2017 MVMA Fall CE Conference


Date: October 18 - October 18, 2017


Early Bird Session

8:00 AM - 9:00 AMUSDA Accreditation Module 29: Veterinary Feed Directive (1 CE)After completion of this module, accredited veterinarians will be able to:Describe the need for antibiotic stewardship in regard to antibiotic resistance;Understand the FDA's regulatory oversight of animal drugs;Describe the Federally-defined key elements of a lawful veterinarian-client-patient relationship;Recognize the classes and uses of antibiotics requiring a VFD;Describe the components of a complete VFD;Understand the recordkeeping requirements associated with a VFD;Apply expiration date and duration of use guidelines to a VFD; andLocate additional resources related to VFDs.

Morning Sessions (3 CE)9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Sessions Run Concurrently) Track1: Small Animal GI - David Twedt, DVM, DACVIMThe GI sessions will cover important esophageal swallowing and inflammatory disorders. Using case based examples chronic vomiting and diarrhea will both be presented including key diagnostic and treatment plans to improve your success with these cases.Topics will include:Esophagus: The Forgotten OrganThat Chronic Vomiting CatThose Frustrating Chronic Diarrhea Cases Track 2: The Female Dog: Common Problems Practitioners May Face with Fertile Myrtle - Cynthia O'Connor, DVM, DACTA discussion of common reproductive problems general practitioners may face in practice including medical care during pregnancy and lactation, timing a C-section, dystocia, metritis, mastitis, pyometra, and managing patients that are high risk for ovariohysterectomy. Track 3: Bee Medicine: General Overview and Massachusetts Apiary Program - Tony Lulek, Bee Keeper & Kim Skyrm, PhDBeekeeping and Beyond:A short history on beekeeping, the fundamentals of basic beekeeping, including equipment, acquiring honeybees, the trials and tribulations of keeping honeybees, and the impact our current agricultural situation has on honeybees and all pollinators.Apiculture in Massachusetts: Status of national and local honey bee populations MDAR support of honey bees and other pollinators MDAR Apiary program MA Apiary Laws and Regulations MDAR Bee Kill Investigation Program Track 4: Equine Medicine Part I - Thomas Divers, DVM, DACVIMLyme Disease in HorsesThis presentation will discuss clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of horses with Lyme disease. Available data on vaccination of horses for Lyme disease will also be presented.Equine LeptospirosisClinical disorders caused by Leptospira infection in horses will be presented along with diagnostic testing and treatments for the disease. A discussion on use of the equine Leptospira vaccine will be included in the presentation.Infectious Diseases Update IThis presentation will review recent and clinically relevant findings on equine infectious gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases.Afternoon Sessions (3 CE)1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Sessions Run Concurrently)Track 1: Liver and Pancreatic Disease in the Dog and Cat - David Twedt, DVM, DACVIMThe approach to a patient with abnormal liver enzymes and when to do a biopsy will be covered. Copper associated liver disease and chronic hepatitis are common and the diagnosis and treatment plan is discussed. Mucoceles, vacuolar hepatopathies, MVD and ductal plate anomalies are all newer emerging disorders and the latest information will be presented.Topics will include:Clinical Approach to Abnormal Liver EnzymesChronic Hepatitis; Diagnosis and TreatmentSome Emerging Newer Liver Conditions Track 2: Update on Infectious Diseases of Dogs and Cats - Michael Stone, DVM, DACVIM3 hours of new information on selected infectious diseases of dogs and cats including: Canine Influenza Virus, Tick-borne diseases, Feline Infectious Peritonitis, Feline Leukemia Virus, Virulent Systemic Calcivirus Infection, Canine Parvovirus, and Feline Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Additional topics may be covered if time permits! Please bring your questions regarding problem cases. Track 3: Bee Medicine: Diseases - Christopher Cripps, DVMHoney bees are a new species for most veterinarians. Learn about common diseases and conditions of honey bees and their treatment and prevention. We will also discuss the new FDA approvals for antibiotics used for honey bees and when to issue a prescription or veterinary feed directive to a beekeeper. Track 4: Equine Medicine Part II - Thomas Divers, DVM, DACVIMInfectious Diseases Update IIThis presentation will review recent and clinically relevant findings on equine infectious respiratory and neurologic diseases.Clinical Pathology in Clinical Practice: A Problem-Based ApproachThe presentation will discuss the value of clinical pathology testing in evaluating horses with a variety of common clinical problems such as weight loss, fever, colic, hemorrhage, hemolysis, poor performance, etc.Disorders Related to Vitamin E and Selenium DeficienciesHorses housed in the northeastern United States are at high risk of vitamin E and selenium deficiency. Treatments, prognoses, and preventive measures will be discussed.

Event type: Continuing Education

Event Address: Doubletree Westborough Hotel5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts, United States

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Sponsor: Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)

For More Information:Jamie Falzone,Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)

163 Lakeside Avenue ,Marlborough ,Massachusetts ,01752 ,United States

508-460-9333, jfalzone@massvet.org, http://www.massvet.org/event/2017Fall

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