Webcasts

Addressing the pet obesity epidemic: Implementing a weight loss program in your practice

FEATURING a panel of experts from the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition:

Adronie Verbrugghe
DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVCN

Allison Wara
DVM, Dipl. ACVN

Caitlin Grant
DVM, ECVCN resident, DVSc candidate

Shoshana Verton-Shaw
RVT, VTS-Nutrition

Obesity is one of the most commonly encountered diseases in veterinary medicine and its prevalence is constantly increasing. In honour of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day on October 9th, the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition has formed a panel of experts to review the practical aspects of obesity management, including a step-by-step weight loss program, tools to help facilitate client communication, and ways to work together as a team to improve weight control initiatives within your practice.

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Don't wait! Don't hesitate! Assisted feeding of critically ill cats and dogs

FEATURING:

Alexa Bersenas, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVECC, Ontario Veterinary College

Jackie Parr, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVN, Royal Canin Canada

Malnutrition is much more common in veterinary patients than you may realize. Drs. Bersenas and Parr will discuss why early enteral nutrition, using feeding tubes, should be a priority for critically ill cats and dogs. They will also talk about key nutrients for recovery and provide dietary examples. Lastly, they will utilize common case examples to demonstrate appropriate feeding strategies when using feeding tubes.

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Gain a whole new perspective on canine osteoarthritis

FEATURING: B. Duncan X. Lascelles, BSc, BVSc, PhD, CertVA, DSAS(ST), Dipl. ECVS/ACVS

Join Dr. B. Duncan X. Lascelles as he reviews new developments for treating OA, including the newest NSAID available in Canada with an innovative mode of action. He will also outline his recommended protocol for OA pain management.

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Fear Free: Creating Great Experiences

FEATURING: Jonathan Bloom, DVM

Fear FreeSM is an organization whose mission is to reduce or eliminate Fear, Anxiety and Stress (FAS) in pets by inspiring and educating those who care for them. During this one-hour presentation, Dr. Jonathan Bloom will talk about what Fear FreeSM is, why it’s important, as well as the negative impact that FAS has on pets and their owners. He reviews the many signs of FAS and how to address them. He will also discuss the most important and impactful changes in veterinary medicine in terms of managing FAS, while elevating the level of healthcare provided by veterinary teams to ensure the well-being of all parties involved.

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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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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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