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|Lectures & Roundtable Discussions
- Diagnostic Toxicology
Dr. Morrie Craig, OSU
- Equine Herpes Virus 1 & 4
Dr. Lindsay Oaks
- Equine Pleuropneumonia
Dr. Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS, Dipl. ACVIM
- Equine Skull and Teeth Radiographs
Dr. Ronald Sande
Dr. Linda Blythe, OSU
- Guttural Pouch Mycosis
Dr. Claude Ragle, DVM, Dipl. ACVS - Microcoil embolization of the internal carotid
artery to prevent fatal epistaxis in the horse
- Laparoscopy and Its Use in Teaching Rectal Palpation
Dr. Claude Ragle, DVM, Dipl. ACVS
- Post-exertional Anesthesia Induction
Dr. Stephen Greene, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVA - Problems associated with
general anesthesia in horses including a review of our work on anesthesia for the athletic
horse injured during competitive events.
- Radiographic Interpretation of Pulmonary Disease in the Horse
Dr. Ronald Sande, DVM, MS, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVR - A
systematic method for interpretation of the equine thorax and pulmonary radiographs will
be presented. Differences in the anatomy of equine lung account for the difficulty in
extrapolating information from small animal pulmonary radiology. Recognition of the normal
pulmonary pattern will be compared to disease conditions and common errors in
interpretation will be emphasized.
- Strangles in the Equine
Dr. Deborah Sellon
- Use of Inhalants in Treatment of COPD
Dr. Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS, Dipl. ACVIM
- Llama Lecture
Dr. Tornquist, OSU
- Abdominal Radiography
Dr. Ronald Sande, DVM, MS, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVR - A fundamental
and systematic method for interpreting abdominal radiographs will be presented.
Differential densities and displacement of viscera and organs are used to develop a list
of differential considerations both accurately and quickly.
- Anesthesia in Veterinary Practice
Dr. Stephen Greene, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVA - An overview of some common
injectable anesthetic combinations for use in small animals with an emphasis on pain
- Animal Behavior: Consultation in a Small Animal Practice
Dr. Catherine Ulibarri
- Board Exam Review
Dr. Jeff Rothstein
- Characteristics of Nematode Intestine as Potential Targets for Parasite Control
Dr. Doug Jasmer, MS, Ph.D.
- Current Issues in Clinical Diabetes
Dr. John W. Kramer, DVM, MS, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVP
- Detection and Correction of Portosystemic Shunts
Dr. Karen Tobias
- Dog and Cat Nutrition: Beyond Bags, Cans and Snacks
Dr. Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT and ACVN - Veterinarians
receive many inquiries from about what to feed their dog and cat. In turn we are inundated
with information from pet food manufacturers touting the quality and nutritional value of
their foods. This aspect of feeding the healthy animal is an important component of
veterinary practice, but what about feeding the sick animal? A primary reason a
veterinarian may be presented with an animal is for the diagnosis and treatment of some
pathologic process. How does nutrition fit in this scenario? Surveys from human hospitals
have shown that more than 50% of patients are in some degree of malnutrition. Similarly
most hospitalized animal patients either do not want to eat or can not eat sufficiently.
The body, as a consequence of disease, trauma or surgery, initiates a number of
physiologic responses resulting in a state of hypermetabolism, which increases nutritional
needs and accentuates any current nutritional insult. This presentation will review these
specific physiologic responses to disease and trauma to provide a better understanding of
appropriate nutritional support. Specific nutrients which have been shown to facilitate
the healing process will be discussed. Learn how to make your medical and surgical skills
look that much better through improved patient recovery times as a result of proper
nutritional supportive care.
- Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
Drs. Murtaugh and Proulx of Dove Lewis animal emergency hospital, Portland, Oregon.
- Establishing a Small Animal Transfusion Program in Private Practice
Dr. Jane Wardrop, DVM - Do you want to do more transfusions in your hospital? This
lecture will provide some ideas on getting started and will include information on donor
selection, blood product storage, and collection and administration supplies needed.
- Feline Retroviruses
Dr. Rance Sellon
- How to Give a Neurologic Exam
- Interactive Case Discussions of the Urinary Tract
Dr. Cheryl Dhein, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM
- "My Neighbor Poisoned My Dog" Syndrome
Dr. Patricia Talcott, MS, DVM, Ph.D. - Basic approach and work-up to the acutely
poisoned dog and cat. Major emphasis will include how to obtain a thorough history,
including questions to ask to help narrow down the list of possible toxicants and how to
find out what "poisons" are available in your area. Brief description of
emergency treatments and decontamination procedures, appropriate clinical diagnostic data
base, thorough phsical examination, and gross and histological examinations. Brief review
of what tissues to submit to the diagnostic laboratory and what tests to ask for.
- Otoscopic Exams in the Cat and Dog
Dr. Cheryl Dhein
- Pulmonary Radiography
Dr. Ronald Sande, DVM, MS, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVR - A systematic
approach will be developed for interpretation of thoracic radiographs with emphasis on
pulmonary patterns found in normal lungs and diseased lungs. Radiographic and
histopathologic correlation will be used to emphasize the significance of the radiographic
- Small Animal Cardiology
Dr. Anthony Tobias
- Small Animal Dentistry Topics
Dr. Veronica Kiklevich
- Small Animal Theriogenology
Dr. Mushtaq Memon
- Small Animal Transfusion Therapy
Dr. Jane Wardrop, DVM - Clinical indications and appropriate component selection.
The use of blood or blood products as therapy is on the rise in small animal medicine, due
in part to enhanced availability of blood products through commercial blood banks and
regional blood centers. This lecture will cover the basics on when to transfuse, how to
transfuse, and what to transfuse.
- The Use and Misuse of Glucocorticoids in Small Animal Medicine
Dr. Katrina Mealey
- Time Life Management
Dr. Jeff Rothstein
- The Future of Veterinary Anesthesia
Dr. Stephen Greene, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVA - An historical perspective
on the development of state-of-the-art anesthesia delivery systems and drugs will be
discussed, including a vision of what anesthesia may be like in the not- too- distant
- Treating Nuisance Behaviors in Companion Animals
Dr. Catherine Ulibarri
- Von Willebrands Disease
Dr. Kenneth Meyers
- When You Care Enough to Send the Best: How to Get the Most From a Diagnostic
Dr. Charles Leathers, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACLAM - Diagnostic laboratories are not
magical and those who work within them are not particularly clairvoyant. Specimen
selection, preservation and transport are more important than all of the laboratory
efforts that happen once the sample arrives at a diagnostic facility. This presentation
will underscore the importance of what is sent and what the laboratory findings really
Exotics, Zoo, Wildlife, and
- Mycobacterium avian in birds
Dr. Inge Eriks, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVM
- Bird Lectures (3 hours)
Dr. Erik Stauber, DVM, Ph.D.
- Pocket Pet and Reptile Medicine
Dr. Steve Sweeney, DVM
- Designer and Exotic Pets
Dr. Cathy Delaney-Johnson
- Tracking Emerging Infection in Domestic Species and Wildlife
Dr. Jim Evermann MS, Ph.D.
- Grizzly Bear Energetics, Nutrition, and Management
Dr. Charles Robbins, Ph.D. - "Grizzly bears and wolves are two of the
most controversial wild animals in North America. For the last 12 years, a series of
graduate students at Washington State University have studied their nutrition and ecology
in a management context. A captive bear facility capable of housing 12 adult grizzlies was
built on the WSU campus in 1986. The bears in this facility provide students the
opportunity to study the details of nutrition or physiology that can not be studied in a
wild setting. However, the focus of most of the captive studies is to generate basic
information necessary to understand the ecology of wild bears. Studies have included 1)
the importance of salmon to bears in coastal Alaska, 2) the role of brown bears in moving
marine nutrients, particularly nitrogen, into the terrestrial community, 3) foraging
limitations to bears feeding on berries and vegetation, 4) milk intake and growth of cubs
nourished by their mothers, and 5) current and historical diets of grizzly bears
throughout the western U.S."
- Disease Liniting Factors in Bighorn Sheep Populations
Dr. William Foreyt, Ph.D.
- Interesting Case Histories and Career Insights from a Zoo and Aquarium Vet
Dr. Brian Joseph, DVM
- Zoological Medicine
Dr. Jack Mortenson, DVM Staff Veterinarian, Wildlife Safari
- Fish Disease, Aquaculture, and the Role of Veterinarians
Dr. Larisa Ford, Ph.D.
- Introduction to Common Acquacultured Species
Dr. Sandra Ristow, Ph.D.
- Environmental Factors and Disease in Fish
Dr. Tom Baldwin, DVM, Ph.D.
- The New Face of Malignant Catarrhal Fever
Dr. Tim Crawford, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVM
- Determinants of the Failure of Passive Transfer in Calves
Dr. Clive Gay, DVM, MVSc, FACVSc.
- The Dark Side of Rumen Metabolism
Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl.ACT and ACVN - The pregastric fermentation
system of ruminant herbivores allows the host animal to extract usable nutrients from feed
ingredients that are indigestible to the animal's digestive tract. This symbiotic
relationship between host animal and rumen microbial populations result in the most
efficient forage utilizing animals in the world. However this relationship is not always a
positive one from either perspective. Although the rumen microbes are provided continuous
feeding in an optimum environment, they will eventually become dinner themselves. In turn
the rumen microbes are responsible for a number of disease syndromes specific to ruminant
animals. Atypical bovine pulmonary emphysema, nonprotein nitrogen toxicosis and ruminal
acidosis are diseases in which specific bacterial toxic products induce the disease. Other
disease syndromes like hypomagnesemic tetany, milk fat depression and
polioencephalomalacia can also result from inappropriate microbial activity.
Bioavailability of some essential nutrients can also be reduced as they pass through the
rumen; predisposing the animal to nutrient deficiency problems. The focus of this
presentation will be on this dark side of rumen metabolism in how it adversely affects
animal health. Pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of these rumen-specific diseases
will be discussed.
- Salmonella DT 104: Investigation of Dairy Herds
Dr. John Gay, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVPM
- Staphylococcus aureus mastitis: Can the menace be stopped???
Dr. Lawrence Fox, MS, Ph.D. - Staphylococcus aureus has been the most
prevalent contagious mastitis pathogen for the last thirty years. Although milking time
hygiene has been successful in eradication of the other contagious pathogens, S.
aureus has been controlled but not eradicated by these strategies. Reasons for the
inability to eradicate S. aureus include its ability to produce potent toxins,
and its ubiquitous nature. Moreover, the majority of S. aureus that cause
mastitis are penicillin resistant and many demonstrate multiple resistance patterns.
Further efforts to control this disease include: 1) developing improved surveillance
methods to identify S. aureus infected cows; 2) development of vaccines; and 3)
better control practices.
- Swine Lecture
Dr. Mark Mirando, Ph.D.
- Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Dr. Don Knowles, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVP
- Review of Plant-Related Problems in Livestock of the Pacific Northwest
Dr. Patricia Talcott, MS, DVM, Ph.D. - This lecture will cover relatively new
information about plant related poisonings in livestock in the western US. Topics that
will be covered briefly include hoarry allysum (Berteroa incana) poisoning in horses, pine
needle premature parturition and abortion in ruminants, alsike and red clover poisoning
(Trifolium sp.) in horses, locoweed poisoning in livestock, and Centaurea poisoning in
- Hepatic Lipidosis in Camelids
Dr. Sue Tornquist, DVM, PhD - Hepatic lipidosis in camelids has been
infrequently reported in the literature, but is increasingly recognized in cases of
camelid illness or death. Although hepatic lipidosis is not likely to be a primary cause
of death, it appears to represent metabolic disturbances that have serious implications.
At the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University, we have been conducting
several studies of hepatic lipidosis in camelids. One study is a review of 31
histologically-confirmed cases of naturally-occurring hepatic lipidosis in camelids. The
second study, funded by the Morris Animal Foundation, is an effort to create a model of
hepatic lipidosis in llamas and to evaluate clinical, histologic, and biochemical changes
that occur during development of this condition. The overall goal of these studies is to
understand the pathogenesis of camelid hepatic lipidosis in order to more effectively
predict, prevent, and treat the condition.
- Birthing and Neonatal Care of the Llama
Dr. Patrick Long, DVM
- Current Poultry Diseases and Remedies
Dr. A. Singh Dhillon, DVM, Ph.D.
- Current Topics in Llama Medicine
Dr. Steve Parish, DVM
- Note: Several of our agricultural animal lectures
are still being arranged.
- Emerging Zoonosis
Dr. Diana Stone, MPH, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl, ACVPM - Scientific advances in the late
19th and early 20th centuries have resulted in the prevention and control of many
infectious diseases. Despite these improvements in health, outbreaks of infectious disease
continue to occur and new infections emerge. What constitutes an emerging infectious
disease will be discussed and reasons contributing to the emergence of these diseases will
be identified. Important emerging zoonotic infectious diseases will be emphasized.
- Job Hunting With an Attitude
Dr. Kerry Marshall, VetSmart
- Can You Afford To Take That Job?
Dr. Ann Clark, DVM, AVMA Career Planning and Placement Services
- Pet Associated Risks with Zoonotic Diseases
Dr. Diana Stone, MPH, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVPM - Pets are an important part of many
people's lives. Although pets contribute to our lives in many positive ways, there are
some pet-associated risks to human health. It is important that veterinarians are
knowledgeable about pet-associated zoonotic risks and can advise clients on how to
minimize theses risks. Zoonotic risks associated with specific pets will be discussed.
Particular pet-associated zoonotic risks for immunosuppressed people and for pregnant
women will be discussed.
- Epidemiology for the Practicing Veterinarian
Dr. Dale Hancock, DVM, Ph.D.
- Gender Issues in Leadership in Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Shirley Johnston, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACT
- Ethics and Issues in Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Robert Speth, BA, MA, Ph.D.
- Opportunities in International Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Mushtaq Memon, Coordinator, International Veterinary Education, BVSc, MS,
Ph.D., Dipl. ACT
- The Role of Veterinarians in International Conservation
Dr. Katherine Quigly, DVM, Ph.D.
- Pet Loss and Client Bereavement
- Human-Animal Interactions and the Human-Animal Bond
- Practice Management
Dr. Kyle Frandel
- Animal Well-Being Discussion
Dr. Ruth Newberry, Ph.D.
- Important Considerations When Taking a Position with a Veterinary Practice
Dr. Bill Kearley, DVM