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Flex Forecast: November 2023

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‘Tis the season for giving thanks

In the season for giving thanks, we are grateful for all those working in animal health care, from the companies bringing new products, services, and technology innovations to the industry leaders who bring the latest research and education to the profession. We are also thankful for all the veterinary professionals who traveled to our conferences, attended our webinars, and otherwise engaged with dvm360.

On-demand Webinars

Obstipation and Constipation: How Can You Help

  • Specialty: Feline Medicine
  • Speaker: Adam Rudinsky, MS, DACVIM
  • Sponsor: Blue Buffalo
  • RACE-Approved: 1.0 CE Credit Hour

Constipation in cats is both challenging and frustrating for clinicians and clients, we will aim to demystify the approach to these patients in a practical patient centered approach. Learn the most prevalent, concerning, and important differentials related to chronic constipation and how to effectively translate this information into empirical management plans for management and prevention of complications.

To view this webinar, go here.

Pus-filled Ear? Never Fear! How to Tackle Difficult, Exudative Otitis Externa Cases with Confidence

  • Specialty: Dermatology
  • Speaker: Julia Miller, DVM, DACVD
  • Sponsor: PKB
  • RACE-Approved: 1.00 CE credit hour

Severe, exudative otitis externa that is poorly responding to treatment is frustrating for patients, clients, and veterinarians alike. From busting up biofilms, to when to culture, to alternative treatment options on the market we will leave no Pseudomonas stone unturned. You will leave with more confidence in how to tackle these tricky cases and when to lean on your referral partners for assistance.

To view this webinar, go here.

Beyond the Purr: Understanding Feline OA and Improving Cat Comfort

  • Specialty: Feline Medicine
  • Speaker: Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS
  • Sponsor: Zoetis
  • RACE-Approved: 1.00 CE credit hour

This talk aims to shed light on the prevalence and challenges associated with feline OA pain, explore why cats tend to hide their pain, and discuss the significance of early diagnosis and intervention. The presentation will also highlight the availability of a novel treatment option that can significantly improve the quality of life for cats suffering from OA pain.

To view this webinar, go here.

Nutraceuticals In Gastroenterology: How Nutraceuticals Can Help Manage Patients With Intestinal, Hepatic, and Exocrine Pancreatic Conditions

  • Specialty: Nutraceuticals
    Speaker: Joerg M. Steiner, DVM, PhD
    Sponsor: Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences
    RACE-Approved: 1.0 CE Credit Hour

Gastrointestinal disease, including hepatic and exocrine pancreatic disease are common in both dogs and cats. Understand how nutraceuticals can help with these conditions. Proposed mechanisms of action and evidence are being discussed for each of these nutraceuticals allowing veterinarians to use these nutraceuticals evidence-based in their patients.

To view this webinar, go here.

Pulmonary Pattern Types: Recognition, Distribution and Meaning

  • Specialty: Radiology
  • Speaker: Brian Poteet, MS, DVM, DACVR, DABSNM
  • Sponsor: Diagnostic Imaging Systems
  • RACE-Approved: .50 CE Credit Hour

We will review the basic radiographic pulmonary patterns seen in dogs and cats. We will discuss the recognition of the alveolar, bronchiolar, interstitial, and vascular patterns and correlate these as to their distribution in the lung and what is then the most likely radiographic diagnosis synthesizing this information in correlation with the patient’s signalment.

To view this webinar, go here.

How to Maximize the Value of Your Practice & Gain Personal Financial Control

  • Specialty: Practice Management
  • Speaker: Eric S. Miller, RFC
  • Sponsor: Econologics Financial Advisors
  • RACE-Approved: 0.50 CE Credit Hour

This presentation exposes the unique challenges and risks a veterinary owner faces and how to be proactive in handling these risks before wealth is lost. Learn the critical elements of building a valuable business and knowing when to expand. Understand what actions to take now to build the practice as an investment asset that is worth a significant amount money for the future.

To view this webinar, go here.

Welcome to the Pet HealthZone: Bringing Personalized Pet Data into the Exam Room

  • Specialty: General Practice
  • Speaker: Jules Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer
  • Sponsor: Nationwide
  • RACE-Approved: 1.0 CE Credit Hour

What if your clients could learn about the conditions most likely to affect their pet – before they ever stepped foot into your exam room? Learn about the new digital platform launched by Nationwide that will put the power of 40+ years of pet health data, generated by you and the pets you treat, into the hands of veterinary healthcare teams and the pet families you serve.

To view this webinar, go here.

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Helping Dogs with Mitral Valve Disease Live their Best Possible Life

  • Specialty: Cardiology
  • Speaker: Darcy Brittain Adin, DVM, DIP. ACVIM (Cardiology)
  • Sponsor: Ceva
  • RACE-Approved: .50 CE Credit Hour

This session will focus on the most common cause of heart disease in dogs; mitral valve degeneration. We will discuss how to stage dogs using echocardiography and/or radiography and phenomenon of aldosterone breakthrough and how and why we address it with comprehensive RAAS suppression.

To view, go here.

Evaluation and Treatment of Suspected Hyperadrenocorticism Syndrome in Dogs

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Speaker: Tammy Anderson, DVM, DACVIM
  • Sponsor: North Star Vets
  • RACE-Approved: .50 CE Credit Hour

Hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) or Cushing's syndrome is a common endocrine disease in dogs. This syndrome includes ACTH dependent (pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism), ACTH independent (adrenal dependent), iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome, and atypical sex hormone. Review these signs of hyperadrenocorticism, as well as changes seen in a minimum data base that may lead the practitioner to suspect hyperadrenocorticism.

To view, go here.

Flex Articles

When Ear Meds Fail: Revisiting Primary, Secondary, Perpetuation and Predisposing Causes of Oitis Externa

  • Specialty: Dermatology
  • Speaker: Brittany Lancellotti, DVM, DACVD
  • Sponsor: Elanco
  • RACE-Approved: 1.0 CE Credit Hour

Chronic ear infections can be frustrating for pet owners and veterinarians. Acute management of secondary infections involves appropriate selection of antimicrobial topicals based on cytology. Control of chronic, relapsing disease requires investigation and treatment of the primary causes of otitis externa, perpetuating factors, and predisposing issues that can lead to relapse. The PSPP (primary, secondary, perpetuating, and predisposing) classification system gives an organized approach to the treatment and prevention of otitis externa. Selection of appropriate anti-inflammatory medications and ear flushes for the individual patient is crucial for successful outcome.

To read, go here.

Podcasts

Hematology Essentials: Maximizing the Value of the CBC

  • Specialty: Hematology
  • Speaker: Holly Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP
  • Sponsor: Antech
  • RACE-Approved: 0.25 CE Credit Hour

In this case-based session, we will discuss the hematologic analysis of Mac, a critically ill Greyhound mix, as we dissect the details of his CBC and blood film review that decode an interesting twist to a cool case with a suspenseful ending.

To listen, go here.

Panoquell-CA1 and its Role in the Management of Acute Pancreatitis

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Speaker: Harry Cridge, MVB, MS, PG Cert Vet Ed, DACVIM (SAIM), DECVIM-CA, FHEA, MRCVS
  • Sponsor: Ceva
  • RACE-Approved: 0.25 CE Credit Hour

In this podcast, Dr. Harry Cridge, an ACVIM and ECVIM board-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, will discuss his approach to the management of pancreatitis in dogs. This podcast will include discussion of Panoquell-CA1, a novel and innovative solution for neutrophilic inflammation in acute pancreatitis.

To listen, go here.

Breaking Down Behavioral Barriers to Feline Wellness Care

  • Specialty: Feline Medicine
  • Speaker: Meghan Herron, DVM, DACVB
  • Sponsor: Elanco
  • RACE-Approved: 0.25 CE Credit Hour

There are many barriers, whether real or perceived, to providing preventive care and treating many common ailments in cats. Clients may be wary of seeking wellness care after they’ve experienced a high stress veterinary visit. Furthermore, they may worry it will be next to impossible to get their cat to comply with any at home preventive or therapeutic medication. What if we could make this experience completely different for both the patient and the client?

To listen, go here.

Top 5 Tips from a Dermatologist for Treating Dogs with Allergic Dermatitis

  • Specialty: Dermatology
  • Speaker: Jennifer Schissler, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVD
  • Sponsor: Zoetis
  • RACE-Approved: 0.25 CE Credit Hour

This course covers key diagnostic, treatment and communication elements involved in successful diagnosis and effective treatment of acute and chronic canine allergic dermatitis.

To listen, go here.


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