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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Vet Tech Track I

7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Sunrise CE Lecture

Dr. Bianca Zenor

Hills Pet Nutrition Inc.

Weight Management: Expect the Unexpected

Without strict protocols or precise measuring, pets can still lose weight just by changing their nutrition. Come learn how diet can work with each pet's unique metabolic response to activate the body's natural ability to burn excess body fat and affect calorie utilization.


8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Jennifer Ashley

Back to the Basics: Dermatology Diagnostics

The skin, the largest organ of the body, serves as an anatomical and physiological barrier.  Thus, it is no surprise that diseases of the skin account for approximately 50% of veterinary practice in most of the United States.  Being able to offer your clients the services of diagnostics related to dermatology (all of which are simple and fairly inexpensive to perform) will increase the value of your practice while helping your patients. 


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Katharine Beard

Hyperadrenocorticism: The Disease, Diagnostics, and Treatment in Dogs

This lecture will cover the physiology and clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism in dogs.  There will be a discussion on diagnostic tests that are performed as well as treatment for managing this disease.


10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Liane Shaw

Dental Radiography for the Veterinary Technician

Whether you want a refresher or you are a first time learner, this lecture will help you get the best use of your dental radiography equipment.  We will spend time reviewing the production of x-rays, radiation safety, dental radiography equipment and dental radiographic techniques.  Learn how to master small animal dental radiography technique.   


11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Indiana Veterinary Technician's Association (IVTA) Luncheon- $14/person

1 CE Credit

Theresa Shuck

Disaster Preparedness: How Can I Help as an RVT?

We will be discussing some of the current plans in place to help the animal population in the face of a disaster of any kind or scale.  Information on how the specialized skills and training of the RVT can be utilized by authorities in a disaster or emergency will be explained.  Please come and learn how invaluable you are as a professional in your service to both fellow animals and their humans.  Opportunities for actively getting involved in the emergency preparedness and disaster response will be covered. 


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Bill Schroeder

The Social Tech I

As a veterinary technician you are called upon to perform many duties within the practice.  Lately, many have been called upon to assist with the practice’s social media plan.  This course will help you identify the social media channels that are working best within veterinary practices!


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Bill Schroeder

The Social Tech II

Building upon the previous course, we will continue our journey into how technicians can help support the practice’s social media plan.  We will focus on developing content that supports the office visit, engages clients, and ultimately yields a much more informed pet owner. 


3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Dr. Karen Cornell

Compassion Fatigue: Increasing  Client Follow Through- The Role of Team Communication

This session will explore communication strategies that can be utilized to better engage our clients and assure their follow through and adherence to treatment recommendations and plans.  Core and advanced communication skills will be emphasized. 


4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Dr. Karen Cornell

Compassion Fatigue: Stratgies for Helping Our Clients and Ourselves

This session will focus on compassion fatigue (CF) including the prevalence of CF within the veterinary healthcare team, and the signs and symptoms, and the mechanisms for coping with it as an individual and as a team.  Participants will leave the program with an assessment of their personal risk factors for compassion fatigue and an action plan to cope with compassion fatigue. 

Sponsored By:

Hill's

Vet Tech Track II

8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Dr. Ruth Landau

Habla Espanol? Si!

Latinos are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States.  By 2050, it is projected that Latinos will comprise 30% of the U.S. population.  Despite the Latino population explosion, little is known about the quality of veterinary care provided to pets of Spanish-speaking owners who have limited English proficiency (LEP).  We will discuss results from three national studies that describe the veterinary communication experience between LEP Latino pet owners and the small animal veterinary team.


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Dr. Ruth Landau

Getting from  HOLA to GRACIAS!

Perro? Gato? Hola! Chau! Have you ever felt challenged to communicate with non-English-speaking clients about their dog or cat?  Join us for a lively discussion about ways to improve communication in your hospital with Spanish-speaking pet owners who have limited English proficiency.  Leave the session with new resources to enhance your take-home message.  No Spanish language background needed!


10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Dr. Amanda Farr and Kyle Clever

More than a Mouthful: Equine Dentistry and the Veterinary Technician

Routine equine dentistry is a commonly performed procedure in most equine practices.  Depending on state practice act regulations, the role of a veterinary technician can vary from restraint of the horse to performing routine dentistry unsupervised.  Having a veterinary technician involved in equine dentistry increases the efficiency of the procedure and enhances the safety of all involved.  The lecture will review equine dentistry and will detail the role of a veterinary technician in equine dentistry.


11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Indiana Veterinary Technician's Association (IVTA) Luncheon- $14/person

1 CE Credit

Theresa Shuck

Disaster Preparedness: How Can I Help as an RVT?

We will be discussing some of the current plans in place to help the animal population in the face of a disaster of any kind or scale.  Information on how the specialized skills and training of the RVT can be utilized by authorities in a disaster or emergency will be explained.  Please come and learn how invaluable you are as a professional in your service to both fellow animals and their humans.  Opportunities for actively getting involved in the emergency preparedness and disaster response will be covered. 


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 

Dr. Amelia Woolums

Immunity in the Neonatal Calf

It’s often thought that young calves can’t respond to vaccination, but it turns out they can! However, because of their naïve immune response and the impact of maternal antibodies, vaccination of young calves is not always effective.  This presentation will review unique aspects of the immune response in the young calf, with discussion of effective approaches to vaccinating this population.


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Dr. Amelia Woolums

BRSV: What's the Latest?

Respiratory disease is a common problem in cattle and other ruminants, and bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) is a common cause of ruminant respiratory disease.  This virus has unique characteristics that help it cause disease.  Further complicating matters is the fact that the host immune response to BRSV sometimes makes disease worse.  Current information regarding the virus, its effect on cattle, and the vaccines available to control BRSV infection will be discussed.


3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Dr. Nathan Slovis

Technical Large Animal Rescue

This lecture will describe the incident command system and how it is used during a technical equine rescue. This will be a case based approached lecture where the participants will learn the concepts  of how to safely extract horses from sink holes, mud, overturned trailers, etc. At the end of this lecture the participants will also  have a basic knowledge of rescue equipment needed to facilitate the described rescues.


4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Dr. Nathan Slovis

Infectious Diseases of the Foal

By the time a foal is 6 months of age, up to 20% of these animals would have been exposed to and/or diagnosed with an infectious disease (Resource: National Animal Health Monitoring System). It is important to understand these diseases in order to implement treatment and farm biosecurity measures. The lecture will discuss four  gastrointestinal diseases of the foal:   Salmonella, Rotavirus, Clostridium Difficle and Perfringens.  The lecture will also discuss the basic concepts of farm biosecurity emphasizing how to decrease the spread of these diseases in the farm as well as veterinary setting.

Small Animal I

7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Sunrise CE Lecture

Dr. Sandra San Miguel & Dr. Kauline Capriani Davis

Impacting Our Future

Dr. San Miguel and Dr. Capriani Davis will provide an overview of why veterinary workforce development is essential for our profession to remain relevant to society.  Opportunities for elementary, middle, high school and college students will be discussed.  Resources available for veterinarians to use on classroom visits, to increase their intercultural competencies, and for developing our future workforce will be highlighted.  Attendees will receive a free children’s book about veterinary medicine.


8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Dr. Ruthanne Chun

Canine Osteosarcoma: Are We Still Just Limping Around?

This session will review the standard of care for diagnosis and treatment of canine appendicular osteosarcoma and we will also delve into newer therapies of palliative and curative intent. 


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Dr. Ruthanne Chun

Oncologic Cytology: Twenty Top Tips on Using Cytology in Your Practice

This session will provide practical information and easily implemented tips for using cytology in your daily practice.


10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Dr. Ruthanne Chun

Anticancer Therapies: Newer Drugs and New Uses for Old Drugs

This session will cover the uses for the new targeted therapies available for veterinary cancer patients and it will also cover what is known (and not known) about metronomic chemotherapy for cancer patients.


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Dr. Mike Childress

Treatment Protocols for Canine Lymphonas: Current Review

Chemotherapy is the preferred treatment for most canine lymphomas.  Factors include; the patient's performance status, the owner's financial resources, survival expectation, and tolerance for treatment-related side effects.  This session covers the pros and cons of current and evolving treatment protocols for canine lymphomas, including recent protocols which incorporate radiation therapy and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Dr. Ruthanne Chun

Feline Lymphoma: The Large and Small of It

This session will provide attendees with an understanding of both large and small cell lymphoma in cats: specifically the differences in diagnosing, treating and the long term prognosis for both diseases. 


3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Dr. Hock Gan Heng

Small Animall Abdominal Radiology 101: Back to Basics

Two important aspects of small animal abdominal radiology are the detection and description of the abnormal findings and the interpretation of these findings.  To be able to detect abnormalities, a strong understanding of basic radiographic anatomy and roentgen signs is important.  This lecture emphasizes the importance of using roentgen signs including location, margins, number, opacity, size and shape to describe the abnormalities detected on the radiograph. 


4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Dr. Hock Gan Heng

Differentiating Significant vs. Non-Significant Findings in Thoracic Radiography

Reading and interpreting small animal thoracic radiography is a very challenging task as there are many organ structures that need to be evaluated.  There are many normal variations for these organ structures depending on the age, breed and body conformation.  Additionally, some radiographic changes detected on thoracic images may not have any clinical significance for the patients.  The objective of this lecture is to describe the common findings detected on radiography and their significance.

Small Animal II

8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Dr. Tony Johnson

It's More than "Two Times Maintenance": Fluid Therapy in Small Animals

Fluid therapy is one area I struggle with daily whether for rehydration or resuscitation from shock.  Few interventions are as fraught with the possibility of error and disastrous consequences.  Many schools of thought and much controversy surround this topic.  The temptation exists to just set the pump at ‘two times maintenance’ and be done; the actual fluid plan should be based on an evaluation of the patient and changed to match the patient’s changing needs.


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Dr. Tony Johnson

Small Animal CPR: New Guidelines from the RECOVER Initiative

CPR is often futile with survival to discharge rates hovering at less than 10% for veterinary patients.  Nonetheless, it is not going to go away, so knowing what to do is important.  The RECOVER initiative was just completed and offers up evidence-based guidelines for doing the best CPR you can.  This session will review the large-scale study and provide tips and advice on proper technique.


10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Dr. Tony Johnson

Small Animal Euthanasia: Steps for a Smoother Experience for Everyone

It is every veterinarian’s nightmare- botched euthanasia.  One of the most vital services we offer is also one of the least discussed.  A bad euthanasia experience can lose you clients, earn a bad reputation and impact your practice.  In this session we strip off the taboos, discuss experiences good and bad and learn some valuable tips and pointers to ensure that your last visit with a patient is not your last visit from that client. 


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Dr. Lori Thompson

Challenging Dermatology Case Presentations

Review of challenging cases.  Learn what diagnostics and treatment decisions made the difference!


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Dr. Lori Thompson

Auto-Immune Diseases that Target the Skin

A review of the most common auto-immune diseases seen in dermatology including pemphigus, lupoid onychodystrophy and vasculitis.


3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Dr. Lori Thompson

Otitis I: Anatomy and Underlying Causes

This lecture focuses on the anatomy of both the canine and feline ear, primary causes of otitis, predisposing and perpetuation factors.


4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Dr. Lori Thompson

Otitis II: Diagnosis and Treatment

This lecture focuses on various diagnostics and treatment options to manage both acute and chronic otitis. 

Aquatic Animal Health

8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Dr. Jennifer Strasser- APHIS Module

Disease Prevention and Bio-Security in Aquaculture

This module reviews general biosecurity topics (prevention, control and eradication) for aquatic animal production systems, including biosecurity practices and proper handling of animals and equipment during site visits, and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment for various situations. The proper use and dosages of different disinfectants in aquaculture and designing an appropriate cleaning and disinfection plan are reviewed.


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Dr. Myron Kebus

Water Quality Basics

This presentation will cover the primary and secondary water quality parameters that affect fish health.  Disease signs associated with water quality problems will be presented, along with steps that veterinarians can recommend to help prevent water quality caused diseases of fish.


10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Dr. Myron Kebus

Fish Practice Toolbox

This presentation will cover what veterinarians can do to provide fish medicine services to their clients.  It will include discussion on how to perform gross examinations, on-site light microscopy, sample collection for laboratory testing, organisms, and necropsies. 


12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Lunchtime CE

Dr. Jennifer Strasser- APHIS Module

Aquatic Animal Diseases and Related Regulatory Activities

This module explains the role of the accredited veterinarian in aquatic animal disease control and eradication; describes the common clinical signs of diseases in aquatic animals as well as potential disease differentials. Basic diagnostic sampling and submission procedures and laboratory diagnostics used for aquatic animal reporting procedures are described. The OIE reportable diseases are discussed as well as several disease incursion examples.


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Dr. Myron Kebus

Fish Parasites, Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi

This presentation will cover some of the most commonly seen parasitic, bacterial, viral and fungal diseases of farmed fish, along with steps that veterinarians can use to treat and prevent the diseases these organisms cause.


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Dr. Myron Kebus

Cases of Fish Disease We Have Seen On Fish Farms Toolbox

This presentation will cover several cases of fish disease on fish farms.  The participants will be presented with the history, finding, differential lists and diagnoses along with treatments and management. 


3:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Myron Kebus and  Dr. Jennifer Strasser

Hands-On: Fish Medicine

Fee: $40/person, Limit 20 people

This wet lab will provide participants an opportunity to perform and practice fin clips, wet gill mounts, necropsies, sampling for disease testing, and other techniques that are used by veterinarians on fish farms. 

 

Sponsored By:

IN soybean

Wednesday Special Events

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Stewart Center Rooms 214 & 218

Exhibit Hall Open


11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Indiana Veterinary Technician's Association (IVTA) Luncheon- $14/person

1 CE Credit

Theresa Shuck

Disaster Preparedness: How Can I Help as an RVT?

We will be discussing some of the current plans in place to help the animal population in the face of a disaster of any kind or scale.  Information on how the specialized skills and training of the RVT can be utilized by authorities in a disaster or emergency will be explained.  Please come and learn how invaluable you are as a professional in your service to both fellow animals and their humans.  Opportunities for actively getting involved in the emergency preparedness and disaster response will be covered. 


5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Awards Celebration

PMU North Ballroom

Reception- 5:30 p.m.

Dinner- 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a delightful evening as we honor the College’s distinguished alumni and educators. A cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with
dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) North Ballroom. Following dinner, we will feature the award recipients and
their nominators as we celebrate these exceptional Purdue Veterinary Medicine family members.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Vet Tech Specialty Track

8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Carissa Sparks

Neurological Examination and Localization

This presentation will focus on the complete examination and lesion localization for the general practitioner.  This will be a prelude to the laboratory offered on Friday.  A systematic approach to the neurologic examination will be explained.  Neuroanatomic localization will be described and a case based approach will be utilized to interactively localize lesion(s) with audience participation. 


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Carissa Sparks

Common Spinal Myelopathies

This presentation will focus on the most commonly seen spinal myelopathies in private practice.  The pathophysiology will be explained for three types of Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), diskospondylitis and fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE).  How neurolocalization and the order of functional loss with extradural compression affects the bladder and treatment options will also be discussed.  


10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Carissa Sparks

Seizures or Not Seizures?

A seizure is a non-specific short event with an abrupt start and termination.  Disorders that are mistaken for seizures will be described and a variety of seizure types and classes will be discussed.  Differential causes for seizures, treatment plans and how to manage a patient in status epilepticus will be considered. 


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Brandy Sprunger

Icy Hot: Hypo and Hyperthermia

Hypo and hyperthermia are commonly seen in emergency practices, whether primary conditions from exposure to the outdoors or secondary to other disease processes, surgery or trauma.  While some aspects of their pathophysiology are very similar, others are very unique.  Knowing the differences can make patient hospitalization times shorter and recovery much quicker.


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Brandy Sprunger

Not so Cute: Acute Anapylaxis

Anaphylaxis occurs for many different reasons and can manifest as a mild allergic reaction or escalate to severe hypovolemic or anaphylactic shock.  In order to treat these patients quickly and affectively, it is important to understand the basics of immunology as well as numerous causes of anaphylaxis.


3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Brandy Sprunger

A Little Fat Can Be Good: Using Lipids in Toxicities

Since its first use in human medicine, intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) has been found to be useful for many lipophilic toxins.  Knowing which toxins it works with, how to administer it and theories behind how it works puts many toxicity cases at a great advantage, and may even save lives.


4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Stockton Lecture- Loeb Playhouse

Dr. Alex Dunlap

Chief Veterinarian for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Animals in Space

Dr. Dunlap will talk about what it takes to fly animals in space and show photos of some of previous and current missions. Dr. Dunlap is responsible for all NASA policies related to animal health and welfare.

Professional Development- "Practice Communications"

8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Dr. Karen Cornell

Conflict Resolution Within the Practice Team Part I

Conflict within the veterinary healthcare is inevitable and costly.  However, when handled well, conflict can be production. This session will continue to focus on identifying the key components of conflict and how to best address those within the team.  This session is the first of two sessions.  It is highly recommended that individuals attend both sessions in order to gain the most benefit.


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Dr. Karen Cornell

Conflict Resolution Within the Practice Team Part II

Conflict within the veterinary healthcare is inevitable and costly.  However, when handled well conflict can be productive.  This session will continue to focus on identifying the key components of conflict and how to best address those within the team.  This session is a continuation of the previous session.  It  is highly recommended that individuals attend both sessions in order to gain the most benefit.


10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Bill Schroeder

The Social Vet I

You’ve heard the buzz about social media but may not know how to start, where to focus your attention, and/or how to develop content that encourages interaction.  This course will help you identify today’s most beneficial social channels, introduce you to some techniques that engage your clients, and identify who should be managing your social media program.


12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Lunchtime CE

Dr. Richard Goebel

Overview- Veterinary Practice Management Program (VPMP)

This lunchtime CE session will feature an overview of the Veterinary Practice Management Program (VPMP), an intensive, four-module program offering 72 hours of graduate-level instruction on contemporary business issues. Modules include: Human Resources Management, Accounting and Financial Management, Marketing Management and Strategic Thinking.


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Bill Schroeder

The Social Vet II

Online reviews have become a very popular method for pet owners to share their feelings about veterinary practices.  In turn, many people check reviews when selecting a veterinary practice.  The course will help practices understand the review process, how to promote positive reviews, and how to manage the negative.


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Dr. Ruth Landau

Supporting Latino Clients Part I: Habla Espanol? Si!

Latinos are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States.  By 2050, it is projected that Latinos will comprise 30% of the U.S. population.  Despite the Latino population explosion, little is known about the quality of veterinary care provided to pets of Spanish-speaking owners who have limited English proficiency (LEP).  We will discuss results from three national studies that describe the veterinary communication experience between LEP Latino pet owners and the small animal veterinary team. 


3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Dr. Ruth Landau

Supporting Latino Clients Part II: Getting from HOLA to GRACIAS!

Perro? Gato? Hola! Chau! Have you ever felt challenged to communicate with non-English-speaking clients about their dog or cat?  Join us for a lively discussion about ways to improve communication in your hospital with Spanish-speaking pet owners who have limited English proficiency.  Leave the session with new resources to enhance your take-home message.  No Spanish language background needed!


4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Stockton Lecture- Loeb Playhouse

Dr. Alex Dunlap

Chief Veterinarian for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Animals in Space

Dr. Dunlap will talk about what it takes to fly animals in space and show photos of some of previous and current missions. Dr. Dunlap is responsible for all NASA policies related to animal health and welfare.

 

Sponsored By:

Zoetis

Small Animal III

8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Dr. Ralph Millard

Orthopedic Emergencies

A review of steps necessary for successful management of acute traumatic fractures in dogs and cats.  Including: patient assessment, resuscitation, monitoring, analgesia, wound management, temporary stabilization and definitive methods of treatment.


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Dr. Nic Lambrechts

Coxofemoral Luxation

A review of the anatomy, mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of traumatic coxofemoral luxation in dogs and cats.


10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Dr. John Ciribassi

Feline Inappropiate Elimination

Is it medical?  Is it marking?  Is it the litter box or the litter?  These are all great questions and this session will explore each of these questions and how to answer them to help achieve effective resolution of the problem.


12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Dr. Greta Schmoyer- APHIS Module

Role of State, Federal and International Agencies and Health Certifications

This module reviews the State, Federal, and International agencies that an accredited veterinarian may interact with and the services these agencies provide. Participants learn how to accurately complete health certificates for animals traveling domestically or internationally. Written guidelines for the completion of 11 USDA APHIS and VS Forms and their continuation sheets are provided.


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Dr. John Ciribassi

Fear Based Aggression

This presentation will explore one of the most common behavior issues seen in veterinary behavior medicine, fear based aggression, and will try to diminish the idea that all aggression is related to dominance.


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Dr. John Ciribassi

Thunderstorm and Noise Phobia

This session will discuss the diagnosis and management of noise phobia in dogs, including thunderstorm phobias.  With the storm season still in full swing, this is an area where we can give help to the dog and owner alike.


3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Dr. John Ciribassi

Canine Sibling Rivalry

There are various terms to describe this aggression issue where dogs of the same household develop aggressive behaviors towards each other.  We will explore causes and how to manage this common and frustrating problem. 


4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Stockton Lecture- Loeb Playhouse

Dr. Alex Dunlap

Chief Veterinarian for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Animals in Space

Dr. Dunlap will talk about what it takes to fly animals in space and show photos of some of previous and current missions. Dr. Dunlap is responsible for all NASA policies related to animal health and welfare.

Small Animal IV

7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Sunrise CE Lecture

Dr. Sandra San Miguel & Dr. Kauline Capriani Davis

Dr. San Miguel and Dr. Capriani Davis will provide an overview of why veterinary workforce development is essential for our profession to remain relevant to society.  Opportunities for elementary, middle, high school and college students will be discussed.  Resources available for veterinarians to use on classroom visits, to increase their intercultural competencies, and for developing our future workforce will be highlighted.  Attendees will receive a free children’s book about veterinary medicine.


8:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

2 CE Credits

Dr. Scott Brown

Staged Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Case-Based Approach

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common medical problem in dogs and cats.  The IRIS classification scheme enables us to individualize diagnostic and therapeutic plans based on disease staging.  This talk will address the staging system including why it is important and how to use it.  Case examples, including diagnostic and treatment plans, will be used to emphasize important differences in management of animals at various stages. 


10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Dr. Scott Brown

Hypertension in Dogs and Cats: Managing Cases Simply and Effectively

Recent studies have shown that high blood pressure is far more common than previously thought.  We will demystify the diagnosis and management of this problem, which can be handled in a straightforward manner.  This session will focus on issues related to blood pressure measurement, treatment of hypertension, and successful management of comorbid conditions, such as kidney disease and hyperthyroidism, using case examples.


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Dr. Scott Brown

How to Wisely Use NSAIDs in Animals at Risk

NSAIDs are the most commonly used analgesic medication in veterinary medicine.  Renal complications from NSAID administration are a constant worry for veterinarians who have to balance risk with quality of life issues.   We will focus on recent information related to the proper way to use these drugs to maximize safety and how to follow animals chronically receiving NSAIDs in order to catch renal issues early, giving case examples throughout. 


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Dr. Scott Brown

Proteinuria: A New and Important Management Tool

Identifying the presence of protein in the urine of dogs and cats is nothing new to veterinarians.  What is new, however, is recent evidence that we can use this knowledge to assess the efficacy of our treatments of animals with kidney disease or with high blood pressure.  Using case examples, we will show how proteinuria provides us with far more information than was previously appreciated.


3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Dr. Scott and Cathy Brown

Renal Clinicopathologic Conferernce: Better Path to Case Resolution

Is a renal biopsy of any value?  In the clinical management of patients with kidney disease, renal biopsies have historically been underutilized, often felt to be of little value in our efforts to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic regimens for our patients.  Recent advances have changed this.  The goal of this session will be to show how cooperation among pathologists and practicing veterinarians can facilitate the best management of our cases. 


4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Stockton Lecture- Loeb Playhouse

Dr. Alex Dunlap

Chief Veterinarian for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Animals in Space

Dr. Dunlap will talk about what it takes to fly animals in space and show photos of some of previous and current missions. Dr. Dunlap is responsible for all NASA policies related to animal health and welfare.

Food Animal Program

7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Sunrise CE Lecture

Dr. Cheryl Miller- APHIS Module

Collecting and Shipping Swine Samples

This module provides information on collection techniques for swine diagnostic samples and the necessary steps for labeling, packaging, and shipping diagnostic samples from any animal species. It also emphasizes occasions when collecting samples is not appropriate, as in the case of suspected foreign animal diseases. Lastly, this module addresses regulations related to shipping samples to veterinary diagnostic laboratories.


8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Dr. Max Rodibaugh

Lew Runnels Lecture: Consultation with Large Production Systems

Opportunities and challenges in working in and with large swine production systems will be explored.  Personal experiences with personnel, pigs, and management will be discussed. 


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Dr. Tad Thompson

Advanced Reproduction in Small Ruminants: What is Available in the Industry?

This session will look at the current group in the small ruminant field as it relates to reproductive services.  I will focus on Laparpscopic artificial insemination, surgical embryo recovery and transfer and semen collection and cryopreservation.


10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Dr. Stephen Lenz

New, Unusual and Interesting Cases from the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Selected cases from the West Lafayette and Heeke Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratories will be presented.


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Dr. Amelia Woolums

Use and Abuse of Vaccines to Control Bovine Respiratory Disease

Numerous vaccines are available for the prevention and control of bovine respiratory disease—so why is bovine respiratory disease still so common?  Current information regarding available vaccines for some of the common bovine respiratory pathogens will be presented, and factors that can impact the success of vaccination will be reviewed.  Case examples of vaccine application will be presented for discussion. 


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Dr. Jon Townsend

The Class of 2015- Raising the Next Generation of Dairy Heifers to be Your Best


3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Dr. Nicole Olynk-Widmar

What's on the Horizon for Livestock Markets in 2014

What are the driving forces in today’s livestock markets and what is the outlook for US pork, beef, and milk markets?  What are the key challenges facing US livestock producers today and in the future?  Feed prices, export markets, grain and forage production, and consumer demand for animal products are expected to continue to influence and shape our meat and milk markets.  Come and see what is in store for 2014 for livestock producers!


4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Stockton Lecture- Loeb Playhouse

Dr. Alex Dunlap

Chief Veterinarian for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Animals in Space

Dr. Dunlap will talk about what it takes to fly animals in space and show photos of some of previous and current missions. Dr. Dunlap is responsible for all NASA policies related to animal health and welfare.

Thursday Special Events

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Stewart Center Rooms 214 & 218

Exhibit Hall Open


11:45 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Dean's Club Luncheon

PMU North Ballroom

Dr. Curtis Eng

Invitation only, $25/person

Dean Willie Reed hosts an appreciation luncheon each fall for members of the PVM Dean’s Club. Dr. Curtis Eng, DVM ’88, will be our guest
presenter. Dr. Eng is the Chief Veterinarian and Manager of the California Condor Program for the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical
Gardens. This year’s luncheon will be held in the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) North Ballroom at 11:45 a.m. Note: Alumni and
friends who make a gift of $500 or more during the calendar year are recognized with membership in the PVM Dean’s Club. If you would
like to become a member, call the Office of Advancement Team at 800-830-0104.


5:30 p.m.

Combined Medicine Mixer & Auction

PMU North and South Ballroom

Open to all attendees, no fee but registration is required

Friday, September 13, 2013

Shelter Medicine- Increasing the Adoptability of Shelter Pets

8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Dr. David Bash & Jill Kooiman

How We Did It: reTails- A Unique Pet Adoption Venture

History, rationale, mission and operations of reTails Adoptions Store in Indianapolis.  A unique all volunteer, mall-based pet adoption store. 


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 p.m.

Dr. Gary Lantz

Decision Making in Practical Shelter Dentistry

A brief review of practical dental anatomy will be followed by a review of selected commonly encountered oral pathologies.  Diagnostic and treatment options will be presented.  The focus will be basic economical shelter dentistry with the goal of increasing adoptability of these animals.


10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bill Schroeder

The Social Shelter

Many shelters are interested in sharing their message via today’s most exciting medium, social media.  This course will help shelters identify some of the most beneficial social media channels and will discuss techniques which will help excite pet owners about adoptions, drive contributions towards donating time or money, and ultimately share the story that is your shelter.


11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sheryl Walker

Dog Training Tricks to Increase Adoptability

This session will review tips and methods to increase the adoptability of shelter dogs using positive reinforcement training.  Research, as well as real life examples, will be discussed.  This session is required for the afternoon training workshop.


2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Purdue Armory

Dr. Sara Bennett, Dr. Niwako Ogata, Melinda Cotton

Hands On Workshop

How to Teach Shelter Dogs Three Simple Cues to Maximize Their Adoptability

Fee $15/person, 2 CE

Limited Spaces

How to Teach Shelter Dogs Three Simple Cues to Maximize their Adoptability

Session attendees will learn about and observe three basic training exercises being applied to a shelter dog that will help to improve the dog’s behavior, presentation to the public, and consequently, its adoptability.  They will then have the opportunity to practice teaching these techniques to a group of shelter dogs with the goal of learning how to apply these training exercises to dogs they encounter, whether in a shelter, rescue, kennel or veterinary setting, after completing the session.

*All participants in the hands on workshop must attend the 11:40 a.m. lecture by Sheryl Walker

 

Sponsored By:

maddie's fund

Homeland Security Workshop

8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Dr. Marianne Ash & Dr. Maria Cooper

Principles of Outbreak Investigation

Drs. Marianne Ash and Maria Cooper of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health will discuss principles of disease outbreak investigation while focusing on the importance of combining conventional approaches with novel technologies.  When diseases of high economic or public health consequence strike, there is an urgency to identify a source and contain the disease to prevent additional cases.  Oftentimes, the health of our livestock , the safety and security of our food, and the fitness of our agricultural economy depend on the investigation progressing at rapid speed.  Innovative data management strategies along with a solid system for animal traceability are vital to a timely response, and the veterinary team plays an integral role in its success.  Drs. Ash and Cooper will discuss these approaches and provide real-world examples that can cause crucial delays during an investigation. 


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Dr. Terry Donat

Electromagnetic Pulse Events

The US power grid is critically vulnerable to adverse space weather, terrestrial hazards, intentional (physical/electronic) disruption, and neglect.  Electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) have the greatest potential to impact power availability--- across all scales of production, distribution, and use--- given pervasive grid vulnerabilities, control system designs, and cultural reliance upon microcircuitry. EMP origins, detrimental effects, cascading implications and national/local mitigation status efforts are real concerns for biosecurity, emergency planning and business continuity. 


10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Terry Donat

Medical Intelligence

One overarching objective of the Homeland Security enterprise is to orient, integrate and coordinate actions which prioritize, promote and protect animal, human and plant (crop) biosecurity.  Medical intelligence provides critical strategic and tactical information--- to individuals, businesses, government agencies and NGOs--- for guiding daily actions and emergency responses.  Veterinarians, medical providers, and agricultural/environmental specialists provide welcome expertise and perspectives for prospecting future threats, discriminating current conditions, and managing incidents as evolving security community colleagues.


12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Lunchtime CE

Dr. Frank Wilson- APHIS Module

Overview of Foreign Animal, USDA Program, and Reportable Diseases

This module introduces readers to a variety of foreign animal, USDA Program and reportable diseases and contains a list of which diseases are applicable to Category I and Category II accredited veterinarians. Information about reporting diseases and the steps in a foreign animal disease investigation are provided. Details about additional training opportunities for accredited veterinarians are also included along with a multitude of resources and learning opportunities to stay informed about these diseases.


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Michael Stebbins

Impact of Animal Rights Extremists

Those who oppose humane and responsible research, and in particular, radical animal rights extremists, are a threat to the biomedical and veterinary research enterprise.  This session will discuss the importance of animal research, and shine the light on the groups that are trying to stop it.  It will also provide ways to talk about the benefits of animal research to a general audience.

Equine Track

7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. (Note time change from original lunchtime lecture.)

Sunrise CE

Dr. Ron Brock- APHIS Module

International Movement of Horses

This module illustrates the scope of international horse travel and the economic factors associated with its growth, including examples of disease outbreaks that have occurred throughout the world. Proper completion of health certificates for temporary or permanent movement is included. An interactive scenario that demonstrates the process for permanently exporting a horse internationally is presented. Emphasis is placed on the role of the accredited veterinarian, isolation procedures, the required laboratory tests, and accurately completing an international health certificate.


8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Dr. Nathan Slovis

Overview of Hyperbaric Medicine in the Equine Patient

This talk will discuss the pathophysiology of HBOT and how it is currently being utilized in human medicine.  The lecture will also discuss how this treatment modality is currently used in our equine patient.


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Dr. Nathan Slovis

The Acute Abdomen in the Adult Horse

This talk will review the common and not so common causes of acute abdominal pain in the adult horse. This will be  a cased based presentation taking the audience through a variety of scenarios of how to diagnose and treat their equine patient.


10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Nathan Slovis

Abdominal Pain of the Foal

This talk will review the top 10 causes for acute abdominal pain in the foal. This talk will be emphasizing the use of ultrasound for making an accurate diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Dr. Nathan Slovis

Equine Clinical Pathology

This talk will review how to interpret blood work in our equine patient. It will be a case based presentation detailing how to come up formulate a diagnosis with the help of clinical pathology and a proper physical exam.


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Dr. Steve Adams

Intra-synovial Injections

Presentation of recent studies and current practices of veterinarians performing intra-synovial injections in horses. The most recent research on selection of needles will be included.


3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Steve Adams

Lameness evaluation: presentation of new and time honored techniques for successful diagnosis of lameness in horses.

New injection techniques and diagnostic tools for lameness diagnosis will be reviewed. Case examples will be provided.


4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bill Schroeder

Social Media and Your Equine Practice

You have heard the buzz about social media but may be wondering how an equine practice can benefit.  This course will identify the most beneficial social media networks, discuss content that is certain to cause the engagement you require, and reveal how mobile devices can play a huge part in your practice’s success.

Small Animal: Pet Birds

8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Dr. Ken Welle

Diagnostic Assessment of the Avian Patient

Avian patients often present with vague, non-specific signs. The ability to interpret subtle findings, and to plan, implement, and interpret diagnostic tests is essential to practicing avian medicine.

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Dr. Ken Welle

Avian Radiology

The ability to accurately position the bird, take diagnostic images, and interpret the results is critical to the practice of avian medicine. This session will introduce both normal and pathologic radiographic findings, as well as introducing alternative imaging modalities.

10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Ken Welle

Avian Theriogenology and Obstetrics

Birds have unique reproductive systems that are frequently the target of medical conditions. A strong knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and a logical approach to management can help resolve many of these problems.

11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Steve Thompson & Dr. Lori Corriveau

The Wild and Wacky World of Dr. DooALot for A Little Guy

Interactive case presentations on several interesting bird cases that highlight medical work & surgical care for avian patients.

 

Sponsored By:

Constance Spates Fund

Vet Tech Specialty Workshops

8:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Stewart 318

Brandy Sprunger

Using Kirby's Rule of Twenty to Develop Nursing Plans

Fee $25/person

Limit 40 Participants

Using pre-set lists like Kirby’s Rule of Twenty of human nursing diagnosis, veterinary technicians can improve patient outcomes through more vigilant monitoring.  Creating templates to use in a clinical setting is fairly simple, and can be incorporated into most veterinary software  programs.  Allowing technicians some autonomy in patient care also increases their job satisfaction and leaves more time for veterinarians to see additional cases.

10:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Farriery

Carissa Sparks

The Complete Neurologic Examination

Fee $25/person

Limit 18 Participants

This workshop will focus on the complete neurologic examination and lesion localization. This will be a laboratory offered to provide a “hands on” approach to the neurologic examination, complimenting the lecture “Neurologic Examination and Localization” from Thursday.  The complete neurologic examination will be demonstrated and each participant will be provided with a live dog in which to perform the neurologic examination. All neurologic tools necessary will be provided for use.

Workshop Cytology: Lymphoid Tissue, Liver and Skin

Apologies, but this workshop has been cancelled.

Friday Special Events

5:30 p.m.

Class of 1963's 50th Reunion Dinner

This is a special reunion year for the Class of 1963, the first class to meet their 50th anniversary milestone. In honor of this monumentous occasion, the College is planning a celebration dinner on Friday evening, September 13 in the new Spurgeon Club at Mackey Arena. Commemorating this class reunion will provide opportunities for you to catch up with friends and reminisce about your time at Purdue. Plus, a few surprises are in the works for
the celebration dinner. You won’t want to miss this gathering!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saturday Special Events

8:00 a.m.

Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog

The student-run Dog Jog is a 5K run/walk, sponsored by McAfee Animal Hospital, that attracts faculty, staff, students, alumni and their dogs. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. from Lynn Hall and route through campus on Saturday, September 14, 2013, the conclusion of the Fall Conference week. All proceeds will go to the PetSafe Program, a community service offered by Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine to meet the short-term hou sing needs of pets whose owners are temporarily unable to provide care. Please register at this site http://purduedogjog.com.

 

Sponsored By:

McAfee

 

5:00 p.m.

PVM Tailgate

8:00 p.m.

Purdue vs. Notre Dame Football Game Kickoff

The College is the official sponsor of this year’s Purdue vs. Notre Dame football game. Plan to attend the pre-game tailgate in Tent City as we “Boiler Up” to take on the Fighting Irish. A limited number of game tickets in the PVM Block will be available through the Fall Conference registration website when you register for other Fall Conference events.

 

Sponsored By:

Elanco

patterson