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VCS Seminar: Dr. Tokiko Kushiro-Banker

VCS Seminar: Dr. Tokiko Kushiro-banker: Mechanisms of Action of Inhalant Anesthetics

Mechanisms of Action of Inhalant Anesthetics

It’s been almost 170 years since inhalant anesthetics were first used clinically. Nowadays, these amazing drugs are used daily on many patients in both human and veterinary medicine. Yet, the mechanisms of action of these drugs are still being studied, whilst those of majority of injectable anesthetics, sedatives and narcotics have been elucidated already. Over the past centuries, several hypotheses were stated. The Meyer-Overtone theory (lipid-based hypothesis) was believed to be true for a long time by many researchers, however, it is now considered not accurate. Although the entire mechanisms of action of inhalant anesthetics are still being researched, it is now clear that distinct mechanisms at different sites (e.g., ion channels and receptors) in the central nervous system are involved.

One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for this seminar.

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VCS Seminar: Dr. Amy Yankee

VCS Seminar: Dr. Amy Yankee: Discospondylitis: A Review of Current Diagnostics and Therapies

Discospondylitis: A Review of Current Diagnostics and Therapies

Discospondylitis is an infection of the intervertebral disc and adjacent vertebral bodies that is a relatively uncommon disease affecting dogs as well as other species. Clinical signs can vary from severe hyperesthesia or neurological dysfunction to non-specific signs such as inappetence, depression, fever and weight loss. This lecture will focus on the diagnostics tools available as well as current therapeutics used for management of this disease process.

One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for this seminar.

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Small Animal Veterinary Technology Symposium

Small Animal Veterinary Technology Symposium

The Purdue Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 8th. Register here: www.conf.purdue.edu/vtspec

PVM's First Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium
March 8, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Lynn Hall, Room 1136
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Up to 7 hours of CE available

Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium Proceedings
1. Leptospirosis is Everywhere! (PDF, 98kb) - Lynn Guptill, DVM, PhD
2. Distemper, Parvovirus, and Lepto, Oh My! (PDF, 211kb)– Saralyn Sharp, RVT, VTS (Clinical Practice / Feline)
3. Keeping Up the Pace: Pacemaker Therapy (PDF, 152kb)– Kim Sederquist, BS, RVT, VTS (Cardiology)
4. Anemia in the Small Animal Patient (PDF, 206kb) – Julie Commons, RVT, VTS (SAIM)
5. Becoming a VTS: Panel Discussion (PDF, 72kb)
6. Blood Glucose Monitoring in the Canine Patient (PDF, 93kb) – Danielle Buchanan, BS, RVT, VTS (SAIM)
7. Hypotension in the Small Animal (PDF, 125kb) – Carrie LaCombe, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
8. The Great Spay Debate (PDF, 224kb) – Saralyn Sharp, RVT, VTS (Clinical Practice canine/feline)
9. Canine Aspergillosis: A Nosey Situation (PDF, 95kb) – DAnielle Buchanan, RVT, VTS (SAIM)

Lectures will consist of sessions with DVMs and technicians with specialties (VTS) in Clinical Practice, Cardiology, Small Animal Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology. Up to 7 hours of CE will be available.

Click here to view the program.

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VCS Seminar: Dr. Ewan Wolff

VCS Seminar: Dr. Ewan Wolff: The Subcutaneous Ureteral Bypass System (SUB) in Cats: Background, Experience, and Initial Outcomes (2012 - 2015)

VCS Seminar: Dr. Ewan Wolff: The Subcutaneous Ureteral Bypass System (SUB) in Cats: Background, Experience, and Initial Outcomes (2012 - 2015)

Ureteral obstruction has become a more common problem in cats that many veterinarians will recognize as the big and little kidney syndrome detected on palpation and abdominal radiographs. When an active ureteral obstruction is diagnosed on the basis of blood work and diagnostic imaging, prompt action is strongly recommended. Physiologically, obstruction leads to loss of renal function and reduced blood flow to the affected kidney, which may result in permanent damage. Surgical, medical and interventional approaches have been developed to address this problem. Medical management has a low success rate for most causes of obstruction and ureterectomy/nephrectomy is considered a last resort, therefore three surgical approaches are frequently considered. Ureterotomy, ureteral stenting and subcutaneous ureteral bypass all provide immediate relief from obstruction. Of these three treatments, subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) is the newest option with little published information on outcomes in cats with ureteral obstruction. This procedure has several potential advantages over ureteral stents and also presents new challenges for surgeons and internists. In this lecture, institutional experience with the subcutaneous ureteral bypass system will be presented including post-surgical outcomes and complications observed. Future ideas concerning methods to improve upon current challenges in SUB management will also be discussed.

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CAWS Spring Symposium

Center for Animal Welfare Science - Spring Symposium - Addressing Current Animal Welfare Debates: Placing the Science in its Societal Context

Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare Science Spring Symposium
Addressing Current Animal Welfare Issues: Scientific Challenges and Their Societal Context

May 21, 2015

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Goals:  This one-day symposium celebrates the establishment of the new Center for Animal Welfare Sciences, which is jointly funded by the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture as well as the Purdue University Provost’s office.  The symposium will provide an important opportunity for exchange of ideas, development of multi-disciplinary collaborations, and engagement of scholars, stakeholders and members of the public interested in animal welfare.  This event will highlight Purdue’s unique capacity and leadership relative to science-based policy development and decision-making on animal welfare.

The inaugural symposium examines why animal welfare remains a matter of growing public concern and why it is important to put science in its appropriate social context to help resolve socially contentious animal welfare issues.  Speakers will discuss the role of science in current social debates, legislative and regulatory efforts relative to the implications of different use, care, housing and management practices for animal welfare.  The goal is to determine how we can use the diversity of expertise available to us to build effective collaborations that advance science, communication and public engagement relative to animal welfare with an eye toward ultimately improving animal and human quality of life. 

Topics to be explored will include agricultural, companion and laboratory animal welfare challenges and opportunities.  In addition, ethical issues relative to animal welfare, and the overlap between animal welfare science and the human-animal bond will be explored.  It is anticipated that the symposium will consist of several lectures, a panel discussion, poster session and reception, and will attract attendance from within and beyond the Purdue University community.  The program is intended to be useful for scientists, students, veterinarians, animal producers, various animal industry personnel, legislators, and interested members of the general public.

Program information and registration coming soon.

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NPIP Salmonella Diagnostic Workshop

NPIP Salmonella Diagnostic Workshop

National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Salmonella Diagnostic Workshop

August 4-7, 2015

Lynn Hall
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Travel Information (PDF)

Program details coming soon with registration available June 4, 2015.

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PVM Fall Conference Future Dates Schedule

Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Annual Fall Conference will be held on on the following dates on the Purdue University-West Lafayette Campus. For additional information contact Marti Burns. Registration always begins on June 1st of the Conference year.

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Past Events

2014 Pet Bird Symposium Lectures

Note: These lectures are password protected and intended for attendees only.

1. Behavioral History as Part of Routine PE – Dr. Angela Lennox (.pdf)

2. Updates in Avian Sedation, Anesthesia and Analgesia – Dr. Angela Lennox (.pdf)

3. Working up Reproductive Disease/Cloacal Disorders – Dr. Amber Lee (.pdf)

4. In-House Rapid Diagnostic Testing – Dr. Angela Lennox (.pdf)

5. Pet Bird Imaging Overview – Dr. Annett-Carolin Habich (.pdf)

6. Pediatric and Orphan Care for Psittacines and Passerines – Dr. Annett-Carolin Habich (.pdf)

7. Triage Management in Pet Birds – Dr. Annett-Carolin Habich (.pdf)

8. Therapeutics for Parasitic and Fungal/Yeast Disease – Dr. Steve Thompson (.pdf)

9. Cardiac Disease in Birds – Dr. Lori Corriveau (.pdf)