TVMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

LARGE ANIMAL MEDICINE


Friday February 28, 2014 • 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Colic: When to Refer and How to Manage Post-Operatively
Learn key things that would indicate a referral should be made and discuss prognosis for survival with certain findings on a colic exam. What to look for once the horse has gone home and how to manage certain post-op complications following surgery.

Dynamic Endoscopy: Endoscopy in Motion
How does the dynamic endoscopy work? What location works best, what owners should expect and how long does it take when using the scope. Learn what cases are indicated for dynamic endoscopy and how has it helped with the most difficult cases.

Speaker: Lauren Lamb, DVM, DACVS (TAMU-CVM Faculty/Class of 2007)
CE Credits: 3


Saturday March 1, 2014 • 
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Practical Veterinary Horsemanship: Handling the Difficult Horse
Learn to understand equine behavior in order to manage the difficult horse.

• Handling Foals: Learn to treat foals with minimum restraint
• Trailer Loading at the Clinic: What are the keys to getting a horse in the trailer?

Speaker:  Mark Fitch, DVM (Quality Equine Veterinary Services-Boulder, CO/CSU Class of 1976) 
CE Credits: 3.5

Saturday March 1, 2014 • 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Bovine Nutrition: A Veterinarian’s Perspective (A Review of 40 Years of Observation)
How important is nutrition? Here we will look at some cost analysis, identifying what is going on in the herd as a possible nutritional problem and where to go for answers.

I Don’t Do Ration Analysis, What Can I Do?
A lot, and we will go into several tests that don’t take a computer program to do. Learn to see what you are looking at.

Rations Are More Than a Bunch of Numbers
What you can do to tell if they are working.

How to Diagnose a Nutritional Problem
What samples to take, where to send them, what to do with the answers

Where Are We Headed?
This will be an open discussion on potential problems and potential answers.

Speaker: Robert T. Winn, DVM (Winn Veterinary Clinic, Big Sandy) 
CE Credits: 3.5

Sunday March 2, 2014 • 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Advances in Imaging for Large Animals
What advanced imaging options are available to the technicians

  • MRI
  • CT
  • Nuclear Scientigraphy
  • Advanced Ultrasound Techniques

When is it appropriate to pursue advanced Imaging?
What are the options for musculoskeletal injuries and imaging options? This part of the session will incorporate case examples (lameness exam, imaging and treatment)
What imaging options are available for soft tissue pathology (sinus/dental)? This session will include information on the clinical exam, imaging and treatment.

Speaker:
Chad Marsh, DVM (TAMU-CVM, Class of 2007)
CE Credits: 4

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