Flex Forecast: October 2023


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On-demand webinars

Feline Diabetes: A New Chapter

  • Specialty: Feline Medicine
  • Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim
  • RACE-Approved: 1.0 CE Credit Hour

Management options for cats with diabetes are changing, and many cats can be successfully treated without the burden of daily insulin injections. In this lecture, we will discuss the advantages and limitations of SGLT2 inhibitors, and we will share information about the effects of velagliflozin in both newly diagnosed and insulin-treated cats. Patient selection, evaluation, monitoring, and troubleshooting will be reviewed.

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Like a Light in Shining Armor: Revisited Fluorescence Biomodulation in the Clinical Setting

  • Specialty: Surgery
  • Speaker: Courtney A. Campbell, DVM, DACVS-SA
  • Sponsor: Vetoquinol
  • RACE-Approved: 1.0 CE Credit Hour

This lecture will introduce and discuss potential applications of fluorescence photobiomodulation in veterinary medicine, specifically as it pertains to wound healing and other skin conditions. This lecture will discuss the far-reaching benefits that this state-of-the-art therapy, touted as a boon to canine dermatology, could have in the field of veterinary surgery

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Coughing Up Answers: A Clinical Approach to Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Speaker: Carol Reinero, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
  • Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim.
  • RACE-Approved: 1.0 CE Credit Hour

Canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) describes a wide range of bacterial and viral causes of upper and lower respiratory tract disease. This case-based course will focus on diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the dog with CIRDC. It will include advice on how to interpret polymerase chain reaction panels and diagnose and guide therapy for acute respiratory distress syndrome in a dog. The benefits and shortcomings of bronchoalveolar lavage and transtracheal wash will be discussed, as will new guidelines and recommendations from the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases for antimicrobial use in the management of respiratory tract disease.

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The Do’s and Don’ts in Overcoming Otitis

  • Specialty: Dermatology
  • Speaker: Joya Griffin, DVM, DACVD
  • Sponsor: Merck
  • RACE-Approved: 0.50 CE Credit Hour

This deep dive into the intricate anatomy of the ear sheds light on the underlying reasons for recurrent otitis. By understanding the complicating factors, you will be empowered to address them and break the cycle of disease. Explore a range of treatment options specifically tailored for managing difficult otitis cases and ensuring optimal patient care. Additionally, this program will discuss the critical topic of advanced diagnostics, specifying when and why it is crucial to refer cases for further investigation.

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CE Podcasts

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Monitoring Diabetes in Your Patients With Sweet Success

  • Specialty: General Practice
  • Speaker: Georgette D. Wilson, DVM
  • Sponsor: Zoetis
  • RACE-Approved: 0.25 CE Credit Hour

Properly treating a pet with diabetes can be a complicated experience for veterinary clinics and an overwhelming experience for pet owners. As the prevalence of diabetes in pets increases, it becomes more important to understand the basics of monitoring, available options, and benefits and limitations of each option in order to provide optimal care for diabetic pets. We will review the highlights of monitoring diabetes in cats and dogs and focus on current recommendations based on guidelines from veterinary organizations.

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New Guidelines in the Management of Canine Parvovirus

  • Specialty: General Practice
  • Speaker: Fred Metzger, DVM, MRCVS, DABVP
  • Sponsor: Elanco
  • RACE-Approved: 0.25 CE Credit Hour

Canine parvovirus (CPV) infection is one of the most common and serious infectious diseases of dogs younger than 6 months. We will discuss the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of CPV and emphasize expected laboratory changes, including hematologic and electrolyte abnormalities. Exciting new treatments for CPV will be discussed, including the canine parvovirus monoclonal antibody (CPMA), which is the only monoclonal antibody treatment conditionally approved by the USDA that targets CPV. CPMA selectively binds and blocks canine parvovirus from entering and destroying the enterocytes that stop this destructive and potentially deadly virus.

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