Webcasts

No more stones! Bladder uroliths in cats

FEATURING: Susan Little, DVM, Dipl. ABVP

Uroliths in the lower urinary tract are common in cats worldwide. This presentation will review our understanding of the risk factors for stone formation, diagnostic methods for urolith detection and estimation of composition, as well as advances in the least invasive methods for treatment. Finally, strategies for urolith prevention will be discussed.

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A practical approach to the dyspneic cat

FEATURING: Susan Little, DVM, Dipl. ABVP

This on-demand webcast presented by Dr. Susan Little of Cat Healthy highlights a common clinical presentation in small animal medicine with many potential underlying causes. Using a case-based approach, Dr. Little focuses on a smart and strategic diagnostic method to maximize the chances of success.

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Canine flu: Are you ready?

FEATURING: Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM

An active outbreak of H3N2 canine influenza virus (CIV) in Ontario raises the question: Canine Flu: Are You Ready?

Watch this on-demand webinar featuring Dr. Jason Stull, veterinarian and infectious disease expert, to learn all you need to know on this timely topic!

Watch this 46-minute video, read the complementary text and complete the CE quiz to obtain a certificate for a one-hour CE credit.

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Echinococcus multilocularis: an emerging threat in Canada

FEATURING: Alessandro Massolo, PhD.
Ethology Unit, Department of Biology, University of Pisa (Italy) / Adjunct Professor, Wildlife Health Ecology / Chair, UCVM Wildlife Health Ecology Research Group Department of Ecosystem and Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary

Through this continuing education activity, animal health professionals will learn about:

  • The life cycle of E. multilocularis and how it is transmitted between species (including humans)
  • The effects of infection on humans, canids, and intermediate hosts
  • The One Health approach to disease control and risk management
  • Current research and critical gaps in knowledge about E. multilocularis

In order to obtain a CE certificate for one hour of CE, you must watch the 21-minute video, read the two complementary articles and complete the CE quiz.

Study 1 - Feeding Ecology Informs Parasite Epidemiology Prey Selection Modulates Encounter Rate with Echinococcus multilocularis in Urban Coyotes study

Study 2 - Echinococcus multilocularis in North America the great unknown study

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January 2019 - A recently published study shows Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworms are now established in wild canids in parst of Ontario.

Echinococcus multilocularis Infection, Southern Ontario, Canada (Kotwa et al. 2019)

Running a successful F.O.C.U.S. month

FEATURING: Andy Roark, DVM, MSc

In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits of hospital-wide Focus months for patient care, staff morale, and practice profitability. We will discuss strategic planning and program objectives, SMART goal setting, communication with the team, achieving buy-in, maintaining momentum, and laying enduring ground work on which to build future health and wellness programs within the veterinary practice.

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Communication strategies for recommending preventative nutrition changes in the healthy pet

FEATURING: Jason Coe, DVM, PhD

Nutrition is an essential element of life, making nutrition an essential conversation between veterinary staff and clients throughout the lifetime of a pet. Yet, proposing nutrition changes, especially for a healthy pet, carries inherent challenges. This session will address the necessity of making nutrition a lifetime conversation and will present communication strategies for recommending preventative nutrition changes in the healthy pet.

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Top health issues concerning aging cats

FEATURING: Elizabeth O’Brien, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice) and Allison Wara, DVM, Dipl. ACVN

Cats are "masters of disguise" and have subtle signs of illness. In addition, aging cats have unique concerns, which makes choosing what is best for our senior feline patients a challenge. What diagnostic tools should we routinely use for early disease detection? Once diagnosed, how do we nutritionally and therapeutically manage often co-existing conditions such as CKD, arthritis and cognitive dysfunction? What can we do about the associated muscle wasting that occurs in these domestic carnivores? Join us as we look at these and other issues concerning aging cats.

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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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Legalization... Now what?

Weeding through the myths and getting to the truth about cannabis legalization and veterinary medicine

FEATURING:

Sarah Silcox, DVM, CVA, CVSMT President and Director, Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine (CAVCM) Owner, Greenwood Veterinary House Call Services and Dr. Sarah Silcox Mobile Veterinary Services

Shane Bateman, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVECC Associate Professor, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC)

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