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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE TO PUNT : THOUGHTFUL, EMPRICAL TREATMENT Michele Gaspar, DVM, MA, LCPC 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 Wouldn't it be great if every client came with the financial resources and willingness to pursue a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment plan? The reality is that for most clients and even those with pet insurance, there is not a limitless bank account for their cats' care. While it's tempting to use a variety of treatments in such cases, that often is unhelpful and often times costly. In this presentation, we will present rational, thoughtful diagnostic and treatment plans for clinicians with those clients who wish to diagnose and treat, but are economically unable to do so. NEW AND IMPROVED TREATMENTS FOR YOUR FELINE PATIENTS/FELINE JEOPARDY Michele Gaspar, DVM, MA, LCPC 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 Engaged and informed clients with cats are typically interested in new treatments that can help extend their cats' lives and comforts. While veterinarians have a responsibility to keep abreast of the latest in diagnostics and interventions, advancements in medicine often make this an unwieldy task. In this presentation we will discuss several new treatments for cats and finish our evening together with a few rounds of Feline Jeopardy! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 _______________________________________ UPDATES ON MANAGING FELINE UTI AND SUBCLINICAL BACTERIURIA Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice) 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 Using the recently updated International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) guidelines as a framework, this lecture will review the most common clinical signs, diagnosis and management of feline upper and lower urinary tract infections. Consideration will also be given to conditions that could predispose to or be worsened by urinary infections, the conundrum that can be subclinical bacteriuria and new approaches to treatment in an era with increasing concern being paid towards antimicrobial resistance. FRUSTRATING FEBRILE FELINES Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 The febrile cat can be very challenging to diagnose especially when initial testing is normal. This lecture will explore two broad categories that can lead to an elevated body temperature. We will then focus on fever, including differentials, diagnostic considerations and therapy. STOP (OR AT LEAST MITIGATE) THE SNOT Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice) 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 Cats presenting with upper respiratory symptoms are common in feline practice. Also common is the cat that seems to be partially or completely refractory to attempts at therapy! This lecture will review the various differentials that can lead to upper respiratory tract symptoms, the various diagnostic options and definitive management (when available) vs. long term symptomatic/ supportive care. YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR CAT WHERE? FACILITATING THE DREADED HEALTH CERTIFICATE Thomas Hansen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice) 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 As we continue to move into the post-pandemic era we are starting to see a resumption of normal activities such as travel. In some cases this means a trip for both the 2 and 4 legged family members! This unique father (pilot)/son (veterinarian)-taught session will cover the important medical and

procedural aspects of pet travel. While most veterinarians have some degree of familiarity with health certificates, lecture participants will benefit from a behind the scenes look after the certificate is completed. DIABETES MELLITUS IN THE FELINE PATIENT - PART 1 William Folger, DVM, DABVP (Feline) 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 This introductory presentation will provide specific treatment goals in practical diabetes mellitus for the private practitioner. Terminology of classifications of diabetes mellitus in cats will be covered briefly. Insulin resistance causes, clinical signs and signalment are discussed as well as the various "opinion driven" recommendations. Details in client education including cost of therapy and diabetic remission are discussed. DIABETES MELLITUS IN THE FELINE PATIENT - PART 2 William Folger, DVM, DABVP (Feline) 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 The mechanics of diabetes management are discussed in this presentation. Management of the non-ketotic patient: insulins- pros and cons; oral hypoglycemics including the new oral diabetes treatment Bexacat will be previewed. And the investigational once a week insulin AKS-267c will be reviewed. Importance of diet pros and cons and the science behind that recommendation. The various methods to monitor management of the diabetic patients from spot BG determinations to continuous blood glucose monitoring. Finally, how I currently manage diabetic patients. DIABETES MELLITUS IN THE FELINE PATIENT - PART 3 William Folger, DVM, DABVP (Feline) 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 This discussion will cover diabetic emergencies: diabetic ketoacidosis; hyperosmolar syndrome; and hypoglycemia. Pancreatitis will be reviewed. The ABVP Diabetes Mellitus Roundtable will be shown. Dr. Lisa Restine's publication on Loose Regulation will be discussed and the tricks and traps of diabetes management will be presented. This single section is the most important section for the private practitioner. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 _______________________________________ DIABETES MELLITUS IN THE FELINE PATIENT - PART 4 William Folger, DVM, DABVP (Feline) 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 This section will cover the four common causes of insulin resistance in cats: bacterial infection, hyperthyroidism, hypercortisolism and hypersomatotropism/acromegaly. All of these will be discussed in terms of pathophysiology, pattern recognition, diagnostics and treatment. THREE WEIRD BUT TOTALLY COOL ENDOCRINE CASES William Folger, DVM, DABVP (Feline) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 Three rare and unusual endocrine diseases will be presented as case reports. The attendees will be asked to discuss the progress of each case in terms of most likely diagnoses. Pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatment protocols will be provided. I would like very much not to announce these diseases prior to the conference. END OF LIFE ISSUES IN FELINE MEDICINE William Folger, DVM, DABVP (Feline) 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 Veterinarians are good, honest people with a broad sense of decency and respect for all living things. Veterinarians are strongly motivated to help their patients avoid unnecessary pain and suffering. Aesculapian authority is invoked in end of life decisions and recommendations weigh heavily on moral stress and compassion fatigue. There exist

several scales to objectively evaluate end of life in our patients. Placing the needs of the patient comes first. Prevention of pain and suffering is achievable in most instances in modern medicine. EUTHANASIA IN CATS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE William Folger, DVM, DABVP (Feline) 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM | Hemisfair Ballroom 3 How do we define euthanasia? The welfare considerations include care for the patient, owner and animal care staff, including veterinarians. Each of these considerations are discussed in detail. Technical considerations are discussed from pre-medication with tranquilization, to avoidance of IV catheters and injections choices. FOOD ANIMAL FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 _______________________________________ MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND IMAGING IN FOOD ANIMAL PRACTICE - PART 1 Robert Streeter, DVM, DACVIM 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 006 A A brief review of principles of diagnostic ultrasonography will be presented. An overview of the use and utility of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases of food animals will be outlined with numerous sonographic images and diagrams. MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND IMAGING IN FOOD ANIMAL PRACTICE - PART 2 An overview of the use and utility of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of thoracic, umbilical and urogenital diseases of food animals will be outlined with numerous sonographic images and diagrams. DIFFERENTIATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF SEVERE LAMENESS IN THE FEET OF CATTLE Robert Streeter, DVM, DACVIM 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 006 A Lameness is a leading cause of lost productivity and animal suffering in cattle production. Effective management of severe lameness depends on accurate diagnosis and careful consideration of potential treatment strategies and their prognosis. This presentation will review common causes of severe lameness originating in the feet of cattle and their diagnosis and differentiation from one another. THERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE LAMENESS IN THE FEET OF CATTLE Robert Streeter, DVM, DACVIM 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 006 A Treatment principles will be discussed for the major causes of deep digital sepsis in cattle. Topics will Robert Streeter, DVM, DACVIM 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 006 A include antimicrobial selection and use, pain management, surgical debridement and synovial lavage. Ancillary therapeutics for management of resistant cases will be discussed. NEUROLOGY FOR THE PRACTITIONER Kevin Washburn, DVM 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Room 006 A A basic, but thorough neurologic examination for the ruminant will be discussed with the purpose of lesion localization. Lesion localization will be emphasized as the first step in confronting neurologic signs in the ruminant patient. CASEOUS LYMPHADENITIS: THE SCOURGE OF SMALL RUMINANTS Kevin Washburn, DVM 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Room 006 A We will discuss what I have learned after several research projects on the treatment and control of this disease that continues to plague our small ruminant producers. The hope is that you may be able to apply some of these findings in practice.



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