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localization and selection of diagnostic testing. This session will focus on neurologic diseases of the cerebral cortex, neuromuscular junction and metabolic diseases with neurologic manifestations. FELINE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 _______________________________________ FOUNDATIONAL FELINE VACCINATION - PART 1 Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice) 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 This lecture is intended to give a broad overview of the concepts relating to feline vaccination, including the history and mechanism of vaccines, core vs. non-core decision making, the application and potential pitfalls of titres and adverse events. The second lecture in the series will focus on conditions we vaccinate against in the cat and discuss the most recent AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines released in 2020. FOUNDATIONAL FELINE VACCINATION - PART 2 Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 Following the broad overview of concepts related to feline vaccination covered in the first lecture, the second will focus on conditions we vaccinate against in the cat and discuss the most recent AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines released in 2020. DIABETES MELLITUS IN THE TRENCHES - PART 1 Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice) 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 What comes to your mind when you hear the word diabetes? Fond recollections of TV ads featuring the late great Wilford Brimley? Not so fond flashbacks from a difficult case? Do you feel there is "nothing easier than diabetes"? (Actual quote from a leader in the field!) Or would nothing be easier than never having to manage a case again? The first lecture will focus on the optimal approach to a newly diagnosed diabetic. The second hour will focus on the emergent presentations of diabetic ketosis/diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome. DIABETES MELLITUS IN THE TRENCHES - PART 2 Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice) 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 What comes to your mind when you hear the word diabetes? Fond recollections of TV ads featuring the late great Wilford Brimley? Not so fond flashbacks from a difficult case? Do you feel there is "nothing easier than diabetes"? (Actual quote from a leader in the field!) Or would nothing be easier than never having to manage a case again? After an overview of the optimal approach to a newly diagnosed diabetic in the first lecture, the second will focus on emergent presentations (diabetic ketosis/diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome). THE ZEBRAS AT YOUR DOOR Michele Gaspar, DVM, MA, LCPC 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 In veterinary medical school, most of us are counseled : When you hear hoof beats, think of horses, not zebras. While this is sound advice, the fact is that "zebras" DO show up at our clinics with some regularity. In this presentation we will look at those cases that are perplexing and challenging, offer advice on diagnostics and consider treatment options.
number of anatomical structures. Very small changes in diameter of the upper airway are magnified in their effect on the ability of the horse to move air into the lower respiratory system and oxygenate tissue effectively. The function of the lower airway is dependent on adequate oxygen exchange relative to the amount of work being performed. Important diagnostics include physical examination, auscultation, radiography, ultrasonography, resting and dynamic endoscopy and cytological examination of samples obtained on trans-tracheal wash and bronchoalveolar lavage. The technical aspects and case selection for these diagnostics will be discussed. RESPIRATORY CAUSES OF POOR PERFORMANCE Laura Riggs, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVSMR (Equine) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 006 B Decreased athletic performance is a common presenting complaint in the equine athlete. Diagnosis can be challenging because peak performance relies on the normal function of multiple body systems. Often the signs associated with a decrease in performance are subtle, manifest only at high speeds or maximum effort or may involve more than one anatomic structure or body system. Additionally, breed characteristics and desired gait and movement can have a profound effect on respiratory function. This is evident in the relationship between poor performance and specific equestrian disciplines. This presentation will discuss the evaluation and diagnosis of performance issues related to the respiratory tract specifically as well as how these issues can relate to abnormalities in other body systems including the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. UPDATES ON TREATMENT OF LOWER AIRWAY DISEASE Laura Riggs, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVSMR (Equine) 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 006 B The equine upper airway is a high, resistance, low-capacity path between the nares and lungs. Proper function of the equine upper airway requires the coordinated effort of a large number of anatomical structures. Dysfunction of these structures results in profound changes in airway dynamics, decreases in air moving into the lungs and ultimately decreased tissue perfusion. Very small changes in diameter of the upper airway are magnified in their effect on the ability of the horse to move air into the lower respiratory system and oxygenate tissue effectively. For example, a 20% decrease in airway radius doubles airway resistance. For this reason, upper airway abnormalities must be addressed appropriately to maximize the equine athlete’s performance. This presentation will focus on the most recent advances in treatment of upper airway disorders including dorsal displacement of the soft palate, laryngeal hemiplegia, pharyngeal cicatrix and others. UPDATES ON TREATMENT OF UPPER AIRWAY DISEASE Laura Riggs, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVSMR (Equine) 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 006 B Diseases and disorders of the equine lower airway account for a substantial number of cases of poor performance in the equine athlete. More than just issues of performance, some of these disorders are responsible for poor quality of life in many individuals and ultimately result in euthanasia for some. The most common and problematic disorders of the lower airway are Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) and Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO). This presentation will update the practitioner on current treatment recommendations as well as management strategies and environmental control recommendations. The differences in the diagnosis and thus treatment of IAD and RAO will be discussed. Additionally, the presentation will focus on areas where future treatments may aim.
CLINICAL APPROACH TO A PRURITIC HORSE Rosanna Marsella, DVM 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Room 006 B This lecture will focus on differential diagnoses for pruritus in horses and how to approach pruritic patients in a step-by-step approach. Most common pruritic skin diseases will be presented and diagnostic tests to either rule in or rule out diseases will be discussed. Ranking of differential diagnoses will be presented based on distribution and types of lesions. The role of secondary infection in pruritus will be emphasized as well as the concept of pruritic threshold and how that relates to therapy. INSECT BITE HYPERSENSITIVITY Rosanna Marsella, DVM 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Room 006 B Insect bite hypersensitivity will be discussed focusing on the clinical signs, diagnosis and treatments. The most current evidence of the pathogenesis of this frustrating disease will be presented and what treatment options are currently investigated. Strategies for insect avoidance and control of pruritus will be discussed based on current evidence. ATOPIC DERMATITIS IN HORSES Rosanna Marsella, DVM 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Room 006 B The current knowledge on environmental allergies and atopic dermatitis syndrome in horses will be presented. Updates on serology and skin testing will be presented as well as tips on how to increase success in allergen specific immunotherapy. Symptomatic treatments for atopic dermatitis, skin barrier repair, allergen avoidance and pruritus control will be discussed. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 _______________________________________ EQUINE NEUROLOGY - PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF EXAMINATION AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING Susan Eades, DVM 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 006 B The systematic approach to the full equine neurological examination will be described with tips for reaching a neuroanatomical localization. Current recommendations for interpretation of diagnostic testing will be reviewed. Methods for using diagnostic data to narrow differential diagnoses to help in development of treatment plans will be presented. EQUINE NEUROLOGY - UPDATES FOR IMPORTANT DISEASES Susan Eades, DVM 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 006 B Important concepts for Equine Herpes Virus Myeloencephalopathy, Equine Vertebral Stenotic Myelopathy and Equine Protozoal Encephalomyelitis will be presented. The practical aspects of disease manifestations, diagnosis, prevention and treatment will be the focus. NEUROLOGY CASES IN HORSES - PART 1 Ann Chapman, DVM 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM | Room 006 B In this session, the presenter will use a series of neurologic case examples to develop an interactive discussion with the attendees. The speaker will present clinical history and videos of the neurologic examination followed by a discussion of the neuroanatomically localization and selection of diagnostic testing. This session will focus on pathological lesions of the brainstem and/or spinal cord. NEUROLOGY CASES IN HORSES - PART 2 Ann Chapman, DVM 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM | Room 006 B This session will build upon the previous session and the presenter will use a series of neurologic case examples to develop an interactive discussion with the attendees. The speaker will present clinical history and videos of the neurologic examination followed by a discussion of the neuroanatomically
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