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2017 MVMA Fall CE Conference
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10/18/2017 to 10/20/2017
When: October 18, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: DoubleTree Westborough Hotel
5400 Computer Drive
Westborough, Massachusetts  01581
United States
Contact: MVMA Office

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2017 MVMA Fall Continuing Education Conference


Wednesday, October 18, 2017
DoubleTree Westborough Hotel, Westborough, MA

9:00am - 5:00pm

6 CE Credits



Early Bird Session

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


USDA Accreditation Module 29: Veterinary Feed Directive (1 CE)SOLD OUT


After completion of this module, accredited veterinarians will be able to:

·Describe the need for antibiotic stewardship in regard to antibiotic resistance;

·Understand the FDA's regulatory oversight of animal drugs;

·Describe the Federally-defined key elements of a lawful veterinarian-client-patient relationship;

·Recognize the classes and uses of antibiotics requiring a VFD;

·Describe the components of a complete VFD;

·Understand the recordkeeping requirements associated with a VFD;

·Apply expiration date and duration of use guidelines to a VFD; and

·Locate additional resources related to VFDs.


Morning Sessions (3 CE)

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Sessions Run Concurrently)


Small Animal GI - David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM - SOLD OUT

The GI sessions will cover important esophageal swallowing and inflammatory disorders.   Using case based examples chronic vomiting and diarrhea will both be presented including key diagnostic and treatment plans to improve your success with these cases.


Topics will include:

·Esophagus: The Forgotten Organ

·That Chronic Vomiting Cat

·Those Frustrating Chronic Diarrhea Cases


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The Female Dog: Common Problems Practitioners May Face with Fertile Myrtle - Cynthia O'Connor, DVM, DACTSOLD OUT

A discussion of common reproductive problems general practitioners may face in practice including medical care during pregnancy and lactation, timing a C-section, dystocia, metritis, mastitis, pyometra, and managing patients that are high risk for ovariohysterectomy.



Bee Medicine: General Overview and Massachusetts Apiary Program - Tony Lulek, Bee Keeper & Kim Skyrm, PhDSOLD OUT

Beekeeping and Beyond

A short history on beekeeping, the fundamentals of basic beekeeping, including equipment, acquiring honeybees, the trials and tribulations of keeping honeybees, and the impact our current agricultural situation has on honeybees and all pollinators.


Apiculture in Massachusetts

· Status of national and local honey bee populations

·MDAR support of honey bees and other pollinators

·MDAR Apiary program

·MA Apiary Laws and Regulations

·MDAR Bee Kill Investigation Program



Equine Medicine Part I - Thomas Divers, DVM, DACVIMSOLD OUT

Lyme Disease in Horses

This presentation will discuss clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of horses with Lyme disease. Available data on vaccination of horses for Lyme disease will also be presented.


Equine Leptospirosis

Clinical disorders caused by Leptospira infection in horses will be presented along with diagnostic testing and treatments for the disease. A discussion on use of the equine Leptospira vaccine will be included in the presentation.


Infectious Diseases Update I

This presentation will review recent and clinically relevant findings on equine infectious gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases.


Afternoon Sessions (3 CE)

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Sessions Run Concurrently)


Liver and Pancreatic Disease in the Dog and Cat - David Twedt, DVM, DACVIMSOLD OUT

The approach to a patient with abnormal liver enzymes and when to do a biopsy will be covered. Copper associated liver disease and chronic hepatitis are common and the diagnosis and treatment plan is discussed. Mucoceles, vacuolar hepatopathies, MVD and ductal plate anomalies are all newer emerging disorders and the latest information will be presented.


Topics will include:


·Clinical Approach to Abnormal Liver Enzymes

·Chronic Hepatitis; Diagnosis and Treatment

·Some Emerging Newer Liver Conditions

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Update on Infectious Diseases of Dogs and Cats - Michael Stone, DVM, DACVIMSOLD OUT

3 hours of new information on selected infectious diseases of dogs and cats including: Canine Influenza Virus, Tick-borne diseases, Feline Infectious Peritonitis, Feline Leukemia Virus, Virulent Systemic Calcivirus Infection, Canine Parvovirus, and Feline Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Additional topics may be covered if time permits! Please bring your questions regarding problem cases.



Bee Medicine: Diseases - Christopher Cripps, DVMSOLD OUT

Honey bees are a new species for most veterinarians. Learn about common diseases and conditions of honey bees and their treatment and prevention. We will also discuss the new FDA approvals for antibiotics used for honey bees and when to issue a prescription or veterinary feed directive to a beekeeper.



Equine Medicine Part II - Thomas Divers, DVM, DACVIMSOLD OUT

Infectious Diseases Update II

This presentation will review recent and clinically relevant findings on equine infectious respiratory and neurologic diseases.


Clinical Pathology in Clinical Practice: A Problem-Based Approach

The presentation will discuss the value of clinical pathology testing in evaluating horses with a variety of common clinical problems such as weight loss, fever, colic, hemorrhage, hemolysis, poor performance, etc.


Disorders Related to Vitamin E and Selenium Deficiencies

Horses housed in the northeastern United States are at high risk of vitamin E and selenium deficiency. Treatments, prognoses, and preventive measures will be discussed.



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