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Feline Idiopathic Cystitis & Pandora Syndrome: What They Are

During the past 20 years, our understanding of the cause of FIC has changed from a bladder disease to a disease affecting the bladder, sometimes. In addition to lower urinary tract signs, many of these cats also have other health and behavior problems, which has led to the suggestion that they may have an underlying syndrome that manifests itself in different ways in different cats. This talk will provide the background information necessary to understand how to help these cats...

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Feline Idiopathic Cystitis & Pandora Syndrome: Why You Need to Know

Understanding the pathophysiology of FIC and PS leads directly to better ways to help these cats by manipulating their environments and interactions. This talk will focus on improving both the cage and home environments to improve these cats' health and welfare based on recent research.Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit...

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Shelter Medicine Program 2016

This course is composed of three short sessions from the NAVC Conference 2016's Association of Shelter Veterinarians: Shelter Medicine Program track.Urethral Obstructions: New Ways to Manage: Briefly reviews case selection and medical management of acute and chronic urethral obstruction in cats. Tips & Tricks: Femoral Head & Neck Osteotomies: Discusses techniques involving various pieces of equipment and how to maximize outcomes.Tips & Tricks: Amputations: Includes surgical pearls...

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Surgical Management of the Common Tract Conditions

Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.Overview of some of the important surgical conditions of the reproductive tract including those that may be "incidental" findings at the time of surgery but could have an important impact on the patient's long term prognosis.Supported and produced by educational...

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Medical Wound Management in the Shelter

Discussion of acute and open wound management in the shelter setting. Wound biology and various modalities for therapy are discussed.Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.Supported and produced by educational grants from Home Again in conjunction with NAVC 2016 as part of the  Association of...

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The Unholy Trinity

Dogs can become infected with many infectious agents, but the “unholy trinity” of roundworm, hookworm and whipworm, are among some of the most common and well-known. For many reasons, including persistence of infectious stages in the environment and zoonotic potential, it is advantageous to prevent these parasites. In this lecture, we will cover prevention and biology of these three important parasites, helping participants understand the importance of prevention for roundworm, hookworm and...

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Shelter Vaccination: Why, When and How

This course will review core vaccination protocols for cats and dogs in animal shelters including who and when to vaccinate, as well as provide information needed to select the best type of vaccine and determine whether or not non-core vaccines would benefit a specific shelter population. Just as important as selecting the right vaccines is how you store and administer them. This course will provide recommendations for vaccine handling including proper storage, mixing, administration, and...

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Biosecurity in Animal Shelters

Biosecurity implementation at a shelter can be a challenge. Understanding what biosecurity is and how its different components interact to help controlling infectious diseases is key. When putting together a biosecurity protocol the course will highlight what are some important learnings to keep in mind. Cleaning and disinfection are part of the biosecurity protocol, and the course will help bringing light to some important concepts in this regards. This course is part of the VetFolio...

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Infectious Disease Preparedness Plan: Example of Canine Influenza in a Municipal Animal Shelter

This course is part of the VetFolio Shelter Medicine Certificate Program. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®), approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. This certificate course is dedicated to improving shelter medicine by offering participants information on everything from parasites, to infectious diseases to vaccination and...

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Enucleation Tips

There are two different methods for enucleation: transpalpebral and transconjunctival. In transconjunctival, the conjunctiva is incised 360 degrees around the eye, and then the globe is dissected out and removed. The conjunctiva and third eyelid must be then be removed to avoid cyst formation. Because this technique is contraindicated in an infected globe, and because it can be difficult to identify the conjunctiva for complete removal, I recommend the transpalpebral for enucleation in the...

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