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FOOD ANIMAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 _______________________________________ TICK IMPACTS ON THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY: ASIAN LONGHORNED TICK AND OTHERS Kayla Wells, DVM 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM | Room 006 A Overview of ticks as vectors of disease and of economic importance to the livestock industry.
exercises for geriatric patients from the "I can barely get up and stand on my own" to "I'm 14 years old and want to stay as active as I can". Learn about sarcopenia and the research that shows how to slow it down. GERIATRICS – WHAT IS GOING ON AND HOW DO I SLOW IT DOWN - PART 2 Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA CVC 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM | Room 210 AB Geriatric patients have unique issues and abilities. In this lecture we will look at the science behind aging, what really happens, as well as a progression of exercises for geriatric patients from the"I can barely get up and stand on my own" to "I'm 14 years old and want to stay as active as I can". Learn about sarcopenia and the research that shows how to slow it down. In this second lecture we will review exercises that you can teach your patients and try some of them yourself. Prepare to have fun! LASER THERAPY: INFLAMMATION AND BEYOND Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA CVC 7:00 PM - 7:50 PM | Room 210 AB From osteoarthritis to Syringomyelia, the laser is an AMAZING tool when used correctly. Understand how to get the best results from your laser no matter which laser you have, Class I, III, or IV. Laser therapy has been used in medicine for a long time, yet in the last decade there has been an explosion of pertinent research. We will take a quick look at the physiologic effects laser has on the body and move on to look at how and when to use laser therapy, from treating cancer, osteoarthritis, asthma and so much more. From traumatic brain injuries to a tooth abscess, we will share insight on more ways to utilize your laser with solid research thrown in for fun. LASER TIPS: OPTIMIZING EFFECTS WHEN TREATING JOINTS Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA CVC 8:00 PM - 8:50 PM | Room 210 AB Do you want to have the most effective laser treatments while spending less time treating the patient? Let's review some anatomy and easy tricks and tips to help you achieve optimum outcomes when lasering your patients. From direct treatment of the cruciate ligament to sesamoids and coronoid processes, we have you covered. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 _______________________________________ WHAT IS THAT DOG EATING? HOW NOT TO FREAK OUT OVER CLIENTS FEEDING NONSTANDARD DIETS Patricia Baley, DVM, PhD, CVA, CVCH, CVNN, FAAVA 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM | Room 210 AB In this talk, we will cover what dogs have historically eaten. Spoiler alert- dogs are not wolves. Then we will go over what humans think that dogs should be eating and the many different types of diets your clients may be feeding or feeding behind your back. We'll talk about how hyperventilation to the answers to these questions is not always the appropriate response. We'll look at problem diets and not a problem diets and how to nudge the former towards the latter without first becoming boarded in veterinary nutrition. EASY STEPS TO HELPING YOUR CLIENTS FEED AN APPROPRIATE FRESH FOOD DIET Patricia Baley, DVM, PhD, CVA, CVCH, CVNN, FAAVA 7:00 PM - 7:50 PM | Room 210 AB Do you have clients who want to feed fresh food but don't know how to advise them? In this talk, we'll cover commercially made cooked and raw diets, the scary food balancing computer, using balanceit and other services and how to help those clients who want to feed a fresh food diet do it well. We'll also
discuss general approaches to clients using fresh foods as toppings to extruded food diets and how to move them away from grated cheese as a primary food source. BASIC HERBAL AND FOOD PRESCRIPTIONS FOR DIGESTIVE CASES Patricia Baley, DVM, PhD, CVA, CVCH, CVNN, FAAVA 8:00 PM - 8:50 PM | Room 210 AB You've been sitting in this lecture hall all day and now, you are considering dipping your feet into the pool of Chinese Veterinary Medicine. C'mon in, we have cookies and a way to approach basic digestive cases without the benefit of metronidazole. We will also give you some herbal tools to address the most annoying of recurrent cases including old dogs who don't want to eat, young dogs who eat everything, the patient with chronic anal gland issues and of course our favorite garbage eating labradors. MULTI-TRACK/CROSS SPECIES THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 _______________________________________ THE INTRODUCTION TO THE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM, ORGANIZED VETERINARY RESPONSE AND WORKING WITHIN THE SYSTEM Debra Zoran, DVM, DACVIM-SAIM; Mandy Zachgo, LVT 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM | Room 006 C All members of the veterinary team that want to participate in disaster response must understand the system they will be working in, the roles and positions they will play and how the system is organized. This is critical for successful integration and for personnel safety and support. PREPARING YOURSELF AND YOUR PRACTICE AND WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW TO RESPOND -UNDERSTANDING THE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF RESPONSE Debra Zoran, DVM, DACVIM-SAIM; Mandy Zachgo, LVT 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM | Room 006 C To prepare yourself mentally and physically to deploy to a disaster, it is important to start with your own family preparedness and then expand that to your veterinary practice team. Deployment is physically and mentally challenging for every responder and your support system at home must be both willing and able to provide the support you need (before, during and after a deployment). THE VETERINARIANS ROLE IN DISASTER RESPONSE – TRIAGE, DISASTER MEDICINE, FIELD EUTHANASIA Debra Zoran, DVM, DACVIM-SAIM; Mandy Zachgo, LVT 7:00 PM - 7:50 PM | Room 006 C Field and disaster medicine is very different from your practice and often requires you work in an austere environment with fewer than the normal tools for dx/tx of animals that is typical for most practice environments. This session will discuss those differences and key role of setting expectations and communications of team members. PART 2, VETS ROLE IN DISASTER RESPONSE – WORKING WITHIN EMERGENCY SHELTERS, DECON AND WORKING CANINES Debra Zoran, DVM, DACVIM-SAIM; Mandy Zachgo, LVT 8:00 PM - 8:50 PM | Room 006 C Part of disaster response often including supporting other aspects of the disaster response – which may include assistance with decontamination procedures, supporting emergency animal shelter functions and animals and in some cases providing care for working search and rescue dogs. Each of these roles are uniquely different and require both role adjustments and in many cases recognition of the need for further training.
TAGS-ADT AND EIDS Alex Turner, DVM 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM | Room 006 A
Discuss current options for livestock identification for interstate movement and program disease testing, as well as the documentation requirements and reasons for Official Animal Identification.
PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR TRICH INFECTED HERDS Chance Armstrong, DVM, MS, DACT 7:00 PM - 7:50 PM | Room 006 A This presentation will address a spectrum of herd management strategies for Trich infected herds. It will include different strategies based on type of breeding season, management capabilities, available tools and ranch or farm facilities. Disease risk of replacement females will also be addressed. TAHC TRICH CERTIFICATION/RECERTIFICATION FOR ACCREDITED VETERINARIANS IN TEXAS Lewis Dinges, DVM 8:00 PM - 8:50 PM | Room 006 A This presentation is required for accredited veterinarians to perform Trichomoniasis testing of cattle (bulls) in Texas. Veterinarians who are Trich certified are required to be recertified every 5 years in order to review and learn of updates to the Trich program. Regulations are updated periodically to improve the Trich program in Texas. A Trich working group meets annually to request those improvements to the Commission. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 _______________________________________ FOOD ANIMAL DINNER AND LECTURES SPONSORED BY MERCK -BRIDGING THE GAP – AN OVERVIEW OF VACCINE STRATEGIES FOR THE COW-CALF HERD Deana Hardee ; Jacques Fuselier, DVM, MVS, DACT, DABVP 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Volume II by Boudro’s at 205 N. Presa St. Veterinarians play a critical role in preventative herd health. At Merck Animal Health, the support we provide goes beyond products, but products that support the health and well-being of cattle is where it all starts. We will discuss new, innovative approaches to vaccine strategy and present data showing the value of animal health programs for your clients when marketing their calves. INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 _______________________________________ GERIATRICS – WHAT IS GOING ON AND HOW DO I SLOW IT DOWN - PART 1 Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA CVC 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM | Room 210 AB Geriatric patients have unique issues and abilities. In this lecture we will look at the science behind aging, what really happens, as well as a progression of
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