Midwest Small Animal Association Annual Meeting—Davenport, IA November 12-13, 2014 Presentations on Wednesday, November 12 Featured Presentation—Andrew Hillier, BVSc, MANZCVS, Dipl ACVD; Veterinary Specialty Team, Zoetis Flea Control–What does this patient need? This lecture will provide a framework for busy practitioners to navigate the plethora of choices that exist for flea control—key points in deciding which products to use. Staph Pyoderma–Standard of Care in Diagnosis and Treatment How to recognize pyoderma, when is it essential to perform cytology and culture plus susceptibility testing, and what topical and systemic therapies to use for treatment, especially when bacterial resistance is present. New Approaches to the Itchy Dog: Advances in the Parthophysiology and Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis There has been more new information on allergic dermatitis in the last five years than almost any other area of dermatology. These lectures will discuss finding that impact how we diagnose, treat, control and prevent allergies in dogs and cats. This presentation is sponsored by Zoetis. Veterinary Technician Track—Jennifer Ficken, CVT; BluePearl Veterinary Partners Say Ahhh...Let’s REALLY Talk About What’s Going on in There! 1. Anatomy of the tooth, physiology and basics behind periodontal disease. The different states of periodontal disease and treatment options associated with the stages of the disease will be discussed. 2. Images and oral exam sheets will be provided for the purpose of going through the images to complete an oral exam and talk about patient treatments. 3. Intraoral Nerve Blocks—What purpose they serve and how to perform them. 4. The decoding of intraoral radiographs (Jennifer’s favorite subject!) - Specific cases will be used to show what can be found in a simple radiograph. As positioning for dental radiographs is something many techs and maybe even doctors struggle with, tips and techniques to get the perfect image will be shared. Each day will start at 7:30 AM with registration and a continental breakfast in the atrium area of the of the Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport, Iowa. Professional presentations will begin at 8:30 AM and continue throughout both days. Breaks morning and afternoon as well as lunch each day will be offered in the atrium area. A reception is planned for Wednesday evening, November 12. In July, we will share details about the presentations for Thursday—Fritz Wood on Management Strategies and Deb Coleman on Anesthesia Protocols and Troubleshooting. Registration will open in early August. Contact Nancy Herselius, MSAA Meeting Planner, with questions and to secure information on sponsorships— 515.480.2420 or [email protected] You will find all information concerning the conference on the MSAA web site—www.midwestsmallanimal.org.
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