The Broodmare: From Breeding to Foaling

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Katherine Naughton, DVM

Description: This lecture addresses breeding management, pregnancy and foaling.

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Consultation with Large Production Systems

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Dr. Max Rodibaugh

Description: 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.

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COVID-19 Impact and Recommendations in Food Animal Production Systems

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speakers: April Schattner, DVM

Description: Covid-19 has impacted all aspects of the agricultural industry. As a production animal veterinarian, clients rely on recommendations given to ensure proper care of their animals and livelihoods.

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Diagnostic Pathology of Reproductive Diseases in Swine

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Grant Burcham, PhD

Description: This course will provide an overview of gross lesions and ancillary testing choices for practitioners that might be involved in investigation of reproductive diseases or disorders in swine.

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EHV-1 Myeloencephalopathy – New Insights from Recent Outbreaks

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Nicola Pusterla, DVM

Description: Equine herpesvirus-1 Myeloencephalopathy is sporadic but is a potentially devastating manifestation of EHV-1 infection. Anecdotal field evidence suggests that EHM is becoming increasingly common, leading to speculation that viruses with increased neurovirulence are circulation. This lecture will focus on the review of EHM and highlight new developments in the epidemiological, diagnostic and therapeutic field.

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The Farm Life: Mental Health & Stress Resources to Aid Farmers and their Families

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speakers: Katelyn Macy, DVM, MPH

Description: Veterinarians with farm family clients can learn about mental health resources and programs available to provide assistance and relief from the stressful and unpredictable aspects of farming.

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Immunity in the Neonatal Calf

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Amelia Woolums, DVM

Description: 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.

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Intrinsic and Extrinsic factors Affecting Fertility in Cattle

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speakers: Bethany Funnell, DVM

Description: From heat stress to metritis to lameness, it's a wonder that we can get cows pregnant at all. This discussion will touch on some of the known internal and external factors that can influence fertility of cattle.

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Management of Boars for Future Reproductive Technologies

(.5 CE) .5 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Kara Stewart, PhD

Description: The swine industry is working to adopt several technologies which have the potential to improve reproductive efficiency. However, several factors limit the adoption of these technologies. Dr. Stewart will discuss the current state of boar management and semen quality assessment as it pertains to adoption of reproductive technologies.

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Recent Insights into Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Nicola Pusterla, DVM

Description: Sarcocystis neurona is the most common etiologic agent identified as a cause of EPM, but similar parasites, including Neospora hughesi, have also been identified. Although EPM has been recognized since 1970 and most equine practitioners in North America are routinely confronted with this neurologic disease, several issues are still encountered, including ante-mortem diagnostic modalities to support a diagnosis, prevention and treatment. This lecture will review established knowledge of EPM and also present new developments of the epidemiology, serological testing and treatment of this disease.

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Remember More than Your Passport: Biosecurity for International Travelers

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speakers: Kyle Shipman, DVM

Description: Traveling overseas requires more than a passport and a suitcase. Learn biosecurity tactics veterinarians (and your clients) can employ to avoid bringing back more than you planned in the way of foreign animal diseases.

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Stay on Your Toes: Case Study of a New Pathogen Discovery

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speakers: Daniel Gascho, DVM

Description: An example of a disturbing, yet interesting case in the Fall of 2019, resulting in a new pathogen discovery in the U.S. The process served as a reminder to stay vigiliant when practicing veterinary medicine, as the potential for the new or unknown is always present.

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Strategic Deworming in Horses: Important Considerations and Practical Recommendations

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Stacy Tinkler, DVM

Description: This session will explore the current thoughts on parasite control in horses with an emphasis on targeted deworming and the use of fecal egg counts. We will look at what the major parasite players are today; provide an update as to the efficacy of the existing dewormers and factors that may contribute to anthelmintic resistance, and finally special considerations when managing certain classes of horses.

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Tick-Borne Diseases in Horses

(1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Nicola Pusterla, DVM

Description: The role of ticks and their capability to transmit infectious pathogens is increasingly recognized in the veterinary medical field. Horses are not spared from the ill-effect of tick-borne diseases. Although some tick-borne diseases such as equine granulocytic anaplasmosis and equine piroplasmosis are well established, others, including equine bartonellosis and Lyme disease, have remained poorly characterized. This lecture will give a review on common and less common tick-born disease of horses.

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The U.S. Raw Milk Debate

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speakers: Maria Cooper, DVM

Description: Learn the facts vs. myths about nutritional qualities and the risks of consumption, along with what is and is not allowed under Indiana law.

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