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VCS Seminar: Dr. Keiko Murakami

April 24: Radiation Therapy in Dogs with Oral Tumors

Radiation Therapy in Dogs with Oral Tumors

Radiation therapy is a very high demand local therapy for canine oral tumor patients. There are many different types of protocols and plans to achieve our goals of either definitive or palliative treatment. In this seminar we will discuss the most common oral tumors in the dog as well as some important clinical questions regarding biological behavior of these diseases.

Each histologic subtype of oral tumor has different biological behavior and prognosis. Common sites where oral tumors metastasize to include the regional lymph nodes, lungs and potentially tonsils.

The tonsil is a long, relatively thin lymphoid organ, located in the lateral wall of the oropharynx. However visualization of tonsils requires very careful oral examination under sedation or general anesthesia. Primary tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma and metastatic melanoma are the two most common tonsillar cancers in dogs. They are biologically aggressive and have a guarded prognosis due to high metastatic potential. However, no published data solely examining the incidence of tonsillar metastasis from primary oral tumors in dogs exists. Additionally, there are no validated methods for identifying and targeting grossly normal tonsils on computed tomography (CT) scans using current methods. We hypothesize that the incidence of tonsillar malignancy and metastasis is higher than expected even though many patients presenting for treatment of an oral tumor have grossly normal tonsils on oral examination and CT image. Our goal is to answer some of these clinical questions by performing prospective biopsies of the tonsils in oral tumor patients and to identify new methods of identifying grossly normal tonsils on CT scans.

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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

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A late fee of $20 per registration will be added to registrations after April 30th, 2015.

Online Registration closes Monday, May 18th, 2015.

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Goals of Symposium:

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 program is intended to be useful for scientists, students, veterinarians, animal producers, various animal industry personnel, legislators, and interested members of the general public.

Call for CAWS Symposium Student Poster Session

The Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS) will be accepting abstracts for student posters to be presented at our upcoming symposium entitled, "Addressing current animal welfare problems: Scientific challenges and their social context." We would like to highlight excellence in research on areas of relevance to the CAWS mission, including animal welfare and human-animal interaction. We encourage you to inform interested colleagues and students about this opportunity. To submit a poster, please email the title, authors (with affiliations), and 300 word abstract of your poster to Dr. Maggie O'Haire (mohaire@purdue.edu) by April 10th. Abstracts must have a clear relevance to the CAWS mission. They should contain the purpose of the work, the methods used, results and conclusions. Results should be presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions drawn. References are not required in the abstracts. Accepted abstracts will be contacted by April 24th and provided with further information pertaining to the poster session. Accepted posters will be displayed throughout the symposium on May 21 2015 with a dedicated hour for poster viewing and audience questions.

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NPIP Salmonella Diagnostic Workshop

NPIP Salmonella Diagnostic Workshop

National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Salmonella Diagnostic Workshop

August 4-6, 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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2015 Purdue Veterinary Conference - September 8-12, 2015

Purdue Veterinary Medicine Annual Conference

Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Annual Conference will be held September 8 to 12, 2015 on the Purdue University-West Lafayette Campus. For additional information please visit the conference site, and add a Calendar reminder for the Annual Conference (ics).

Registration opens June 1st, 2015.

PVM Conference Future Dates Schedule

Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Annual 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

Small Animal Veterinary Technology Symposium Proceedings

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

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)

Click here to view the program.

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)