Agenda

    • Friday, October 10, 2014
    • 8:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
      NYS Veterinary Conference - Clinical Investigators' Day

      Register for this newly added, no-charge, 6-CE credit event. The annual College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Investigators’ Day offers our house staff an opportunity to showcase their research endeavors to the college community and this year to a limited group of outside veterinarians interested in college research activities.

      Limited to first 30 Registrants only.

       

      8:00 AM 
      Educator Forum
      12:00 PM 
      Friday Lunch
      8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
      OTS Alumni Cocktail Hour
      Join us (and your former classmates!) at 200 Willard Way for an evening of drinks, light snacks, and reminiscing. Families (including kids) are welcome, and old composite photos will be on display so that loved ones can mock that really awkward haircut you had that one time in veterinary school. The event begins at 8 pm on Friday. RSVPs are greatly appreciated. Contact Ginny Mule at vmm54@cornell.edu.
    • Saturday, October 11, 2014
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      Bovine

      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      Animal Welfare, Societal Concerns and High Tech Agriculture
      Significant disconnect exists between society and high tech agriculture in large part due to the way in which each views the human-animal relationship. In this session we’ll examine the disconnect and why it exists, what it will take to change it and what it means to us as veterinarians.
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      Equine

      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      News Hour
      This team brings us up to date with current scientific platform with practical information.
       

      Companion Animal

      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      Canine Congenital Spinal Diseases
      Canine congenital spinal diseases comprise a large area of veterinary neurology, ranging from primary spinal cord disease, such as primary metabolic myelopathies, to bone-associated anomalies, such as atlanto-occipital overlapping. This talk will discuss the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment options for canine congenital spinal diseases, with a particular focus on craniocervical junction anomalies such as dens abnormalities, C1-C2 dorsal compressive bands, and medullary kinking.
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      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      Our Patients Lick the Floor (and Their Butt)...Role of Environmental Challenges for Infection Contro
      This session is dedicated to looking at the infection control in the busy veterinary hospital environment and practical ways to control disease spread. We’ll review recent outbreaks and case situations highlighting these challenges.
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      Veterinary Technician

      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      Myastheni-Whaa?? The Ins and Outs of Myasthenia Gravis
      Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a rare, usually auto-immune, neuro-muscular disease that can have a poor prognosis without early recognition and treatment. The physiology of the neuromuscular joint and the pathophysiology of MG as well as diagnostics and treatments will be discussed.
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      DeeDee Arrison Seminar

      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      An Integrative Approach to Musculoskeletal Problems
      Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, spondylitis, degenerative lumbosacral Disco-spondylitis, and sequel of intervertebral Disc Disease; all common reasons owners seek a veterinarians help. We have a myriad of drugs. But what to do if these don’t help? In Part One, we will look at the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. What roles do the diaphragm, iliopsoas, quadratus lumborum and muscles of the hindquarters play in these problems?
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      Whitfield Small Animal Surgery Track

      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      Cranial Cruciate Rupture: Long Term Comparison of Surgical Techniques
      The rational, basic technique and long-term objective outcomes of the most commonly performed cruciate repair techniques will be discussed.
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      Bovine

      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Euthanasia: The Kindest Act
      The AVMA Panel on Euthanasia (POE) was first convened in 1963. Its purpose was to create guidelines for veterinarians who carry out or oversee the euthanasia of animals. Over time (from 1963 to 2013) revisions have included more methods and species, expanded information on physiologic and behavioral responses, effects on those who perform these tasks and much more. In this session we review key data for the euthanasia of cattle in the 2013 version of the Guidelines.
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      Equine

      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Acute Respiratory Distress in Foals and Horses
      This lecture will focus on the clinical presentation of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in neonatal foals, weanling foals and adult horses. Common causes, clinical signs, laboratory data, and treatment will be discussed. Recent literature and research will be covered, but the majority of the lecture will focus on the clinical aspect of ARDS.
       

      Companion Animal

      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Compost Ingestion
      Composting is becoming common in New York and across the US because it's a great way to reduce waste from the home and garden and recycle it into usable soil. However, compost piles can present a danger to companion animals. Penitrem poisoning has become more common in companion animals when they have access to compost, compost is likely to contain other mycotoxins, phytotoxins, and bacterial and food related toxins.
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      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Emerging Diseases in Animals and Their Impact on Human Health
      Have you ever considered the impact of animal disease on people? Some of these diseases may be zoonotic while others may not. This session will review recent animal disease events and their impact. Also, what do these events mean for you and how can you respond.
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      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Managing Urination and Defecation Issues in the Neurological Patient
      Management of urination (and defecation) is essential for maximizing the recovery and long-term prognosis of neurologic patients, particularly those with spinal disease (i.e. myelopathies). Lack of regular, full, voiding can result in urinary tract disease and/or urine scalding, while incontinence can affect an owner’s decision to pursue long-term treatment. This talk will briefly review the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of urination and defecation, and will discuss the strategies for managing urination/defecation in light of common neurologic conditions.
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      Veterinary Technician

      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      A Technician's Guide to Seizures
      Seizures are one of the most common neurologic symptoms seen in veterinary medicine. In this lecture, participants will learn the definition of a seizure, differential diagnoses for seizure like phenomena as well as the different classifications of seizures. Current treatment protocols will also be discussed.
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      DeeDee Arrison Seminar

      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      An Integrative Approach to Musculoskeletal Problems: Part Two
      Further elucidation of the fascia and musculature connections concerning the forelimbs and neck region will be discussed. The role of the sternocleidomastoids complex of muscles as it exists in quadrupeds is different than in humans and dysfunction of this muscle complex can have effects on the forelimb as well as the neck and occipital dynamics. In addition, the paravertebral muscles serve as another connecting bridge between for and fat and can contribute to compensatory changes in gait.
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      Whitfield Small Animal Surgery Track

      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      How to Perform and Extracapsular Cruciate Repair - Prerequisite to Whitefield Laboratory
      This cadaver lab will cover both the inspection of the stifle joint as well as placement of a lateral fabello-tibial suture for cruciate insufficiency. Specifically, it will cover medial and lateral stifle arthrotomy, complete joint inspection, meniscal tear diagnosis and treatment in the joint, closure of the joint, placement and assessment of the fabello-tibial suture, as well as knotting and tying techniques.
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      9:50 AM  -  10:10 AM
      Break with the Exhibitors
       

      Bovine

      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Toe Lesions in Dairy Cattle
      Toe lesions fare common lameness disorders in both beef and dairy cattle. There are many causes and treatment generally requires corrective trimming procedures that not only remove loose and damaged horn associated with the lesion, but also requires uniform sole thickness at the toe on both claws. Application of a boot block should be positioned to provide proper support for the heel of the blocked claw.
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      Equine

      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Applying Biosecurity to Farm Outbreaks
      Equine infectious disease outbreaks on farms can be difficult to manage—but with a few key strategies, the process can be simplified. We will discuss some farm outbreaks and mitigation processes for handling respiratory pathogens such as Strangles, Influenza, EHV, and diarrheal pathogens such as Salmonellosis and Rotavirus.
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      10:10 AM  -  10:35 AM
      Update on Equine Coronavirus / Applying Biosecurity to Farm Outbreaks
      Equine Corona Virus has been recognized to be a “new” gastrointestinal disease in horses. Numerous cases have been documented throughout various states. This talk will discuss the clinical signs, sampling for diagnostic testing, complications of the disease, and data obtained from samples submitted to the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University. Basic biosecurity will be discussed for prevention of this disease in the horse industry.
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      Companion Animal

      10:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Cyanobacteria Laboratory
      Not all species of cyanobacteria are toxic but some can produce hepatotoxins, such as microcystins, or neurotoxins. Blooms of potentially toxin-producing cyanobacteria in inland waterways (freshwater harmful algal blooms, or FHABs,) are common events often driven by elevated nutrient concentrations and climate change. Human fatalities in other countries, notably Brazil, have been attributed to FHABs. Morbidity and mortality has been described in wildlife and domestic animals in the US and elsewhere. The purpose of this laboratory is to discuss the pathophysiology of cyanobacterial toxins, diagnosis and treatment of poisonings associated with these blooms, and cyanobacterial ecology and identification.
      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Decision Making and Extraction Techniques in Dogs & Management Complications
      Decision making and techniques to simplify dental extractions in dogs have been described. Proper perioperative planning and decision making regarding canine extractions can improve surgical outcome. It is important to properly assess the canine patient prior to the performance of extractions. This includes complete general physical and oral examinations and appropriate preoperative blood work. Once the patient has been properly assessed it is important to select an appropriate anesthetic protocol that will provide the canine dental patient with adequate perioperative pain management.
      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      MRSA in the Veterinary Clinic Setting
      Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus has emerged as a significant problem in veterinary medicine. Practitioners are also being confronted with issues of multi-drug resistant infections such as MRSA and need to communicate with clients and staff about the risks and measures to prevent environmental contamination. This session will review these issues for the practitioner.
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      Veterinary Technician

      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      A Technician's Guide to Seizures - What's New
      Seizures are one of the most common neurological symptom seen in veterinary medicine. In this lecture, participants will learn the definition of a seizure, differential diagnoses for seizure like phenomena as well as the different classifications of seizures. Current treatment protocols will also be discussed.
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      DeeDee Arrison Seminar

      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      How Can Acupuncture Help?
      In this section joint and disc dynamics are reviewed. Acupuncture has global effects on the circulation and nervous system as well as having the ability to target specific areas. Specific mechanism of action of acupuncture on both these systems will be discussed. In addition, new research shows the role that fascia has in conducting the effects of acupuncture.
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      Whitfield Small Animal Surgery Track

      10:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Lab A : Extra-Capsular Surgery
      Long term comparison of surgical techniques.
      The rational, basic technique and long-term objective outcomes of the most commonly performed cruciate repair techniques will be discussed.
       

      Bovine

      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Laboratory on Tools Described in the Previous Sessions
      In this Lab we will explain the care and use of penetrating captive bolt. Tools and methods for sharpening hoof knives and angle grinders – grinding wheel (chipper wheels) that make the job easier.
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      Equine

      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Acute Neurologic Injury in Horses
      This lecture will focus on the common causes of acute neurologic injury in horses with differentials based on lesion localization. Rational for common treatments to employ and to avoid will be the major focus of this talk. Diagnosis and prognosis will also be covered with examples different etiologies presented in a case based format.
       

      Companion Animal

      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Decision Making and Extraction Techniques in Cats & Management Complications
      Several dental problems in cats may require a variety of extraction techniques including simple, multi-rooted and surgical extractions. Crown-amputation may be an appropriate treatment option in feline patients with severe tooth resorbing. The veterinary dental team must be aware of the criteria for proper assessment of these lesions so that appropriate treatment can be provided. It is also important for the dental team to be aware of treatment options for cats with stomatitis so that appropriate recommendations can be provided. Decision making and techniques to simplify dental extractions in cats have been previous described.1-5 Proper perioperative planning and decision making regarding feline extractions can improve surgical outcome.
      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Needlestick Injuries and Veterinary
      Accidental needlestick injuries (NSI) are common in veterinary medicine. 64% of female veterinarians, 73% swine veterinarians, and 87% of zoo veterinarians reported at least one career needlestick injury. In human medicine, considerable time and resources have been expended to reduce NSI’s, should we be concerned about this issue in veterinary medicine?
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      Veterinary Technician

      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Nursing Care of the Acutely Non-Ambulatory Patient
      Taking care of a patient that is suddenly unable to stand or walk on its own can be frustrating and disheartening. With proper nursing care and treatments, these patients can often regain the ability to walk, which is an amazing sight. Nursing care such as rest and bedding choices, bladder management and rehabilitation exercises will be discussed.
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      DeeDee Arrison Seminar

      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Acupuncture's Effect on Circulatory, Neurologic and Fascial Systems
      Continued discussion of how acupuncture affects the neurologic, circulatory and fascia systems of the body and thereby restores or helps to normalize biomechanics as much as possible. Specific points and strategies will be discussed in terms of their theoretical indications according to Chinese medical theory and in terms of the neuroanatomical and modulation of the nervous system.
      12:00 PM  -  1:10 PM
      DeeDee Arrison Concert for the Animals ~ James Law Auditorium | Lunch with the Exhibitors
      This lunch time performance honors our animals and features rising stars of the Stradivari Society Tim Fain and Ben Beilman accompanied by pianist Robert Koenig. Well socialized animals are welcome.

      With his adventuresome spirit and vast musical gifts, violinist Tim Fain has emerged as a mesmerizing new presence on the music scene. The “charismatic young violinist with a matinee idol profile, strong musical instincts, and first rate chops” (Boston Globe) was featured as the sound of Richard Gere’s violin in Bee Season. Selected as one of Symphony magazine’s “Up-and-Coming Young Musicians of 2006,” and a StradMagazine 2007 “Pick of Up and Coming Musicians,” Fain has recently captured the Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Young Concert Artists International Award. As The Washington Post recently raved, “Fain has everything he needs for a first-rate career.”

      Violinist Benjamin Beilman’s “handsome technique, burnished sound and quiet confidence showed why he has come so far so fast” (The New York Times). He is the recipient of both a 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2012 London Music Masters Award. This season, Mr. Beilman makes his Carnegie Hall concerto debut with the New York Youth Symphony in Stern Auditorium; additional concerto debuts this season include appearances with the London Philharmonic at Royal Festival Hall, the Los Angeles and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestras, the Buffalo and Chicago Philharmonics, and the Fort Worth and Greenville Symphonies.

      Pianist Robert Koenig has quickly established a reputation as a much sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician. He performs regularly in major centers throughout the world with many of this generation’s most renowned musicians. Engagements have included performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, The Concertgebuow in Amsterdam, and the Louvre Museum in Paris. He has performed with many of today’s leading artists including Sarah Chang, Hilary Hahn, Pamela Frank, Roberto Diaz, Elmar Oliveira, and Aaron Rosand.
      12:00 PM 
      Saturday Lunch
      12:00 PM 
      Saturday Lunch
      12:00 PM 
      Sunday Lunch
       

      Bovine

      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Look Who's Talking When Setting Goals and Protocols for Calf Care
      This lecture will present results from a project focused on communication of dairy workers involved with calf management. Field interview about calf health management and event were conducted at 52 farms with 224 farm workers. The level of agreement of responses obtained from workers showed complexity and the challenges of communication on dairies with layers of employees having different roles, skills, and language preferences.
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      Equine

      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Lab A: Equine Rescue
      Horses may be involved in many accidents or disasters that require knowledge of rescue techniques. The veterinarian is a key member of the response team helping during such emergency situations. This laboratory will cover the important aspects of equine rescue for the veterinarian, including how to proceed and communicate during such an emergency, as well as equipment and techniques, focusing on what may be available in your truck or locally at the scene.
       

      Companion Animal

      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Common Oral Lesions in Cats
      The recognition and treatment of feline dental and oral pathology is an important component in successful management of feline health. Dental and oral lesions in cats may have a variety of presentations and treatment options. Feline dental and oral lesions include: periodontal disease, tooth resorptive lesions, fractured teeth, mandibular swelling, per alveolar osteitis, gingivostomatitis, feline oral neoplasia, mandibular fractures and temporomandibular luxations.
      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Epidural Anesthesia and Analgesia in Dogs
      Epidural anesthesia and analgesia in dogs: we will discuss the advantages and potential risks of performing epidural anesthesia in dogs. We will discuss how the different agents act, and how they can be combined or diluted to produce analgesia and different degrees of motor block. We will also review common side effects of epidural anesthesia/analgesia and how to deal with them.
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      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Zoonotic Influenza-The Human-Animal Interface
      Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in the number of reported zoonotic influenza cases in human in a variety of setting. This session will review recent outbreaks and help you better communicate the risks to our clients.
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      Veterinary Technician

      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Neurologic Emergencies What Your Need to Know
      Neurologic emergencies such as head and spinal trauma are commonly seen after falls or patients being hit by cars. While these emergencies can be scary due to the delicate nature of the neurologic system, these patients can do quite well. The initial assessment of such patients as well as monitoring guidelines, imaging choices and advanced care and treatment will be discussed.
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      DeeDee Arrison Seminar

      1:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      An Integrative Approach to Musculoskeletal Problems - Case Demonstration Lab A
      In this two hour lab, Dr. Boggie will examine and treat patients demonstrating her approach to performing a physical and Chinese medical exam. The diagnosis and treatment strategy will be discussed and then patients will be treated using an appropriate acupuncture strategy.
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      Bovine

      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Mycoplasma Mastitis: What Have We Learned
      This lecture will provide an overview of the current thoughts on the epidemiology and management of mycoplasma mastitis in dairy cows. Several mycoplasma outbreaks on individual farms from the Northeast will be presented to provide a platform for discussion. Use of speciation and recent advances in PCR detection will also be covered in this presentation.
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      Equine

      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Lab B - In Equine Endocrine Disease - Newer Findings
       

      Companion Animal

      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Antimicrobial Stewardship for Companion Animals
      Antimicrobial resistance is an emerging real problem. The veterinary profession is under greater scrutiny to evaluate our use of antimicrobials. This session will review the issue of antimicrobial resistance and the ways we can educate our staff and clients about appropriate antimicrobial use.
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      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Common Oral Lesions in Dogs
      The recognition and treatment of canine dental and oral pathology is an important component in successful management of canine health. Many dental and oral lesions occur frequently in dogs but may have a variety of presentations and treatment options. Commonly occurring canine dental and oral lesions include: variations in number of teeth and roots, periodontal disease, endodontic disease, dental caries, dental attrition/abrasion, discolored teeth and oral masses (benign and malignant).
      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Dealing with Arrhythmias and Hypotension During General Anesthesia
      Dealing with arrhythmias and hypotension during general anesthesia: arterial hypotension, and cardiac dysrhythmias can be common occurrences during general anesthesia, especially in dogs with co-morbidities. We will discuss different maneuvers to support blood pressure and discuss their indications and advantages. We will also review common arrhythmias found during anesthesia, whether to treat them or not, and how to treat them when indicated.
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      Veterinary Technician

      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Uncovering the Mysterious Neurologic Examination
      Performing a proper neurologic examination will give you a wealth of information without a lot of time or money. The neurologic exam should be performed in addition to a physical exam on every patient. The 6 parts of the neurologic exam including mentation assessment, gait analysis, the cranial nerve exam, postural responses, reflexes and pain perception will be discussed.
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      3:00 PM  -  3:20 PM
      Break with the Exhibitors
       

      Bovine

      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Hints When Doing Bovine Abdominal Surgery and C-Sections
      The talk will center on common abdominal surgeries performed on dairy cattle and uncommon complications that are encountered such as perforating abdominal ulcer, adhesions, fluid filled abdominal volvulus, etc. Difficult cesarean sections and surgical hints will be discussed as well.
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      Equine

      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Lab A: Equine Rescue
      Horses may be involved in many accidents or disasters that require knowledge of rescue techniques. The veterinarian is a key member of the response team helping during such emergency situations. This laboratory will cover the important aspects of equine rescue for the veterinarian, including how to proceed and communicate during such an emergency, as well as equipment and techniques, focusing on what may be available in your truck or locally at the scene..
       

      Companion Animal

      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Dental and Oral Diseases Case Studies Part I
      This interactive case-based presentation provides a review of the information presented in this seminar regarding the “The Current Concepts in Small Animal Dentistry”. In addition to the canine and feline dental and oral pathologic conditions that are presented in this seminar several interesting and unusual cases will be reviewed to remind the dental team that not all cases are straight forward and that it is always important for the dental team to question results when the diagnostic workup does not match the patient’s clinical presentation. Topics to be reviewed will include: recognition of canine and feline dental and oral pathology, proper interpretation of dental radiographs, decision making during extractions, management of periodontal disease, and management of endodontic disease, recognition of feline resorptive lesions and stomatitis and recognition and treatment of unusual oral lesions
      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Diseases of the Canine Uterus and Ovaries
      Many aspects of the canine reproductive process are unique and diseases of both the tubular genitalia (uterus, cervix and vagina) and female gonads are not only common and clinically important, but also difficult to diagnose. Some lesions, such as pyometra or gonadal neoplasmia can present as life threatening conditions. Clients with breeding bitches seek professional help. This lecture will review the most frequently encountered lesions of the ovaries and uteri, with notation of their pathogenesis, clinical presentation, progression and diagnosis.
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      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Understanding How Activation of Feline Coronavirus Leads to Macrophage Tropism and Feline Infectious
      Feline Coronaviruses exist as two biotypes, Feline Enteric Coronavirus (FEC) and Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV). While FECV causes subclinical infection, FiPV causes systemic fatal disease (FIP). Using bioinformatics and biochemistry, we have identified mutational changes in a key activation site in the viral spike protein that are linked to macrophage Tropism and FIP in cats. We will discuss our work in this session.
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      Veterinary Technician

      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Brain Friendly Anesthesia The In and Outs of TIVA
      Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) involves the use of intravenous (IV) anesthetics like propanol and/or fentanyl to induce general anesthesia. This approach can be useful in patients with severe brain disease where inhalant anesthetics (like isoflurane) can be detrimental. The maintenance of intracranial pressure (ICP) as well as the influence on ICP by inhalant and IV anesthetics will be discussed.
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      DeeDee Arrison Seminar

      3:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      An Integrative Approach to Musculoskeletal Problems - Case Demonstration Lab B
      An Integrative Approach to Musculoskeletal Problems – Case Demonstration Lab. In this two hour lab Dr. Boggie will examine and treat patients demonstrating her approach to performing a physical and Chinese medical exam. The diagnosis and treatment strategy will be discussed and then patients will be treated using an appropriate acupuncture strategy .
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      Whitfield Small Animal Surgery Track

      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Lab B : Extra Capsular Surgery
       

      Bovine

      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Swine Enteric Corona Viruses (Including PEDv)
      Review of PEDv and PDCoV, the Novel Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases in May 2013 Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus was diagnosed in the US for the first time. Two months later Porcine Deltacoronavirus was also diagnosed for the first time. These Swine Enteric Coronaviruses have had a devastating impact on the US swine industry. This lecture will review clinical signs of both diseases, testing methodologies, management of affected herbs, accepted methods for preventing introduction and USDA reporting requirements.
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      Equine

      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Lab B - In Equine Endocrine Disease - Newer Findings
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      Companion Animal

      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Canine Uterine Biopsy
      Fifty years ago, researchers, then clinicians began biopsying the equine uterus to gain information about cyclical changes. They quickly realized that changes within these endometrial samples enabled them to diagnose specific diseases. Subsequent studies established standardize methods of assessment. It was established that surprisingly accurate prognoses for future fertility could be determined and the use of uterine biopsy became an important part of equine reproductive practice. Canine uterine samples have been collected and assessed for about 12 years. In a retrospective study conducted on over 400 canine uterine biopsies we have examined, a relatively small set of lesions were consistently found. We will present an overview of these finding in this lecture. One important finding was that sub-acute and chronic endometritis are commonly lesions in sub-fettles bitches
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      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Characterization of Ferret Coronavirus and its Similarity to Feline Infectious Peritonitis
      Characterization of ferret corona virus has its similarity to feline infectious peritonitis virus. Ferrets can be infected with an enteric corona virus that, similar to feline infectious (FIP), can lead to macrophage infection and cause severe granulomatous lesions. Our work characterizes ferret coronavirus is divergent and discuss options for molecular diagnosis of ferret coronaviruses.
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      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Dental and Oral Diseases Case Studies Part II
      The purpose of this session is to give veterinarians an opportunity to test their diagnostic skills in small animal dentistry, their ability to recognize oral pathology and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
       

      Veterinary Technician

      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Sterile Processing Myths: Fact or Fiction
      Do you think the processing of sterile instruments is the same as washing dishes and wrapping gifts? Think again. Advances in technology and complex instrument design make the cleaning and sterilizing of surgical equipment a challenge. Improper processing can put you patients at risk for infection. Discover the most up to date techniques in cleaning, packaging and the storage of your surgical equipment.
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      7:00 PM  -  10:30 PM
      Conference Celebration Dinner at Stocking Hall ~ Cornell University
    • Sunday, October 12, 2014
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      Equine

      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      Is it Septic or Inflamed? Treatment of Septic Joints and Tendon Sheaths
      Prompt diagnosis and aggressive therapy are critical toward successful resolution of synovial structure sepsis and return to performance. Steps for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan will be discussed.
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      Companion Animal

      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      Fracture Assessment
      This lecture will cover several aspects of appropriate fracture assessment, ranging from patient alignment, owner factors, and fracture specific concerns. Underlying diseases, extent and cause of trauma, and considerations secondary to these will be discussed.
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      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      Pet Pig - Infectious Diseases
      This lecture will cover the major bacterial and viral diseases of pet pigs. The disease topics to be covered include etiology, clinical signs, lesions, diagnosis, treatment and zoonotic potential. Diseases will be discussed using a systemic approach. If time allows other conditions will be mentioned that can also affect these pigs.
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      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      Vetting the Conflict - Introduction and Over View
      AKA – Address/Keep Your Clients/Avoid Litigation
      Stop Drop & Roll – Easily handling the fire of confrontation by using a childhood mantra.Speakers Credentials,
      Address the Conflict..Why it is Important to Address Conflict?
       

      Small Ruminant and Camelid

      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      Field Anesthesia and Analgesia in Small Ruminants
      Safe, practical and economic field anesthesia techniques and pain control needs for surgery and medical management in small ruminants. Unique qualities in small ruminants will be highlighted.
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      Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia Track

      8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
      Patient Monitors: Friend or Foe
      Just how much should we trust our monitoring equipment? Can they lead us in the wrong direction? Discussion will be made on each type of monitor and how they work. Points will be raised on the pros and the cons of each monitor.
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      Equine

      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Shock: Recognition and Stabilization in the Field
      This lecture will cover important clinical findings associated with various forms of shock followed by a discussion on targeted therapy to stabilize the shock patient for referral to a hospital.
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      Companion Animal

      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Pet Pig Vaccination Protocols
      This lecture will focus on the types and recommended schedules of vaccines for pet pigs.
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      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Principles of Fracture Repair
      Basic biomechanical principles as they relate to orthopedic decision-making will be discussed. Topics include effect of plate placement, comparison of non-locking and locking constructs, internal vs. external fixation, as well as minimally invasive techniques. The application of these techniques as well as their effect on healing time and complications will be covered.
      Speakers:
      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Vetting the Conflict - Keeping Your Clients
      Why it is important to keep your client. Keeping Difficult Clients, Survey and Suggestion, Non-Veterinary Events
       

      Veterinary Technician

      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Basic Approach to Injured Wildlife
      What are the most common wildlife injuries? What do you do if your clinic receives a call about injured or orphaned native wildlife? How do you appropriately stabilize or triage wildlife. We will be looking at some of the most common species of wildlife that present to the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center and how we triage and medically manage them.
      Speakers:
       

      Small Ruminant and Camelid

      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Cesarean Section and Vasectomy in Small Animals
      Field surgical techniques and practical tips for become comfortable performing these common procedures in small ruminants.
      Speakers:
       

      Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia Track

      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      WAGs: Waste Anesthetic Gases
      WAG’s provides a description of what they are and how we are exposed to them. What the hazards are of prolonged exposer. How can we prevent exposer and anesthesia machine maintenance?
      Speakers:
       

      Equine

      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Making A Decision for Surgical Referral of Colics
      Managing horses with colic is often challenging for clients and veterinarians because of many factors including level of pain, unknown cause, expense and prognosis. As veterinarians, we strive to determine a diagnosis, inform the client and begin appropriate treatment. Making the decision for referral is key to such effort. This lecture will focus on methods to make the best decision for the patient and client when dealing with colic in horses.
      Speakers:
       

      Companion Animal

      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Clinical Approaches to Physeal Fractures
      This lecture will focus on the immature dog and fractures specific to them. Included will be common fractures and their surgical fixation, the evidence on healing times, and when and if to remove implants.
      Speakers:
      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      My Patient Won't Stop Bleeding - Now What?
      Patients with unexplained bleeding disorders can be stressful and difficult to manage. Starting from the basis of our current understanding of hemostasis, we will explore the potential mechanisms for bleeding in dogs and cats, outline strategies for a stepwise diagnostic approach, highlight some useful point-of-care diagnostic tests and discuss some novel therapeutic approaches.
      Speakers:
      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Vetting the Conflict - Avoiding Litigation
      Knee Jerk Reaction – Call Vet-Med/Mal Provider, Reading Your Policy, Speak To Your Underwriter, Question the Process, Advocate for Your Best Interest
       

      Veterinary Technician

      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Diagnostic Imaging of Exotics Part I: Pocket Pets and Rabbits
      Small animal practices are seeing more exotic species in veterinary clinics. Part I will emphasize restraint, handing and radiographic techniques used for imaging of pocket pets and rabbits. Positioning tips for whole body exams, extremity radiographs and skull radiographs will be discussed. Radiographs will be evaluated with tips for correction of positional issues.
      Speakers:
       

      Small Ruminant and Camelid

      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      CLA Control: On Farm Programs
      On farm, practical control of CLA- current approaches to testing, treatment, vaccination and prevention of Caseros Lymphadenitis (CLA ) in small ruminants.
      Speakers:
       

      Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia Track

      10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM
      C-Section Anesthesia and Puppy Resuscitation
      What re the acceptable protocols for C-section anesthesia? What information is needed to make the best plan for that patient? What routes of pain management are available? How to work with new born Pups? Reviewing the aftercare of puppies.
      Speakers:
       

      Equine

      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Managing Endotoxemia in Horses
      Endotoxemia results from the release of LPS from gram-negative bacteria, and is a common sequela of many critical care diseases in horses, including colitis, enteritis, strangulating intestinal obstruction, endometritis, pleuritis, and foal septicemia. Endotoxemia is frustrating to treat, and may lead to shock, coagulopathies, and other problems that complicate patient care, increase costs, and lower prognosis. This lecture will focus on methods of managing endotoxemia in horses.
      Speakers:
       

      Companion Animal

      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Tips and Tricks for Fracture Repair
      This interactive lecture will present difficult fracture locations and configurations, how they were addressed, what could have been done differently, and insights learned.
      Speakers:
      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Transfusion Medicine - What, When, Why and How
      Speakers:
      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Vetting the Conflict - Stop Talking and Listen
      Why Listening is More Powerful than Speaking, Learning How to Listen Respectfully, Silence Can Create Template for Uncovering Important Information, Learn How to Reflect Back What You Hear, Reflection Creates Atmosphere of Trust and Understanding
       

      Veterinary Technician

      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Diagnostic Imaging of Exotics Part II: Avian and reptiles
      Small animal practices are seeing more exotic species in veterinary clinics. Part II will emphasize restraint, handing and radiographic techniques used for imaging of birds and reptiles. Positioning tips for whole body exams, extremity radiographs and skull radiographs will be discussed. Radiographs will be evaluated with tips for correction of positional issues.
      Speakers:
       

      Small Ruminant and Camelid

      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Demystifying Tube Cystotomy
      This lecture will cover surgical techniques, general anesthesia needs and techniques and after care for use of tube cystectomy to relieve urethral obstruction in small ruminants.
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      Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia Track

      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Airway Management and Ventilation
      This lecture will look at ways to manage patients with difficult airways such as brachycephalic breeds; or patients with oral or laryngeal masses. It will also discuss ways to improve oxygenation and ventilations.
      Speakers:
      12:00 PM  -  1:10 PM
      Lunch with the Exhibitors
      12:00 PM 
      Sunday Lunch
       

      Equine

      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Lab A - Best Cases of the Year
      Patients that require follow up with their referring veterinarians - The Large Animal Medicine and Surgery residents will present a selection of interesting and complex cases they have seen at the Cornell University Equine and Farm Animal Hospital. These cases required collaboration and cooperation with the clients’ regular veterinarians throughout the hospitalization, and especially through the follow-up and recovery stages. There will be time for questions and discussion.
       

      Companion Animal

      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Fragmented Medial Coronoids, Part of a Bigger Problem: Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome
      This lecture will covey the current theories on fragmented medial coronoids and medial compartment disease. Manifestation and diagnosis will be discussed, as well as objective data regarding treatment and outcome.
      Speakers:
      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Trauma Coagulopathy and Resuscitation - Damage Control in the ER
      Blunt and penetrating trauma cases are all too frequent presentations to our emergency rooms. Excessive bleeding complicates a number of these cases, which can be exacerbated by our therapeutic interventions. This lecture will discuss the pathophysiology of traumatic coagulopathy, suggest ways in which it can be identified and some strategies for managing and preventing this complication.
      Speakers:
      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Vetting the Conflict - Drop the Need to Be Right
      The Most Difficult Process to Learn Of All, Recognizing You Cannot Be Heard While IN Conflict, If you are Right, Arguing Doesn’t Make You More Right, No One Can Argue With Themselves, Different from Ignore
       

      Veterinary Technician

      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      How to Improve Your Imaging Skills: Tricks of the Trade Part I
      This talk is designed to review techniques used for radiographic imaging of cats and dogs. Part I will emphasize methods of patient restraint for radiographic imaging, sedation protocols and position devices available for imaging of small animals. Evaluation of radiographic patient and how to select x-ray machine technique parameters to be used will be discussed.
      Speakers:
       

      Small Ruminant and Camelid

      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Viral Encephalitis in Camelids
      Evidence-based review of selective viral encephalitis in llamas and alpacas (EEE, WNV, EHV) as well as research related to disease incidence, prevention, management and outcome.
      Speakers:
       

      Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia Track

      1:10 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Know Your Anesthetic Monitors Laboratory - A
      A room will be set up with several different types of patient monitors. Technicians will be able to see how each monitor can work with a list of questions to answer. It will provide hands on experience with some monitors they have never used before. And see the ease they would be able to use them.
      Speakers:
       

      Equine

      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Lab B - New and Old Diagnostic Techniques in Colic Management
      Managing horses with colic is often challenging for veterinarians. One of the most important steps for the veterinarian is to direct appropriate treatment, whether or not a diagnosis is obtained. Many techniques may be employed to better understand the cause of colic and elect proper treatment. This laboratory will focus on the performance and interpretation of older, classic tests including rectal exam and abdominocentesis, as well as newer ones such as ultrasound.
       

      Companion Animal

      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Lyme Multiplex Testing
      The lecture will focus on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Lyme disease in dogs and horses. It will provide detailed information about the Lyme Multiplex Assay, a diagnostic test for the detection of antibodies to Borealis burgdorferi in dogs and horses available through the AHDC at Cornell University. The lecture will include a short outline of the assay’s principle and interpretation of results from clinical sample submissions. The Lyme Multiplex Assay will be compared with the SNAP 4Dx® test (dogs and horses), another test for Lyme antibodies that is commonly used by practitioners, and the C6 ELISA (dogs). Data on how approved Lyme vaccines for dogs affect antibody development will be discussed. Examples on how antibiotic treatments influence antibody values to B. burgdorferi will be included.
      Speakers:
      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      PTE - Still a Diagnostic Challenge
      Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is a potentially devastating complication of critical illness in both dogs and cats. The clinical signs caused by PTE can be subtle and few diagnostic tests are discriminating for this disease. Although pulmonary angiography can provide a definitive diagnosis, this is uncommonly available. Hence, this lecture will discuss ways to rule in or out PTE and to identify patients at risk from PTE such that appropriate therapies can be initiated.
      Speakers:
      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Vetting the Conflict - Let Negativity Roll Off Your Back
      Let Criticism Roll off Your Back , Enable opportunity For Client to Vent – Remain Neutral, Allows them To, Leave, Calm Down, Reconsider and Re-E, Evaluate Their Actions, Maintains Your Equilibrium, Opportunity to Apologize
       

      Veterinary Technician

      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      How to Improve Your Imaging Skills: Tricks of the Trade Part II
      This talk is designed to review techniques used for radiographic imaging of cats and dogs. Part II will emphasize radiographic positioning of difficult anatomical areas and radiation safety issues involved with x-rays studies of cats and dogs. Radiographic film evaluation will be discussed with tips for correction of positional issues.
      Speakers:
       

      Small Ruminant and Camelid

      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Lower Respiratory Conditions in Camelids
      This lecture presents both novel and peer-reviewed reports of lower respiratory diseases in llamas and alpacas, with a focus on the diagnostic evaluation of challenging case presentations.
      Speakers:
       

      Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia Track

      2:10 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Know Your Anesthetic Monitors Laboratory - B
      A room will be set up with several different types of patient monitors. Technicians will be able to see how each monitor can work with a list of questions to answer. It will provide hands on experience with some monitors they have never used before. And see the ease that they would be able to use them.
      Speakers:
      3:00 PM  -  3:20 PM
      Break with the Exhibitors
       

      Equine

      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Lab A - Best Cases of the Year
      Patients that require follow up with their referring veterinarians - The Large Animal Medicine and Surgery residents will present a selection of interesting and complex cases they have seen at the Cornell University Equine and Farm Animal Hospital. These cases required collaboration and cooperation with the clients’ regular veterinarians throughout the hospitalization, and especially through the follow-up and recovery stages. There will be time for questions and discussion.
       

      Companion Animal

      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Heartworm Resistance to Preventatives - Now A Reality
      All the current Products have failed as preventive against one of the several resistant isolates of heartworms in laboratory Trials. This talk will discuss the research on the topic and where the problem stands at the time of the presentation.
      Speakers:
      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      IMHA - Past, Present, Future
      Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia is the most common canine immune-mediated disease. Despite this however the best diagnostic and therapeutic strategies remain undetermined. In this session, we will take stock of the literature to date, discuss some of the recent advances in our understanding of the disease and identify future directions for therapy, research and clinical practice.
      Speakers:
      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Metronomic Chemotherapy
      This lecture is designed to present the biological rationale and role of metronomic chemotherapy for the of cancer treatments in companion animals. The combination of drugs utilized, their scheduling, and the goal of this therapy will be discussed. Practical applications of metronomic chemotherapy, along with case examples, will also be presented.
       

      Veterinary Technician

      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Controlled Substances Part 1: Classification, Legislation & Prescriptions
      *fulfills state CE requirements for technicians and veterinarians
      This presentation will provide a review of controlled substances at the federal and NY state level. This will include classification and legislation for prescribing controlled substances in NY State. Present an update of recent changes in NY state controlled substance law including I-Stop reporting.
      Speakers:
       

      Small Ruminant and Camelid

      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Approach to Non-Orthopedic Recumbecny in Camelids
      The presentation focuses on the diagnostic evaluation, differentiation and management of medical causes of acute recumbences in camelids. The discussion will focus on neurological, metabolic and cardiovascular conditions.
      Speakers:
       

      Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia Track

      3:20 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient
      This lecture will cover many of the aspects of anesthesia and analgesia for the canine and feline trauma patient. Topics will include pre-anesthetic assessment and stabilization, anesthetic/analgesic choice and management, monitoring considerations and immediate post anesthetic care and analgesia.
       

      Equine

      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Lab B - New and Old Diagnostic Techniques in Colic Management
      Managing horses with colic is often challenging for veterinarians. One of the most important steps for the veterinarian is to direct appropriate treatment, whether or not a diagnosis is obtained. Many techniques may be employed to better understand the cause of colic and elect proper treatment. This laboratory will focus on the performance and interpretation of older, classic tests including rectal exam and abdominocentesis, as well as newer ones such as ultrasound.
       

      Companion Animal

      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Antithrombotics - Evidence Based Medicine
      Evidence-based veterinary medicine is a goal to which we all aspire. A lack of evidence or equipoise in the literature can make this a challenge to achieve however. This is certainly the case with antithrombotic therapies where evidence for efficacy is sometimes lacking and it can be hard to compare studies. This presentation will highlight some of these discrepancies and differences and will suggest potential ways forward for prescribing and monitoring antithrombotic therapies in the clinic.
      Speakers:
      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Ticks and Tick Transmitted Disease in NY
      New York is now home to numerous dogs that are serologically positive for Lyme disease and Anaplasmosis. Also, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a continuing threat. There are other diseases, e.g., the delay disease of cat’s cytauxzoonosis that may be on its way. Finally, we are only beginning to learn about viral diseases that may be important in humans, dogs, and cats in New York.
      Speakers:
      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Update on Transitional Cell Carcinomas
      Urinary bladder transitional cell carcinomas comprise the most common group of tumors of the urinary tract in dogs. This presentation will update practitioners on the diagnostic and treatment options available for these tumors. The topic-based presentation will highlight appropriate patient selection for particular therapeutic modalities as well as important aspects of client communication when dealing with this disease.
       

      Veterinary Technician

      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Controlled Substances Part 2: Record Keeping, and Diversions
      *fulfills state CE requirements for technicians and veterinarians
      This course will cover requirements for record keeping and storage of controlled substances in New York. There will also be an interactive discussion on diversion detection and prevention methodologies, including some cases of diversion in various practice settings.
      Speakers:
       

      Small Ruminant and Camelid

      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Iatrogenic Toxicities in Camelids
      This lecture aims to discuss inadvertent toxicities and iatrogenic complications, associated with drug and supplement administration in camelids. An evidence-based literature review will evaluate potential risk factors and alternative management strategies.
      Speakers:
       

      Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia Track

      4:20 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Anesthetic Mistakes and Mishaps
      This lecture will review anesthetic mistakes and mishaps that are a result of human error or macnine/monitor failure and how to prevent them from occurring.
      Speakers:
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