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Agenda

Friday, March 29, 2019

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

Bustad Distinguished Lecture Series
Speaker: Jon Oatley - WSU Center for Reproductive Biology, Director & School of Molecular Biosciences
Title: The Human-Animal Genomic Bond and its Impact on Society.
Location: ADBF 1002

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

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Break Sessions: 9:50am-10:10am and 2:50pm-3:10pm

7:00am-8:00amRegistration (ADBF Lobby)

Ag Animal Track

8:00am

Reproductive Emergencies in Small Ruminants
Dr. Ahmed Tibary DMV, DSc. PhD, DACT
Level: Intermediate
This is a case based presentation focusing on the main reproductive emergencies in the female (prolapses, pregnancy toxemia, dystocia) and male (scrotal hernia) seen in our practice. Presentation and clinical evaluation is discussed along with treatment plans and outcome.

9:00am

Reproductive Disorders of the Bull
Dr. Ahmed Tibary, DMV, DSc. PhD, DACT 
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
The aim of this presentation is to review the major reasons bulls fail to be classified as satisfactory potential breeders based on the new guidelines of the Society for Theriogenology Bull breeding soundness examination. In the second half of the lecture, specific reproductive disorders will be discussed with an emphasis on clinical approach, treatment and possibly need for referral.

10:10am

Abdominal Ultrasonography in Camelids
Dr. Ahmed Tibary DMV, DSc. PhD, DACT
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Ultrasonography is one of the most important imaging modalities in field veterinary services. The aim of this presentation is to review the indications and technique of abdominal ultrasonography in camelids. An illustrated description of normal ultrasonographic features for the abdominal viscera, urinary tract and reproductive tract will be given. Imaging of specific disorders will be discussed with an emphasis application of the technique for diagnosis of reproductive, urinary tract disorders and colic.

 11:10amSmall Ruminants: Flock Production Animal or Companion Animal
Dr. Denise Konetchy DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Level: Beginner
With the increasing trend of Urban/Suburban populations having small ruminants as companion animals, this presentation will address some of the challenges associated with providing veterinary care for the small ruminant companion animal versus the small ruminant production livestock animal.
 1:00pmVaccine & Treatment Options for Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (Pinkeye)
Dr. Craig McConnel
Level: Advance 
A review of our current understanding of infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK) including recent insight into etiologic agents, antimicrobial therapeutic options, and vaccine strategies.
 2:00pmExperiences working in a University Rural Food Animal Veterinary Practice. Part I. General and referral cases.
Dr. Jorge Vanegas DVM, MPVM, Oregon State University (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner
Describe to the audience clinical cases presented to a Rural Food Animal Veterinary Practice and illustrate the diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes for some of these cases that are further referred to the University Hospital.
 3:10pm

Experiences working in a University Rural Food Animal Veterinary Practice. Part II.  General and referral cases.
Dr. Jorge Vanegas DVM, MPVM, Oregon State University (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner
Identify opportunities in your practice to provide veterinary support to local 4H clients and recognize challenges and rewards you will face establishing relationships with your local county fair.   

 4:10pmThe Most Controversial Food: Raw Milk
Dr. Allison James
Level: Beginner

Despite the risks, public demand for unpasteurized milk is increasing.  This presentation will review the controversy and debate surrounding raw milk, including the evolution of public health/raw milk policy, the arguments for and against raw milk (along with a fact check), economic factors, and the legal debate.  Finally, a discussion of the regulations for raw milk production will conclude the presentation, with a focus on Washington State.

Equine Track

8:00am

Epistaxis in Equine
Dr. Jenifer Gold DVM, Diplomate ACVIM-LA, ACVECC-LA
Level: Intermediate
I will be discussing various cases of Epistaxis with a case based approach with a discussion on diagnosis and treatment.

9:00am

Client Perspective and Empathy: a Moral Imperative For Veterinary Medicine?
Dr. Julie Cary, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, Post Grad Dipl Med Ed, CHSE
Level: ALL
Clients sometimes get frustrated with veterinarians.  Veterinarians occasionally get frustrated with clients.  The source of this frustration is often a misalignment of expectations or perspective. Determining a client’s perspective and sharing your own may bring greater transparency and understanding to the veterinary-client-patient relationship. Study after study has reinforced the importance of the quality of veterinary-client relationships and that skills to develop strong relationships are teachable skills. During this discussion, we will talk about how to obtain and acknowledge client perspective and to demonstrate empathy and consider the impact of those skills on client and clinician well-being.

10:10am

Diagnosing and Treating Equine Endocrinopathies
Dr. Jamie Kopper, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Level: Intermediate
This hour will focus on identifying patients at risk for equine endocrinopathies such as pars pituitary intermedia dysfunction/”Cushing’s Disease” and Equine Metabolic Syndrome followed by a discussion of the pros and cons of testing available and how to interpret the results in light of your patient. Finally, we will discuss treatment and monitoring options available once you have established a diagnosis.

11:10am

Practical Wound Management for the Equine Practitioner 
Dr. Kelly Farnsworth
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
This presentation will cover wound assessment, treatment, and prognosis.  We will cover diagnostic tests for determining involvement of joints, tendon, sheaths and bursa’s.  We will discuss wound closure techniques and placement of drains as well as wound immobilization.  This presentation will be case based with ample opportunity for questions and discussion.

1:00pm

Assessing the Newborn Foal & Identifying the High Risk Newborn Foal
Dr. Macarena Sanz, DVM, DACVIM, MSc, PhD
Level: Beginner
The first 30 minutes will provide information about the evaluation of the newborn foal in the field. The second 30 minutes will discuss common abnormalities of newborn foals, early intervention and when referral is recommended.

2:00pm-
5:00pm
LAB: Ultrasound of the Distal Limb (Limit 10)
Dr. Jarrod Troy, DVM
Level: Beginner
The objectives for the lecture portion of the lab: 1. Relate normal equine distal limb anatomy with ultrasound images, 2. Evaluate pathologic distal limb ultrasound images, 3. Image acquisition: Tips & Tricks.  The objectives for the hands on portion of the lab are: 1. Practicing the use of ultrasound to image for the tendons and ligaments of the distal limb, 2. Practicing the use of ultrasound to image the synovial structures of the distal limb, 3. Advanced techniques for ultrasound of the equine distal limb.

Honey Bee Track

 8:00amAnatomy and Physiology of the Honeybee
Dr. Cynthia Faux, DVM
Level: Beginner
This lecture will discuss the basic honeybee anatomy and physiology most relevant to veterinarians. A basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology will enhance understanding of behavior and disease susceptibility of honeybees.
9:00am-10:50am

LAB: Honeybee Diseases & Identification  (Limit 20)
Brandon Hopkins, PhD & Dr. Cynthia Faux, DVM
Level: Intermediate
Honey bees now fall under the veterinarian feed directive and beekeepers now require the help of qualified veterinarians to get antibiotic treatments for honey bee diseases.  This session will cover honey bee diseases during the lecture section and identification during the lab section.  While antibiotic treatments for foul brood disease will be the major demand for veterinarian interaction with beekeepers; there are other major pests/diseases that knowledgeable veterinarians will be able to provide valuable insight to the beekeepers.

 11:10am

Honeybee Therapeutics - How Behavior and Environment Affects Treatment Options
Brandon Hopkins, PhD 
Level: Intermediate
Honey bee colonies are a complex and dynamic superorganism.  These superorganisms (colonies) change throughout the season and exhibit unique behaviors in response.  The pests/diseases they encounter often need intervention by the beekeeper and treatment options vary depending on beekeeper demands, season, colony lifecycle, and pest/disease issues.  In this session we will cover the beekeeping industry and how honey bee behavior and environmental factors affect treatment options.

1:00pmWeather permitting - go look at bees!

Small Animal Track

 8:00am

Pet Pigs: Common Procedures, Ailments, and Considerations for Food-Animal Status
Dr. Marcie Logsdon, DVM
Level: Beginner
With the advent of the “mini pig” practitioners are again seeing a rise in the number of pet pigs presenting to small and mixed animal practices. This lecture will discuss basic handling, surgical and technical procedures, common ailments, and implications of their “food animal” status.

 9:00am

Basic Triage and Emergency Medicine of Exotic and Avian Species
Dr. Marcie Logsdon, DVM
Level: Beginner
What to do when an unfamiliar pet species rushes through your clinic door on emergency. This lecture will cover the basics of stabilization and triage for common avian and small companion mammal species. Highlights include when to treat, when to transfer, and how to best utilize limited client funds.

10:10am

Hedgehogs as Patients
Dr. Nicky Finch, DVM, Head Exotics and Wildlife
Level: Beginner
A brief introduction to hedgehog examination and treatment to assist general small animal practioners in feeling more comfortable when a “spikey floof” presents to their practice.

11:10am

Common Presentations of Hedgehogs
Dr. Nicky Finch, DVM, Head Exotics and Wildlife
Level: Beginner
A discussion of the most common presentations of the dreaded “stab rats” (hedgehogs) and how to deal with them.

1:00pm

Feline Oral Diseases
Dr. Raelynn Farnsworth, Associate Clinical Professor, Community
Level: Intermediate
This presentation will cover 6 common feline oral diseases including tooth resorption, feline chronic gingiostomatitis, oral eosinophilic granuloma complex, feline juvenile gingivitis/periodontitis, common feline oral tumors and oral pyogenic granulomas.  We will cover their common clinical presentations, their possible etiologies, how to diagnose them and current treatments for them.

2:00pm

Common Canine Dental Problems
Dr. Raelynn Farnsworth, Associate Clinical Professor, Community
Level: Intermediate 
This presentation will cover common canine dental problems such as problems with dental occlusion, tooth abnormalities, gingival enlargement and hyperplasia, CUPS and canine oral growths.  The presentation will include common clinical presentations, their possible etiologies, how to diagnose them and current treatments for these problems.

3:10pm

Veterinary Dentistry:  Procedures, Complications, Tricks and Tips 
Dr. Tammy White, DVM, AVDC
Level: Intermediate
This lecture will discuss: 1. Fractures of the jaw and teeth:  How to avoid jaw fractures  and how to treat jaw fractures, 2. Tooth roots:  How to retrieve tooth roots and how to prevent from displacing them, and 3. Nerve blocks: How to perform nerve blocks and avoid trauma to other areas.

4:10pm

Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract 
Dr. Ashley Hanna, DVM, DACVR
Level: Beginner/Intermediate This lecture will discuss: 1. Understand the criteria for diagnosis of a small intestinal obstruction on radiographs, 2. Become familiar with additional radiographic tests (e.g. pneumocolon, gastrogram) that can aid in your diagnosis, and 3. Understand the utility of alternative imaging modalities (ultrasound, CT) in the diagnosis of GI.

Technician Track

8:00amAnesthesia Countdown: Preanesthesia
Kim Spelts, BS,CVT,VTS (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Anesthesia is an event, not just a drug choice. Understanding this concept is key to becoming a safer anesthetist. A thorough patient assessment and history review will allow the anesthetist to create a detailed, tailored, and balanced anesthesia plan of action for every patient. The goals of the preanesthesia phase will be discussed, as well as the agents and equipment available that will help ensure those goals are achieved.
9:00amAnesthesia Launch: Induction
Kim Spelts, BS,CVT,VTS (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
The induction phase of anesthesia (along with the recovery phase) is one of the most likely times that a patient will experience potentially life-threatening complications related to anesthesia. The anesthetist must understand the cardiopulmonary effects of the anesthesia induction drugs in order to minimize the unwanted side effects and facilitate a smooth and rapid transition into general anesthesia. The goals of the induction phase of anesthesia will be discussed, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the induction drugs available.
10:10pm

Anesthesia Flight and Landing: Maintenance and Recovery
Kim Spelts, BS,CVT,VTS (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Now that the patient is asleep, what tools does the anesthetist have at his/her disposal to ensure a smooth experience for the patient and, more importantly, an uneventful and successful recovery?  The goals of the maintenance and recovery phases of anesthesia will be discussed as well as suggestions for perianesthetic drug administration and monitoring.

11:10am

Pain Management: It’s Not Just Because We’re Nice People
Kim Spelts, BS,CVT,VTS (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Barriers exist that stand in the way of appropriate pain management in our veterinary patients, including a lack of knowledge of drugs and/or techniques available to treat pain. This lecture will discuss why pain management is GOOD MEDICINE, review the nociceptive pathway, and discuss techniques for managing acute pain in dogs and cats.

1:00pm

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Newer Advances in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
Kim Spelts, BS,CVT,VTS (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
The past few years have seen tremendous developments across multiple subspecialties of veterinary medicine.  A drive towards fear-free practices, the opioid shortage, a better understanding of the mechanism of action of existing drugs, as well as advances in pharmaceutical development have all contributed to a more robust arsenal of tools available to us in the perioperative anesthetic and analgesic management of our veterinary patients.

2:00pm

ECS, CBD, THC… OMG WTF?
Kim Spelts, BS,CVT,VTS  (Guest Speaker)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Like it or not, our clients are administering products that impact the function of the endocannabinoid system to their pets, often without veterinary supervision.  This talk will discuss the role and function of the ECS and address current research as well as clinical impressions from the therapeutic use of ECS nutraceuticals.  The objective of this presentation is to provide information so the veterinary professional will be better able to provide harm-reduction education to clients who wish to administer hemp-, cannabis-, or marijuana-based products to their pets.

3:10pm

Radiology: How to Rock Your Inner-Views
Holly Morss, LVT
Level: Intermediate
This lecture will provide an overview of diagnostic imaging, from radiation safety and positioning techniques, through image evaluation and case studies.

4:10pm

What All Veterinary Dental Technicians Should Know:  How to Obtain Intraoral Dental Radiographs, Steps for a Professional Teeth Cleaning and Home Care Options
Dr. Tammy White, DVM, AVDC
Level: Beginner
This lecture will discuss: 1. How to obtain Intra oral dental radiographs simplified, 2. How to perform a professional teeth cleaning, and 3. Home care product options.

Social-Network Event

5:00pm-6:30pmWe will have our FREE Social-Network Event in the Mickelson Lounge from 5-6:30pm.   Enjoy 2 free drink tickets, appetizers, and socializing with WSU CVM Faculty and other conference participants.  This year we will be presenting three Distinguished Alumnus Awards at the end of our program.

SAVMA Bookstore

Open on Saturday from 11am-1pm in McCoy Hall, First Floor.

WSU SAVMA is the official supplier of WSU CVM apparel and accessories.  They carry t-shirts, tank tops, polos, jackets, hats, water bottles, stickers, and much more!  Please contact SAVMA Bookstore Manager Emma Flott, emma.flott@wsu.edu, with any questions about merchandise.  You can also shop online at: http://savmastore.wixsite.com/wsu-savma-store

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Ag Animal Track

8:00am-10:50am

Antibiotic Stewardship for Ag Animal
Dr. Claire Burbick, DVM, PhD & Dale Moore, DVM MPVM PhD, Diplomate ACVPM & Dr. Bill Sischo, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Level: Beginner
Veterinary oversight of antimicrobials in food animal production will continue to increase because of public health concerns with antimicrobial resistance. This workshop will focus on the current state of knowledge of antimicrobial resistance and ways to address and mitigate it through antimicrobial stewardship practices on any size food animal operation.

 11:10am

Individual Ag Animal Cases
Dr. Dale A. Moore, DVM MPVM PhD, Diplomate ACVPM
Level: Beginner
Although we often focus on herd health in ag animal medicine, we still have individual cases to deal with. We will work through several cases that presented to the diagnostic laboratory to highlight approaches, sampling, and pathologic diagnostic interpretation.

Equine Track

8:00am

Endocrine Testing in Diagnoses of Equine Reproductive Problems
Dr. Augustin Ruiz, DVM
Level: Intermediate
The presentation will focus on use of endocrine testing to refine diagnosis of equine reproduction. The list of problems is based on inquiries/calls from practitioners to the Theriogenology services. Presentation will be illustrated with clinical cases.

9:00am

Review of a Complete Ophthalmologic Exam and Corneal Disease
Dr. Kathryn L. Wotman, DVM, DAVIM (Large Animal), DACVO (Guest Speaker)
Level: Intermediate to Advance
This lecture will cover the necessary ophthalmic equipment to have in the field or in the clinic to appropriately diagnose and treat most equine ocular disease.  We will review equine ocular anatomy then focus on the cornea and corneal diseases.  Diagnosis and treatment of corneal ulcerations will be reviewed as well as new treatments for other corneal conditions such as immune mediated keratitis.

10:10am

Updates in Equine Recurrent Uveitis and Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Diagnostics and Treatment
Dr. Kathryn L. Wotman, DVM, DAVIM (Large Animal), DACVO (Guest Speaker)
Level: Intermediate to Advance
This lecture will review Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU) and ocular squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in terms of early recognition of the disease process.  We will focus on new approaches in the treatment of ERU and equine ocular SCC including stem cell therapies and immunotherapy.  Exciting discoveries regarding the genetics of both ERU and SCC will be covered as well preventative measures that every horse owner can use to help maintain their horse’s ocular health.

 11:10am

Challenging Ophthalmology Case Discussion
Dr. Kathryn L. Wotman, DVM, DAVIM (Large Animal), DACVO (Guest Speaker)
Level: Intermediate to Advance
This lecture will offer an opportunity for the audience to submit challenging cases which will be used as a launching point for discussion on diagnosis and treatment of equine ocular diseases.  Audience members are encouraged to submit case signalment, history, and progression as well as pictures that we will work thru as a group with the goal of learning new approaches to the tough cases.

Small Animal Track

8:00am-
Noon

LAB: Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation for Everyday Practice (Limit 30: 15 Vet & 15 Tech)
Dr. Jessica Bunch DVM, CCRT, CVA & Lori Lutskas LVT, CCRP
Level: Beginner
Come join us in learning practical tips and techniques in small animal physical rehabilitation. We will begin with an hour lecture reviewing why rehabilitation is important, what can be done in a general practice setting, and how to take advantage of the tools you already have. From there we will jump into our wet lab where you will review key boney structures and muscles, learn to assess range of motion and atrophy, how to properly stretch muscles, and common exercises for strengthening, core, and balance.

Technician Track - Large Animal

8:00am

Fibrogen Used as a Tool in Ruminant Diagnostics
Marsha Ginther, LVT
Level: Intermediate
Fibrinogen is an acute phase protein used in ruminants to evaluate inflammation. In this presentation the audience will learn how to measure fibrinogen and evaluate findings to help further diagnose ruminant patients.

9:00am

Equine Sarcoid and Treatments
Amy Shields, LVT
Level: Intermediate
In the presentation we will cover what exactly a sarcoid is, different variety of sarcoids, clinical signs, methods of treatment, and other kinds of equine masses/tumors.

10:10amPain Scoring the Equine
Dr. Jamie Kopper, DVM, PhD, ACVIM
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
We all recognize that the horse that is thrashing on the ground is painful – but what about that horse standing quietly in the corner? How does today compare to yesterday? How can we best work with clients who have horses with chronically painful conditions to ensure that we are all doing our best to provide a good analgesia plan? Standardized scoring systems have been developed and validated for the horse to walk all of us (veterinary professionals and owners alike) through recognizing and monitoring pain in horses. This hour we will discuss the scoring systems, how to use them, integrate them into your practice (ambulatory and in hospital) and how they can improve your patient’s comfort.
 11:10am

Pain Management in the Equine
Dr. Jenifer Gold, DVM, ACVIM, ACVECC
Level: Intermediate
I will discuss the variety of ways horses express pain, what the pain pathway is, and then the variety of different modalities to treat pain. Finally I will discuss multi-modal pain management and how to use it in practice.