed for the first time or infrequently cause anxiety and discomfort for the patient care team.  This lab is designed for the veterinary technician to provide hands on experience in preparing for and performing these life-saving procedures.  Procedures include:  Feeding tube placement (E-tube, NG/NE), chest tube placement, tracheostomy, pericardiocentesis, abdominocentesis, thoracocentesis, venous cut down, central line placement, arterial catheter placement, urinary catheterization (female, male), and open chest CPR.

Technician Track - Large Animal

8:30am

Equine Neonates
Dr. Jenifer R. Gold, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, ACVECC
Level: All
Objective of this lecture include: 1. What is normal for the equine neonate, 2. What things can go wrong, and 3. When should a foal be referred.

9:30am

Geriatrics in Equine
Dr. Jenifer R. Gold, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, ACVECC
Level: All
Objective of this lecture include: 1. How to care for the geriatric horse, 2. What is important medically, and 3. What is important nutritionally.

10:30amDisbudding/Dehorning Practices In Farm Animal Practice – Comparing UK And USA Methods.
Dr. Tasha Bradley, BVMedSci, BVM BVS, MRCVS
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
This presentation will focus on disbudding and dehorning, a common procedure and husbandry practice in farm animal medicine. The aim of the presentation is to give you an understanding of the procedure, why we perform it and how we perform it. We will focus on the role of the technician in the scenario as well as post-procedural pain management. Finally, we will compare UK practices to American practices and consider the advantages and disadvantages of both.