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					New York State Veterinary Conference




                           Hosted by the
             New York State Veterinary Medical Society
                               and
          Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

     Thursday, September 27 - Sunday, September 30, 2012
                             Ithaca, NY
               NYS-VC Planning Committee
                                 NYSVMS
                                                                                        New York State Veterinary Conference
                                                                                        Hosted by the New York State Veterinary Medical Society and
                             Linda Jacobson, DVM
                                                                                        Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
                                        President

                                Bridget Barry, DVM                                      Thursday, September 27 - Sunday, September 30, 2012
                                          Co-Chair

                             Susan Wylegala, DVM
                                        Co-Chair
                                                                         Join us for the 5th Annual New York State Veterinary Conference (NYS-
                            Eric M. Bregman, VMD
                                                                         VC), hosted by the New York State Veterinary Medical Society (NYSVMS)
                                    Past President
                                                                         and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, in Ithaca, NY.
                         Cornell University                              The conference will feature outstanding speakers, exhibits of veterinary
            College of Veterinary Medicine                               products and services, festive opportunities to network at events like a
                  Michael I. Kotlikoff, VMD, PhD                         Conference Celebration Dinner Friday evening and the traditional Purple
    Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine                          Party and Silent Auction Saturday evening.
                    Lorin D. Warnick, DVM, PhD                           The Silent Auction benefits veterinary student scholarships and the
           Associate Dean and Hospital Director
                                                                         NYSVMS Political Education Committee, an important part of our
                Margret Thompson, DVM, DACVR                             veterinary advocacy. Please consider donating an item to the auction and
                Director of Continuing Education                         attending to bid on one or more of the novelties! This year’s Celebration
                   Chair, Conference Committee                           Dinner is sure to be a relaxing event with brief presentations to honor
                                                                         award recipients from NYSVMS and the College of Veterinary Medicine
                       New York State                                    Alumni Association, followed by dancing to music provided by a local DJ.
           Veterinary Medical Society
          100 Great Oaks Blvd., Suite 127                                We thank our sponsors and exhibitors for their support of this meeting
                       Albany, NY 12203                                  again this year. Their support is crucial to keeping attendance fees
                        (518) 8NYSVMS                                    affordable. Without their participation, your registration fees would be
                     Fax: (518) 869-7868                                 much higher. We encourage you to visit with each one of them and thank
                       staff@nysvms.org
                                                                         them for their support.
                      www.NYSVMS.org
                                                                         Take advantage of early bird discounts and register online at
                     Cornell University
                                                                         www.vet.cornell.edu/nysvc by September 9 at discounted
       College of Veterinary Medicine
          Office of Continuing Education                                 registration fees. Register online or by mail by September 19 to
          S2 113 Schurman Hall, Box 52                                   avoid an onsite registration fee surcharge.
                  Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
                           (607) 253-3200                                We look forward to seeing you in Ithaca from September 27 to
                      Fax: (607) 253-3198                                September 30, 2012!
                      cuvetce@cornell.edu
                     www.vet.cornell.edu


      Earn 21 Hours of Continuing Education

                                                                                CE
      The NYS-VC offers 209 hours of continuing education in three days.                                                          Fri.      Sat.   Sun.       TOTAL
      The total numbers of C.E. hours per day are as follows: Friday-8;                                                          9/28      9/29    9/30   C.E. Hours
      Saturday-8; Sunday-5.
                                                                                 Companion Animal                                   31       40     20          91
      NY State Continuing Education Credit
      The NYSVMS and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine           Practice Management                                 6        -       -          6
      are deemed approved as sponsors of continuing education under the
      new veterinary CE law. NYS will offer a maximum of 21 hours of con-        Controlled Substance                                2        -       -          2
      tinuing education credit to veterinarians and veterinary technicians
      for attending this conference.                                             Bovine                                              7        3       -         10
                                                                                 Equine                                             11       10       -         21
      RACE: this conference has been submitted (but not yet approved) for
      21 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize    Small Ruminant                                       -       8      5          13
      AAVSB RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that
      some state veterinary boards have limitations on the number of             Veterinary Technician                              22       26     18          66
      hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain
      methods of delivery of continuing education.
                                                                                 Total CE Hours                                     79       87     43         209
      Call Amanda Mott at (607) 253-3200 for further information. CE
                                                                                 Maximum total CE hours for one person to receive is 21.
      certificates will be mailed to registrants after the conference.

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Conference Information
NYS-VC Registration                                  and a $75 surcharge at the onsite registration   Spouse/Guest Registration
Online registration for those paying by              desk, improve your chances of admission to       Spouse and guest registration includes
credit card is available at www.vet.cornell.         labs with limited space, and SAVE money!         refreshment breaks, admittance to exhibit
edu/nysvc. A paper registration form is                                                               areas, and the Purple Party and Silent Auction
printed on pages 5-6 of this booklet. Paper          Full conference registration includes atten-     Friday evening. Spouse/guest registration
registration forms with credit card                  dance at all lectures and labs (when space is    does not include admittance to lectures or
information can be faxed to the NYSVMS,              available), refreshment breaks, lunch Friday     labs, lunches, or a complimentary Purple Party
(518) 869-7868. Registrations paid by                and Saturday, brunch on Sunday, the Purple       drink ticket. Veterinarians and Veterinary Tech-
check can be mailed to NYSVMS, Attn:                 Party and Silent Auction Saturday evening        nicians may not register as spouses or guests.
NYS-VC, 100 Great Oaks Blvd. Suite 127,              (with one free drink ticket), the NYSVMS An-
Albany, NY 12203.                                    nual Business Meeting breakfast on Saturday      Registration Desk Hours
                                                     (NYSVMS members only), and admittance to         Thursday, 9/27: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Certain labs have limits on the number               all exhibit areas.                               Friday, 9/28:     7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
of registrants because of equipment and                                                               Saturday, 9/29:   7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
space limitations; register early to guar-           Registration will be held in the Centennial      Sunday, 9/30:     8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
antee your seat in every session you want            Room on the second floor of the College.
to attend. NYS-VC registrations received             Signs will be posted at entrance doors direct-   Parking Permits
by September 9 qualify for the discounted            ing you to registration. Please check-in upon    A permit to park at the College is required for
early registration fee. Advance registration         arrival to receive your name badge, tickets,     Friday, September 27 only; Saturday and Sun-
is strongly encouraged! Avoid long lines             and conference material.                         day parking is free. You can purchase a Friday
                                                                                                      parking permit on the registration form for $5;
                                                                                                      the permit will be mailed prior to the confer-
                                        Hotel Information
                                                                                                      ence. Parking permits are limited. If parking
                                                                                                      permits sell out, additional parking can be
                                                                                                      obtained by purchasing a $10 visitor parking
     Make Your Hotel Reservations Quickly                                                             permit on campus at any of the visitor booths
                                                      Hampton Inn
     A block of overnight rooms is reserved at        337 Elmira Road, Ithaca, NY 14850               (located on Campus, Tower or Hoy Roads).
     area hotels listed below. Contact the hotel      607-277-5500                                    Shuttle service from the College to any of the
     directly and reference the New York State        www.ithaca.hamptoninn.com                       hotels listed in the program is also available.
     Veterinary Conference to ensure you receive      $129 Single King/Double Queen
     the discounted room rate. Make reservations      No shuttle service                              Continuing Education
     quickly as our room blocks fill up very fast.                                                    Cornell University and NYSVMS are approved
                                                      Holiday Inn Ithaca - Downtown                   providers of continuing education by the New
     Hilton Garden Inn                                222 South Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850       York State Education Department. Effective
     Conference Headquarters Hotel                    607-272-1000
     130 E. Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY 14850                                                           January 1, 2012, all veterinarians and LVTs
                                                      www.ichotelsgroup.com
     607-277-8900                                     $142 Main Building Queen/King                   must certify completion of continuing educa-
     www.ithaca.stayhgi.com                           Shuttle to/from CVM: 24-hour service to CU/     tion credit hours as they renew their license.
     $164                                             airport, upon request                           Continuing education credits in practice
     Shuttle to/from CVM: 7:30am-10:30pm on                                                           management course subjects are acceptable.
     the hour and half hour, upon request             Homewood Suites by Hilton                       By January, 2015 all licensed veterinarians
                                                      36 Cinema Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850               and veterinary technicians must complete at
     Best Western University Inn                      607-266-0000                                    least 2 credit hours of education in controlled
     1020 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, NY 14850         www.HomewoodSuites1.hilton.com                  substance lectures.
     607-272-6100 or 800-937-8376                     $149 Studio/1 bedroom
     www.BestWesternUniversityInnIthaca.com           Shuttle to/from CVM: 7:30am-9:30pm
     $154.00 Single/Double                                                                            This conference has been submitted (but
     Shuttle to/from CVM: 7:00am-10:45pm upon         Ramada Inn Ithaca                               not yet approved) for 21 hours of continuing
     request                                          2310 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850       education credit in jurisdictions that recognize
                                                      607-257-3100                                    AAVSB RACE approval. Participants should be
     Courtyard by Marriott Ithaca                     www.ramada.com                                  aware that some state veterinary boards have
     29 Thornwood Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850             $109.95 on Thursday and Sunday                  limitations on the number of hours accepted
     607-330-1000                                     $129.95 on Friday and Saturday                  in certain categories and/or restrictions on
     www.marriott.com                                 Shuttle to/from CVM: 8:00am-10:00pm             certain methods of delivery of continuing
     $154 on Thursday and Sunday                      upon request
     $184 on Friday and Saturday                                                                      education. Call (607) 253-3200 for further
     Shuttle to/from CVM: 7:00am-11:00pm                                                              information. If registering online your CE
     upon request                                                                                     Certificate will be available at any time after

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    the conference for you to print. If you mail or       Saturday’s Purple Party and Silent Auction        NYSVMS Annual Business Meeting                     T
    fax a registration, a Certificate of Attendance       The Purple Party celebrates the NYS-VC            Members of NYSVMS can register to receive          E
    will be mailed to you after the conference.           partnership between the NYSVMS and the            a complimentary ticket to breakfast at the
    You must sign-in at the registration desk to          College. This partnership is reflected in the     NYSVMS Annual Business Meeting held at             V
    receive your certificate which will be mailed         NYS-VC logo and the prominent use of the          7:00 a.m. Saturday, September 29, in the           N
    after the conference.                                 color purple. Why purple? Because when            Veterinary College cafeteria. The meeting
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                                                          the red of Cornell’s logo and the blue of the     will be called to order by NYSVMS President
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    Proceedings                                           NYSVMS logo are blended, the two colors be-       Linda Jacobson, DVM, at 7:30 a.m. Attendees        [
    Registrants will receive an email on September        come one color – PURPLE! This year’s event        will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win
    14 with instructions about how to access the                                                            a FREE 2013 NYSVMS membership!                     P
                                                          welcomes registrants and exhibitors to attend
    online Conference Proceedings. Printed copies         the Silent Auction and Purple Party Saturday,                                                        W
    of the Conference Proceedings are available for       September 29, at 5:30 p.m. at New York State      Celebration Dinner at Celebrations!                C
    $50 each when you order early and pick them           Animal Health Diagnostic Center.                  The NYSVMS and the Cornell Veterinary
    up at the registration desk. A limited number                                                           Alumni Association will host a party to cel-       T
    of printed Proceedings will be available onsite       At the Purple Party, you will enjoy a selection   ebrate award recipients and then will dance        S
    for $75.                                              of food and drinks or bid on some outstand-       the night away on Friday evening at Celebra-       P
                                                          ing prizes, including a patio heater, Kindle      tions Banquet Hall. The Celebration Dinner         m
    Exhibits                                              FIRE, handmade quilt and a weekend stay at        begins with complimentary wine and local           W
    We thank our sponsors and exhibitors for their        a lakeside cottage! Take a chance that you        craft beer at 7:00 p.m., followed by a buffet      S
    support of our event. Registrants are encour-         will go home with a highly prized bottle of       dinner at 7:45 p.m. Shuttle transportation         W
    aged to visit every exhibit table and thank           wine from our wine wall raffle. Proceeds from     from the parking lot outside the conference        o
    representatives for attending. Exhibits will be       both the Purple Party and Celebrations events     to Celebrations will begin at 6:45 p.m. and
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    open during the following times:                      benefit the NYSVMS scholarship, awarded to        return, beginning at 10:00 p.m.                    b
                                                          a Cornell veterinary student, and the NYSVMS                                                         c
    Thursday, September 27:   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.       Political Education Committee.                                                                       t
    Friday, September 28:     9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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    Saturday, September 29:   8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.       The Silent Auction benefits both the NYSVMS                                                          [
    Sunday, September 30:     8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
                                                          scholarship, awarded to a Cornell veterinary                                                         Is
    Welcome Reception
                                                          student, and the NYSVMS Political Education
                                                          Committee. The NYSVMS scholarship, estab-
                                                                                                                 Thank You SPONSORS                            2
    The conference begins with our Welcome                                                                                                                     In
                                                          lished in 1994 as a permanently-endowed
    Reception Thursday, September 27 from 6:00-                                                                                                                2
                                                          scholarship at Cornell University, provides                                                          m
    8:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Join us at the recep-                                                                            Best Pet Rx
                                                          tuition assistance to New York State residents                      Gold Sponsor
    tion to greet friends and colleagues and enjoy
                                                          who are third- or fourth-year students, and                                                          [
    some light refreshments after you pick up your
                                                          interested in organized veterinary medicine.               Fallon Wellness Pharmacy                  [
    registration materials in the Centennial Room.                                                                            Gold Sponsor
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                                                          Scholarship Recipients                                                                               [
    Sign up for faculty led tours of the new Dairy                                                                       Pfizer Animal Health
                                                          2002-2003 - Hilda Mitchell                                          Silver Sponsor                   [
    Teaching Barn, the Waste Management facility,
                                                          2003-2004 - Sara Gower                                                                               [
    the Equine / Farm Animal Hospital and mul-
                                                          2004-2005 - Colleen MacLachlan                                        Merial                         a
    tiple sections within the companion animal                                                                                Silver Sponsor
    hospital (Oncology, Emergency and Critical            2005-2006 - Amber Ball                                                                               [
    Care, Anesthesiology, Medicine and Imaging) in        2006-2007 - Erin Goodrich                                                                            *
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    addition to a special hospital director led tour of   2007-2008 - Steven Friedenberg                                     Bronze Sponsor
                                                          2008-2009 - Jeremy Salvatore                                                                         T
    the hospitals. Start times vary from 6:00 to 6:45
    p.m. Indicate on the registration form which          2009-2010 - Marina Tejada                                     Banfield Pet Hospital                  3
                                                                                                                             Bronze Sponsor
    tour you would like to attend.                        2010-2011 - Heather Vaught                                                                           D
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NYS Veterinary Conference Registration Form                                                                                         Register online at www.vet.cornell.edu/nysvc

1. REGISTRANT                                                                                                        4. FRIDAY PARKING PERMIT
Registrant’s name_________________________________________________                                                   Parking permits are required at the College for Friday, September 27 only. If purchasing a permit and regis-
                                                                                                                     tering electronically, you will receive your permit by email. If registering by mail or fax, your permit
Title(s) (eg. DVM, VMD, VT, LVT) ___________________________________________                                         will be mailed to you prior to the conference.

Email*___________________________________________________________                                                    License plate number ________________________________________________
                                     *required for confirmation*
                                                                                                                     [ ] B-Lot and TRB permit - $5.00, tax included. TOTAL PARKING PERMIT $________
Vet College______________________________Graduation Year _____________
                                                                                                                     5. SPOUSE/GUEST CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (see item 7)
NYSVMS Regional ________________________________________________
                                                                                                                     [ ] Spouse/Guest (includes refreshment breaks and Purple Party)                                     $45
Practice Type: [ ] Academic [ ] Bovine [ ] Companion Animal [ ] Corporate [ ] Equine [ ] Exotics
[ ] Feline Only [ ] Large Animal [ ] Mixed Practice [ ] Regulatory [ ] Research [ ] Student                          TOTAL SPOUSE/GUEST/STUDENT REGISTRATION:                                              $____________
[ ] Other _________________________________________
                                                                                                                     6. PROCEEDINGS
Practice Name ___________________________________________________                                                    Registrants will receive an email on September 14 with instructions on how to access
                                                                                                                     the online Conference Proceedings. Printed copies of the 2012 NYS Veterinary Confer-
Work Address____________________________________________________
                                                                                                                     ence Proceedings are available for $50 each when you order early and pick them up at
City______________________________State_____ Zip__________________                                                   the registration desk. A limited number of printed proceedings will be available on-site
Telephone_________________________ Fax__________________________                                                     for $75 each.
                                                                                                                     TOTAL PRINTED PROCEEDINGS:                                  #_______X $50 = $____________
Spouse/Guest Name for Badge_______________________________________
Please advise us of any dietary, visual, audio, mobility or other special needs you                                  7. LUNCH and BRUNCH TICKETS FOR GUESTS AND STUDENTS
may have. ______________________________________________________                                                     (Lunch is included in Full Conference and Daily Registration fees)
Would you like to receive an invitation to the Political Education Committee reception on
                                                                                                                     Tickets for Friday and Saturday lunch, and Sunday brunch will be included in on-site
Saturday Evening?                                                  [ ] Yes [ ] No                                    meeting packets of Full Conference registrants and Daily registrants. Meal tickets
                                                                                                                     must be presented at each meal function. Spouses, guests, and Cornell students must
Would you like to receive more information about the Omega Tau Sigma reception                                       purchase lunch tickets.
on Saturday evening?                                         [ ] Yes [ ] No
                                                                                                                     TOTAL FRIDAY LUNCH:                                         #_______ X $17 = $____________
The NYS-VC organizers are reducing, reusing, and recycling. Email and other technology will
be used over paper when possible, name tag holders will be collected for reuse, and the post
                                                                                                                     TOTAL SATURDAY LUNCH:                                       #_______ X $17 = $____________
conference evaluation will be sent electronically. Will you need a copy of the brochure mailed                       TOTAL SUNDAY BRUNCH:                                        #_______ X $15 = $____________
to you next year?                                                 [ ] Yes [ ] No
                                                                                                                     8. CONFERENCE CELEBRATION, September 28
How did you hear about this event? [ ] Internet [ ] Email invitation [ ] NYSVMS News                                 On Friday evening, drink (wine and local beer), dine, and dance at the Celebrations Ban-
[ ] Cornell Website [ ] Direct mail [ ] Magazine [ ] Advertisement [ ] Word of mouth [ ] NA                          quet Facility. Casual attire. Brief award presentation. Reception includes complimentary
Is this the first time you have attended this event?                  [ ] Yes [ ] No                                 draft beer and wine. There will be a complimentary shuttle available from the College to
                                                                                                                     the Conference Celebration. Please pre-register to reserve space. Reception: 7:00 p.m.
2. FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION                                                                                      Dinner: Following reception
Includes welcome reception, scientific program, online proceedings, 2 continental breakfasts,
2 lunches, Purple Party (with one party drink ticket), Sunday brunch, the NYSVMS business                            TOTAL BANQUET: #____X $50 + # Children 10 and under____x $25 = $_________
meeting (members only) and exhibits.                                                                                 [ ] Yes, I would like to take the shuttle to/from the Conference Celebration.
                                                                           Postmarked   Postmarked    Postmarked
                                                                            by 9/9/12   by 9/19/12   after 9/19/12
                                                                                                                     9. NYSVMS ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING, September 29
[ ] Cornell DVM Graduates/ NYSVMS Active/Associate Member                   $415         $515         $615
                                                                                                                     Attendance is limited to NYSVMS members in good standing. Members must register be-
[ ] NYSVMS Life/Retired/Distinguished Member                                $195         $295         $370
                                                                                                                     low to receive an attendance ticket in their onsite meeting packet. Breakfast will be served.
[ ] Non-CU Grad/Non-NYSVMS Member Veterinarian                              $520         $620         $695
[ ] 2012, 2011, 2010 Veterinary Graduate                                    $185         $285         $360           [ ] Yes, I will attend the NYSVMS annual business meeting on Saturday morning.
[ ] Practice Managers                                                        $185 $285 $360
[ ] Cornell Veterinary College Student (includes online Proceedings and                                              10. GRAND TOTAL ENCLOSED                                   $___________________________
                                                                                                                     Completed registrations forms can be faxed to 518-869-7868 or mailed with your credit
attendance at lectures when space permits)                             Complimentary
                                                                                                                     card information or check made payable to the NYSVMS to:
[ ] Veterinary Technicians***                                        $200 $300 $375
*** pre-register 3 or more VTs from the same practice with the same payment and receive $25 off each
                                                                                                                     NYSVMS, 100 Great Oaks Blvd., Suite 127 Albany, NY 12203
technician registration.***
TOTAL FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:                                             $_____________                       Please charge my            [ ] Visa [ ] MasterCard [ ] Discover [ ] American Express

3. ONE-DAY REGISTRATION                                                                                              Name on Card: __________________________________________________
Do not register here if you’ve registered for the full conference. Attendees registering for the
two-day equine track, or the bovine track, should register at the Full Conference registration
rate. Daily registration includes scientific seminars, exhibits, refreshment breaks and lunch                        Card #_________________________________________________________
for the day registered, and online Proceedings. Please check the day(s) you will attend
the NYS-VC.                                                                                                          Expiration Date______________________________CVV Code______________
                                                                           Postmarked   Postmarked    Postmarked
                                                                            by 9/9/12   by 9/19/12   after 9/19/12

[ ] Thursday, September 27 (includes Welcome Reception)                      $20         $20          $20            Billing address (if different than section 1):_________________________________________________
[ ] Friday, September 28 (includes lunch)                                    $265        $365         $440           City_____________________________________________________________________________
[ ] Saturday, September 29 (includes lunch and Purple Party)                 $265        $365         $440           State/Province_____________________________________Zip/Postal Code:____________________
[ ] Sunday, September 30 (includes brunch)                                   $235        $332         $410           Country: _________________________________________________________________________

TOTAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:                                                  $____________                                                                                                (continued on reverse)

Cancellation policy: To cancel your registration call 518-869-7867 or 607-253-3200. Your fee, less $100 processing fee will be refunded until September 25, 2012. No refunds will be issued
after September 26 or for failure to attend.                                                                                                                                                                                        5
NYS Veterinary Conference                                                                 Register online at www.vet.cornell.edu/nysvc
                                                                                                                                                                                 3:40-5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                 [ ] LAB: Perineal Urethrostomy – Drs. Flanders and Knapp-Hoch
                                                                                                                                                                                 [ ] LAB: Wild Bird Post Mortem – Dr. Buckles (*must have rabies vaccine)
WHERE WILL YOU BE?                                                                       5:10-6:00 p.m.
Please check the event and classes/program you plan to attend to help                    [ ] GI Tumors in Dogs and Cats – Dr. Gieger                                             4:40-5:30 p.m.
give us an estimate of attendance. The complete list of titles and speak-                [ ] Clinic/Hospital Environmental Sanitation and Disinfection for Outbreak Control –    [ ] Infectious Disease Potpourri – Dr. Birkenheuer
                                                                                         Dr. Thompson                                                                            [ ] Diagnosis & Management of Weight Loss in Senior Cats – Dr. Little
ers can be found in the registration brochure and online at www.vet.
                                                                                         [ ] Diagnosing Canine Hepatopathies: Which Biopsy Technique Will Work, A Case           [ ] Congenital Diseases – Dr. Casal
cornell.edu/nysvc Limited space is available for certain labs indicated
                                                                                         Based Approach – Dr. Forman                                                             [ ] Challenging Case Studies: Hyper- and Hypothyroidsim and Thyroid Tumors in
below. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Regis-               [ ] Collecting and Sending Poultry Samples (5:10-5:35) – Dr. Jagne                      Dogs and Cats – Drs. Broome and Peterson
trants will receive an attendance ticket in on-site registration materials.              [ ] Question and Answer: Bring All of Your Poultry Questions (5:35-6:00) – Dr. Jagne
                                                                                                                                                                                 VETERINARY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
                                                                                         PRACTICE MANAGEMENT WITH KATHERINE DOBBS, RVT, CVPM, PHR                                8:00-8:50 a.m.
Thursday, September 27                                                                   11:00-11:50 a.m.                                                                        [ ] Introduction to Electrocardiography and Rhythm Diagnosis – Dr. Kraus
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, WELCOME RECEPTION, AND TOURS                                    [ ] Creating Team Buy-In: Marketing
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                 9:00-9:50 a.m.
                                                                                         12:00-1:00 p.m.                                                                         [ ] Cardiopulmonary Auscultation – Dr. Kraus
[ ] Welcome Reception Only – Start Time: 6:00 p.m.                                       [ ] Creating the Team Buy-In: Proactive Client Service
[ ] Welcome Reception and Dairy Teaching Barn Tour – Start Time: 6:15 p.m.                                                                                                       10:30-11:20 a.m.
[ ] Welcome Reception and Tour of the Oncology Section of CUHA – Start Time:             2:00-2:50 p.m.                                                                          [ ] Compassion Fatigue – The Cost of Caring – Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR
6:15 p.m.                                                                                [ ] Creating the Team Buy-In: Profit and Budget
[ ] Welcome Reception and Waste Management Facility Tour – Start Time: 6:15 p.m.                                                                                                 11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m.
                                                                                         3:00-3:50 p.m.                                                                          [ ] Burn Out — Putting Out The Flames – Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR
[ ] Welcome Reception and Hospital Director’s Tour – Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                         [ ] Creating the Team Buy-In: Safety & OSHA
[ ] Welcome Reception and Tour of the Emergency and Critical Care Section of CUHA
– Start Time: 6:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                          1:30-2:20 p.m.
                                                                                         4:20-5:10 p.m.
[ ] Welcome Reception and Tour of the Imaging Section of CUHA – Start Time:                                                                                                      [ ] Radiation Therapy: A Practical Introduction – Adrian Martin, LVT
                                                                                         [ ] Creating a Compassionate Culture I
6:30 p.m.
[ ] Welcome Reception and Tour of the Anesthesiology Section of CUHA – Start Time:                                                                                               2:30-3:20 p.m.
                                                                                         5:10-6:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                        [ ] Chemotherapy: A Practical Introduction – Adrian Martin, LVT
                                                                                         [ ] Creating a Compassionate Culture II
[ ] Welcome Reception and Tour of the Medicine Section of the Companion Animal
                                                                                         [ ] Celebration Dinner – 7:00 p.m.                                                      3:40-4:30 p.m.
Hospital – Start Time: 6:45 p.m.
[ ] Welcome Reception and Tour of the Equine/Farm Animal Hospital Section of the                                                                                                 [ ] Is Your Disinfectant All It’s Cracked Up to Be? – Linda Caveney, LVT
CUHA – Start Time: 6:45 p.m.
                                                                                         Saturday, September 29
                                                                                         [ ] Bovine Program                                                                      4:30-5:20 p.m.
                                                                                         [ ] Equine Program                                                                      [ ] Simple Simon’s Guide to Writing an Infection Control Policy for Your Practice –
Friday, September 28                                                                     [ ] Camelid & Small Ruminant Program                                                    Dr. Thompson and Linda Caveney, LVT
[ ] Bovine Program                                                                                                                                                               [ ] Purple Party and Silent Auction – 5:30 p.m.
[ ] Equine Program                                                                       COMPANION ANIMAL PROGRAM
                                                                                         8:00-8:50 a.m.
COMPANION ANIMAL PROGRAM                                                                 [ ] Simple Paramedian Technique for Cryptorchid Castrations – Dr. Smeak                 Sunday, September 30
                                                                                         [ ] Fever of Unknown Origin – Dr. Birkenheuer                                           [ ] Camelid & Small Ruminant Program
8:30-9:20 a.m.
[ ] Regulatory/Drug Enforcement – TBA                                                    [ ] What is New In the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ectopic Ureters? –
[ ] Coagulation Testing: Beyond APTT and PTT – Dr. Brooks                                Dr. Knapp-Hoch                                                                          COMPANION ANIMAL PROGRAM
                                                                                         [ ] Wild Bird Clinical Case Challenges I – Dr. Kollias                                  8:00-8:50 a.m.
[ ] Making Stents Out of Tracheal Collapse – Dr. Flanders
                                                                                         [ ] What’s New in Elbow Dysplasia – Dr. Krotscheck                                      [ ] Maxillofacial Surgery in Small Animals – Dr. Peralta
[ ] Diagnosis and Management of Canine Myelopathies – Dr. Cerda-Gonzalez
                                                                                                                                                                                 [ ] A Review of the Long Term Risks and Benefits of Pediatric Spay and Neuter –
                                                                                         9:00-9:50 a.m.                                                                          Dr. Scarlett
9:30-10:20 a.m.
                                                                                         [ ] Simple Mass Ligation Technique for Splenectomy – Dr. Smeak                          [ ] Hyperthyroidism Summit: Diagnostic Testing for Feline Hyperthyroidism –
[ ] Regulatory/Drug Enforcement – TBA
                                                                                         [ ] Practical Approach to Anemia and Thrombocytopenia – Dr. Birkenheuer                 Drs. Randolph, Broome, Little, Peterson, and Dykes
[ ] Protein C a New Biomarker for Liver Disease – Dr. Brooks
                                                                                         [ ] Practical Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (V.A.C therapy) for the            [ ] LAB: Basics of Chicken Necropsy – Dr. Jagne [Limited to 25 veterinarians]
[ ] Critical Tools: Monitoring Oxygen and Perfusion – Dr. Hackner
[ ] Cranial Cervical Malformations — More Than Meets the Eye – Dr. Cerda-Gonzalez        Management of Tricky Wounds – Dr. Knapp-Hoch
                                                                                         [ ] Wild Bird Clinical Case Challenges II – Dr. Kollias                                 9:00-9:50 a.m.
[ ] Laboratory Detection of Tick-borne Diseases – Dr. Priest
                                                                                         [ ] What’s New in Cranial Cruciate Disease – Dr. Krotscheck                             [ ] Small Animal Periodontology – Dr. Peralta
                                                                                                                                                                                 [ ] URI Management: Tricks of the Trade from the Trenches of Shelter Medicine –
11:00-11:50 a.m.
                                                                                         10:30-11:20 a.m.                                                                        Drs. Scarlett and Berliner
[ ] Canine and Feline Mast Cell Tumors – Dr. Gieger
                                                                                         [ ] The 10 Minute Gastropexy – Dr. Smeak                                                [ ] Hyperthyroidism Summit — Thyroid Imaging for Diagnosis and Staging of
[ ] Canine Respiratory Disease Complex: More Complex Than We Thought – Dr. Dubovi
                                                                                         [ ] The Blue Dot Dilemna “AKA What Do I do With a Positive SNAP Test” –                 Hyperthyroidism and Thyroid Tumors in Cats – Drs. Dykes, Broome, Little, Peterson,
[ ] Hemostasis for the Surgeon – Predicting and Managing Bleeding Part I – Dr. Hackner
                                                                                         Dr. Birkenheuer                                                                         and Randolph
11:00-1:00 p.m.                                                                          [ ] Let’s Get Moving: Managing the Constipated Cat – Dr. Little
                                                                                         [ ] The New 2012 Veterinary CPR Guidelines: What Every Veterinarian and Technician      10:20-11:10 a.m.
[ ] LAB: Infectious Disease Cytology – Drs. Schaefer and Priest
                                                                                         Should Know – Dr. Fletcher                                                              [ ] Small Animal Endodontics – Dr. Peralta
                                                                                         [ ] Select Disorders of the Pediatric Feline Patient – Dr. Casal                        [ ] Why Did They Do That? Medical Decision Making in the Shelter – Dr. Berliner
12:00-1:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                 [ ] Hyperthyroidism Summit — Renal Disease and the Feline Thyroid – Drs. Little,
[ ] Hemostasis for the Surgeon – Predicting and Managing Bleeding Part 2 – Dr. Hackner
                                                                                         11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.                                                                 Broome, Peterson, Dykes, and Randolph
1:00-2:00 p.m.                                                                           [ ] Understanding the Factors Related to Intestinal Repair Failure – Dr. Smeak
                                                                                         [ ] Infectious Causes of Feline Diarrhea – Dr. Birkenheuer                              10:20 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
[ ] Practical Veterinary Oncology – Dr. Gieger
                                                                                                                                                                                 [ ] CPR LAB: An Interactive, Simulation-based Approach – Dr. Fletcher and
[ ] Clinical and Pathologic Correlates in Dermatology Practice – Dr. Peters-Kennedy
                                                                                         12:30-1:20 p.m.                                                                         Pati Kirch [Limited to 20 veterinarians and veterinary technicians]
2:00-2:50 p.m.                                                                           [ ] Diarrhea in Kittens: Getting Back on Solid Ground – Dr. Little
                                                                                         [ ] Select Disorders of the Pediatric Canine Patient – Dr. Casal                        11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
[ ] Nasal Tumors in Dogs and Cats – Dr. Gieger
                                                                                                                                                                                 [ ] Movement Disorders — How to Make Sense of the Alphabet Soup –
[ ] An Introduction to Forensic Pathology – Dr. Sean McDonough
                                                                                         1:30-2:20 p.m.                                                                          Dr. Cerda-Gonzalez
[ ] Hemostasis for the Surgeon – Thromboembolism – Dr. Hackner
                                                                                         [ ] How to Bury That Final Knot of Your Intradermal Line – Dr. Smeak                    [ ] Hyperthyroidism Summit — What’s the Best Treatment for Hyperthyroidism? –
[ ] Introduction to Backyard Poultry Farming (2:00 – 2:25) – Dr. Jagne
                                                                                         [ ] Practical Applications of Molecular Diagnostics: Holy Grail or Holy Fail –          Drs. Peterson, Broome, Little, Dykes, and Randolph
[ ] Nutrition and Feeding of Backyard Poultry (2:25 – 2:50) – Dr. Jagne
                                                                                         Dr. Birkenheuer
                                                                                         [ ] How to Manage Vomiting Cats & Keep Your Sanity – Dr. Little                         11:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
3:00-3:50 p.m.
                                                                                         [ ] New Surgical Options for Non-Responsive Urinary Incontinence – Dr. Flanders         [ ] Grab Bag: Top Ten Questions From General Practitioners About Shelter Medicine
[ ] Oral Tumors in Dogs and Cats – Dr. Gieger
                                                                                         [ ] Pediatric Emergencies – Dr. Casal                                                   – Drs. Scarlett and Berliner
[ ] Parasitology- A Real Infection or Just Passing Through? – Dr. Wade
[ ] Can We Finally Diagnose Feline Pancreatitis? – Dr. Forman
                                                                                         2:30-3:20 p.m.                                                                          12:10-1:00 p.m.
[ ] Important Diseases and Conditions Seen in Backyard Poultry – Dr. Jagne
                                                                                         [ ] Canine Histiocytic Diseases – Dr. Balkman                                           [ ] Intracranial Neurologic Emergencies: Head Trauma, Status Epilepticus, and
                                                                                         [ ] Birkenheuer’s “Bone Pile” - Interesting Internal Medicine Cases – Dr. Birkenheuer   Bacterial Meningoencephalitis – Dr. Cerda-Gonzalez
4:20-5:10 p.m.
                                                                                         [ ] Feline Procedures – Dr. Little                                                      [ ] Hyperthyroidism Summit – Diagnosis and Treatment of Large Thyroid Masses
[ ] Perianal Tumors – Dr. Gieger
                                                                                         [ ] The Perfect Perineal Urethrostomy, Refining Your Technique – Dr. Flanders           and Thyroid Carcinoma in Cats – Drs. Broome, Little, Peterson, Dykes, and Randolph
[ ] Anaerobes and New Names for Old Pathogens – Dr. Patrick McDonough
[ ] Treating Feline Pancreatitis From Mild to Life Threatening Disease: A Case Based     [ ] Neonatal Resuscitation – Dr. Casal
Approach – Dr. Forman                                                                                                                                                            Sunday, September 30
[ ] Important Diseases and Conditions Seen in Backyard Poultry continued (4:20-4:45)     3:40-4:30 p.m.                                                                          VETERINARY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
– Dr. Jagne                                                                              [ ] Advanced Imaging for the Diagnosis of Portosystemic Shunting – Dr. Broome           8:00-8:50 a.m.
[ ] Poultry Diseases and Treatments (4:45-5:10) – Dr. Jagne                              [ ] Cytauxzoonosis: A TREATABLE Disease That is Probably Headed Your Way –              [ ] LAB: ECG Interpretation (case based) – Drs. Kraus and Gelzer
                                                                                         Dr. Birkenheuer                                                                         [Limited to 25 veterinary technicians]
                                                                                         [ ] AAFP/ISFM Feline – Friendly Nursing Care Guidelines – Dr. Little
                                                                                         [ ] Pediatric Pharmacology – Dr. Casal                                                  10:20 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                 [ ] LAB: Compassion Fatigue – Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR

6                                                                                                                                                                                [Limited to 50 veterinary technicians]
          COMPANION                                             ANIMAL PROGRAM


n
           Thursday, September 27
          6:00-8:00 pm                                                                Conference Registration and Welcome Reception

           Friday, September 28                                                                                                                                                               PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

          8:30-9:20 am    Regulatory/Drug                Coagulation Testing: Beyond       Making Stents Out of             Diagnosis and Management
                          Enforcement                    APTT and PTT                      Tracheal Collapse                of Canine Myelopathies
                          Speaker tba                    Dr. Marjory Brooks                Dr. James Flanders               Dr. Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez


HR        9:30-10:20      Regulatory/Drug                Protein C a New Biomarker         Critical Tools: Monitoring       Cranial Cervical Malformations       Laboratory Detection of
                          Enforcement                    for Liver Disease                 Oxygen and Perfusion             – More Than Meets the Eye            Tick-borne Diseases
                          Speaker tba                    Dr. Marjory Brooks                Dr. Susan Hackner                Dr. Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez             Dr. Heather Priest
          10:20-11:00                                                                                                   BREAK
          11:00-11:50     Canine and Feline Mast         Canine Respiratory Disease        Hemostasis for the Surgeon                                              LAB – Infectious Disease   Creating Team Buy-In:
                          Cell Tumors                    Complex: More Complex             – Predicting and Managing                                               Cytology                   Marketing
                          Dr. Tracy Gieger               than We Thought                   Bleeding Part I                                                         Drs. Deanna Schaefer and   Katherine Dobbs, RVT,
                                                         Dr. Edward Dubovi                 Dr. Susan Hackner                                                       Heather Priest             CVPM, PHR

          12:00-1:00
                                                                                            Hemostasis for the Surgeon – Predicting and                                                       Creating Team
                                                     LUNCH                                  Managing Bleeding Part 2                                                                          Buy-In: Proactive
                                                   12:00-1:00                               Dr. Susan Hackner                                                                                 Client Service
                                                                                                                                                                                              Katherine Dobbs, RVT,
e–                                                                                                                                                                                            CVPM, PHR
          1:00-2:00
                          Practical Veterinary           Clinical and Pathologic
                                                                                                                                                            LUNCH
                          Oncology                       Correlates in Dermatology
                          Dr. Tracy Gieger               Practice                                                                                          1:00-2:00
                                                         Dr. Jeanine Peters-Kennedy

          2:00                                             Introduction Backyard
                                                         Introduction toto Backyard          Nasal Tumors in Dogs               An Introduction to                 Hemostasis for the         Creating Team
                                                         Poultry Farming
                                                           Poultry Farming                   and Cats                           Forensic Pathology                 Surgeon –                  Buy-In: Profit
                                                         Dr. Jarra Jagne
                                                           Dr. Jarra Jagne                   Dr. Tracy Gieger                   Dr. Sean McDonough                 Thromboembolism            and Budget
 –
                                                                                             Speaker Sponsored by:                                                 Dr. Susan Hackner          Katherine Dobbs, RVT,
                                                                                             Fallon Wellness Pharmacy                                                                         CVPM, PHR
          2:25
                                                          Nutrition and Feeding of
                                                          Backyard Poultry
                                                          Dr. Jarra Jagne
 –

 f        2:50
erson,
          3:00-3:50                                       Important Diseases                 Oral Tumors in Dogs            Parasitology - A Real                 Can We Finally Diagnose     Creating Team Buy-In:
                                                          and Conditions Seen                and Cats                       Infection or Just Passing             Feline Pancreatitis?        Safety & OSHA
                                                          in Backyard Poultry                Dr. Tracy Gieger               Through?                              Dr. Marnin Forman           Katherine Dobbs, RVT,
                                                          Dr. Jarra Jagne                    Speaker Sponsored by:          Dr. Susan Wade                                                    CVPM, PHR
er                                                                                           Fallon Wellness Pharmacy
Little,   3:50-4:10                                                                                                     BREAK
          4:20
                                                          Important Diseases                 Perianal Tumors                    Clinical Anaerobic                 Treating Feline            Creating a
                                                          and Conditions Seen                Dr. Tracy Gieger                   Microbiology for the               Pancreatitis From Mild     Compassionate
                                                          in Backyard Poultry cont.          Speaker Sponsored by:              Veterinarian                       to Life Threatening        Culture I
                                                          Dr. Jarra Jagne                    Fallon Wellness Pharmacy           Dr. Patrick L. McDonough           Disease: A Case            Katherine Dobbs, RVT,
                                                                                                                                                                   Based Approach             CVPM, PHR
          4:45                                                                                                                                                     Dr. Marnin Forman
                                                                                                                                New Names for Old
                                                          Poultry Diseases and
m? –                                                                                                                            Pathogens (taxonomy and
                                                          Treatments                                                            nomenclature revisited)
                                                          Dr. Jarra Jagne                                                       Dr. Patrick McDonough
          5:10
 cine                                                     Collecting and Sending             GI Tumors in Dogs                  Clinic/Hospital                    Diagnosing Canine          Creating a
                                                          Poultry Samples                    and Cats                           Environmental Sanitation           Hepatopathies: Which       Compassionate
                                                          Dr. Jarra Jagne                    Dr. Tracy Gieger                   and Disinfection for               Biopsy Technique Will      Culture II
                                                                                             Speaker Sponsored by:              Outbreak Control                   Work, A Case Based         Katherine Dobbs, RVT,
                                                                                             Fallon Wellness Pharmacy           Dr. Belinda Thompson               Approach                   CVPM, PHR
          5:35                                                                                                                                                     Dr. Marnin Forman
sses
ndolph                                                    Question and Answer:
                                                          Bring All of Your Poultry
                                                          Questions
                                                          Dr. Jarra Jagne
          6:00

          7:00-10:00 pm                                                                  CONFERENCE CELEBRATION / RECEPTION AND DINNER



                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7
COMPANION                                             ANIMAL PROGRAM

    Saturday, September 29
7:00-8:00 am                                                                        NYSVMS Business Meeting
7:30-8:00                                                                                  Continental Breakfast
                                                                                                                                                                               VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
                                                                                                                                                                                     PROGRAM
8:00-8:50      Simple Paramedian                Fever of Unknown Origin        What is New In the                 Wild Bird Clinical Case         What’s New in Elbow          Introduction to
               Technique for Cryptorchid        Dr. Adam Birkenheuer           Diagnosis and Treatment            Challenges I                    Dysplasia                    Electrocardiography and
               Castrations                                                     of Ectopic Ureters?                Dr. George Kollias              Dr. Ursula Krotscheck        Rhythm Diagnosis
               Dr. Daniel Smeak                                                Dr. Heather Knapp-Hoch                                                                          Dr. Marc Kraus


9:00-9:50      Simple Mass Ligation             Practical Approach             Practical Use of Negative          Wild Bird Clinical Case         What’s New in Cranial        Cardiopulmonary
               Technique for Splenectomy        to Anemia and                  Pressure Wound Therapy             Challenges II                   Cruciate Disease             Auscultation
               Dr. Daniel Smeak                 Thrombocytopenia               (V.A.C therapy) for the Man-       Dr. George Kollias              Dr. Ursula Krotscheck        Dr. Marc Kraus
                                                Dr. Adam Birkenheuer           agement of Tricky Wounds
                                                                               Dr. Heather Knapp-Hoch

9:50-10:30                                                                                                    BREAK

10:30-11:20    The 10-minute Gastropexy         The Blue Dot Dilemma “aka      Let’s Get Moving: Managing         Select Disorders of the          The New 2012 Veterinary     Compassion Fatigue –
               Dr. Daniel Smeak                 What Do I Do with a Positive   the Constipated Cat                Pediatric Feline Patient         CPR Guidelines: What        The Cost of Caring
                                                SNAP Test”                     Dr. Susan Little                   Dr. Margret Casal                Every Veterinarian and      Katherine Dobbs, RVT,
                                                Dr. Adam Birkenheuer                                                                               Technician Should Know      CVPM, PHR
                                                                                                                                                   Dr. Daniel Fletcher
11:30-12:20
               Understanding the Factors        Infectious Causes of                                       LUNCH                                                               Burn Out – Putting Out
               Related to Intestinal Repair     Feline Diarrhea                                          11:30-12:20                                                           the Flames
               Failure                          Dr. Adam Birkenheuer                                                                                                           Katherine Dobbs, RVT,
               Dr. Daniel Smeak                                                                                                                                                CVPM, PHR
12:30-1:20                                                                                 LUNCH

12:30-1:20     Diarrhea in Kittens: Getting Back on Solid Ground               Select Disorders of the Pediatric Canine Patient
               Dr. Susan Little                                                Dr. Margret Casal


1:30-2:20      How to Bury That Final Knot      Practical Applications of      How to Manage Vomiting            New Surgical Options for         Pediatric Emergencies        Radiation Therapy: A
               of Your Intradermal Line         Molecular Diagnostics:         Cats & Keep Your Sanity           Non-Responsive Urinary           Dr. Margret Casal            Practical Introduction
               Dr. Daniel Smeak                 Holy Grail or Holy Fail        Dr. Susan Little                  Incontinence                                                  Adrian Martin, LVT
                                                Navigating the Landscape                                         Dr. James Flanders
                                                of Molecular Testing for
                                                Infectious Diseases
                                                Dr. Adam Birkenheuer
                                                Speaker Sponsored by: Merial



2:30-3:20      Canine Histiocytic Diseases      Birkenheuer’s “Bone Pile” -    Feline Procedures                  The Perfect                     Neonatal Resuscitation       Chemotherapy: A Practical
               Dr. Cheryl Balkman               Interesting Internal           Dr. Susan Little                   Perineal Urethrostomy,          Dr. Margret Casal            Introduction
                                                Medicine Cases                                                    Refining Your Technique                                      Adrian Martin, LVT
                                                Dr. Adam Birkenheuer                                              Dr. James Flanders
                                                Speaker Sponsored by: Merial


3:20-3:40                                                                                                 BREAK

3:40-4:30      Advanced Imaging for the         Cytauxzoonosis: A              AAFP/ISFM Feline – Friendly        LABS: 3:40-5:30                 Pediatric Pharmacology       Is Your Disinfectant All It’s
               Diagnosis of Portosystemic       TREATABLE Disease that is      Nursing Care Guidelines            LAB: Perineal Urethrostomy      Dr. Margret Casal            Cracked Up to Be?
               Shunting                         Probably Headed Your Way       Dr. Susan Little                   [Limited to 12 veterinarians]                                Linda Caveney, LVT
               Dr. Michael Broome               Dr. Adam Birkenheuer                                              Drs. James Flanders and
                                                Speaker Sponsored by: Merial                                      Heather Knapp-Hoch


4:40-5:30      Diagnosis and                    Emerging Canine and Feline     Congenital Diseases                                                Challenging Case Studies:    Simple Simon’s Guide
               Management of Weight             Infectious Disease Potpourri   Dr. Margret Casal                   LAB: Wild Bird Post Mortem     Hyper- and Hypothyroidism    to Writing an Infection
               Loss in Senior Cats              Dr. Adam Birkenheuer                                               Laboratory                     and Thyroid Tumors in Dogs   Control Policy for Your
               Dr. Susan Little                                                                                    Dr. Elizabeth Buckles          and Cats                     Practice
                                                Speaker Sponsored by: Merial
                                                                                                                                                  Drs. Michael Broome and      Dr. Belinda Thompson and
                                                                                                                                                  Mark Peterson                Linda Caveney, LVT


5:30-7:30                                                                              PURPLE PARTY & SILENT AUCTION




8
COMPANION                                         ANIMAL PROGRAM

 Sunday, September 30                                                                                                                                             VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
                                                                                                                                                                        PROGRAM
7:30-8:00 am                                                                                   COFFEE

8:00-8:50      Maxillofacial Surgery in      A Review of the Long Term     Hyperthyroidism Summit: Diagnostic Testing for              LAB: Basics of Chicken     LAB: ECG Interpretation
               Small Animals                 Risks and Benefits of         Feline Hyperthyroidism                                      Necropsy                   (case based)
               Dr. Santiago Peralta          Pediatric Spay and Neuter     Drs. John Randolph, Michael Broome, Susan Little,           [Limited to 25             [Limited to 25 veterinary
                                             Dr. Jan Scarlett              Mark Peterson and Nathan Dykes                              veterinarians]             technicians]
                                                                           Speakers Sponsored by: Fallon Wellness                      Dr. Jarra Jagne            Drs. Marc Kraus and
                                                                                                                                                                  Anna Gelzer
9:00-9:50      Small Animal Periodontology   URI Management: Tricks of     Hyperthyroidism Summit - Thyroid Imaging for Diagnosis
               Dr. Santiago Peralta          the Trade from the Trenches   and Staging of Hyperthyroidism and Thyroid Tumors in Cats
                                             of Shelter Medicine           Drs. Nathan Dykes, Michael Broome,
                                             Drs. Jan Scarlett and         Susan Little, Mark Peterson and John Randolph
                                             Elizabeth Berliner            Speakers Sponsored by: Fallon Wellness

9:50-10:20                                                                                               BRUNCH

10:20-11:10    Small Animal Endodontics      Why Did They Do That?         Hyperthyroidism Summit - Renal Disease and the
                                                                                                                                       CPR LAB: An Interactive,   LAB: Compassion Fatigue
               Dr. Santiago Peralta          Medical Decision Making       Feline Thyroid
                                                                                                                                       Simulation-based           [Limited to 50 veterinary
                                             in the Shelter                Drs. Susan Little, Michael Broome, Mark Peterson,
                                                                                                                                       Approach                   technicians]
                                             Dr. Elizabeth Berliner        Nathan Dykes and John Randolph
                                                                                                                                       [Limited to 20             Katherine Dobbs, RVT,
                                                                           Speakers Sponsored by: Fallon Wellness                                                 CVPM, PHR
                                                                                                                                       veterinarians and
                                                                                                                                       veterinary technicians]
11:20-12:10    Movement Disorders: How         11:20-1:00                  Hyperthyroidism Summit - What’s the Best Treatment for      Dr. Daniel Fletcher and
               to Make Sense of the            Grab Bag: Top Ten           Hyperthyroidism?                                            Pati Kirch, LVT
               Alphabet Soup                   Questions from Gen-         Drs. Mark Peterson, Michael Broome, Susan Little, Nathan
               Dr. Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez        eral Practitioners About    Dykes and John Randolph
                                               Shelter Medicine            Speakers Sponsored by: Fallon Wellness
                                               Drs. Jan Scarlett and
                                               Elizabeth Berliner




12:10-1:00     Intracranial Neuro-                                         Hyperthyroidism Summit - Diagnosis and Treatment of
               logic Emergencies: Head                                     Large Thyroid Masses and Thyroid Carcinoma in Cats
               Trauma, Status Epilepticus,                                 Drs. Michael Broome, Susan Little, Mark Peterson,
               and Bacterial Meningoen-                                    Nathan Dykes and John Randolph
               cephalitis                                                  Speakers Sponsored by: Fallon Wellness
               Dr. Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez




1:00                                                                                              CONFERENCE ENDS




   Thank you NYS-VC Sponsors
   Our thanks to the following companies for their support of
   the 2012 New York State Veterinary Conference:

   Best Pet Rx                                    Banfield Pet Hospital
   Fallon Wellness Pharmacy                       ASPCA Pet Health Insurance
   Pfizer Animal Health                           Cornell-Feline Health Center
   Merial                                         Southern Tier VMA
   Western NY VMA




                                                                                                                                                                                              9
     EQUINE PROGRAM                                                                  BOVINE PROGRAM
      Thursday, September 27                                                          Thursday, September 27
     6:00-8:00 pm           Conference Registration and Welcome Reception            6:00-8:00 pm           Conference Registration and Welcome Reception

      Friday, September 28                                                            Friday, September 28
     8:00-8:30 am                         Continental Breakfast                      7:30-8:00 am                        Continental Breakfast
                                           EQUINE PROGRAM                                                                 BOVINE PROGRAM
     8:30-9:20       News Hour                                                       8:00-8:50       Update on Emerging/Re-emerging Diseases in the Northeast
                     Drs. Tom Divers and Norm Ducharme                                               Dr. Paul Virkler

     9:30-10:20      Brachytherapy in the Horse                                      9:00-9:50       Troubleshooting Dry and Transition Cow Diets
                     Dr. William Bradley                                                             Dr. Tom Overton

     10:20-11:00                                  BREAK                              9:50-10:30                                 BREAK

     11:00-11:25     Cryopreservation of Stallion Semen: Options and Opportunities   10:30-11:20     Advances in Understanding Bovine Innate-Defense Mechanisms
                     Dr. Robert Gilbert                                                              Dr. James Roth

     11:30-12:20     Infection Causes of Abortions in the Equine                                     Advances in Understanding Bovine Cell-Mediated Immunity
                                                                                     11:30-12:20
                     Dr. Ahmed Tibary                                                                Dr. James Roth

     12:20-1:30                                   LUNCH                              12:20-1:50           Shuttle leaves for Dairy Barn Dedication and LUNCH

     1:30-3:10       LAB A: MRI Foot Problems (case based)                           2:00-2:50       Vaccines for FMD and Other Foreign Animal Diseases of Cattle
                     Drs. Peter Scrivani and Jonathan Cheetham
                                                                                                     Dr. James Roth
                     LAB B: Best Case of the Year Presentations. Patients That
                     Require Follow Up With Their Referring Veterinarian             3:00-3:50       Development of a Secure Milk Supply Business Continuity
                     Drs. Kathleen Mullen, Sally Anne Ness, Hayley Lang and                          Plan in the Event of a FMD Outbreak
                     Michael Maher                                                                   Dr. James Roth
     3:10-3:30                                    BREAK                              3:50-4:10                                  BREAK

     3:30-5:10       LAB A: MRI Foot Problems (case based)                           4:10-5:10       New Research in Dry Cow Vaccination
                     Drs. Peter Scrivani and Jonathan Cheetham                                       Dr. Abhijit Gurjar
                     LAB B: Best Case of the Year Presentations. Patients That
                                                                                     7:00-10:00 pm       CONFERENCE CELEBRATION / RECEPTION AND DINNER
                     Require Follow Up With Their Referring Veterinarian
                     Drs. Kathleen Mullen, Sally Anne Ness, Hayley Lang and
                     Michael Maher

     7:00-10:00 pm        CONFERENCE CELEBRATION / RECEPTION AND DINNER



      Saturday, September 29                                                          Saturday, September 29
     7:00-8:00 am                  NYSVMS Business Meeting                           7:00-8:00 am                 NYSVMS Business Meeting
     7:30-8:00                           Continental Breakfast                       7:30-8:00                          Continental Breakfast
                                           EQUINE PROGRAM                                                                 BOVINE PROGRAM

     8:00-9:15       Update on Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Cushings Disease        8:00-8:50       Animal Drug Residues and the Dairy Industry
                     Dr. Nicholas Frank                                                              Dr. Craig Shultz

     9:25-9:50       Techniques for Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine                9:00-9:40       WET LAB - Common Dairy Cow Conditions Associated with
                     Sinus Disease                                                                   Slaughter Plant Condemnations
                     Dr. Richard Hackett                                                             Dr. Gerald Duhamel
     9:50-10:30                                   BREAK
                                                                                      5:30-7:30                    PURPLE PARTY & SILENT AUCTION
     10:30-11:20     Abdominal Ultrasound in Equine Practice
                     Dr. Anthony Pease

     11:30-12:30                                  LUNCH

     12:30-2:10      LAB A: Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Equine Cushings
                     Disease (case based)
                     Dr. Nicholas Frank

                     LAB B: CI-C2 Standing CSF Fluid
                     Drs. Anthony Pease and Tom Divers
     2:10-2:30                                    BREAK

     2:30-4:10       LAB A: Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Equine Cushings
                     Disease (case based)
                     Dr. Nicholas Frank

                     LAB B: CI-C2 Standing CSF Fluid
                     Drs. Anthony Pease and Tom Divers
     5:30-7:30                      PURPLE PARTY & SILENT AUCTION


10
         CAMELID/SMALL RUMINANT PROGRAM
           Thursday, September 27
          6:00-8:00 pm           Conference Registration and Welcome Reception


           Friday, September 28                                                                                    Saturday, September 29
          7:00-10:00 pm       CONFERENCE CELEBRATION / RECEPTION AND DINNER
                                                                                                                 3:20-3:40                                                   BREAK

           Saturday, September 29                                                                                3:40-4:30              Nutritional Pathogenesis and Prevention of Urolithiasis
                                                                                                                                        Dr. Robert Van Saun
          7:00-8:00 am                      NYSVMS Business Meeting
                                                                                                                 4:30-5:20              Pregnancy Toxemia and the Metabolic Changes of Transition
          7:30-8:00                           Continental Breakfast                                                                     Dr. Robert Van Saun
                                        CAMELID/SMALL RUMINANT PROGRAM                                           5:30-7:30                                  PURPLE PARTY & SILENT AUCTION
          8:00-8:50       Normal and Abnormal Reproductive Ultrasonography in
                          Male and Female Camelids
                          Dr. Ahmed Tibary
                                                                                                                   Sunday, September 30
          9:00-9:50       Pregnancy Loss and Abortion in Camelids
                                                                                                                 7:30-8:00 am                                               COFFEE
                          Dr. Ahmed Tibary
                                                                                                                                                        CAMELID/SMALL RUMINANT PROGRAM
          9:50-10:30                                 BREAK

                          Reproductive Surgeries in Male and Female                                              8:00-8:50              Update on Emerging Issues for Small Ruminants
          10:30-11:20
                          Dr. Ahmed Tibary                                                                                              and Camelids
                                                                                                                                        Dr. Mary Smith
          11:30-12:30                                LUNCH

          12:30-1:20      Cria Management and Emergencies                                                        9:00-9:50              Lions and Sheep and Goats, Oh My! Small Ruminant Cases
                          Dr. Ahmed Tibary                                                                                              Worth Writing Home About
                                                                                                                                        Dr. Sally Anne Ness

          1:30-2:20       Fundamental Plans for Sheep and Goat Nutrition                                         9:50-10:20                                                 BRUNCH
                          Dr. Robert Van Saun
                                                                                                                 10:20-1:00             LAB: Sheep Ultrasound
          2:30-3:20       Mineral Nutrition and Supplement Usage                                                                        Drs. Robert Gilbert, S.H. Cheong, Whitney Brown and Sonya
                          Dr. Robert Van Saun                                                                                           Lawlis




                                             2012 NYS-VC Silent Auction Appeal for Donations
                                                                 Saturday, September 29, 2012 5:30pm – 7:30pm / New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
                                                          Fundraiser to Benefit Veterinary Student Scholarships and the NYSVMS PEC




                                                                              All proceeds raised at the Silent Auction benefit veterinary student scholarships at Cornell

                                                                           University College of Veterinary Medicine and the veterinary Political Education Committee that

                                                                               helps educate New York State legislators about issues important to veterinary medicine.
     2012 Silent Auction – Featured Item
Foie Gras Dinner and Overnight Accommodations
                                                                                                              NYS-VC SILENT AUCTION DONATION FORM
   at a Lakeside Home / B&B (for four people)
                                                                       Donor Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                 Starting Bid: $1,000
                                                                       Organization Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

An evening of personalized fine dining, libations, and                 Mailing Address: ______________________________________________ City: ___________________________ State: _____ Zip: ____________

hospitality at the lakefront Victorian home of Mark Will, DVM          Phone: _______________________________ Fax: ________________________________ Email: ______________________________________
and his wife Charlotte in Gloversville, NY in the Southern
                                                                       How will you deliver item:         o Directly to conference            o Ship to NYSVMS                   o Other __________________________
Adirondacks. The package includes appetizers, dinner and               _____________
dessert on a Saturday night, overnight accommodations at the           Describe the item you are donating (please be as descriptive as possible): ______________________________________________________________
Will’s home, and breakfast the next morning.                           ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                       ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Dinner features items from the Hudson Valley Duck Farm                 Approximate Retail Value: $_________________________
(duck products supplied by Larry Bartholf, DVM) and other
NYS products/wines/beers.                                              Please fax this form to 518-869-7868 or email the form and a picture of your item to Jennifer Mauer, jmauer@nysvms.org




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                       COMPANION                                                    ANIMAL PROGRAM
Friday, September 28                       thy. Recent findings in controversial        concurrently, which overlap in their         of the old dogmas concerning respiratory
                                           subjects, such as the use of glucocorti-     clinical manifestation, complicat-           disease. New agents, test selection and
                                           coids for the treatment of acute spinal      ing management decisions. This talk          test interpretations will be discussed.
8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast            cord injury, will also be covered.           will discuss the clinical presentation,
8:30-9:20                                                                               diagnosis and treatment options for          11:00-11:50
                                           9:30-10:20                                   canine craniocervical junction disorders
Regulatory/Drug Enforcement                                                             such as atlantooccipital overlapping and     Hemostasis for the Surgeon —
[Applicable for VTs]                       Regulatory/Drug Enforcement                  Chiari-like malformations. Diagnostic        Predicting and Managing
                                           [Applicable for VTs]                         challenges and strategies to overcome        Bleeding Part I
Speaker to be announced. This course
will fulfill the New York State Educa-     Speaker to be announced. This course         these will be discussed.                     Susan Hackner, BVSc, MRCVS, DACVIM,
tion requirement that a minimum of         will fulfill the New York State Educa-                                                    DACVECC
2 continuing education credit hours        tion requirement that a minimum of           9:30-10:20                                   Even under the best of circumstances,
be completed in controlled substance       2 continuing education credit hours
                                                                                        Laboratory Detection of Tick-borne           surgery represents a major hemostatic
topics.                                    be completed in controlled substance
                                                                                        Diseases                                     challenge. This is magnified in patients
                                           topics.
                                                                                        [Applicable for VTs]                         with inherited or acquired bleeding
8:30-9:20                                                                                                                            disorders. This presentation will review
                                           9:30-10:20                                   Heather Priest, DVM, DACVP
                                                                                                                                     hemostasis and its assessment, causes
Coagulation Testing: Beyond APTT
                                           Protein C a New Biomarker for                Ticks are known to carry a cocktail of       of surgical bleeding disorders, and
and PTT
                                           Liver Disease                                infectious agents including bacteria,        preoperative screening/assessment.
Marjory Brooks, DVM, DACVIM                                                             viruses, and parasites. Recognition and
                                           Marjory Brooks, DVM, DACVIM                  confirmation of these diseases can be
The APTT and PT are the traditional                                                                                                  11:00-1:00
coagulation screening tests routinely      Protein C assays have become a useful        challenging since symptoms can be
                                                                                        non-specific and diagnostic tests do         LAB – Infectious Disease Cytology
performed in practice, yet many clini-     tool for diagnosing and managing pa-
                                                                                        not necessarily identify active disease.     [Limited to 50 veterinarians and VTs]
cians are not certain what the results     tients with liver disease. This presenta-
mean and how to proceed beyond             tion will focus on the clinical applica-     The lecture will focus on the tick-borne     Deanna Schaefer, DVM, MS, MT (ASCP),
this initial workup. In a case-based       tions of Protein C testing, including case   diseases identified in the Northeastern      DACVP and Heather Priest, DVM, DACVP
interactive session, the audience will     examples of congenital portovascular         United States and discuss when the
                                                                                                                                     This laboratory will focus on microscop-
gain experience interpreting these         anomalies and hepatic synthetic failure.     diseases should be on our differential
                                                                                                                                     ic identification of various infectious
screening tests and become familiar                                                     list, the diagnostic tests at our disposal
                                                                                                                                     diseases on blood smears and tissue
with ancillary diagnostics to manage       9:30-10:20                                   and the interpretation of these tests.
                                                                                                                                     cytology from small animals. There will
patients with simple and complex                                                                                                     be a short introductory lecture, with the
                                           Critical Tools: Monitoring Oxygen
coagulopathies.                                                                         11:00-11:50                                  majority of laboratory time involving
                                           and Perfusion
                                           [Applicable for VTs]                         Canine and Feline Mast Cell Tumors           evaluation of slide specimens by the
8:30-9:20                                                                                                                            laboratory participants. Drs. Schaefer
                                           Susan Hackner, BVSc, MRCVS, DACVIM,          Tracy Gieger, DVM, ACVRO, ACVIM
Making Stents Out of                                                                                                                 and Priest will circulate during the lab
                                           DACVECC                                      This 50-minute lecture will review           to answer individual questions. The last
Tracheal Collapse
                                           A crucial goal in the critical patient       basics about canine and feline mast cell     30 minutes will be a group question/
James Flanders, DVM, DACVS                 is the optimization of cellular oxygen       tumors, including staging, pathology,        answer session.
This lecture will review the etiology      delivery, which depends on oxygenation       therapy, and prognostic indicators.
and treatment of tracheal collapse in      of the blood and on tissue perfusion.                                                     12:00-1:00
toy breed dogs. Dr. Flanders will give     Monitoring these parameters enables          11:00-11:50
                                                                                                                                     Hemostasis for the Surgeon —
a detailed description of the treatment    goal-oriented management; but
                                                                                        Canine Respiratory Disease Complex:          Predicting and Managing Bleeding
of tracheal collapse with intraluminal     monitoring tools each have pitfalls and
                                                                                        More Complex than We Thought                 Part 2
stents and will discuss the pros and       limitations. This presentation will review
                                                                                        [Applicable for VTs]
cons of these devices for treatment of     the practical aspects of widely available                                                 Susan Hackner, BVSc, MRCVS, DACVIM,
tracheal collapse.                         monitoring tools, including pulse oxim-      Edward Dubovi, BA, MS, PhD                   DACVECC
                                           etry, capnography, blood gas analysis,
                                                                                        Within the past 10 years, the rate of        Successful surgical outcome demands
8:30-9:20                                  blood pressure, and CVP – how to use
                                                                                        discovery of new infectious disease          not only technical expertise but the
                                           these optimally and gain maximum
Diagnosis and Management of                                                             agents has greatly accelerated. New          identification and management of disor-
                                           clinically useful information from them.
Canine Myelopathies                                                                     technologies now permit characteriza-        ders that compromise hemostasis. This
                                                                                        tion of agents that have not or cannot be    presentation will focus on the assess-
[Applicable for VTs]                       9:30-10:20                                   cultured in the laboratory under standard    ment and management of the patient
Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez, DVM, DACVIM          Cranial Cervical Malformations —             conditions. We now have a much more          with operative or postoperative bleeding
This lecture will review the diagnosis     More Than Meets the Eye                      complex problem in ascribing cause           using clinical cases.
and standard of care of canine degen-                                                   to what is now referred to as acute
                                           Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez, DVM, DACVIM            respiratory disease of canines or canine
erative spinal cord disorders, including
diseases such as intervertebral disc       Diseases of the craniocervical junction      infectious respiratory disease. Multiple
disease, caudal cervical spondylomy-       often present a diagnostic challenge.        agents can now be detected in a single
elopathy, and degenerative myelopa-        Multiple abnormalities are often present     sample which is causing a reassessment

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COMPANION ANIMAL PROGRAM                             continued


1:00-2:00                                    and the generation of a timely gross       2:25-2:50                                    feline pancreatic-specific serology and
                                             report of the findings. The advantages                                                  advances in imaging. Lastly, a clas-
Practical Veterinary Oncology                                                           Nutrition and Feeding of
                                             and limitations of photographs will be                                                  sification scheme will be proposed as a
                                                                                        Backyard Poultry
Tracy Gieger, DVM, ACVRO, ACVIM              discussed as well as the differences in                                                 tool in the diagnosing the likelihood of
                                                                                        [Applicable for VTs]
                                             testifying as a material witness as com-                                                feline pancreatitis.
This 50-minute lecture will focus on
                                             pared to an expert witness. Approaches     Jarra Jagne, DVM, DACPV
chemotherapy safety in practice, oral
chemotherapy, and management of              to the most commonly encountered           A good nutrition program is the most         3:00-3:50
chemotherapy side effects.                   types of forensic necropsy cases private   important part of poultry production.
                                             practitioners are asked to evaluate will                                                Important Diseases and Conditions
                                                                                        Chickens rations are formulated ac-          Seen in Backyard Poultry
                                             be discussed. Finally, consideration       cording to the age and type of chicken
1:00-2:00                                                                                                                            [Applicable for VTs]
                                             will be given to how you can aid the       (broilers or egg layers). Discussions will
Clinical and Pathologic Correlates in        prosecutor in preparation of an animal     center on feed ingredients in com-           Jarra Jagne, DVM, DACPV
Dermatology Practice                         cruelty case.                              mercially preparedfeeds as well as the       Participants will be introduced to de-
Jeanine Peters-Kennedy, DVM, DACVP,                                                     practice of feeding backyard chickens        scriptions of common poultry diseases
DACVD                                        2:00-2:50                                  homemade feed and kitchen scraps.            with emphasis on etiology, clinical signs,
This lecture will review the clinical pre-   Hemostasis for the Surgeon —                                                            gross lesions and control and treatment
sentation and pathologic features of the     Thromboembolism                            3:00-3:50                                    methods. Diseases need to be controlled
more common diseases of canine and                                                                                                   to make poultry keeping economically
                                             Susan Hackner, BVSc, MRCVS, DACVIM,        Oral Tumors in Dogs and Cats
feline skin. It will also cover do’s and                                                                                             rewarding. Common poultry diseases
                                             DACVECC                                    Tracy Gieger, DVM, ACVRO, ACVIM
don’ts in regard to cytology of skin le-                                                                                             are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi
sions and how to interpret the cytology.     Postoperative venous thromboembolism                                                    and parasites. Nutritional deficiencies,
                                                                                        This 50-minute lecture will review
We will also discuss the do’s and don’ts     occurs in dogs, though with a lower                                                     particularly those involving vitamins and
                                                                                        basics about canine and feline oral
to taking skin biopsies and interpreting     prevalence than in human patients.                                                      minerals are also important.
                                                                                        tumors, including staging, pathology,
the histopathology report.                   Risk is related to the presence of an      therapy, and prognostic indicators.
                                             underlying thrombotic tendency, as well                                                 4:20-5:10
                                             as to the type and extent of surgical
2:00-2:50                                                                               3:00-3:50                                    Perianal Tumors
                                             procedure. Thromboembolism in small
Nasal Tumors in Dogs and Cats                animals is reviewed with respect to risk   Parasitology — A Real Infection or           Tracy Gieger, DVM, ACVRO, ACVIM
                                             assessment, the prevention of surgical     Just Passing Through?
Tracy Gieger, DVM, ACVRO, ACVIM                                                                                                      This 50-minute lecture will review
                                             complications and to the diagnosis and     [Applicable for VTs]
This 50-minute lecture will review                                                                                                   basics about perianal tumors, includ-
                                             treatment of venous thromboembolism.
                                                                                        Susan Wade, MA, PhD                          ing staging, pathology, therapy, and
basics about canine and feline nasal
tumors, including staging, pathology,                                                                                                prognostic indicators.
                                             2:00-2:25                                  The first part of this lecture will be a
therapy, and prognostic indicators.                                                     description of the tests available in the
                                             Introduction to Backyard                   Parasitology Section for the diagnosis       4:20-4:45
                                             Poultry Farming                            of parasitic infections and the rationale
2:00-2:50                                                                                                                            Clinical Anaerobic Microbiology
                                             [Applicable for VTs]                       for their use. The second part will cover
An Introduction to Forensic Pathology                                                                                                for the Veterinarian
                                             Jarra Jagne, DVM, DACPV                    parasites detected in our laboratory
Sean McDonough, DVM, PhD, DACVP                                                         through the testing of blood and fecal       Patrick L. McDonough, MS, PhD
                                             The United States has seen an increase     samples. The last part will discuss
Forensics is the application of science                                                                                              This presentation will cover practical
                                             in the number of people raising small      parasites recovered that are not para-
to legal questions and forensic pathol-                                                                                              aspects of anaerobes and the infec-
                                             flocks of chickens in towns and cities     sites of the animal being tested, but
ogy is just one of many scientific disci-                                                                                            tions that they cause. Proper sampling
                                             in recent years. Many chickens are         for which the animal has been treated,
plines that may be used in either civil                                                                                              protocols will be covered, transport
                                             also kept as pets and small and mixed      often multiple times.
and criminal cases. The questions that                                                                                               media, samples that are appropriate
                                             animal practitioners are being increas-
need to be answered by a forensic nec-                                                                                               for culturing and those that are not, the
                                             ingly asked to diagnose and treat sick
ropsy differ substantially from those of                                                3:00-3:50                                    importance of direct smears in making
                                             chickens. This session will examine the
a medical necropsy. Practical guidance                                                                                               a presumptive diagnosis, clinical signs
                                             reasons behind the “chicken movement”      Can We Finally Diagnose Feline
will be offered to help veterinarians in                                                                                             of anaerobic infections, infections by
                                             and the pros and cons of urban chicken     Pancreatitis?
private practice to conduct a legally                                                                                                body site and syndromes, treatment
                                             farming.                                   [Applicable for VTs]
defensible post mortem exam. Due                                                                                                     protocols, and interpretation of labora-
diligence requires a complete necropsy                                                  Marnin Forman, DVM, DACVIM                   tory results…. and more.
examination be performed, collection of                                                 The frequency of the diagnosis of
a complete set of formalin fixed tissues                                                pancreatitis in cats has increased
                                                                                        with advances in pancreatic serology
                                                                                        and imaging. Multiple generations of
                                                                                        serologic tests and imaging techniques
                                                                                        for pancreatitis have been evaluated
                                                                                        with the sensitivity, predicative value
                                                                                        and specificity established. This lecture
                                                                                        will review the new generations of

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                       COMPANION                                                       ANIMAL PROGRAM
4:45-5:10                                      4:45-5:10                                    5:10-6:00                                   Saturday,
New Names for Old Pathogens
(taxonomy and nomenclature
                                               Poultry Diseases and Treatments
                                               [Applicable for VTs]
                                                                                            Diagnosing Canine Hepatopathies:
                                                                                            Which Biopsy Technique Will Work,
                                                                                                                                        September 29
revisited)                                                                                  A Case Based Approach
                                               Jarra Jagne, DVM, DACPV                                                                  7:00-8:00
Patrick L. McDonough, MS, PhD                                                               Marnin Forman, DVM, DACVIM
                                               Poultry farmers who keep small flocks                                                    NYSVMS Business Meeting
This presentation will cover the new           of fifty or less know how difficult it can   Canine hepatopathies includes a broad
                                                                                                                                        Cafeteria (Limited to NYSVMS
names of bacteria (and Mycoplasma’s)           be to obtain information about suitable      range of inflammatory, infectious,
                                                                                                                                        members, includes breakfast)
that are confusing you when you see            medications, dosing etc. This module         hereditary, neoplastic, toxic, trau-
them in your laboratory reports. What          will provide information on how to treat     matic and reactive disorders. For most
is Trueperella pyogenes, and have you          poultry flocks for different conditions      non-vascular disorders a definitive         8:00-8:50
heard about Gallibacterium anatis, or          such as mite infestations, bacterial         diagnosis is only possible with micro-      Simple Paramedian Technique for
Staphylococcus pseudintermedius?               infections, internal parasites and nutri-    scopic evaluation of hepatic tissue. This   Cryptorchid Castrations
This talk will give you the tools to           tional deficiencies. Discussions will also   talk will review the benefits and drawn
survive and maneuver both your                 include drug withdrawal times and the        backs of multiple sample methods            Daniel Smeak, DVM, DACVS
laboratory reports and the veterinary          controversy of medication use in food        including fine needle aspirate cytology     Learn a simple and quick procedure to
scientific literature.                         producing animals such as chickens.          and percutaneous ultrasound guided,         expose surgical conditions of the caudal
                                                                                            laparoscopic and open surgical biop-        abdominal cavity. Learn methods to read-
4:20-5:10                                      5:10-6:00                                    sies. Utilization of hepatic histopathol-   ily know where a crytorchid testicle is
                                                                                            ogy stains will also be discussed.          located BEFORE you enter the abdominal
Treating Feline Pancreatitis From Mild         GI Tumors in Dogs and Cats
                                                                                                                                        cavity.
to Life Threatening Disease: A Case
                                               Tracy Gieger, DVM, ACVRO, ACVIM              5:10-5:35
Based Approach
[Applicable for VTs]                           This 50-minute lecture will review           Collecting and Sending Poultry              8:00-8:50
                                               basics about canine and feline GI            Samples                                     Fever of Unknown Origin
Marnin Forman, DVM, DACVIM
                                               tumors, including staging, pathology,        [Applicable for VTs]
With advances in serology and diag-            therapy, and prognostic indicators. The                                                  Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
                                               focus in this lecture will be on feline      Jarra Jagne, DVM, DACPV
nostic imaging, pancreatitis is being                                                                                                   A practical, case-based approach to
recognized as a relatively common dis-         GI lymphoma, including differences in        The goal of this session is to introduce    diagnosing and treating the patient with
order causing significant morbidity and        treatment and prognosis between lym-         the different techniques that are used      a fever — where to look, how to look
infrequently, mortality. Clinical signs of     phocytic and lymphoblastic lymphoma.         to collect samples from different poul-     and when to throw in the towel.
pancreatitis can range in severity from                                                     try species for laboratory diagnostic
mild, self-limiting to severe, life threat-    5:10-6:00                                    testing. These will include blood collec-   8:00-8:50
ening disease with an acute or chronic                                                      tion for serology, tracheal and cloacal
presentation. This talk with review a          Clinic/Hospital Environmental                swabbing for virus isolation and col-       What is New In the Diagnosis and
broad range of therapies for a diverse         Sanitation and Disinfection for              lection of tissues during post-mortem       Treatment of Ectopic Ureters?
disease process including, but not             Outbreak Control                             examination. The session precedes the       Heather Knapp-Hoch, MS, DVM, DACVS
limited to, nutrition options, pain control,   [Applicable for VTs]
                                                                                            Necropsy lab session to be held the day
blood pressure support and indications                                                      after when some of the techniques can       This lecture will include a quick review
                                               Belinda Thompson, DVM
for fresh frozen plasma, antibiotics and                                                    be practiced.                               of the clinical signs and presentation of
                                               This session will cover environmental                                                    dogs with ectopic ureters. It will include
corticosteroids.
                                               infection control practices for the                                                      a review of the diagnostic imaging
                                               hospital or clinic, and will apply to com-   5:35-6:00                                   modalities available for diagnosis as
4:20-4:45                                      panion animal or equine/ food animal         Question and Answer: Bring All of           well as highlight the advances in both
Important Diseases and                         facilities. Discussion will include best     Your Poultry Questions                      diagnostics and treatment. The lecture
Conditions Seen in Backyard                    management practices to minimize             [Applicable for VTs]                        will highlight the use of minimally inva-
Poultry (continued)                            transmission of infectious agents by                                                     sive techniques such as cystoscopy and
                                               all routes, including direct contact,        Jarra Jagne, DVM, DACPV
[Applicable for VTs]                                                                                                                    surgical correction via laser ablation as
                                               fomite, aerosol, oral, and vector-           Participants are encouraged to bring        well as discuss the long term prognosis
Jarra Jagne, DVM, DACPV
                                               borne. Zoonotic transmission will be         questions involving poultry cases they      for this disease process post-surgical
Participants will be introduced to de-         discussed. In addition, specific agents      have worked on or any questions             correction.
scriptions of common poultry diseases          will be addressed, including Clostridium     related to the materials presented in
with emphasis on etiology, clinical signs,     difficile, Salmonella spp. and Staph.        the class. Questions on management,
gross lesions and control and treatment        aureus. Some attention will be given to      housing and nutrition are welcome. If
methods. Diseases need to be controlled        environmental monitoring/testing.            time allows, cases will be presented for
to make poultry keeping economically                                                        participants to discuss and work up to
rewarding. Common poultry diseases                                                          reach a definitive diagnosis.
are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi
and parasites. Nutritional deficiencies,
particularly those involving vitamins and
minerals are also important.


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COMPANION ANIMAL PROGRAM                            continued


8:00-8:50                                   9:00-9:50                                    10:30-11:20                                 10:30-11:20
Wild Bird Clinical Case Challenges I        Practical Use of Negative Pressure           The Blue Dot Dilemma “aka What Do I         Select Disorders of the Pediatric
[Applicable for VTs]                        Wound Therapy (V.A.C therapy) for the        Do with a Positive SNAP Test”               Feline Patient
                                            Management of Tricky Wounds                                                              [Applicable for VTs]
George Kollias, DVM, PhD, DACZM                                                          Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
                                            Heather Knapp-Hoch, MS, DVM, DACVS                                                       Margret Casal, DVM, PhD, DECAR
Members of the public often present                                                      Ideas and opinions about “best prac-
practitioners with injured or otherwise     This lecture will provide a practical ap-    tices” for the use of in-house infectious   Diarrhea, sneezing, ocular discharge,
impaired wild birds. Having a working       proach to treatment of complex wounds        disease screening tests.                    nasal discharge and weight loss are
knowledge of avian anatomy,                 by discussing the utilization and science                                                the most common clinical signs seen
physiology and pathophysiology better       behind negative wound pressure therapy       10:30-11:20                                 in the sick kitten. Differential diagnoses
enables the practitioner to provide         (NPWT). It will showcase clinical cases in                                               ranging from the most common to the
optimal care for these patients and to      which negative pressure wound therapy        Let’s Get Moving: Managing the              most overlooked conditions will be
have a better understanding of which        and vacuum assisted closer were used         Constipated Cat                             discussed. Simple, inexpensive and
presenting problems hold the most           as a primary treatment for complicated       [Applicable for VTs]                        in-depth diagnostics will be presented
favorable prognosis for rehabilitation      wounds. It will also discuss key tips to     Susan Little, DVM, DABVP                    along with treatment options.
and release of these patients. A clinical   help the practitioner achieve success
case format will be used to present and     when using NPWT.                             Constipation is a frequently encountered
                                                                                         problem in feline medicine. The clinician   11:30-12:20
reinforce the principles and concepts
listed above.                                                                            is faced with a wide variety ofpotential    Understanding the Factors Related
                                            9:00-9:50
                                                                                         causes and concurrent diseases. This        to Intestinal Repair Failure
                                            Wild Bird Clinical Case Challenges II        lecture will focus on recent advances in
8:00-8:50                                                                                                                            Daniel Smeak, DVM, DACVS
                                            [Applicable for VTs]                         the diagnosis and bothacute and long
What’s New in Elbow Dysplasia                                                            term non-surgical management of the         Even with appropriate and early treat-
                                            George Kollias, DVM, PhD, DACZM
[Applicable for VTs]                                                                     constipated cat.                            ment, when intestinal repairs fail there
                                            This lecture will be a continuation of                                                   is a high mortality rate, that is often
Ursula Krotscheck, DVM, DACVS               the first lecture and also compliment        10:30-12:20                                 very costly for the owner. Therefore,
This lecture will discuss the diagnostic    the wildlife pathology labs that will be                                                 prevention of intestinal dehiscence is
dilemmas associated with the diseases       offered in the afternoon session.            The New 2012 Veterinary CPR Guide-          critical. Review the main causes of in-
comprising elbow dysplasia (FCP, OCD,                                                    lines: What Every Veterinarian and          testinal dehiscence, how to predict the
UAP, elbow incongruity). In addition,                                                    Technician Should Know                      risky patient, and procedures to help
                                            9:00-9:50
treatment options, expected outcomes                                                     Daniel Fletcher, DVM, PhD, DACVECC          prevent this catastrophic complication.
and the influence of regenerative medi-     What’s New in Cranial
                                            Cruciate Disease                             Less than 7% of dogs and cats survive
cine will be presented.                                                                                                              11:30-12:20
                                            [Applicable for VTs]                         CPR, compared to 20% of people. A lack
                                                                                         of evidence-based guidelines and stan-      Infectious Causes of Feline Diarrhea
9:00-9:50                                   Ursula Krotscheck, DVM, DACVS
                                                                                         dardized training has lead to significant
                                                                                                                                     Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Simple Mass Ligation Technique              This lecture will discuss newer treatment    variability in the approach of veterinary
for Splenectomy                             modalities for cruciate disease in dogs,     health professionals, likely contribut-     A practical approach to diagnosing
                                            ranging from the intra-articular explora-    ing to poor outcomes. In 2012, the          these important underlying infections.
Daniel Smeak, DVM, DACVS
                                            tion and treatment of meniscal disease       Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary
Learn the critical vascular anatomy and     to different surgical techniques (TTA,       Resuscitation (RECOVER), a collabora-       12:30-1:20
clamp positions to perform a simple         TPLO, extra capsular). Patient selection     tion of over 100 veterinary specialists,
splenectomy. Understand the difference      criteria for the procedures, outcome,        generated a evidence-based small            Diarrhea in Kittens: Getting Back on
in splenectomy technique when dealing       and potential complications will be          animal CPR guidelines. This lecture will    Solid Ground
with isolated splenic torsion, GDV, and     discussed.                                   review these guidelines and help update     [Applicable for VTs]
neoplasia. Review the important rules                                                    your approach to CPR.                       Susan Little, DVM, DABVP
related to secure ligation technique.       10:30-11:20                                                                              Diarrhea is one of the most common
                                            The 10-minute Gastropexy                                                                 health problems of kittens, including
9:00-9:50                                                                                                                            those in pet homes, in shelters and
                                            Daniel Smeak, DVM, DACVS
Practical Approach to Anemia and                                                                                                     in catteries. Common causes include
Thrombocytopenia                            Learn a simple and quick technique                                                       dietary change and infectious diseases.
                                            to perform a lasting gastropexy for                                                      This lecture will concentrate on practi-
Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
                                            prevention and treatment of GDV. This                                                    cal advice for diagnosis and manage-
A case-based approach to diagnosing         technique uses standard sites for the                                                    ment, including new information on
and treating the anemic patient.            gastropexy and eliminates complications                                                  probiotics and dietary management.
                                            related to surgical technique. Know the
                                            criteria used by surgeons to understand
                                            when to perform a partial gastrectomy
                                            and splenectomy.




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                       COMPANION                                                    ANIMAL PROGRAM
12:30-1:20                                  1:30-2:20                                    2:30-3:20                                    3:40-4:30
Select Disorders of the Pediatric           New Surgical Options for Non-                Birkenheuer’s ‘‘Bone Pile” — Inter-          Advanced Imaging for the Diagnosis
Canine Patient                              Responsive Urinary Incontinence              esting Internal Medicine Cases               of Portosystemic Shunting
Margret Casal, DVM, PhD, DECAR              James Flanders, DVM, DACVS                   Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, DACVIM           Michael Broome, DVM, MS, DAVBP
Vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, and           Urinary incontinence in dogs that are        Case presentations of difficult/interest-    Various classifications for portosys-
failure to thrive are some of the most      not responsive to standard medical           ing internal medicine cases.Try to learn     temic shunts are recognized including
common clinical signs present in            treatment can be a frustrating experi-       from my “mistakes” so you don’t make         single or multiple, intrahepatic or ex-
sick puppies. Differential diagnoses        ence for both pet owners and for vet-        as many.                                     trahepatic, and congenital or acquired.
ranging from the most common to the         erinarians. In this lecture, Dr. Flanders                                                 The preferred method of treatment and
most overlooked conditions will be          will discuss new surgical treatments         2:30-3:20                                    prognosis vary widely depending on
discussed. Simple, inexpensive and          for urinary incontinence including sub-                                                   the specific nature of the portosystemic
in-depth diagnostics will be presented      mucosal injection of urethral bulking        Feline Procedures                            shunting. Diagnostic imaging modali-
along with treatment options.               agents and implantation of hydraulic         [Applicable for VTs]                         ties available to assist in the diagnosis
                                            urethral sphincters.                         Susan Little, DVM, DABVP                     and classification of portosystemic
1:30-2:20                                                                                                                             shunts are numerous. An overview
                                                                                         Certain procedures are highly valuable       of the clinicopathologic findings in
                                            1:30-2:20
How to Bury That Final Knot of Your                                                      in feline medicine, increasing our ability   patients with portosystemic shunts will
Intradermal Line                            Pediatric Emergencies                        to manage various diseases and save          be followed by a detailed description
                                            [Applicable for VTs]                         lives. This lecture will focus on the        of the diagnostic imaging modalities
Daniel Smeak, DVM, DACVS
                                                                                         “how-to” for commonly needed proce-          available to confirm the diagnosis and
                                            Margret Casal, DVM, PhD, DECAR
Learn the steps to consistently produce                                                  dures, such as feeding tubes, urethral       define the exact nature of the porto-
a cosmetic intradermal line. Emphasis       Neonatal and young pediatric patients        catheterization, and blind bronchoal-        systemic shunting. Emphasis will be
will be given to tips to bury the final     in distress do not present with typical      veolar lavage, among others. These           placed on advanced imaging modalities
knot. The Aberdeen knot will be high-       clinical signs making the thorough           procedures do not require expensive          including scintigraphy, CT and MRI.
lighted since it produces a secure knot     history and physical examination all the     equipment and can readily be learned
with less knot mass.                        more important. Hypothermia, hypo-           by clinicians at all levels of practice.
                                            glycemia, and dehydration are the first                                                   3:40-4:30
1:30-2:20                                   problems that need to be addressed,          2:30-3:20                                    Cytauxzoonosis: A TREATABLE
                                            often even before in depth diagnostics                                                    Disease that is Probably Headed
Practical Applications of Molecular         can be performed. Some handy tools           The Perfect Perineal Urethrostomy,           Your Way
Diagnostics: Holy Grail or Holy Fail        and tricks for diagnosis and treatment       Refining Your Technique
                                                                                                                                      Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Navigating the Landscape of Molecu-         of this fragile group of patients will be    James Flanders, DVM, DACVS
lar Testing for Infectious Diseases         discussed.                                                                                Updates on the diagnosis and treat-
                                                                                         In this lecture, Dr. Flanders will review    ment of this disease that you were lied
Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, DACVIM                                                       the feline perinealurethrostomy, step-
                                            2:30-3:20                                                                                 to about in veterinary school.
                                                                                         by-step. Common mistakes will be
1:30-2:20                                   Canine Histiocytic Diseases                  addressed and important techniques
                                                                                                                                      3:40-4:30
                                            [Applicable for VTs]                         for obtaining an optimal result from
How to Manage Vomiting Cats &                                                            this classic surgical procedure will be      AAFP/ISFM Feline – Friendly
Keep Your Sanity                            Cheryl Balkman, MS, DVM, DACVIM
                                                                                         covered.                                     Nursing Care Guidelines
[Applicable for VTs]
                                            Canine histiocytic diseases represent                                                     [Applicable for VTs]
Susan Little, DVM, DABVP                    a spectrum of disorders ranging from         2:30-3:20                                    Susan Little, DVM, DABVP
                                            a reactive disorder to a variety of neo-
Chronic vomiting is a very common                                                        Neonatal Resuscitation
                                            plastic syndromes. Histiocytic diseases                                                   Nursing care encompasses interactions
clinical sign in cats of all ages and can                                                [Applicable for VTs]
                                            often present a diagnostic challenge to                                                   between the patient and veterinary
be associated with a wide variety of
                                            veterinarians as they can have a similar     Margret Casal, DVM, PhD, DECAR               team and also between the cat andits
underlying disorders, both gastrointes-
                                            clinical presentation to granuloma-                                                       owner at home. Good nursing care pro-
tinal and non-gastrointestinal. Many cat                                                 Whether dystocia or Cesarean section
                                            tous inflammation, immune-mediated                                                        motes wellness or recovery from illness
owners as well as clinicians overlook                                                    preceded, some neonates may be in
                                            hematologic conditions as well as other                                                   or injury and addresses all the patient’s
mild to moderate chronic vomiting,                                                       distress and will need resuscitation
                                            neoplasia such as lymphoma. This                                                          needs. The recently released AAFP/
and “hairballs” are commonly over                                                        efforts. The ABC’s of resuscitation are
                                            presentation will review the clinical pre-                                                ISFM Feline-Friendly Nursing Care
diagnosed. This lecture will focus on                                                    the first line of action: Airways should
                                            sentation, diagnosis, staging, treatment                                                  Guidelines are intended to help veteri-
a practical approach to diagnosis and                                                    be cleared; the neonate needs to be
                                            recommendations and outcome for the                                                       narians and technicians understand
management.                                                                              stimulated to Breath, and the heart
                                            various canine histiocytic diseases.                                                      the basic concepts of nursing care and
                                                                                         (Cardiac) stimulated to beat. Medica-        provide practical tips to help implement
                                                                                         tions and the controversies surround-        them in the veterinary hospital.
                                                                                         ing them will be presented along with
                                                                                         methods of patient stabilization.




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COMPANION ANIMAL PROGRAM                            continued


3:40-4:30                                   4:40-5:30                                     Sunday,                                    mild disease or concurrent disorders
                                                                                                                                     (e.g. inflammatory bowel disease, dia-
Pediatric Pharmacology
[Applicable for VTs]
                                            Diagnosis and Management of Weight
                                            Loss in Senior Cats
                                                                                          September 30                               betes mellitus, and renal disease) may
                                                                                                                                     be more challenging to diagnose. This
                                            [Applicable for VTs]
Margret Casal, DVM, PhD, DECAR                                                            8:00-8:50                                  session will consist of a brief review of
                                            Susan Little, DVM, DABVP                                                                 the available tests to diagnose hyper-
During pregnancy and lactation, medi-                                                     Maxillofacial Surgery in
cations may be passed on to the fetus       Senior cats have a tendency to be under-      Small Animals                              thyroidism in cats, including the effect
or neonate, respectively, depending on      weight and this is often attributed to “old                                              that non-thyroidal illness may have on
                                                                                          Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC               thyroid function tests.
their charge, protein binding, and solu-    age.” However, loss of both muscle and
bility. Therefore, drugs and supplements    fat mass is associated with the changes       Many dental and non-dental oral and
given to pregnant dams and queens           in nutritional requirements with aging        maxillofacial diseases require surgical    8:00-9:50
must be chosen carefully. In neonates,      in cats, which are different from dogs.       intervention. Common maxillofacial         LAB: Basics of Chicken Necropsy
physiological immaturity account for        Weight loss may also be the earliest sign     problems that require a surgical ap-
                                                                                                                                     [Limited to 25 veterinarians]
differences in absorption, distributions,   of systemic disease, and so monitoring        proach include traumatic soft tissue
metabolism, and excretion. For these        is importantas well as early investigation    and osseous injuries, developmental        Jarra Jagne, DVM, DACPV
reasons, methods of administration,         of changes. This lecture will discuss the     abnormalities, and tumors affecting the
                                                                                                                                     To round out the poultry sessions, a
doses and dosing intervals differ in        weight changes associated with aging in       oral cavity. This lecture will focus on
                                                                                                                                     necropsy lab will be held to introduce
puppies and kittens and will need to be     cats and the diagnosis and management         the basic principles of surgical anat-
                                                                                                                                     participants to basic poultry anatomy,
adjusted accordingly.                       of common causes of weight loss.              omy, diagnosis and treatment of the
                                                                                                                                     discussions on humane euthanasia of
                                                                                          most common maxillofacial diseases
                                                                                                                                     individual birds and the steps involved
3:40-5:30                                   4:40-5:30                                     that require a surgical intervention.
                                                                                                                                     in doing a proper necropsy. Major
LAB: Perineal Urethrostomy                  Congenital Diseases                                                                      organs and their relevant pathologies
                                                                                          8:00-8:50                                  will be identified and collection of fecal
[Limited to 12 veterinarians]               [Applicable for VTs]
                                                                                          A Review of the Long Term Risks            and oral swabs will be practiced.
James Flanders, DVM, DACVS and              Margret Casal, DVM, PhD, DECAR
                                                                                          and Benefits of Pediatric Spay
Heather Knapp-Hoch, MS, DVM, DACVS
                                            Congenital diseases are defined as ab-        and Neuter                                 9:00-9:50
The purpose of this laboratory is to        normalities that are present at birth. The    [Applicable for VTs]
                                                                                                                                     Small Animal Periodontology
review the fine points of feline perine-    question becomes if a genetic disease
                                                                                          Jan Scarlett, DVM, MPH, PhD
alurethrostomies. The target audience       is present or if perhaps a toxin caused                                                  Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC
is veterinarians who do not routinely       the disorder. Thorough history taking and     Despite the practice of pediatric
                                                                                                                                     Periodontal disease is among the most
perform PUs in practice or who do PUs       an accurate diagnosis often allow for at      gonadectomy for over 30 years,
                                                                                                                                     common diseases of dogs and cats,
occasionally and are not satisfied with     least an educated case, so that further       questions remain regarding possible
                                                                                                                                     with a direct impact on the patient’s
their results. Attendees will perform       steps may be taken to elucidate the           adverse effects (short- and long-term)
                                                                                                                                     general health status and quality of
perineal urethrostomies on cadaver          cause. A series of case studies will high-    on the health of dogs and cats. While
                                                                                                                                     life. As with any other disease, proper
cats under the direction of two Board       light the methods in discovering possible     numerous studies have been pub-
                                                                                                                                     treatment requires a comprehensive
Certified Surgeons.                         causes of congenital disorders.               lished, non-standardized terminology
                                                                                                                                     diagnostic approach. The lecture will
                                                                                          and studies of varying quality confound
                                                                                                                                     emphasize on the diagnostic and
3:40-5:30                                   4:40-5:30                                     practitioner’s ability to understand the
                                                                                                                                     therapeutic aspects of periodontal
                                                                                          literature. A critical review of current
Lab: Wild Bird Post Mortem                  Challenging Case Studies: Hyper- and                                                     disease in small animals.
                                                                                          knowledge regarding adverse and
[Limited to 20 veterinarians]               Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Tumors             beneficial effects of early gonadectomy
                                            in Dogs and Cats                              will be presented.                         9:00-9:50
Elizabeth Buckles, DVM, PhD, DACVP
                                            [Applicable for VTs]                                                                     URI Management: Tricks of the
This will be a hands-on laboratory
                                            Michael Broome, DVM, MS, DAVBP and            8:00-8:50                                  Trade from the Trenches of
where participants will learn the basics
                                            Mark Peterson, DVM, DACVIM                                                               Shelter Medicine
of avian necropsy technique while                                                         Hyperthyroidism Summit —
discussing identification of lesions and    Using a case study format, this lecture       Diagnostic Testing for Feline              Jan Scarlett, DVM, MPH, PhD and
species specific differences in anatomy.    will highlight some of the difficulties       Hyperthyroidism                            Elizabeth Berliner, MA, DVM
*Attendees must have current rabies         associated with the diagnosis and                                                        Upper respiratory disease is one of the
                                                                                          John Randolph, DVM, DACVIM;
vaccination.                                management of thyroid disorders in dogs                                                  most common infectious diseases in
                                                                                          Michael Broome, DVM, MS, DAVBP;
                                            and cats. Case examples will include                                                     animal shelters, and is often assumed
                                                                                          Susan Little, DVM, DABVP;
                                            our diagnostic approach for workup of                                                    (wrongly so) to be a “natural” part of
4:40-5:30                                                                                 Mark Peterson, DVM, DACVIM; and
                                            hyper- and hypothyroidism in both dogs                                                   sheltering. However, new research and
                                                                                          Nathan Dykes, DVM, DACVR
Emerging Canine and Feline                  and cats. Diagnosis, staging, and treat-                                                 innovative approaches to diagnosis,
Infectious Disease Potpourri                ment of functional and nonfunctional          Although clinical signs and routine lab-
                                                                                                                                     management and prevention can help
                                            thyroid tumors will also be covered in        oratory findings may be varied in cats
Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, DACVIM                                                                                                   shelters not only decrease disease
                                            this presentation.                            with hyperthyroidism, confirming the
                                                                                                                                     incidence, but shorten the course of
Updates on emerging canine and feline                                                     diagnosis is usually straight-forward.
                                                                                                                                     treatment in the shelter.
infectious diseases such as babesiosis,     5:30-7:30                                     However, hyperthyroid cats with early/
RMSF and haemoplasmosis.
                                            Purple Party and Silent Auction
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                       COMPANION                                                    ANIMAL PROGRAM
9:00-9:50                                   10:20-11:10                                  ology and clinical profile of common        12:10-1:00
                                                                                         movement disorders such as myotonia,
Hyperthyroidism Summit —                    Hyperthyroidism Summit — Renal                                                           Intracranial Neurologic Emergencies:
                                                                                         “Scottish Terrier Cramps” and “Dancing
Thyroid Imaging for Diagnosis and           Disease and the Feline Thyroid                                                           Head Trauma, Status Epilepticus, and
                                                                                         Doberman disease”.
Staging of Hyperthyroidism and              [Applicable for VTs]                                                                     Bacterial Meningoencephalitis
Thyroid Tumors in Cats
                                            Susan Little, DVM, DABVP;                    11:20-1:00                                  Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez, DVM, DACVIM
[Applicable for VTs]
                                            Michael Broome, DVM, MS, DAVBP;
                                                                                         Grab Bag: Top Ten Questions                 This talk will discuss the mechanisms
Nathan Dykes, DVM, DACVR;                   Mark Peterson, DVM, DACVIM;
                                                                                         from General Practitioners                  involved in neurologic deteriora-
Michael Broome, DVM, MS, DAVBP;             Nathan Dykes, DVM, DACVR; and
                                                                                         About Shelter Medicine                      tion following head trauma, such as
Susan Little, DVM, DABVP;                   John Randolph, DVM, DACVIM
                                                                                         [Applicable for VTs]                        increased intracranial pressure and
Mark Peterson, DVM, DACVIM; and             Hyperthyroidism and chronic renal                                                        hematoma formation. Monitoring and
John Randolph, DVM, DACVIM                  disease are common diseases of senior        Jan Scarlett, DVM, MPH, PhD and             treatment for these conditions, as well
Nuclear medicine as a diagnostic,           cats and may occur together. This            Elizabeth Berliner, MA, DVM                 as management of other common neu-
imaging tool can be useful for revealing    presents challenges for the practitioner,    The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program       rologic emergencies (status epilepticus,
severity of hyperthyroidism, determin-      as diagnosis of chronic renal disease        at Cornell University has an email and      bacterial meningoencephalitits) will be
ing radioiodine dose, and assessing the     can be difficult in the hyperthyroid cat.    consultation service open not only to       covered as well.
risk of treatment failure and post-treat-   In addition, the treatment of these con-     shelter staff, but to medical profession-
ment hypothyroidism. The principles         current diseases may require a delicate      als and volunteers working with animal      12:10-1:00
of thyroid scintigraphy and the role of     balancing act. However, the survival of      shelters, rescue groups, and foster
imaging in our treatment protocol will      these patients is similar to cats without                                                Hyperthyroidism Summit —
                                                                                         programs. In a tag-team approach, Drs.
be discussed. Case examples will il-        concurrent disease, so the practitioner                                                  Diagnosis and Treatment of Large
                                                                                         Berliner and Scarlett will discuss some
lustrate how imaging contributed to the     should be prepared to tackle manage-                                                     Thyroid Masses and Thyroid
                                                                                         of the most common questions that
workup, treatment, and follow up care.      ment of both diseases.                                                                   Carcinoma in Cats
                                                                                         they receive from veterinarians, techni-
                                                                                                                                     [Applicable for VTs]
                                                                                         cians, and medical staff.
10:20-11:10                                 10:20-1:00                                                                               Michael Broome, DVM, MS, DAVBP;
                                                                                         11:20-12:10                                 Susan Little, DVM, DABVP;
Small Animal Endodontics                    CPR Lab: An Interactive,
                                                                                                                                     Mark Peterson, DVM, DACVIM;
                                            Simulation-based Approach                    Hyperthyroidism Summit —
Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC                                                                                                         Nathan Dykes, DVM, DACVR; and
                                            [Limited to 20 veterinarians and VTs]        What’s the Best Treatment for               John Randolph, DVM, DACVIM
Although many times unrecognized,                                                        Hyperthyroidism?
                                            Daniel Fletcher, DVM, PhD, DACVECC
endodontic disease plays a major role                                                    [Applicable for VTs]                        Since the recognition of hyperthy-
                                            and Pati Kirch, LVT
in veterinary patients. Recognition of                                                                                               roidism in cats in 1979, the medical
endodontic disease is based on medi-        Do you feel confident that you are           Mark Peterson, DVM, DACVIM;                 management of this disease has
cal history, and clinical and radiograph-   prepared to deal with a patient expe-        Michael Broome, DVM, MS, DAVBP;             become increasingly successful due to
ic assessment. This lecture will focus      riencing cardiopulmonary arrest using        Susan Little, DVM, DABVP;                   the availability of antithyroid drugs with
on the clinical relevance of endodontic     the most up to date, evidence-based          Nathan Dykes, DVM, DACVR; and               lesser toxicities and access to alternate
disease, as well as basic diagnostic        approaches? This highly interactive lab      John Randolph, DVM, DACVIM                  formulations of these drugs. The chron-
and therapeutic strategies.                 using high fidelity canine simulators will   In cats, hyperthyroidism can be treated     ic medical management of hyperthyroid
                                            allow participants to learn and practice     in 4 ways: chronic administration of an     cats leads to increasing thyroid tumor
10:20-11:10                                 the newly published evidence-based           antithyroid drug, surgical thyroidectomy,   volume and the possibility of malignant
                                            veterinary CPR guidelines. Veterinarians     radioactive iodine (131-I), or lifelong     transformation. Treatment of hyper-
Why Did They Do That? Medical               and technicians are welcome.                                                             thyroid cats with large tumor volumes
                                                                                         feeding of an ultra-low iodine diet.The
Decision Making in the Shelter                                                                                                       (+/- thyroid carcinoma) presents unique
                                                                                         treatment of choice for each cat should
Elizabeth Berliner, MA, DVM                 11:20-12:10                                  be individualized, based on the age,        challenges. This session will review the
                                                                                         presence of concurrent kidney disease       diagnostic and therapeutic challenges
Medical decision making in a shelter        Movement Disorders: How to Make
                                                                                         or other major medical problems, avail-     faced when managing cats with larger
setting takes into account the health       Sense of the Alphabet Soup
                                                                                         ability of a skilled surgeon or radio-      thyroid tumor volumes.
needs of individual animals, the
                                            Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez, DVM, DACVIM            iodine treatment facility, and owner’s
dynamics of population health, the
resources of the shelter, the teamwork      Few neurologic conditions have as            preference for “control” vs cure of the
of the shelter staff and the sheltered      many potentially overlapping and             disease. This session will review the
animal’s quality of life. Through case      confusing terms associated with them         major advantages and disadvantages of
examples, this presentation will explore    as do movement disorders, including          each of these treatment options.
how medical decisions in a shelter set-     hypertonicity syndrome, dyskinesia, and
ting can differ from a private practice     myokymia. Despite their clinical simi-
setting. Examples will also demonstrate     larities, these disorders range widely
how aggressive, proactive diagnostics       in their pathophysiology, from muscle
and expenditures early in the course        ion channel disorders to abnormalities
of disease can actually be cost-saving,     in neurotransmitter levels. This talk
and improve the welfare of sheltered        will discuss the meaning behind the
animals.                                    terminology, as well as the pathophysi-

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                  VETERINARY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
Saturday, September 29                                                                                                               Sunday, September 30
8:00-8:50                                    11:30-12:20                                  3:40-4:30                                  8:00-9:50
                                             Burn Out — Putting Out the Flames                                                       LAB: ECG Interpretation (case based)
Introduction to Electrocardiography                                                       Is Your Disinfectant all It’s Cracked
                                                                                                                                     [Limited to 25 veterinary technicians]
and Rhythm Diagnosis                                                                      Up to be?
                                             Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR
Marc Kraus, DVM, DACVIM, DACVIM                                                           Linda Caveney, LVT                         Marc Kraus, DVM, DACVIM, DACVIM and
                                             Burn Out may be a condition we all can
Review the principles and practices of       relate to, but have we ever really looked    What does your disinfectant label tell     Anna Gelzer, DVM, DACVIM, ECVIM
electrocardiographic interpretation in       at what causes burnout, and more             you? Do environmental factors influ-       This lab will build upon the principles
dogs and cats.                               importantly perhaps, how to reduce it?       ence its efficacy? Are all disinfectants   discussed in the ECG lecture, however
                                             We start with a checklist to help you        equally effective in killing microorgan-   the lecture can be taken independently
9:00-9:50                                    identify those troublesome feelings. At      isms? Find out the answers to these        of the lab.
                                             one time, our flame was burning bright,      commonly asked questions, and learn
Cardiopulmonary Auscultation                 and we’ll look at what helped us keep        the characteristics of the categories
                                                                                                                                     10:20-1:00
Marc Kraus, DVM, DACVIM, DACVIM              the flame. Stress is often the reason our    of available disinfectants and how
                                             flame begins to dwindle, so we’ll take a     the Spaulding classification system        Compassion Fatigue Lab
This lecture reviews and practices the       closer look at stress as well. To identify   can help you determine what level of       [Limited to 50 veterinary technicians]
physical diagnosis of cardiac diseases       burnout, we’ll explore the symptoms          disinfectant is appropriate for specific
through thoracic auscultation. Actual        that we carry when we have burnout.          scenarios.                                 Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR
heart murmurs (phonocardiograms)             Finally we close with hope, that this
will be presented. The following clinical    blazing path we’ve taken can turn our                                                   Take a close look at how you define
skills will be addressed: 1) review of                                                    4:40-5:30
                                             lives around for the better.                                                            “compassion fatigue”, how it makes
the salient features of heart sounds                                                      Simple Simon’s Guide to Writing            you feel, and why you are here today.
and pathophysiology of murmurs; 2) to                                                     an Infection Control Policy for            Compare compassion fatigue with
improve the skill of cardiac auscultation;   1:30-2:20
                                                                                          Your Practice                              burnout, and learn the importance of
3) familiarize participants with examples    Radiation Therapy: A Practical                                                          accurate diagnosis. Learn about the 5
                                                                                          Belinda Thompson, DVM and
of common heart murmurs.                     Introduction                                                                            Phases caregivers experience, and what
                                                                                          Linda Caveney, LVT
                                                                                                                                     you recall from moving through each
                                             Adrian Martin, LVT
10:30-11:20                                                                               Writing an infection control policy/       one. The results of an important survey
                                             This lecture will provide LVTs with an       plan for your practice may be viewed       disclose the stressors and satisfiers
Compassion Fatigue — The Cost                overview of different types of radia-        as an overwhelming task and you            we experience in veterinary medicine.
of Caring                                    tion therapy with the primary focus on       don’t know where to begin. Using the       Move through the causes of compassion
Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR              external beam therapy. Some of the           National Association of State Public       fatigue, and which apply to you. Rate
                                             subjects covered will be basic concepts      Health Veterinarians model infection       the symptoms of compassion fatigue
Knowledge is power, and the more our         in radiation treatment and planning,         control plan, you will create a policy     in yourself, in an effort to understand
profession understands about compas-         the linear accelerator, patient position-    during this session for your specific      how to heal. We talk briefly about how
sion fatigue, the more prepared we will      ing, beam modification, definitive vs        practice. Practical information will be    compassion fatigue follows us home, to
be to identify, prevent, and cope with it    palliative treatment, and possible side-     presented to formulate an explicit and     affect our friends and families. Attendees
in the individual as well as the organiza-   effects of treatment.                        well organized document.                   will leave this workshop with the Profes-
tion. We begin with complete definitions
                                                                                                                                     sional Quality of Life (ProQOL V) test, and
of the commonly used words compas-
                                             2:30-3:20                                                                               the Life Stress Test, to help measure your
sion, fatigue, stress, and burnout. Then
                                                                                                                                     feelings. Also have the chance to work
we address the question, “how did we         Chemotherapy: A Practical
                                                                                                                                     through many personal exercises to get
get here?” by exploring the five phases      Introduction
                                                                                                                                     in tune with your needs, focus on your
of adjustment to a career in care giving.
                                             Adrian Martin, LVT                                                                      self-care, begin to heal, and learn how to
Specific stressors and satisfiers have
                                                                                                                                     minimize your compassion fatigue.
been identified for various positions in     This lecture will provide LVTs with
our profession, including the veterinar-     an overview of differerent types,
ian, veterinary technician and assistant,    classes, and the mechanism of action
front office staff and practice manage-      of chemotheraputic agents used in
ment. We take a broad look at the main       cancer chemotherapy. Proper handling,
causes of individual compassion fatigue      administration, disposal, and possible
and its symptoms. The session will           side-effects will be discussed.
conclude with the Eight Laws Governing
Self Care.




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                                                              CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM


                       EQUINE PROGRAM
Friday,                                                                                                                            Saturday,
September 28                                                                                                                       September 29
8:30-9:20                                   smaller doses, deep horn insemination,       1:30-3:10                                 7:00-8:00
                                            oocyte transfer, in-vitro fertilization of                                             NYSVMS Business Meeting
News Hour                                                                                LAB B: Best Case of the Year Presen-
                                            intracytoplasmic sperm injection and
[Applicable for VTs]                                                                     tations. Patients that Require Follow     Cafeteria
                                            more. Pros and cons of these options
                                                                                         Up With Their Referring Veterinarian
Tom Divers, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC            will be addressed.                                                                     (Limited to NYSVMS members, includes
                                                                                         [Applicable for VTs]
and Norm Ducharme, DMV, MSc, DACVS                                                                                                 breakfast)
                                            11:30-12:20                                  Kathleen Mullen, DVM, MS;
The major articles of the year in equine
                                                                                         Sally Anne Ness, DVM;
medicine and surgery will be reviewed       Infection Causes of Abortions in                                                       8:00-9:15
                                                                                         Hayley Lang, DVM; and
by the presenters and the clinical          the Equine                                   Michael Maher, DVM                        Update on Equine Metabolic
significance of the findings briefly        [Applicable for VTs]                                                                   Syndrome and Cushings Disease
discussed while answering questions                                                      The Large Animal Medicine and Sur-
                                            Ahmed Tibary, DMV, DSc, PhD, DACT                                                      [Applicable for VTs]
and comments from attendees. This                                                        gery residents will present a selection
thoughtful session strives to present the   Infectious causes of abortion in the         of interesting and complex cases they     Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
more accurate practitioner’s perspec-       equine are dominated by bacterial            have seen at the Cornell University
                                                                                                                                   Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) was
tive from a surgeon’s point of view.        placentitis. The aim of this lecture         Equine and Farm Animal Hospital.
                                                                                                                                   first proposed as a syndrome in 2002
                                            is to discuss the clinical manifesta-        These cases required collaboration
                                                                                                                                   and since that time there has been an
9:30-10:20                                  tion of impending infectious abortion,       and cooperation with the clients’
                                                                                                                                   explosion of information about obesity,
                                            diagnosis and management of the              regular veterinarians throughout the
Brachytherapy in the Horse                                                                                                         insulin resistance, and endocrinopathic
                                            bacterial placentitis to prevent abortion.   hospitalization, and especially through
[Applicable for VTs]                                                                                                               laminitis. At the same time, we have
                                            Diagnosis of abortion will be centered       the follow-up and recovery stages.
                                                                                                                                   also expanded our understanding of
William Bradley, DVM                        on proper examination of the fetus and       There will be time for questions and
                                                                                                                                   equine Cushing’s disease, which is
                                            placenta and samples, needed for labo-       discussion.
Brachytherapy utilizing the XoftAxx-                                                                                               better referred to as pituitary pars
ent Brachytherapy unit is proving to        ratory support to indentify the causes of                                              intermedia dysfunction (PPID). New
be a reasonable therapeutic option for      abortion. Preventive measure will also       3:30-5:10                                 developments in the diagnosis and
the treatment of some equine tumors.        be discussed.                                                                          management of these important endo-
                                                                                         LAB A: MRI Foot Problems
There will be some discussion of the                                                     (case based)                              crine disorders will be discussed.
equipment and techniques utilized           1:30-3:10
                                                                                         Peter Scrivani, DVM, DACVR and
in administering radiation therapy in       LAB A: MRI Foot Problems                                                               9:25-9:50
                                                                                         Jonathan Cheetham, VetMB, PhD,
this manner. Several cases will be          (case based)                                 DACVS                                     Techniques for Diagnosis and Treat-
presented including discussion of how
                                            Peter Scrivani, DVM, DACVR and               See description under 1:30-3:10 class.    ment of Equine Sinus Disease
treatment protocols for these tumors
                                            Jonathan Cheetham, VetMB, PhD,                                                         [Applicable for VTs]
were developed. Finally there will be
some discussion of complications as-        DACVS                                                                                  Richard Hackett, DVM, MS, DACVS
                                                                                         3:30-5:10
sociated with radiation therapy.            After a brief introduction to evaluating
                                                                                         LAB B: Best Case of the Year Presen-      This presentation will provide an
                                            magnetic resonance images by the                                                       overview of procedures commonly
                                                                                         tations. Patients That Require Follow
11:00-11:25                                 speakers, three clinical cases of horses                                               used in diagnosis and treatment of
                                                                                         Up With Their Referring Veterinarian
                                            with foot problems will be presented.                                                  disorders affecting the paranasal
Cryopreservation of Stallion                                                             [Applicable for VTs]
                                            Participants will review the MRI scans                                                 sinuses in horses. Field applicable
Semen: Options and Opportunities
                                            of each case horses to identify ab-          Kathleen Mullen, DVM, MS;                 techniques such as sinus radiography,
[Applicable for VTs]
                                            normalities. In the second half of the       Sally Anne Ness, DVM;                     sinus centesis, sinoscopy and formalin
Robert Gilbert, BVSc, MMed Vet,             session, the MRI scans will be reviewed      Hayley Lang, DVM; and                     injection of sinus masses
MRCVS, DACT                                 with the whole group and patient treat-      Michael Maher, DVM                        will be described in detail. Flap
                                            ment discussed.                              See description under 1:30-3:10 class.    sinusotomy in standing horses will
Cryopreservation of stallion semen
allows preservation of valuable genetic                                                                                            be highlighted as well.
material and insurance against disease
and accidents. Different options exist
for successful use of frozen semen
in horses. In cases where semen is
extremely rare, reduced numbers of
sperm can be used in several different
assisted reproduction procedures
including thawing and refreezing in




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                                                                 CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM
EQUINE PROGRAM                                12:30-2:10                                   12:30-2:10                                     2:30-4:10
                                              LAB A: Equine Metabolic                      Lab B: CI-C2 Standing CSF Fluid                Lab A: Equine Metabolic Syndrome
10:30-11:20                                   Syndrome and Equine Cushings                                                                and Equine Cushings Disease
                                                                                           Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR and
Abdominal Ultrasound in                       Disease (case based)                                                                        (case based)
                                                                                           Tom Divers, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
                                              [Applicable for VTs]                                                                        [Applicable for VTs]
Equine Practice
                                                                                           This laboratory will provide hands-on
[Applicable for VTs]                          Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, DACVIM                                                            Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
                                                                                           experience using ultrasound guidance
Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR                 Recent findings suggest that horses          to obtain cervical cerebrospinal fluid         Repeat of earlier session. See descrip-
This lecture will provide examples and        with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS)         from a standing horse. Participants will       tion under 12:30-2:10 class.
case discussion about the use and op-         are predisposed to Cushing’s disease.        practice on cadavers, but the dem-
timization of ultrasound to evaluate the      We therefore encounter horses with           onstrations will be performed on live          2:30-4:10
abdomen in the equine patient. Time           only EMS or Cushing’s disease, but also      horses. Technique, complications and
                                              recognize that these two disorders can                                                      Lab B: CI-C2 Standing C SF Fluid
will be spent talking about colic exami-                                                   advice will be given to allow this proce-
nations, both pre and post-operative,         occur concurrently. These are more           dure to be performed in the field.             Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR and
as well as discussion of foal abdominal       challenging cases to work with, but                                                         Tom Divers, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
ultrasound.                                   are very important to identify because
                                                                                                                                          Repeat of earlier session. See descrip-
                                              one medical problem has layered on
                                                                                                                                          tion under 12:30-2:10 class.
                                              top of another and the horse is at risk
                                              for laminitis. We will discuss endocrine
                                              cases and go through the current
                                              recommendations for diagnosis and
                                              management.




     Practice Management
     with Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR                                                                                              [All courses are applicable for VTs]


                                                                                            3:00-3:50                                     face every day in the practice, never
     Friday, September 28                        wrongly interpreted by the client. For
                                                 example, if the client doesn’t realize                                                   realizing that addressing compas-
                                                                                            Creating Team Buy-In: Safety
                                                 that cats like to use their private                                                      sion fatigue can help minimize the
     11:00-11:50                                                                            & OSHA
                                                 potty when they return home, he or                                                       issues. This includes absenteeism,
     Creating Team Buy-In: Marketing             she may assume no litter box was           The leadership of a veterinary prac-          inability for teams to work well to-
                                                 provided! Teach the team to take           tice is obligated by law to keep their        gether, rampant rumors and gossip,
     Providing a positive client experi-                                                    employees safe. Many of the safety            and more. Discover ways to create
                                                 a proactive approach to pleasing
     ence is the most important part of                                                     protocols and policies are desig-             awareness in new hires, monitor
                                                 clients.
     any marketing efforts of the practice,                                                 nated by OSHA, who is also the ad-            the team, and create policies to
     but there is much more involved                                                        ministrative body that enforces that          combat the effects of organizational
     such as monthly promotions, com-            2:00-2:50
                                                                                            a safe workplace is provided. The             compassion fatigue.
     munity outreach and appearance of           Creating Team Buy-In:                      individual employee is encouraged
     the practice, all the usual market-         Profit and Budget                          to follow these protocols, yet still it       5:10-6:00
     ing items such as brochures and                                                        is the responsibility of management
                                                 Employees often wonder why they
     business cards, and more. Learn                                                        to see that they do. Learn how to             Creating a Compassionate
                                                 don’t take home a bigger piece of the
     how to teach the team that they are                                                    make the topic of safety of interest          Culture II
                                                 revenue “pie” made by the veterinary
     an essential piece to the practice’s                                                   and concern to each member of the
                                                 practice. Management knows the                                                           Once there is awareness of com-
     marketing plan and how to stand                                                        veterinary team.
                                                 profit margin is tough to maintain, but                                                  passion fatigue either in the team
     behind the products and services
                                                 often the team doesn’t have an un-                                                       members or the organization as
     they sell.
                                                 derstanding of how their work directly     4:20-5:10                                     a whole, it is time to act! If your
                                                 relates to how big the pie becomes.                                                      practice does not show symptoms
     12:00-1:00                                                                             Creating a Compassionate
                                                 Learn how to teach the team how                                                          of organizational compassion fatigue
                                                                                            Culture I
     Creating Team Buy-In:                       the budget divides the revenue, how                                                      now, it may just be a matter of time,
     Proactive Client Service                    much profit is really being made, and      When employees suffer from                    so prevention is important. Review
                                                 how it is used to further develop the      burnout and compassion fatigue, it            how to create or establish a healthy
     Providing client service excellence                                                    can produce a detrimental effect on           veterinary practice which exhibits
                                                 practice and the team members.
     can only be accomplished with                                                          the organization as a whole. Explore          a culture of compassion. Share
     “proactive” client service, where the                                                  tactics to counteract the negative            policies that are helping to combat
     team member is thinking two steps                                                      effects of burnout. Learn the symp-           compassion fatigue, and learn more
     ahead to any issues or problems                                                        toms of organizational compassion             protocols that can help prevent it
     the client may experience. This                                                        fatigue in order to diagnosis this            in the future. Learn how to develop
     also includes situations that can be                                                   condition in the practice. Many               tools designed to compliment your
                                                                                            of these symptoms are common                  healthy workplace.
                                                                                            management challenges that we




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                                                            CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM



                       BOVINE PROGRAM
Friday,                                   10:30-11:20                                2:00-2:50                                    Saturday,
                                          Advances in Understanding Bovine           Vaccines for FMD and Other
September 28                              Innate-Defense Mechanisms                  Foreign Animal Diseases of Cattle            September 29
                                                                                     [Applicable for VTs]
                                          James Roth, DVM, PhD, DACVM                                                             7:00-8:00
8:00-8:50                                                                            James Roth, DVM, PhD, DACVM
                                          Innate defense mechanisms are those                                                     NYSVMS Business Meeting
Update on Emerging/Re-emerging            that are always active and do not          The livestock industry and the U.S.
Diseases in the Northeast                 require previous exposure to protect       economy are highly vulnerable to the         Cafeteria
[Applicable for VTs]                      the animal from infection. They can be     introduction of foreign animal diseases,     (Limited to NYSVMS members, includes
Paul Virkler, DVM                         activated within seconds to minutes        especially foot and mouth disease. An        breakfast)
                                          after microbial invasion. Various          outbreak of FMD could spread rapidly
Salmonella Dublin, Anaplasmamargi-        stressors tend to reduce the efficacy      and exceed the capacity for stamping
nale, and Mycoplasma wenyoni are                                                                                                  8:00-8:50
                                          of the innate defense mechanisms           out, requiring the use of vaccine for
being diagnosed more frequently in        leading to increased susceptibil-          control. The considerations for use of       Animal Drug Residues and the
the Northeast and veterinarians need      ity to infection. The activity of all of   FMD vaccine will be reviewed. Vaccines       Dairy Industry
to be on the alert for these diseases.    these innate defense mechanisms is         for Rift Valley Fever, a zoonotic disease    [Applicable for VTs]
This lecture will provide a brief         enhanced if the animal has developed       of ruminants, will also be discussed.
overview of the clinical presentation                                                                                             Craig Shultz, DVM
                                          antibody and T-cell-mediated immu-
and diagnostic testing strategies for     nity to a specific pathogen.               3:00-3:50                                    This lecture will provide bovine vet-
these three diseases. Included will be                                                                                            erinarians an overview of market cow
a discussion of a new serology test                                                  Development of a Secure Milk                 tissue residue surveillance in the United
                                          11:30-12:20
for Salmonella Dublin.                                                               Supply Business Continuity Plan in           States. A detailed outline of the process
                                          Advances in Understanding Bovine           the Event of a FMD Outbreak                  of residue sampling at a slaughter plant
9:00-9:50                                 Cell-Mediated Immunity                     [Applicable for VTs]                         will be outlined to provide clarity to the
                                          James Roth, DVM, PhD, DACVM                James Roth, DVM, PhD, DACVM                  practitioner and the Hazard Analysis
Troubleshooting Dry and Transition                                                                                                and Critical Control Point (HACCP) based
Cow Diets                                 Cell-mediated immunity is a rather         In the event FMD is diagnosed in the         inspection feedback loop from slaughter
[Applicable for VTs]                      simple label for a broad and com-          U.S. livestock and allied industries will    plant to producer explained.
Tom Overton, PhD                          plex set of mechanisms that require        feel the immediate impacts of animal
                                          T-cell activity. The role of T-cells in    quarantines, increased testing, and
In this lecture, we will review the                                                                                               9:00-9:40
                                          protection from disease will be briefly    product movement restrictions. The
major principles for formulating and      reviewed. Data will be presented           just-in-time supply practices of milk        WET LAB - Common Dairy Cow
implementing rations for dairy cows       demonstrating the importance of            movement in the U.S. could result in         Conditions Associated with Slaughter
during the dry and transition periods.    measuring T-cell activity in cattle        significant interruptions of milk and milk   Plant Condemnations
We will focus particularly on the         when evaluating immunity and vac-          products to consumers, as well as cre-       Gerald Duhamel, DVM, PhD, DACVP and
areas in which these nutritional pro-     cine efficacy.                             ate significant milk disposal and animal     Craig Shultz, DVM
grams most commonly break in the                                                     welfare issues on dairies. The Secure
real world in order to give the practi-   12:20-1:50                                 Milk Supply (SMS) Plan is currently          This wet lab will review common
tioner insight into areas to trouble-                                                under development with the input of          conditions leading to slaughter plant
shoot these nutrition programs.           Shuttle leaves for Dairy Barn              industry and animal health officials.        condemnation of dairy cows by
                                          Dedication and Lunch                                                                    US Department of Agriculture Food
                                          Dairy track attendees are specially        4:10-5:10                                    Safety Inspection Service (FSIS). Special
                                          welcomed to attend the new Teaching                                                     emphasis will be placed on examina-
                                                                                     New Research in Dry Cow                      tion of gross postmortem specimens
                                          Dairy Barn dedication and luncheon.
                                                                                     Vaccination                                  demonstrating common pathological
                                                                                     [Applicable for VTs]                         conditions, discussion of lesion signifi-
                                                                                     Abhijit Gurjar, DVM, PhD                     cance in relationship to condemnation
                                                                                                                                  decision and how veterinarians can
                                                                                     Association between lymphocyte phe-          prevent occurrence of cow condemna-
                                                                                     notype and cytokines profile in response     tion at slaughter.
                                                                                     to intramammary coliform challenge in
                                                                                     late gestation to understand the complex
                                                                                     network of innate immune response
                                                                                     during the transition period from late
                                                                                     gestation to early lactation.




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                                                                 CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM


                       CAMELID/SMALL RUMINANT PROGRAM
Saturday,                                     10:30-11:20                                    2:30-3:20                                      Sunday, September 30
September 29                                  Reproductive Surgeries in Male
                                              and Female
                                                                                             Mineral Nutrition and
                                                                                             Supplement Usage
                                                                                                                                            8:00-8:50
                                                                                             [Applicable for VTs]                           Update on Emerging Issues for Small
7:00-8:00                                     Ahmed Tibary, DMV, DSc, PhD, DACT
                                                                                                                                            Ruminants and Camelids
                                                                                             Robert Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT,
NYSVMS Business Meeting                       Several surgeries are performed on the                                                        [Applicable for VTs]
                                                                                             DACVN
                                              camelid reproductive tract for manage-
Cafeteria                                                                                                                                   Mary Smith, BS, DVM, DACT
                                              ment or therapeutic purposes. This             This presentation will provide the
(Limited to NYSVMS members, includes          presentation will review in detail the         practitioner with an overview of critical      Hear the latest news on infectious
breakfast)                                    anesthetic protocols, and surgical ap-         mineral nutrients relative to their poten-     diseases such as Q fever and Schmal-
                                              proach to the most common surgeries. In        tial disease risks for small ruminants.        lenberg virus, testing for inher-
8:00-8:50                                     the female, a detailed review of cesarean      Information contained within a feed            ited resistance to ovine progressive
                                              section in the field and in hospital will      supplement label and how this informa-         pneumonia, and improving CAE control
Normal and Abnormal Reproductive                                                                                                            programs. Learn how and why owners
                                              be provided. Other surgeries, such as          tion can be used to evaluate adequacy
Ultrasonography in Male and Female                                                                                                          are giving copper oxide wire particles
                                              ovariectomy and third degree perineal          or appropriateness of a given supple-
Camelids                                                                                                                                    to their animals. Consider the potential
                                              laceration will be discussed. In the male,     ment will be addressed to help evaluate
[Applicable for VTs]
                                              the focus will be on methods of steriliza-     mineral programs.                              toxicity of commonly used products
Ahmed Tibary, DMV, DSc, PhD, DACT             tion (castration and vasectomy).                                                              such as albendazole, florfenicol, and
                                                                                             3:40-4:30                                      selenium. Audience participation will be
Ultrasonography is the single most
                                              12:30-1:20                                                                                    encouraged while exploring treatment
important diagnostic imaging in therio-                                                      Nutritional Pathogenesis and                   options for common and not so common
genology. The technical and interpretive      Cria Management and Emergencies                Prevention of Urolithiasis                     conditions.
skill is required for any reproductive        [Applicable for VTs]                           [Applicable for VTs]
evaluation of camelid infertility. The
objectives of this lecture are to review      Ahmed Tibary, DMV, DSc, PhD, DACT              Robert Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT,           9:00-9:50
the equipment needed, the anatomy of                                                         DACVN
                                              Neonatal losses are a common problem                                                          Lions and Sheep and Goats, Oh My!
the reproductive organs and their ultra-      in camelid practice. Most of these losses      Development of urinary calculi is a            Small Ruminant Cases Worth Writing
sonography characteristics during physi-      occur in the first week of life and of         commonly observed condition in small           Home About
ological as well as pathological states in    these about half occur in the first 2 days     ruminant species. Dietary composition          [Applicable for VTs]
the male and the female. The lectures         of life. The objective of these lectures are   and the animal’s nutritional status are
will be richly illustrated by specific case                                                                                                 Sally Anne Ness, DVM
                                              to provide the practitioner with informa-      critical factors in the pathogenesis of
imaging.                                      tion needed to identify the at-risk cria.      urolithiasis and understanding how to          A series of interesting and challeng-
                                                                                             prevent the disease. This presentation         ing small ruminant cases that have
9:00-9:50                                     1:30-2:20                                      will review critical factors associ-           presented to Cornell University Farm
                                                                                             ated with urolith formation in small           Animal Hospital over the past year will
Pregnancy Loss and Abortion in                Fundamental Plans for Sheep and                                                               be reviewed. Clinical findings, diag-
                                                                                             ruminants. Role of nutritional factors
Camelid                                       Goat Nutrition                                                                                nostic plan, treatment and outcome,
                                                                                             relative to pathogenesis and preventive
[Applicable for VTs]                          [Applicable for VTs]                           practices will be highlighted.                 as well as options for identifying and
Ahmed Tibary, DMV, DSc, PhD, DACT             Robert Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT,                                                          treating similar cases in the field, will
                                              DACVN                                          4:30-5:20                                      be presented.
Pregnancy loss is the second most com-
mon complaint in camelid theriogenol-         This presentation will address the fun-        Pregnancy Toxemia and the Metabolic
ogy practice and represents about 25%                                                                                                       10:20-1:00
                                              damental issues of proper feeding pro-         Changes of Transition
of all cases. The objective of this lecture   grams in meeting the nutritional needs         [Applicable for VTs]                           LAB: Sheep Ultrasound
is to present an approach to diagnosis        of small ruminants. Issues relative to
                                                                                             Robert Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT,           Robert Gilbert, BVSc, MMed Vet,
of causes of prenancy loss and abortion       water, forage, and protein requirements
                                                                                             DACVN                                          MRCVS, DACT;
including pathological and laboratory         and consequences of forage quality will
                                                                                                                                            S. H. Cheong, DVM, PhD, DACT;
examination of the fetus and placenta.        be addressed. Some basic guidelines for        This presentation will review the critical
                                                                                                                                            Sonya Lawlis, DVM; and
The epidemiology of the major causes          evaluating small ruminant diets will be        metabolic adaptations necessary for
                                                                                                                                            Whitney Brown, DVM
of abortion and their prevention will be      detailed.                                      successful transition in small ruminant
discussed.                                                                                   species and highlight the critical role of     Ultrasonographic diagnosis of preg-
                                                                                             nutrition relative to the success or failure   nancy in sheep allows identification of
                                                                                             of this process. Critical control points in    non-pregnant ewes and those carrying
                                                                                             managing the transition period through         singletons, twins or triplets, thus allow-
                                                                                             nutritional interventions will be charac-      ing appropriate management of each
                                                                                             terized. Practical nutritional evaluation      group. Techniques for ultrasonography
                                                                                             criteria and diagnostic tools will be          will be demonstrated and participants
                                                                                             discussed.                                     will have the opportunity to practice.




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New York State
Veterinary Medical Society

100 Great Oaks Blvd., Suite 127
Albany, NY 12203




          New York State Veterinary Conference




                                                        Hosted by the
                                          New York State Veterinary Medical Society
                                                              and
                                       Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

                                  Thursday, September 27 - Sunday, September 30, 2012
                                                          Ithaca, NY

				
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