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SPINAL INJURY AND PAIN - HOW TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT WITH AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA CVC 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Room 210 AB Special tests can aid our diagnostic skills in differentiating areas of pain including cervical segments, rotated ribs, rotated lumbar segments and lumbosacral vs. sacroiliac pain vs iliopsoas injury vs hip pain. Once the diagnosis is uncovered many modalities including acupuncture, manual therapy, supplements, exercises, laser, ultrasound, PEMF and others could be utilized. Learn how to make the best choices for each diagnosis. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 _______________________________________ EXAM ROOM TOOLS: ANSWERING CHALLENGING NUTRITION QUESTIONS Susan Wynn, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition) 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 210 AB Veterinarians are asked difficult nutrition questions on a daily basis – feeding pets is a central focus for most owners. This talk will provide scientific updates and resources for the doctor who has to answer questions like “What is the best food for my dog?” or “Isn’t a grain-free diet better?” or “Can I stop feeding the prescription diet now?” and even “I’m going to feed raw!” (no question mark about that in most cases). RAW FEEDING: ARE THE ANECDOTES ON TO SOMETHING? Susan Wynn, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 210 AB Raw feeding of dogs and cats is growing - both in popularity and as a matter of concern for veterinarians. Are pet owners really seeing the benefits they claim? There are studies appearing in the literature that show possible benefits to feeding raw. Epidemiologic and prospective studies comparing raw to conventionally processed foods will be reviewed. These findings and the health changes reported by pet owners may be explained at least partially by biochemical differences in minimally processed vs ultra-processed foods. The biochemical features of raw and minimally processed foods will also be reviewed. RAW FOOD: CAN IT BE MADE SAFE? Susan Wynn, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition) 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 210 AB Most veterinarians consider all raw pet foods to present the same major risks of pathogen contamination and nutritional inadequacy. In truth, homemade pet foods generally deserve this reputation. However, commercial raw pet food companies employ a variety of measures to ensure safety - some more than others. This talk will cover the range of safety procedures that can be employed and end with a set of questions that should be asked of any raw food company being considered by the pet owner. NUTRITION OF THE GERIATRIC DOG AND CAT Susan Wynn, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition) 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 210 AB The aging organism undergoes a ‘normal’ series of dysregulation events that are further compounded when diseases of aging develop. Even healthy geriatric pets present nutritional challenges due to changes in organ system functions and the sick senior presents more significant challenges to obtaining even adequate levels of essential nutrients. The focus of the senior pet’s owner is to slow or mitigate the clinical signs associated with obvious age-related disease, but it may be just as important to manage the subclinical effects of inflammaging, sarcopenia and microbiome shifts.. This talk presents nutrients of interest in senior dogs and cats, advice on when to use senior diets and how to choose them and recent news about certain key nutrients. THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET: DOES IT EXIST IN PET FOOD? Susan Wynn, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition) 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Room 210 AB In human nutrition, anti-inflammatory diets contain a

variety of nutrient dense, fresh foods. For pets, minimally processed raw and lightly cooked diets offer some similarities. These characteristics will be described in this talk, along with selected clinical studies that may demonstrate an anti-inflammatory effect from feeding them. ACUPUNCTURE FOR CARDIAC DISEASE Daniel Eckman, DVM 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Room 210 AB This presentation will discuss how acupuncture can be an adjuct treatment for various heart diseases. It will cover current philosophies and the physiology behind how acupuncture interacts with the cardiovascular system. INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISEASE AND THE NON-SURGICAL APPROACH Daniel Eckman, DVM 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Room 210 AB Intervertebral disc disease is a common problem in small animal practice. This presentation will discuss various treatments to aid in the recovery of Intervertebral Disc Disease from a non- surgical approach. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 _______________________________________ TO AMPUTATE OR NOT AMPUTATE THAT IS THE QUESTION Daniel Eckman, DVM 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 210 AB Amputations are a procedure that should never be taken lightly. This presentation will include a discussion on patient selection, types of amputations, Lifestyle changes and subsequent secondary changes to the body that occur from amputations. It will also discuss ways to successfully rehabilitate pets after amputation. SUPPORTIVE DEVICES AND PROSTHETICS Daniel Eckman, DVM 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 210 AB This presentation will discuss various supportive devices for surgical and non surgical conditions. It will also have an overview of prosthetic limbs and patient selection. REHABILITATION AND THE POST SURGICAL PATIENT Daniel Eckman, DVM 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM | Room 210 AB This presentation will discuss how rehabilitation can aid in recovery of many post surgical patients including post operative orthopedic, soft tissue and oncologic cases. CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT FROM A REHABILITATION PERSPECTIVE Daniel Eckman, DVM 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM | Room 210 AB This talk will help to define what chronic pain is for small animal veterinary patients. It will discuss how chronic pain can change a pet. Following this it will go over techniques to reduce chronic pain from pharmacy to rehabilitation modalities. MULTI-TRACK/CROSS SPECIES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 _______________________________________ USDA MODULE 5: VESICULAR DISEASES Michelle Morelli, DVM 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 006 C The first part of this module addresses the importance of foot-and-mouth disease, vesicular stomatitis, swine vesicular disease, vesicular exanthema of swine and Senecavirus A in the United States. Clinical signs associated with vesicular diseases and specific biosecurity measures are included. The second part of this module takes the veterinarian through an interactive scenario investigating a possible vesicular disease outbreak on a swine farm. Veterinarians learn the process of reporting a possible vesicular disease case and the

chain of events that occur in a foreign animal disease investigation.

USDA MODULE 6: EXOTIC AVIAN DISEASES Alex Turner, DVM 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 006 C The first part of this module addresses two very important diseases of birds – avian influenza and Newcastle disease – and their potential economic impact on the U.S. economy. Clinical signs associated with these diseases and specific biosecurity measures to implement are included. In the second part of this module, veterinarians progress through an interactive scenario where one of these diseases is potentially introduced into the U.S. through the pet bird industry. Veterinarians will learn the process of reporting a possible exotic avian disease and the chain of events that occur in a foreign animal disease investigation. USDA MODULE 9: INTERSTATE AND INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CERTIFICATES FOR CATEGORY I ANIMALS Michelle Morelli, DVM 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 006 C This module highlights the importance of health certificates for traveling pets and discusses the potential for disease spread associated with travel. The planning steps and regulation resources for properly completing a companion animal health certificate are presented through a variety of interactive animations and a scenario. Since errors can lead to travel delays or entry refusals, mistakes commonly made when completing health certificates are highlighted to help minimize these problems in real-life situations. USDA MODULE 34: VETERINARY EXPORT HEALTH CERTIFICATE SYSTEM Alexandra Apgar-Arpin, DVM MPH 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 006 C This module provides the accredited veterinarian with information about the functionality of the Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS). It demonstrates the extent to which it can be used and describes how to access and use the VEHCS. USDA MODULE 35: BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS IN CATTLE Alex Turner, DVM 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Room 006 C This module provides the accredited veterinarian with background information on bovine tuberculosis, describes the process for diagnosing bovine tuberculosis and the process for perform the caudal fold test in cattle. It will also aid the accredited veterinary in interpreting the results of the caudal fold test in cattle. This module will discuss the steps an accredited veterinarian must follow once the caudal fold test is completed. USDA MODULE 31: HIGH-IMPACT EQUINE DISEASES IN THE U.S. Bethany Hagen, DVM MPH 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Room 006 C The purpose of this module is to provide accredited veterinarians with information on high-impact equine diseases that have occurred recently within the United States. It teaches them about equine regulatory disease outbreaks that can lead to significant economic and trade impacts affecting the U.S. equine industry. It also teaches them about the principles of equine biosecurity and outlines some recent high-impact equine diseases that have been encountered in the U.S.



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