Echinococcus multilocularis: An emerging threat to dogs and people in Canada?

FEATURING: Andrew S. Peregrine, BVMS, PhD, DVM, Dipl. EVPC, Dipl. ACVM

In Canada, Echinococcus multilocularis had never been reported in a dog before 2009. There have since been multiple cases of alveolar echinococcosis in dogs throughout the country.

In this presentation, parasitology specialist Dr. Andrew S. Peregrine will provide a summary of these canines cases, as well as of human cases reported over the same period. He will also discuss strategies to reduce the risk of infection in dogs and people.

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ACVIM Consensus statement on Lyme disease and its relevance to Canada

FEATURING: Andrew S. Peregrine, BVMS, PhD, DVM, Dipl. EVPC, Dipl. ACVM

In this presentation, parasitology specialist Dr. Andrew Peregrine will review the most current information available on the risk of ticks and tick-borne diseases in companion animals across Canada, as well as the recommendations from the 2018 ACVIM consensus statement on Lyme disease in dogs and cats, including:

  • the utility of routine screening;
  • the management of seropositive animals;
  • prevention strategies.
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A practical guide to managing OA: Making sense of current therapies

FEATURING: Bryan Torres, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS (small animal), Dipl. ACVSMR

Watch this video presentation to learn how to:

  • Recognize the impact of appropriate OA management in veterinary patients
  • Implement practical OA treatment strategies
  • Understand the current OA therapies available to veterinarians

Watch the video, read the complementary text and complete the CE quiz to obtain a certificate for a one-hour CE credit.

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The initial vaccine protocol… and the “must-know” issues

FEATURING: Richard Ford, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVPM (Hons)

This webcast is part of the VaxTalk Thursdays Live Webcast Series

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to “talk vaccination” with this internationally-renowned veterinary specialist, lead editor of the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and co-author of the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines!

This presentation provides new insights on maternally-derived antibody interference, genetic factors surrounding patient response to vaccination, the ‘overdue’ patient, vaccine storage and handling issues leading to ineffective immunization… and the role of antibody testing to assess individual patient response to vaccination.

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Canine Lyme disease: Issues and controversies

FEATURING: Richard Ford, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVPM (Hons)

This webcast is part of the VaxTalk Thursdays Live Webcast Series

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to “talk vaccination” with this internationally-renowned veterinary specialist, lead editor of the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and co-author of the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines!

This presentation on canine Lyme disease provides insight into critical risk factors unique to Canada, diagnostic considerations (and controversy), the role of co-infection in patient outcomes and management, as well as key issues surrounding prevention… including the role of Lyme disease vaccine in practice.

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Leptospirosis: Challenges ahead

FEATURING: Richard Ford, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVPM (Hons)

This webcast is part of the VaxTalk Thursdays Live Webcast Series

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to “talk vaccination” with this internationally-renowned veterinary specialist, lead editor of the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and co-author of the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines!

This presentation offers a succinct review of critical factors surrounding diagnosis and prevention of leptospirosis, zoonotic potential of leptospirosis in dogs, and controversial topics surrounding Leptospira vaccination: Core or non-core? Booster intervals? ‘Overdue’ for a booster?

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Vaccine adverse reactions: Science vs. emotion

FEATURING: Richard Ford, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVPM (Hons)

This webcast is part of the VaxTalk Thursdays Live Webcast Series

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to “talk vaccination” with this internationally-renowned veterinary specialist, lead editor of the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and co-author of the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines!

This presentation offers a graphic review of the major types of reactions (acute and delayed) currently recognized in veterinary medicine, vaccine response vs. reaction, strategies for minimizing patient risk, and patient management options.

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Parasiticide protocols – KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) “To Kill a Parasite”

FEATURING: Danny Joffe, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Canine/Feline)

Clients have expressed a need for consistent recommendations from their veterinary staff regarding parasite prevention and treatment. During this presentation, Dr. Danny Joffe will review parasite protocols, and how they allow for proper in-clinic compliance. He also examines the clinical signs of the most common parasites, their diagnosis, and treatment, and discusses team education and protocol implementation.

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The VALVE study: Vasotop in addition to Lasix and Vetmedin for the treatment of mitral valve Endocardiosis

FEATURING: Prof. Gerhard Wess, DVM., Dr. habil., Dipl. ACVIM and Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology), Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)

Discover the results of the VALVE study on dual vs. triple therapy – it could change the way you treat congestive heart failure (CHF) due to myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD).

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Canine Chronic Valvular Disease: New recommendations

FEATURING: Sonya Gordon, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)

A review of the diagnosis and management of canine acquired heart disease. The talk emphasizes diagnosing and managing the disease in the general practice setting, and helps clinicians to develop a clinic protocol to manage patients with asymptomatic heart disease as well as those with congestive heart failure.

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Cold paws, warm heart: Part II – Updates on managing heart disease in dogs

FEATURING: Sonya Gordon, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Gordon, an internationally-known veterinary cardiologist, shares the latest evidence concerning treatment of the two most common canine heart conditions. Watch and learn practical tips on how general veterinary practitioners can screen, monitor and treat dogs with pre-clinical and clinical dilated cardiomyopathy, and myxomatous mitral valve disease.

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Cold paws, warm heart: Part I – Tips on managing acquired canine heart disease & failure

FEATURING: Sonya Gordon, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Gordon, an internationally-known veterinary cardiologist, shares the latest evidence concerning treatment of the two most common canine heart conditions. Watch and learn practical tips on how general veterinary practitioners can screen, monitor and treat dogs with pre-clinical and clinical dilated cardiomyopathy, and myxomatous mitral valve disease.

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A pain-free future – Addressing common myths and misconceptions of veterinary pain management

FEATURING: Karol A. Mathews, DVM, DVSc (surgery), Dipl. ACVECC

Despite a growing recognition of the importance of pain assessment and management in veterinary medicine, persistent myths and misconceptions often undermine effective and safe pain management. In this question and answer video with Dr. Mathews, selective but common misconceptions and myths are addressed, on an evidence-based medicine approach, with the goal of supporting veterinary implementation of optimal pain management in dogs and cats.

Additional information: Hunt J An Analysis Of The Relative Frequencies Of Reported Adverse Event

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Canine cardiology: From the basics to what's new

FEATURING: Danny Joffe, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Canine/Feline)

Follow Dr. Joffe as he reviews the diagnosis and management of canine acquired heart disease. He focuses on diagnosing and managing the disease in the general practice setting, and helps clinicians develop a clinic protocol to manage patients with asymptomatic heart disease, as well as those with clinical congestive heart failure.

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FAQ: Helping dogs live longer and feel better

FEATURING: Sonya Gordon, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)

In this video, Dr. Gordon focuses on pragmatic solutions to clinically relevant scenarios that commonly confront the first-opinion veterinarian when dealing with acquired heart disease and failure in dogs. Dr. Gordon uses her clinical expertise and published data to support rationale clinical approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of canine heart disease readily accessible in general practice with a focus on maximizing the patient’s quality of life.