2013 AAHA Conference Proceedings

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Solve It! The Case of the Seizuring Sheltie and More

The seizuring patient that does not respond to phenobarbital or is not suited to this drug has plenty of other options. The most ideal option for the individual patient depends on many factors and so each of the new drugs will be discussed in terms of their pros and cons as well as what is understood about their success. Status epilepticus and cluster seizures as special topics will also be addressed. Speaker Bio:Dr. Simon Platt received his veterinary degree from the University...

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Neuropathic Pain: Are You Seeing It More Than You Think? (Yes)

Neuropathic pain is when something has gone terribly wrong with pain processing mechanisms. It exists on the extreme of a maladaptive pain spectrum, and well-described syndromes exist in humans. This session will summarize how the normal, protective mechanisms of pain go awry, describe the clinical features of maladaptive and neuropathic pain in humans and animals, and discuss a number of clinical conditions encountered in animals that almost certainly carry a maladaptive pain component if...

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Vestibular Disorders in Cats and Dogs: Case Workups

A dog or cat with vestibular disease may be easy to recognize but our aim is to identify whether the lesion is affecting the inner ear or the CNS. We will take you through a video tour of the examination of the vestibular patient and explore the most rewarding ways to identify the lesion localization and ultimately get to the bottom of the cause of the problem. Download the PDF of Vestibular Disorders in Cats and Dogs: Case Workups Speaker Bio:Dr. Simon Platt received his...

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Cornea: 0.5 mm Is All You Get

Ulcerative and non-ulcerative diseases of the cornea will be discussed. Medical vs. surgical management and a discussion of various topical therapies and when to refer will be presented. Download the PDF of Cornea: 0.5 mm Is All You Get Speaker Bio:Dr. Wilkie obtained his D.V.M. degree in 1984 from the University of Guelph. He spent one year at the University of Pennsylvania as an intern and in 1985 came to The Ohio State University. He received both his Masters degree (MS)...

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Cardiac Radiography: Using Radiographs to Interpret and Manage Cardiac Patients

Description of keys to radiographic interpretation specific to the heart. Discussion of using these tips to manage cardiac cases in general practice. Download the PDF of Cardiac Radiography: Using Radiographs to Interpret and Manage Cardiac Patients Speaker Bio:Dr. Meurs is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her DVM in 1990 at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and...

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Using the Neurological Examination to Localize Lesions

The neurological examination is a vital part of the patient examination when confirming both the presence of a neurological disorder as well as localizing it. This session will use video of cases to demonstrate how to examine a patient quickly and easily and use the examination to get to the bottom of where the problem is and what it actually may be. Download the PDF of Using the Neurological Examination to Localize Lesions Speaker Bio:Dr. Simon Platt received his...

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Psychopharmacology: The Dark and Dirty Secrets

From amitriptyline to Xanax, what are these drugs? Do they really work? Are they really safe? Or could they be detrimental to an animal’s health? Through animations of drug mechanisms, video of case studies, and stories from real life situations, you’ll see how drugs act on the nervous system leading to behavioral change. Attendees will learn what veterinarians must consider before making a decision to use a mind-altering medication. Download the PDF of Psychopharmacology: The...

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Creating the Perfect Puppy in a Week and Fixing the Problem Puppy in a Month

Dr. Yin uses the story of her dad’s cattle dog puppy to illustrate how a poorly run puppy class plus owner-puppy mismatch can turn a perfect puppy into a difficult pooch in just a couple of weeks. You’ll see the work needed in the more mature puppy to reestablish good habits and impulse control. Training now involves more advanced exercises and better technique and timing on the part of the owners. Download the PDF of Creating the Perfect Puppy in a Week and Fixing the Problem...

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Update on Feline Cardiomyopathy: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management

A presentation of the diagnosis and management of feline cardiomyopathies with an emphasis on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Download the PDF of Update on Feline Cardiomyopathy: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management Speaker Bio:Dr. Meurs is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her DVM in 1990 at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and completed a small animal...

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Practical Electrocardiography: Diagnosis, Interpretation and Treatment of Common Canine Arrhythmias

Presentation on how to approach the interpretation of the canine electrocardiography. Practical tips will be stressed. Recognition and and management of common arrhythmias will be discussed. Download the PDF of Practical Electrocardiography: Diagnosis, Interpretation and Treatment of Common Canine Arrhythmias Speaker Bio:Dr. Meurs is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed...

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