2013 Winter Continuing Education Conference
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Early Morning Session
USDA APHIS Accreditation
Module 2: Role of Agencies
(State, Federal, International)
and Health Certificates
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.
Small Animal Neurology (6 CE)
Marc Kent, DVM, DACVIM
This series of lectures is aimed at providing practitioners with practical tips on the approach to common neurological syndromes in small animal practice. The series begins with an introduction into performing the neurological examination and from which to establish an accurate anatomic diagnosis. As is the case for all neurological patients, this talk will set the stage for subsequent presentations. A two part discussion regarding seizures and treatment options follows. Other common clinical scenarios include vestibular disease, paraplegia, and the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors in small animals.
1) Neurological Examination: Making an anatomic diagnosis
2) Seizures: Is it Idiopathic epilepsy? Treatment?
3) Third line Anticonvulsants: An old DAWG learning new tricks!
4) Vestibular disease: A dizzying array of signs and conditions
5) A practical approach to paraplegia
6) Brain tumors: What can we do today?
Complementary Medicine - Repair and Regeneration (6 CE)
PJ Broadfoot, DVM
This session will cover the following topics:
- Autosanguis Therapy—Rationales and Therapeutic Options
- Inflammation and Degeneration—Complementary Approaches
- Dermatology—Beyond Suppressive Medicine
- Functional Foods/Nutrigenomics and Mechanisms of Repair
- Thymus Therapies—Extracts and Adjunctive Medicines
- Regenerative Supplements—Exploring New Frontiers
Backyard/Niche Poultry Medicine and Welfare:
What You Need to Know, What You Want to Know,
and Some Other Stuff That’s Just Interesting (6 CE)
Michael Martin, DVM, DACPV, MSVM
Backyard/niche poultry flocks are becoming more common for a variety of reasons. Veterinary care for these populations presents unique challenges because it involves individual and population medicine as well as pet and food animal considerations. The presentation will cover some common management, disease, welfare, and legal/regulatory issues associated with small poultry flocks. Other poultry related questions and discussions will be welcome as time allows.
USDA APHIS Accreditation
Late Afternoon Session
Module 17: National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)
This module begins by describing the purpose and scope of the NPIP and defines the different flock and state status levels in NPIP. Given the different regulations between egg-laying birds and meat-type birds, this module help veterinarians identify the portions of NPIP that are the most relevant to them for further exploration. Details related to additional resources (e.g. State Agencies, participating laboratories) relative to the NPIP program and specific monitoring and testing requirements for a specific type of production unit and disease classification are covered.
This module corresponds with Dr. Martin’s Backyard/Niche Poultry Medicine and Welfare program.