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CVMA Spring Seminar Program & Speakers

March 9-11, 2018

This seminar is being held at the Yosemite Valley Lodge. You’ll receive 12 top-notch CE units, a conference syllabus, a certificate of attendance, daily continental breakfast, and fond remembrances of a fun and productive weekend vacation.


Program

Friday, March 9th

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.:
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Canine Airway Disease | Respiratory Disease – Dr. Eleanor Hawkins

Saturday, March 10th

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.:
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.:
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Canine Airway Disease | Respiratory Disease – Dr. Eleanor Hawkins
Infectious Diseases – Dr. Richard Goldstein

Sunday, March 11th

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.:
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.:
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Infectious Diseases – Dr. Richard Goldstein

Speakers & Topics


Eleanor Hawkins, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Hawkins received her DVM from The Ohio State University. She is the author of more than 60 refereed publications and more than 175 proceedings. She is the author of the respiratory section of Nelson and Couto’s Small Animal Internal Medicine textbook, and has been respiratory section editor of Current Veterinary Therapy and The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult. Dr. Hawkins is the assistant department head for small animal internal medicine and emergency/critical care service at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Sessions:

Friday, March 9, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

CIRDC: Studies You May Have Missed
Canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) encompasses a range of presentations from minimal disease to death. Numerous factors related to the organisms involved and the dogs that are infected influence clinical signs and outcomes. Further, effective client education is critical for prevention and treatment. Results of studies that impact the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of CIRDC will be presented. Canine influenza viruses and Mycoplasma cynos will be discussed, as well as classic kennel cough organisms.

Tracheal Collapse: Not So Simple
Tracheobronchomalacia (tracheal and bronchial collapse) is a common diagnosis, but the clinical signs and response to treatment are influenced by whether the malacia is congenital or acquired, and whether collapse is primarily extra- or intra-thoracic. Co-morbidities and complications are common. Dogs with minimal clinical signs may never require intervention; in the most severe cases, the disease can be fatal. Current concepts in tracheobronchomalacia that will assist in the management of these patients will be presented.

Tracheal Stents: Who and When
Using the concepts presented in the previous lecture, “Tracheal Collapse: Not So Simple,” decisions related to tracheal stent placement will be discussed. Which patients are the best candidates? When is the right time to place a stent? What can we tell clients about potential complications and prognosis?

Tracheal Wash and Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL): Which One to Choose?
Valuable information can be gained from airway washings for the management of lower respiratory disease. Cytology, various culture techniques, PCR, and other molecular techniques, and measurement of specific constituents can be performed on collected specimens. A number of techniques have been described, ranging from tracheal and bronchial washings to BAL. This presentation will highlight the differences between these procedures, and review patient-related factors to consider in recommending a particular technique.

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Feline Lower Respiratory Disease: Not Always Idiopathic
Not all cats with pulmonary signs have allergic or idiopathic bronchitis. Consideration for the potential for infection is worthwhile to avoid inappropriate treatment and to seek a potentially curable disease. Clinical cases will be presented to illustrate current recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of selected lower respiratory infections in cats.


Richard Goldstein, DVM, DACVD (SAIM), DECVIM-CA

Dr. Goldstein graduated from the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel in 1993. He completed his residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of California, Davis, in 1998. He is the chief medical officer for The Animal Medical Center in New York, New York. His clinical and research interests include infectious disease and small animal nephrology, endocrine disease, and canine genomics.

Sessions:

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Canine Leptospirosis for the California Veterinarian
♦  Updates on prevalence and risk for infection
♦  Updates on clinical presentation and the use of newly available testing
♦  Updates on treatment and prevention strategies

For all three of the above topics, new data will be shared to emphasize the high prevalence of this disease as well as the ability now to diagnose it accurately, the benefits of early treatment, and developing a prevention strategy for every dog in the practice.

Update on Canine and Feline Core Vaccines
What’s really happening with parvo virus outbreaks? What about virulent calici in cats? What do we really know about vaccine reactions.

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Canine Lyme Disease
♦  Updates on prevalence and risk for infection
♦  Updates on clinical presentation and the use of newly available testing
♦  Updates on treatment and prevention strategies

For all three of the above topics, new data will be shared to emphasize the increasing prevalence of Lyme disease in California, the benefits of screening, and the pros and cons of treating non-clinical cases. A prevention strategy for every dog in the practice including tick control and the considerations for using Lyme vaccines will also be discussed.

Ehrlichia, Anaplasma and Other Tick-Borne Diseases. What Everyone Should Know
A discussion of these other tick-borne diseases will include prevalence in California, clinical disease, diagnosis and prevention.

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