Webcasts

Moving forward: Practice growth and the important role of senior pets for your clinic

FEATURING:

  • Darren Osborne, Director of Economic Research, Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
  • Jason Gagné, DVM, Dipl. ACVN, Director of Veterinary Technical Communications, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets
  • Anie Lévesque, DVM, BSc, BEd, Professional Services Veterinarian, IDEXX Laboratories Canada
  • Bill Saxon, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVECC, Field Medical Specialist, IDEXX Laboratories Canada

Watch this webcast to learn how marketing, senior wellness testing and nutrition combined can benefit your patients and clinic with four leading experts in the field.

For additional information, please contact Purina Canadian Veterinary Resource Center at 1-866-884-VETS(8387) or IDEXX Laboratories Customer Support at 1-800-667-3411.

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Novel Nutritional Approach in Managing Feline Allergen Fel d 1

FEATURING: Ebenezer Satyaraj, PhD

Allergies to cats are the most common animal-origin allergy. While cats produce several allergens, up to 95% of people with sensitivities to cats respond to the primary cat allergen, Fel d 1, a protein secreted in the saliva and sebaceous secretions of felines. Allergen avoidance is the most effective solution. However, it involves limiting interaction with cats or, in some cases, relinquishment. In this webcast, Ebenezer Satyaraj will discuss the scientific basis of a novel approach to simply, safely and effectively neutralize Fel d 1, the most potent feline allergen, utilizing anti-Fel d 1 IgY antibodies added to the cat's diet.

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Derm on demand - Canine atopy: Diagnosis and multimodal management

FEATURING: Jangi Bajwa, BVSc and AH, Dipl. ACVD

  • What is the diagnostic process for dogs presenting with a suspected skin disorder?
  • In addition to performing a physical examination, what other steps are required before reaching a final diagnosis of canine atopic dermatitis?
  • What management approach is recommended in cases of canine atopic dermatitis?

Find out the answers to these questions during this comprehensive discussion on the diagnostic workup of canine atopic dermatitis in dogs.

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To PU or not to PU? That is the question. Cats and FLUTD

FEATURING: Serge Chalhoub, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM)

Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) presents multiple challenges for veterinary practitioners as it can be caused by a variety of factors. Not to mention that its recurrence is common and that many treatments have yet to be backed by rigorous scientific evidence.

Dr. Chalhoub will review the most common causes of FLUTD, examine the diagnostic workup, and discuss treatment protocols.

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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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The dermatology diagnostic dilemma: Is food or environment to blame?

FEATURING: Stephen Waisglass, BSc, DVM, CerSAD, Dipl. ACVD

Oh no! Not another itchy pet!

  • How do dermatologists sort out the different causes of itchiness in dogs and cats?
  • What is the difference between a food allergy and an environmental allergy?
  • What is the best hypoallergenic diet?
  • How might antipruritic treatment fit in the diagnostic plan?

In this presentation, Dr. Stephen Waisglass will detail the current evidence-based approach to the pet with food or environmental allergies.

Join us to deepen your knowledge of dermatology and find out how to solve this most challenging diagnostic dilemma!

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The obesity conversation: Tips for success

FEATURING:

  • Caitlin Grant, BSc, DVM, DVSc Candidate (Dept. of Clinical Studies), ECVCN resident
  • Sarah Dodd, BVSc, MSc, DVM, PhD Candidate (Dept. of Population Medicine), ECVCN resident
  • Shoshana Verton-Shaw, RVT, VTS-Nutrition

During this presentation, we will discuss obesity prevention and weight-loss management, as well as the importance of therapeutic weight-loss diets.

We will also share communication skills that will enable veterinary professionals to:

  • obtain comprehensive diet histories;
  • generate buy-in from pet owners;
  • ensure that pet owners commit to a long-term weight management plan.

Join us to access these key strategies for successful prevention and weight-loss management.

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