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many commonly seen reptile and amphibian species. Husbandry issues can be the cause of up to 60% of the issues that you will see in reptiles and amphibians in clinical practice. Exploring the needed enclosure sizes, temperatures, humidity and hydration, lighting, substrates, feeding, supplements, enrichment and even sexing. Resources will be available for access to over 30 detailed companion care guides for clinicians to have access to for resources in their practices. COMMON DISEASES OF REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS Brandon Louth, DVM 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Room 208 Focusing on the commonly seen diseases of many reptile and amphibian species. Breaking down multiple diseases with clinical presentation, diagnostics used for diagnosis and treatments. This lecture will display clinical cases with actual diagnostic values, images and progression with treatments and monitoring. Highlighting many of the commonly seen species and the diseases most prevalent for them. VITAMIN A FOR REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS Brandon Louth, DVM 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Room 208 Expanding on the common diseases, this presentation will focus directly on clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of both hypo and hyper vitaminosis A. Covering many of the common species providing a novel approach to diagnosing Vitamin A deficiencies and appropriate treatment methods with monitoring and confirmation diagnostically of clinical disease. Diagnostics will be highlighted including routes for sampling blood, surgical procedures will be described for treatment and resolution of clinical signs. Along with dosing and monitoring for treatments when suspected or confirmed Vitamin A abnormalities. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 _______________________________________ RATITES: TIP AND TRICKS FOR HANDLING AND TREATING BIG BIRDS Alice Blue-McLendon, DVM 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 208 Ratites can be challenging birds to handle. The three most common ratites are ostriches, emus and rheas. Safely handling these birds is paramount to examining, collecting diagnostic samples and treating them. This talk will discuss ways to do so in the safest manner. TIPS FOR TREATING AND MANAGING SMALL EXOTIC CATS Alice Blue-McLendon, DVM 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 208 Working with small exotic cats can be challenging. Understanding the animal’s home environment and husbandry is one of the keys to successfully treating these cats. AXOLOTL MEDICINE - FROM VIRTUAL REALITY TO YOUR EXAM ROOM Rob Coke, DVM, DACZM, DABVP (Reptile & Amphibian), CVA 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 208 Axolotls are a digital phenomenon that has transcended from online gaming to a cultural presence with the younger generations. With this increased mainstream presence, comes the desire to have one as a pet. This lecture will start with the natural history of these amazing amphibians, leading into their value in biomedical research. The setup of axolotls will be covered so the veterinarian can assist with husbandry questions. The lecture will conclude with discussions on the most common diseases and treatments. COMMON PITFALLS AND MISDIAGNOSES IN REPTILE MEDICINE Rob Coke, DVM, DACZM, DABVP (Reptile & Amphibian), CVA 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 208 This lecture will present some of the ways that a clinician may be led astray from a truer diagnosis to false assumptions in amphibian and reptile patients. This lecture will build upon the common presentations of these

patients to a veterinary clinic and delve into the differential diagnoses that should be considered. CHEETAHS! A FAST LOOK AT THEIR UNIQUE HEALTH AND MANAGEMENT Holly Haefele, DVM 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Room 208 This lecture will review the fascinating history, biology, and husbandry of cheetahs. We will take a deeper dive into the health of these unique and charasmatic animals. Dr. Haefele has helped manage the care of a large breeding group of cheetahs for over 18 years, and serves as one of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Cheetah SSP Veterinary Co-advisors. Learn about how management affects health, what diseases are commonly diagnosed, Giraffe anesthesia has always been described as a science and an art. This lecture will review the unique anatomical and physiological adaptations that make anesthesia a real challenge, a nail biter, and a truly tall order! Dr. Haefele has lived through about 50 giraffe anesthesias, and will focus on how the procedure is done at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, namely, in a semi-free ranging habitat without the use of a giraffe restraint device. FANTASTIC (LITTLE) BEASTS: PARASITES OF CONCERN AT FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE CENTER Holly Haefele, DVM 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Room 208 Learn about the parasites that make vets itch when managing the health of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center's animal collection. From haemonchosis in exotic bovids, to proventricular nematodes of one of the country's most endangered birds, parasites are a signficant health threat and often difficult to manage. We will discuss unique collaborative research undertaken to understand the spinose ear tick and the acanthocephalans in our maned wolves, and how a little protozoa almost singlehandely derailed a year's worth of conservation effort. and how to provide excellent preventive care. GIRAFFE ANESTHESIA: A TALL ORDER Holly Haefele, DVM 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Room 208 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 _______________________________________ BEAR MEDICINE AND SURGERY: A SUCCESSFUL SURGERY IN A CAPTIVE BEAR Sharman Hoppes, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 208 This presentation covers basic bear medicine and surgery followed by a case report on a successful spinal surgery on a captive black bear. TOP 10 DISEASE OF PRESENTING PARROTS Sharman Hoppes, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 208 This presentation will cover the top 10 diseases that I’ve seen in clinical practice over the last 5 years. We will discuss clinical signs, diagnostics and treatment. We will go over preventive strategies, long term management if needed and prognosis. GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE OF PARROTS Sharman Hoppes, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM | Room 208 This presentation will cover the most common gastrointestinal diseases seen in the pet parrot. Clinical signs, diagnostics and treatment will be discussed as well as preventative measures and prognosis. POST OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE AVIAN PATIENT Sharman Hoppes, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM | Room 208 Post operative care in parrots can be stressful for both the bird, the clinician and the owner. This presentation will go over the details needed for a successful recovery.

Alexandra Apgar-Arpin, DVM MPH 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Room 006 C

This module begins with an overview of the sheep and goat industries and a review of eight diseases that impact the industry. Veterinarians should be aware of these important conditions, especially when inspecting animals prior to interstate or international movement. The National Scrapie Eradication and the Scrapie Flock Certification programs are reviewed highlighting the genetic components and identification requirements. Finally, examples of properly completed health certificates for sheep and goats are provided to help veterinarians avoid common errors that can lead to delays or refusal of entry for their client’s animals. NON-TRADITIONAL/ EXOTICS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 _______________________________________ MONTY PYTHON LIED: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR RABBIT HANDLING AND EXAMS Amanda Jones, DVM 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 208 While you may still live in fear of the man-eating rabbit portrayed in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, rest assured after this presentation you will feel more confident in handling all rabbit temperaments in the future. We will discuss rabbit handling and restraint techniques, examination hacks to help dial in on key areas of concern and chemical assistance that benefit the most anxious of patients. Both production rabbit and pet rabbit handling techniques will be discussed. No shrubbery required! RABBIT HERD HEALTH: A VET'S ROLE IN HEALTH AND WELFARE Amanda Jones, DVM 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 208 Learn about the unique needs of rabbit herds, production and a veterinarian’s role in improving health and welfare. We will discuss varying types of rabbit production in the southwest with an emphasis on hobby herds and 4-H/FFA show rabbits. A strong emphasis will be placed on proper husbandry to prevent disease. Common ailments found in herds will be discussed along with affordable diagnostics and treatments. COMMON RABBIT INFECTIOUS DISEASE Amanda Jones, DVM 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 208 The most common rabbit infectious diseases will be covered including the upper respiratory disease "Snuffles", Syphilis, Coccidia, e. cuniculi and more! We will be focusing on practical diagnosis, management, disease prevention and treatment geared toward general practitioners working to incorporate rabbits more commonly into their busy daily practice. A special emphasis will be placed on the different needs for production versus pet rabbits. RABBIT HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE AND VACCINATION Amanda Jones, DVM 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 208 Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (RHDV-2) is now endemic in the southwest in wild rabbit populations. This reportable disease is placing wild, production and pet rabbits at risk across the country. We will discuss RHDV-2 history, progression and pathogenesis at length. A special emphasis will be placed on biosecurity and risk factors. Vaccination is the main strategy to prevent disease and the new US vaccine from Medgene is now available. We will focus on efficacy, adverse events and incorporating vaccination into clinical practice. REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN HUSBANDRY Brandon Louth, DVM 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Room 208 Focusing on the husbandry needs and requirements of


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