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Innovation in Nutritional Management of Canine Atopic Dermatitis

The purpose of this presentation is to share important insights we have gained concerning canine atopic dermatitis in regard to pre-treatment, proactive management and the use of Prescription Diet® Derm Defense™ Canine food.Early intervention in canine atopic dermatitis results in very low mean peak skin health and pruritus scores.Incorporating Prescription Diet® Derm Defense™ Canine into a pre-treatment protocol, as part of a multimodal strategy to manage dogs with atopic dermatitis, may...

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Pearls of Wisdom and Pitfalls in the Treatment of Atopy

The successful management of canine atopy centers around 1) client education, 2) disease directed therapy and 3) management of secondary infections or flares. Client education is the key to long-term success or failure for an individual patient. This session will focus on ways to manage canine atopy to decrease overall pruritus and also prevent recurrent infections.This session was part of the 2016 Hill's Global Symposium. To access other sessions, click here. For proceedings, click here.

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Zoobiquity: A Species-Spanning Approach to Health

This session is designed to discuss shared clinical medical challenges in human and non-human animals that will lead to:Broader consideration of the epidemiology and evolution of disease including implications for shared environmental triggers and exposures;Potential for new approaches to diagnose and treat diseases in people and non-human animals;Explore new collaborations and novel hypotheses for investigation.This session was part of the 2016 Hill's Global Symposium. To access other...

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Diffusing the Angry Client

In this session, we will explore extensive studies conducted in the airline industry and how to adapt findings to the veterinary practice. Ultimately, we will learn 6 tools for managing angry and complaining clients that can be applied to nearly any situation.Please note: This session was only available via live stream. If you missed the live event, you can access the proceedings here and click "Take the Course" above to take the quiz for CE credit.This session was part of the 2016 Hill's...

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Does your pet owner get it?

In this 30-minute lecture, attendees will learn the importance of appropriate communication with the pet owner to ensure the best treatment plan for their pet. This will include a review of how to discuss the etiology, diagnosis, workup, and long-term treatment for dermatological emergencies.  This presentation will allow you:1) To learn how to appropriately communicate with pet owners 2) To learn how to empathize and "chunk and check" with communication 3) To review the...

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Nutritional Management of Dogs with Adverse Food Reaction

The clinical signs of skin disease, most frequently manifested as pruritus, 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...

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Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Listen, Look, List, Learn

Recognizing and diagnosing canine atopic dermatitis is more straightforward when a logical framework is used. We listen to the client for a detailed history; look at the pet for physical clues; consult a list of known diagnostic criteria to help us, and then learn what we can about alternate possible diagnoses through using some quick in-office diagnostic tests.This session was part of the 2016 Hill's Global Symposium. To access other sessions, click here. For proceedings, click here.

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The M(illennial) Factor and G(eneration)s

Boost your generational IQ and learn the WHY behind the WHAT, when living and working in multigenerational environment. Find out about the missing link in getting your point across when communicating with non-millennial generations.This session was part of the 2016 Hill's Global Symposium. To access other sessions, click here. For proceedings, click here.

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Disrupting Veterinary Medicine

This proceeding is part of the 2016 Hill's Global Symposium. If you missed the live-streaming event, click here to check out the sessions for CE credit. You can also click here to view the digital proceedings flipbook.Disruptive Technologies in Human MedicineA disruptive technology is one that has the ability to change the way we live, work, and play. For example, we are starting to be connected to anything and everything through the Internet of Things (IoT). Sensors are being built into our...

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Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Listen, Look, List, Learn

This proceeding is part of the 2016 Hill's Global Symposium. If you missed the live-streaming event, click here to check out the sessions for CE credit. You can also click here to view the digital proceedings flipbook.The diagnosis of canine atopic dermatitis (AD) is based on meeting clinical criteria and ruling out other possible causes with similar clinical signs. A sub-group of the International Committee for Allergic Diseases in Animals (ICADA) was tasked with the development of a...

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