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Speaking on Saturday, November 3, 2018

David L. Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS-SA

Session 1: Brace Yourself: The Role of Orthotics in Cruciate

This presentation will briefly cover a review of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology as it relates to cranial cruciate ligament rupture. Emphasis will be placed on various factors that lead to CCL rupture along with meniscal involvement. Typical diagnostic modalities such as palpation (cranial drawer, tibial thrust) along with radiographic changes will be discussed. Treatment and management options will focus on stifle orthotics (braces) to address CCL instability. Current evidence base, classification, along with the pros and cons of this new emerging treatment modality will be covered. Furthermore, the information that a practitioner should know when discussing orthotics will be covered in detail. The goals are for the attendee to leave with continued knowledge in diagnosing CCL rupture, and have a firm understanding of what evidence base exists for the usage of stifle orthotics as well as being able to decide on appropriate candidates.

Session 2: Common Orthopedic Soft Tissue Injuries of the Forelimb

Tired of recurring forelimb lameness that never fully responds to medical management and rest? This presentation is intended to move away from the diagnosis of “a soft tissue injury” and focuses on the common soft tissue injuries from an orthopedic perspective: supraspinatus tendinopathy, biceps tendinopathy, and medial shoulder syndrome. Pathophysiology, orthopedic exam findings, diagnostic modalities, and treatment (including surgical and regenerative medicine) will be covered. The goal is for the veterinarian to be able to diagnose common forelimb orthopedic injuries more specifically as well as know different ways to manage them.

Session 3: What is Veterinary Sports Medicine, and the Injuries that Come Along with it

This presentation focuses on the growing trend of veterinary sports medicine; what it is, and what sporting events are out there. Particular events such as agility, fly ball, rally, lure coursing, IPO, field trail, hunt test, etc. will be covered. Time will also be spent discussing working dogs such as search and rescue, police, military, and service animals. Emphasis will be placed on the variety of orthopedic injuries that are sustained in dogs competing in various athletic events or service. A review of the literature will be provided, but the goal is for the veterinarian to get a glimpse into some of the sporting events and services that dogs participate in. This will allow the veterinarian the ability to focus on specific injuries as they relate to specific sporting events and services.

Session 4: A Surgeons Perspective on the Current Trends for the Management of Osteoarthritis

This presentation will include joint anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and diagnostics to allow the veterinarian a quick refresher into why certain therapeutics as well as a multimodal approach to the management of OA is needed. New pathophysiological thoughts such as oxidative stress will be mentioned. Current treatment options will be covered as well as newer treatment modalities such as new pharmaceuticals, new nutraceuticals, joint injections (stem cell treatment, platelet rich plasma, hyaluronic acid), and formal rehabilitation. Furthermore, the speaker will provide the thought process that goes into managing OA at various time points in the progression of disease from before the onset to OA to after more severe progression of OA. The goal is for the veterinarian to walk away with new treatment ideas to use in daily management of osteoarthritis.

Session 5: Hip Dysplasia: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

This presentation focuses on a very common disease process noted in both younger and older dogs. The underlying pathogenesis, clinical signs, and diagnostic methods will be covered. Furthermore, information will be provided on certification and prevention strategies along with various treatment options both surgical and nonKsurgical for young and older dogs. The goal is for the veterinarian to be able to diagnosis hip dysplasia in both young and older dogs as well as provide owners with various updated treatment options.

Session 6: Hip Dysplasia: Conservative and Rehabilitation Management

While there is ample information on the topics of hip dysplasia diagnosis and treatment there is paucity of information in the area of rehabilitation as it pertains to the conservative management of hip dysplasia. This presentation provides information on rehabilitation efforts as part of the conservative approach in both young and old dogs. The goal is for the veterinarian to gain an understanding into basic rehabilitation concepts they can use in daily practice when conservatively treating young and old patients with hip dysplasia as well as understand the major differences in rehabilitation in young versus older patients.

Speaking on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Dani McVety, DVM

Sponsored by:

Session 1: The Art of Euthanasia

The euthanasia appointment is unparalleled in emotion and sentiment. There are few things in veterinary medicine, or life moreover, that require as many outward displays of empathy, compassion, and commiseration from a doctor. The tone of voice, delivery of words, bedside manner with both patient and client, and the medical procedure itself become a delicate dance around death that doctor and staff should carefully choreograph and continually improve. By learning to carefully rehearse, improve, and enhance performance in these areas it is possible to bring the comforts of home into your clinic. These final acts of kindness are both for the pet that we advocate for and the client we support. It is only through this unexpected and shared solace that the family will feel forever be kindredly-linked with your clinic, ensuring an unsurpassed level of client satisfaction and loyalty.

Session 2: The Art of Difficult Euthanasia

Regardless of how rehearsed and perfected a performance is, there are often challenges that arise beyond our control that have the potential to embed the worst nightmare into the minds of our clients forever. By understanding the possible obstacles that may present during these delicate moments surrounding euthanasia, we can save a potential negative experience, often without the client even knowing a problem was occurring in the first place. In this presentation, we will explore the art of euthanasia when portions of the appointment fail to go as planned. We will focus on the challenges and unique requests that can present themselves in the appointment, while emphasizing how to be creative with this intricate art form.

Session 3: The Etiquette of Communication- What to say when you don't know what to say

As veterinarians, we have two parties to serve in almost all areas of our profession; first, the owner/client, and second, the patient. Our clients serve as proxy for their pet's wishes in almost every interaction they have with a veterinarian; from the decision to amputate a limb, choose surgical versus medical treatment, and even the choice to remove "life support" and initiate euthanasia, which is a common path that the veterinarian must walk the client through on behalf of the pet. Legally, the clients are in fact owners of the patient and our communication and established rapport with that owner is imperative if we are to gain the trust such that our medical knowledge will be put to use for the betterment of the pet and/or the treatment of a disease. Learning how to gain that rapport is where the rubber meets the road!

Session 4: The Ethics of Convenience Euthanasia

When it comes to ethical-border-line euthanasia requests, we have a very important decision to make as veterinarians, but we need to ask the right questions from the start. By requesting euthanasia in the first place, the family is communicating to you that the human animal bond is broken. We can either help change the situation for them or do nothing by sending them home because "I just can't do it." Remember, medicine is not our product in the veterinary world, the human-animal bond is. Without that bond, they are not coming into our clinics. When euthanasia is requested, the family is telling us that there's something wrong with that bond and they care enough to tell you about it instead of letting the dog or cat go on the side of the road. So, what should be done in these extreme cases of uncomfortable euthanasia requests? Let's push the boundaries a bit in this open conversation about the most difficult and widely debated aspects of our profession, "convenience" euthanasia.

Session 5: FBI Tactics for Body Language in the Veterinary Profession

The way you walk into the room, hold the patient's chart, and shake the client's hand may determine compliance before you even speak. By unknowingly appearing disinterested, forceful, or unsure of yourself in the exam room you are giving up your position of influence and losing ground with your clients. This will not only affect your ability to appropriately treat the pet but will also decrease the perceived value of your services. Being aware of these unspoken subtleties offers clinicians and technicians alike the chance to discern, confirm, and reshape the attitude a client may be feeling without saying a word.

Session 6: Compassion Fatigue, Ethical Fatigue, and Burnout*

The term "compassion fatigue" is often overused in the profession of veterinary medicine when most often, what we really struggle with in our profession is not as much compassion fatigue, but actually ethical fatigue. Typically, it is not the over-demand of compassion that leads veterinarians to feeling fatigued. Rather, it is the immense responsibility to make the 'right' decision (many of them ethically based) within the boundaries of someone else's illogical values or unreasonable budgets. Through honor, dignity, professionalism, and finding our niche in veterinary medicine, we can combat the feelings of burnout.

* This track does not meet PA veterinary state guidelines for approved continuing education.

Speaking on Saturday, November 3, 2018

Becky Mullis, DVM, DACVN

Sponsored by:

Session 1: Food Myths and Misconceptions

There are many myths and misconceptions regarding commercial pet food and pet nutrition and our clients can develop strong opinion based on incorrect and misleading information. It is vital for all veterinarians to understand these myths and misconceptions and be able to effectively communicate this information. This session will cover some of the most common food myths and misconception including grains, by-products and homemade and raw diets.

Session 2: Itchy Pets – What food do I choose?

The clinical signs of skin disease most frequently manifest as pruritus and are among the most common reasons pet owners visit veterinarians. Allergic skin disease in dogs is most frequently due to either flea allergy dermatitis, adverse reaction to food, or atopic dermatitis. Ruling out adverse reaction to food as the cause of a pet’s pruritus is a challenge for the veterinary health care team (VHCT) since diagnosis requires strict adherence to an 8-12 week diet elimination trial. A successful elimination trial hinges on a thorough diet history, firm owner adherence to the prescribed therapeutic or homemade food, and clear communication between the VHCT and owner. In this session, we will meet Stella, an example of a proper diet history, diagnosis and treatment plan to successfully manage skin disease.

Session 3: Using Nutrition to Help Cats with FIC, Struvite & Calcium Oxalate Stones

There are several underlying causes of lower urinary tract signs in cats including struvite stones, calcium oxalate stones and feline idiopathic cystitis. During this session, we will discuss getting a diagnosis, options for managing these causes for FLUTD, the evidence behind the various treatment modalities and the studies evaluating the use of nutritional management of cats with FIC and struvite uroliths.

Session 4: Nutritional Recommendations for Cats with CKD & the Controversy around Protein

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in cats and nutritional interventions can help them live a longer life and have a better quality of life. Although nutritional management of CKD has been demonstrated to benefit cats, there is controversy over the ideal nutritional choice, especially when it comes to the amount of protein. This presentation will review the current knowledge behind the recommendation of using a therapeutic renal food for cats with CKD and where controversy exists. Topics during this session include: What is the appropriate amount of protein for cats with CKD? How can you can you manage muscle loss in cats with CKD? What are the concerns regarding feeding high-protein foods to cats with CKD? When should nutritional management begin and what are the benefits of starting early?

Session 5: Nutritional Interventions for Anxiety, Stress and Cognitive Dysfunction

Some pet foods today contain functional ingredients to help benefit pet health. In particular, there are products on the market to help with stress in the environment, stress related diarrhea, and canine cognitive dysfunction. This session will focus on the evidence behind the use of L-tryptophan, alpha-casazopine and antioxidants in pet foods.

Session 6: Nutritionally Managing Patients with Comorbidities

When you are managing patients with multiple disease processes, choosing the right food can be challenging. Since a significant proportion of the pet population is overweight, this is one of the most common comorbidities you will encounter in practice. During this session, we will discuss the concerns with nutritionally managing comorbidities such as obesity and arthritis, pancreatitis and renal disease, food allergies and renal disease, and pancreatitis and urinary tract disease.

Speaking on Saturday, November 3, 2018

Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

Session 1, 2, 3: Feline Procedures Dry Lab - 3 hours

Session 1, 2, 3 Abstract: In this feline procedures dry lab, you will learn the indications and techniques for:

  • Esophagostomy tube placement for intermittent and trickle feeding
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Intraosseous catheterization
  • Medial saphenous vein catheterization
  • Urethral catheterization
  • Intubation without a laryngoscope and (transoral) tracheal wash
  • Sample collection for rectal cytology and Tritrichomonas foetus identification

Session 4: Timely Topics - Recent Journal Updates

Session 4 Abstract: This session will summarize a selection of recent and topical papers published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery and other journals as well as some of the feline takeaways from ACVIM. Get ready for a speedy, stimulating presentation!

Session 5: Interactive Cases to Stimulate Your Thinking!

Session 5 Abstract: A selection of cases is presented to raise important practical points for patient management. You get to choose from a selection of cases to learn about topics relevant to you.


Session 6a: Feline Eosinophilic Granulomas: Complex or Maybe Not?

Session 6a Abstract: The eosinophilic granuloma complex (EGC) has a history of being confusing to veterinary dermatologists and practitioners alike. While a large number of etiologies have been attributed to these lesions, the majority appear to be allergic in nature. Yet they can still be frustrating to treat. This presentation will discuss this syndrome.


Session 6b: Disorders of the Feline Nasal Planum

Session 6b Abstract: The most notorious disease of the nasal planum in cats is squamous cell carcinoma, however there are numerous other non-neoplastic conditions to consider when presented with a cat with an ulcerated, erythematous and crusty, swollen or even proliferative/nodular nose in this species. Nevertheless, a wide variety of diseases may present with similar clinical signs. This presentation will look at differentials, diagnostics and possible therapies.

Speaking on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Christopher Snyder, DVM, DAVDC

Session 1: Intraoral Radiography- Convincing Clients, Convincing Yourself, What Is Really There

Leveraging the value of dental radiographs in practice can be difficult when proper interpretation is challenging. This lecture is designed to provide practitioners with methods to impress upon the importance of radiography to clients and once radiographs are taken, examples and discussion surrounding proper interpretation of pathology versus normal anatomy will be stressed.

Session 2: Periodontal Disease - The Silent Killer.  Identifying Disease, Successful Treatments 

Session 2 Abstract: Recognizing the subtle signs of periodontal disease in conscious patients can be challenging. Methods to utilize awake conscious oral evaluation findings to justify general anesthesia for oral examination and treatment will be discussed. Diagnosing the various stages of periodontal disease will be explained with an emphasis placed on recognizing which periodontal therapies are indicated and when treatment limitations may interfere with predictable healing.

Session 3: Pain, Pain, GO AWAY! Local Block Techniques for Dental Cases

Frequently, patients present with painful dental conditions that require treatment which is also painful. Techniques for local anesthetic placement at various locations in the mouth will be discussed as well as contemporary philosophies about which local anesthetics should be used and when. Techniques to increase the duration of action for regional anesthesia and analgesia will also be discussed.

Session 4: Surgical Extractions: Dealing with Complications and Tips for Achieving Predictable Healing

Many indications exist in veterinary practice necessitating the need for performing dental extractions. When extractions go as planned, life is good. Complications with extractions create frustration and predispose further complications to occur. This lecture will stress proper instrumentation and technique. Additionally, we will discuss commonly occurring complications and how those complications can be prevented.

Session 5: A Contemporary Review of Current Philosophies for Managing Feline Oral Disease

From tooth resorption to feline chronic gingivostomatitis, cats definitely do not have small dog problems. Common feline oral diseases continue to mystify and challenge us when it comes to treatment decisions. This lecture will focus on proper treatment decision making to enhance patient comfort and improve healing.

Session 6: Deciphering the Landscape - Understanding and Improving Client Compliance with Dental Homecare

Evaluating all the dental homecare options can be daunting to say the least for veterinarians- imagine how overwhelmed the clients are! Proper understanding and successful coaching of clients as to how to choose, and use, different dental homecare products and techniques are key to maintaining a healthy oral cavity. Successful implementation of an effective homecare regimen can also determine whether periodontal treatments will be successful in the long run. A methodical, scientifically supported review of various dental homecare approaches will be emphasized.

Speaking on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Valarie Tynes, DVM, DACVB

Sponsored by:

Session 1 Title: Your Patients are Talking; Are you Listening?

Introduction to the Fear Free Practice Visual cues or “body language” are the primary means that animals have of communicating with us. A lack of understanding of canine body language is a leading cause of many behavior problems that people experience with their dogs. Dogs and cats clearly demonstrate their fear and anxiety using visual cues. If you can “read” this language of the dog and cat, you can help prevent injuries and misunderstandings.

Session 2 Title: Creating the Pet Friendly Practice 

Increase profits, client satisfaction and retain your employees by making your practice a more pleasant place for everyone. By reading the visual cues that your patients are sending, using low stress handling techniques, pheromones and appropriate food rewards you can take the fearful patient and change the way they feel about the veterinary visit. Most importantly, you can prevent the young animal from ever forming those scary associations.

Session 3 Title: Preventive Behavior Medicine

Behavior problems remain the leading cause of death in pet dogs and cats in the US. Sadly, many of these problems are preventable and most all can be safely managed if clients were only given accurate information. This presentation will focus on how to educate pet owners about normal pet behavioral needs and how they can modify behavior safely, humanely and effectively.

Session 4 Title: Social Behavior of the Cat and the Multi Cat Household

Many feline behavior problems, as well as health problems, develop due to the stress associated with living in a multi-cat household. Cats can live in social groups successfully but only if we have a better understanding of their normal social behavior and their behavioral needs. This presentation will also include tips on preventing many of these common problems.

Session 5 Title: Diagnosing and Preventing Feline House soiling

House soiling is a leading cause for cats to be relinquished to animal shelters by their owners and yet most house soiling cases can be solved using some very basic knowledge of the common motivation behind feline house soiling and a thorough understanding of the cats behavioral needs as applied to elimination.

Session 6 Title: How to Treat Any Behavior Problem Now!

The initial treatment of every behavior problem revolves around some very basic principles that every veterinarian should be able to implement regardless of how much training in behavior they have had. These involve identifying and avoiding to the extent possible, the triggers for the unwanted behaviors, stopping all punishment, improving the relationship between the owner and pet and decreasing anxiety with medications and other supplements as needed.

Veterinary Technology Tracks

Speaking on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Alison Gottlieb BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Session 1: Feline Focus

Cats only! No dogs allowed. This session will focus on everything feline. From husbandry and handling to hospitalization and feeding. These patients often present specific needs when they come to see us, tools and techniques discussed will allow us to rise to the occasion.

Session 2: Feline Urethral Obstruction

The blocked cat is one of the most common feline emergencies we see. These cases are not straight forward and often have significant complications. Recognition and treatment of the classic blocked cat will be addressed, as well as new treatment options and research for this life-threatening affliction.

Session 3: Chronic pain management

Like all chronic conditions, animals adapt making recognition the first challenge. This is an area where pet owners need to be involved, on board and educated. The second challenge when dealing with chronic pain is treatment which needs to be long term. Often, creative solutions need to be employed to get everyone to comply. These challenging cases are extremely rewarding when quality of life is improved.

Session 4: Acute pain management

Acute pain may be easier to recognize than chronic, however additional challenges accompany these patients. Shock, patient stability, the need for anesthesia, lack of drug options and recognition may get in the way of treatment. A discussion of ethical aspects, multimodal therapies and using what is already in your clinic will be the focus.

Session 5: CPR - Recover

This will happen to you, it happens to all of us. Our discussion will include newer information from the RECOVER initiative as well as some review. Every patient anesthetized or under our care for other reason has the potential to arrest. The key is early recognition and being prepared. Recognizing impending arrest, CPR itself, supplies teamwork and communication are all important topics we will discuss.

Session 6: GDV

This session includes; triage, pathology, treatment and nursing care for these patients. These afflictions are usually acute and treatable which makes our job much more rewarding. Recognizing signs, severity and knowing the next steps to intervention as well as treating shock and pain will be addressed. Nursing care that suits the patients' needs and creative ways of aiding healing in general will be discussed.

Speaking on Saturday, November 3, 2018

Danielle T. Russ, LVT, BS, BA, AS

Session 1: Blood Pressure Monitoring in Practice

Overview of BP, indications of monitoring, choosing the "right" BP technique, tips for optimizing BP measurement, and troubleshooting.

Session 2: ECG I: Minding your Ps and Qs

This presentation will start with a basic overview to the key components of the ECG waveform and primarily will focus on 4 key questions to use when evaluating an ECG that will provide concrete and accurate information to arrive at a diagnosis and proper treatment plan. Examples will be included for practice.

Session 3: ECG II: Don't get lost in the waves

Additional examples and expanding on previous session.

Session 4: Cough/ Dyspnea: Who is to blame? Cardiac vs Non-Cardiac?

It is difficult to assess whether a patient is suffering from primary cardiac or pulmonary disease when they arrive in at our hospitals coughing and/or dyspneic. This presentation reviews common history, physical exam, and diagnostic and laboratory findings associated with each to assist in rapidly obtaining a definitive diagnosis.

Session 5: Cardio-Renal Syndrome - Frenemies?

Session 5 Abstract Overview of the complex relationship between the heart and kidneys and how to navigate and have balanced approach to your patient's care.

Session 6: Feline Heartworm Disease: The HARD Part.

Session 6 Abstract Review of Feline Heartworm Disease, incidence, available testing techniques and their pitfalls, common clinical signs, indications for testing and available treatment / prevention.

Equine Tracks

Speaking on Saturday, November 3, 2018


Session 1 Title: Primary Repair in Acute Complicated Lacerations: Sewing it All Together

Difficulty in large animal wound repair is compounded by lack of soft tissue, especially over distal limbs, the need for large animals to bear weight evenly on all four limbs, and the exuberant granulation tissue built during the proliferative phase of wound healing. this talk will address strategies for acute wound repair including tension relief, bandaging techniques, and regional antibiotic treatment in the standing, sedated horse.

Session 2 Title: Chronic Wound Care: When it All Falls Apart

Wound dehiscence is a common complication in any large animal wound, regardless of initial repair. Dehiscence, exhuberant granulation tissue, and sequestrum development all require multiple procedures for optimal healing in the horse. This talk will address how to care for the dehisced wound, how to identify sequestra, and punch skin grafting techniques for large non-epithelialized wounds.

Session 3 Title: The Usual Suspects: Correlating Signalment, Diet, and History to Common Underlying Causes of Acute Colic in Horses

A thorough history and physical exam is necessary for the development of differentials for an acute colic episode. Diagnostics such as exam per rectum, nasogastric intubation, transcutaneous abdominal ultrasound, bloodwork, and abdominocentesis findings may further elucidate cause of colic. However, certain causes are more common depending on the animal's signalment, diet and history. The talk will discuss some of these correlations, their supporting literature, and corroborating evidence a practitioner may find during the colic exam.

Speaking on Saturday, November 3, 2018

Eric Schroeder, DVM, MS, DACVECC, DACVIM

Session 1 Title: Hydrating the Dehydrated Horse: Practical Fluid Therapy for the General Equine Practitioner

Session 2 Title: Is There Any Hope for the Chronic Colicky Patient?

Session 3 Title: Neonatal Foal Septicemia, Where Are We?


Exotic Tracks

Speaking on Saturday, November 3, 2018

Jose Biascoechea, DVM, DABVP

Session 1 Title: Exotic Companion Mammals (Carnivores & Omnivores) Common Presentations and How to Tackle Them

We will start with some important husbandry basics. We will then move into practical anatomy and physiology, followed by clinical presentations and how to diagnose and treat them successfully. Ferrets will be our carnivore and Rats, Sugar gliders, African pygmy hedgehogs and Hamsters we be our omnivores covered.

Session 2 Title: Exotic Companion Mammals (Herbivores) Common Presentations and How to Tackle Them

We will start with some important husbandry basics. We will then move into practical anatomy and physiology, followed by clinical presentations and how to diagnose and treat them successfully. Rabbits, Guinea pigs and Chinchillas will be the species covered.

Session 3 Title: Reptile Common Presentations and How to Tackle Them (Part 1)

We will start with some important husbandry basics. We will then move into practical anatomy and physiology, followed by clinical presentations and how to diagnose and treat them successfully.

Session 4 Title: Reptile Common Presentations and How to Tackle Them (Part 2)

We will start with some important husbandry basics. We will then move into practical anatomy and physiology, followed by clinical presentations and how to diagnose and treat them successfully.

Session 5 Title: Avian Common Presentations and How to Tackle Them (Part 1)

We will start with some important husbandry basics. We will then move into practical anatomy and physiology, followed by clinical presentations and how to diagnose and treat them successfully.

Session 6 Title: Avian Common Presentations and How to Tackle Them (Part 2)

We will start with some important husbandry basics. We will then move into practical anatomy and physiology, followed by clinical presentations and how to diagnose and treat them successfully.

Production Animal Tracks

Speaking on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Annika McKillop, DVM, MS, DACPV

Session 1-3 Title: Biosecurity, Medications and Laws, Anatomy and Physiology, and Physical Exam

There is an increased need for veterinarians to be knowledgeable in treatment of poultry as more people are acquiring birds for eggs and pets. Very little time is spent in veterinary school on poultry anatomy, physiology, and responsible drug use in poultry. This session is focusing on restricted use of medications in poultry, the veterinary feed directive and its impact on backyard/small flock poultry, medications and withdrawal times, biosecurity in the field vs. practice, Anatomy and physiology of poultry, and physical exam.

Session 4-6 Title: Poultry Diseases by Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There is an increased need for veterinarians to be knowledgeable in treatment of poultry as more people are acquiring birds for eggs and pets. This interactive session will focus on environmental bird management, nutrition, quarantine, diagnostic sampling, different treatment methods, vaccination, and then will cover diseases by clinical presentation, appropriate diagnostics to achieve diagnosis, and treatment.

Regulatory Tracks

Speaking on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Tom Garg, VMD

  • Practicing in Pennsylvania: Roles and Responsibilities...Who Can Do What? – Parts 1 & 2
  • Q&A With Pennsylvania State Board


Speaking on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Michael Kornreich, DVM


  • NVAP Module 12: Animal Disease Traceability
  • NVAP Module 18: Avian Influenza and New Castle Disease
  • NVAP Module 19: Animal Health Emergency Response