Fall Conference

Fall CE Conference, November 14, 2020

Agenda

Friday, November 13, 2020

4:00pm PST

Bustad Distinguished Lecture Series
Speaker: Steven M. Niemi, DVM DACLAM - Visiting Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School and Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
Title: Reaching Out to the Opposition

 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

8:00am - 4:00pm PST in the virtual format.  Participants are welcome to attend any course offered in the 4 different tracks: Ag Animal, Equine, Small Animal and Technician.

Ag Animal Track

8:00am

Small Ruminant Abortion Investigations
Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM  (Guest Speaker) 
Level: Intermediate
Approaches to diagnosis and management of common causes of abortion, herd strategies to decrease risk of contagious abortion and minimizing zoonotic potential will be discussed.  Emerging causes of abortion, monitoring abnormal pregnancies and approaches to causes undiagnosed abortion will be included.

9:00am

Small Ruminant Approach to Dystocia Management
Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM  (Guest Speaker)
Level: Intermediate
This session will focus on management techniques for owners and clinicians to aid early recognition and resolution of dystocia, including decision-making, induction of parturition and use of ultrasound and vaginal speculum exams to optimize early intervention and assessment of doe and kids.  Common causes of small ruminant dystocia, periparturient complications and techniques for resolution of dystocia will be discussed.

10:00am

Herd Health Programs for Small Flocks
Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM (Guest Speaker)
Level: Intermediate
Learn how to develop long term, herd-based preventive practices with goat and sheep clients in a variety of companion and small-scale production settings.  Common infectious disease control programs and transitioning from individual emergencies to preventive health programs, core preventive health management programs and working with small ruminant clients will be discussed.

 11:00amStandard Operating Procedures for Small Ruminant Clients
Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner
This session will discuss the use of Standard Operating Procedures as an approach to delivering cost-effective services and judicious oversight of animal care and medication use, illustrated by experiences in California with previously over-the-counter antibiotics now under prescription label.  Standardized approaches to diagnosis and treatment and developing treatment plans using triage charts and specific protocols in both the large and small herd setting will be discussed.
 1:00pmA Refresher in Beef Cow Nutrition for the Practitioner
Dr. Dale Moore, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM and Don Llewelyn, PhD
Level: Beginner 
In this 1.5-hour program, practitioners will walk through some typical cow-calf herd case presentations that highlight important nutritional problems and how to work with clients to remedy them.
2:30pmNew Thoughts on Pre-Conditioned Weaned Calves
Dr. Andy Allen
Level: Beginner
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 3:00pm

Necropsies Facilitate Accurate Antemortem Diagnoses and Appropriate Therapy
Dr. Craig McConnel, DVM, PhD
Level:
This talk will cover cases demonstrating the diagnostic power of necropsies.  We will highlight ways to conduct and record necropsy and cause-of-death data.  A basic 3-minute calf necropsy will be demonstrated along with options for facilitating the necropsy process. Finally, we will provide a brief update on current, on-going research into calf GI disease.

Equine Track

8:00am

Development of Injuries in Sport Horses
Dr. Susan M Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner
Injuries in sport horses are often the acute manifestation of a more chronic process.  This session will explore the process that occurs over weeks to months that leads to high risk for injury.

9:00am

Physical Examination and Imaging Techniques for Detecting Injuries in Sport Horses 
Dr. Susan M Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS (Guest Speaker)
Level: Intermediate
This presentation covers physical examination and imaging techniques useful for the detection of injuries in sport horses.

10:00am

Manageable Factors for Injury Prevention
Dr. Susan M Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS (Guest Speaker)
Level: Intermediate
Biomechanical principals related to skeletal fatigue will be translated to management of factors, such as hoof conformation and arena surfaces, to manage injury risk.

11:00am

Training for Injury Prevention
Dr. Susan M Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS (Guest Speaker)
Level: Intermediate
This presentation will discuss the principals of timing and amount of work to optimize fitness and prevent injuries.

1:00pm

Options for Twin Reduction in the Mare
Dr. Ahmed Tibary DMV, MS, DSc, PhD, Dipl. ACT
Level: Intermediate
The presentation will focus on risk factors for multiple pregnancies in the mare followed by methods for managing twin pregnancies including: 1) Reduction of twin prior to fixation and effect return to estrus and fertility, 2) Reduction of twin using manual disruption or transvaginal ultrasound-guided aspiration and outcome, and 3) Reduction of advanced twins (100-150 days) using cervical dislocation and transabdominal ultrasound guided injection.

2:00pmColic and Standing Colic Surgery
Dr. Kelly Farnsworth, DVM 
Level:
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3:00pmRound Table: Ask the Experts a Case-Based Discussion
Dr. Kelly Farnsworth, DVM & Dr. Claude Ragle, DVM
Level: Any
Cases you would like to discuss can be send to Dr. Kelly Farnsworth at farns005@wsu.edu or to Dr. Claude Ragle at ragle@wsu.edu.  If you have large files they can be shared via the WSU VetMed Dropbox, https://dropbox.vetmed.wsu.edu/main (Files up to 2 GB).

Small Animal Track

 8:00am

Design the Best Behaved Pets and Patients Through Socialization
Dr. Katherine Pankratz (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner
Behavior problems one of major reasons for relinquishment of pets. By understanding dog and cat normal developmental behavior and encouraging appropriate behavior, future behavior problems may be prevented. This lecture will focus on understanding normal dog and cat behavior, the importance of socialization, and how to meet pet needs to prevent common normal behavior problems. 

 9:00am

Don't Worry. Pee Happy. How to Approach Feline House Soiling
Dr. Katherine Pankratz (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner
House-soiling problems are the most common behavioral complaint in cats. If not managed, house-soiling problems are a major reason for rehoming, abandonment, or euthanasia of cats. Feline house-soiling can be categorized into problems related to marking behavior and problems relating to undesirable toileting. This lecture will discuss the motivation for feline house soiling and how to approach treatment for this common problem. 

10:00am

Don't Leave Me This Way! How to Approach Canine Separation Anxiety
Dr. Katherine Pankratz (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner
Canine separation anxiety is a problematic behavior associated with anxiety that occurs exclusively in the owners’ absence or perceived absence. The condition is widespread, affecting an estimated 14% to 29% of households with dogs. This lecture focuses on recognizing and differentiating clinical signs of separation anxiety from differential diagnoses, and development of a comprehensive behavioral treatment plan. 

11:00am

Why Does My Pet do [this]?  How to Triage Behavior Problems
Dr. Katherine Pankratz (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner
Behavior problems negatively affect the animal’s welfare and compromise the human-animal bond. Undesirable behavior remains the leading cause of relinquishment of dogs and cats. Owners look to various sources for treatment of their pet’s behavior problems, including looking towards veterinary clinicians for advice. Veterinarians can play a critical role to improve patient welfare and mend the human-animal bond. Through owner education, prevention and early diagnosis and intervention, veterinarians can help keep the pet in the home and maintain the human-animal bond. This lecture will focus on recommendations for history taking, evaluation of risk factors, basic development of a behavior treatment plan and differentiation of behavior referral sources. 

1:00pm

Common Parasites in Backyard Poultry
Dr. Laura Chen, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACPV, Dipl. ACVP
Level: Beginner 
This presentation will cover the clinical symptoms, diagnostic testing, and labeled treatments for common internal and external parasites in poultry species. Brief review of lifecycles will be covered when clinically relevant. 

2:00pm

Pet Poultry Basics
Dr. Marcie Logsdon, DVM
Level: Beginner
How do we hybridize the concept of pet versus livestock and how does that translate into appropriate veterinary care? Pet poultry is continuing to increase in popularity and more and more owners are seeking individual-level veterinary care for the chickens in their backyard flock. This presentation will cover some of the basics-how to examine, how to treat, and when to refer. It will also discuss how to stay legal when you treat...FARAD is not as scary as it sounds!

3:00pm

What To Do When Wildlife Walks Through the Door
Dr. Marcie Logsdon, DVM
Level: Beginner 
What do you do when an established client calls about an injured wild animal (or brings it straight into your lobby)? While not all clinics are setup or licensed for wildlife rehabilitation, veterinarians are allowed to provide initial triage care. Knowing what to do, how to do it, and who to call can make you look like a superhero in the eyes of your clients. It's easy, inexpensive, and can be a huge boon to your local wildlife rehabilitators as well.

Technician Track

8:00amAnesthesia
Dr. Tania Perez Jimenez, DVM, MS, PhD
Level:

9:00am

Equine Dentistry - Client Communication
Teri Olson, LVT
Level: Beginner
A short review of the Equine Dentition and how to help your clients understand the importance of regular dental work for their horse.  Good refresher for all levels, but prepared for the intermediate technician.

10:00pm

SWINE - Pot Belly Pigs
Dr. Jennifer Sexton
Level: Beginner 

11:00am

Radiation Side Affects: Cancer patients are home from WSU now what can you do?
Dr. Janean Fidel
Level: Beginner
Technicians are the frontline of patient care and with the distance to WSU, follow up care of our patients could end up back in your clinic.  This talk will provide a synopsis of side effects that can be caused by some cancer therapies (radiation and chemotherapy) that will heal on their own but may require your help.  Also, a brief overview of some of the things that can be done to monitor patients after cancer therapy done elsewhere.  A “what to do and what not to do” approach to follow up care of veterinary cancer patients.

1:00pm

Patient Safety
Dr. Beth Davidow
Level: Beginner

2:00pm

MDR1 Genetic Testing- What you need to Know!
Becky Connors
Level: Beginner
With the rise of veterinary genetic testing, it is important for veterinary nurses to be able to understand what tests may be significant for each patient and how to explain them to pet owners.  The MDR1 genetic defect increases the risk of adverse drug reactions in certain breeds of dogs, so it is important that everyone in the practice as well as the dog owner is aware that this test is available and how to test for it.

3:00pm

Ovariohysterectomy and Castration- What’s New!
Nina Karn
Level: Beginner
Alternative spay & neuter options.