Disease Du Jour: AAEP Convention Wrap-Up

In Episode 46 of the Disease Du Jour podcast, the Merck technical services veterinarian team talks about their favorite presentations from the 2020 AAEP Virtual Convention.
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Merck technical services vets Chrissie Schneider Duane Chappell Fairfield Bain Earl Gaughan Craig Barnette host Kim Brown

Merck technical services veterinarian team clockwise from top left: Dr. Chrissie Schneider, Dr. Duane Chappell, Dr. Fairfield Bain, Dr. Earl Gaughan and Dr. Craig Barnett (not pictured is Dr. Bryant Craig). Bottom right: Podcast host Kimberly S. Brown.

The 2020 AAEP Virtual Convention is in the bag, but those who registered for the Convention can still watch presentations and table topics on-demand until June 30, 2021. So what did you miss that you should see? In this episode of the Disease Du Jour podcast, the Merck Animal Health technical services veterinarian team brings you highlights and recommendations from presentations they attended at the 2020 Convention.

Our guests for this Disease Du Jour podcast are Dr. Fairfield Bain, Dr. Earl Gaughan, Dr. Bryant Craig, Dr. Duane Chappell, Dr. Chrissie Schneider and Dr. Craig Barnett. Each of them gave takeaways from topics they felt were newsworthy. We have stated the title of the presentation so you can go into the AAEP Convention portal and easily search for that presentation.

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Covered in this podcast are the following Merck veterinarians and the presentations they discussed. 

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Dr. Fairfield Bain

  • How to Safely and Effectively Perform Abdominal Palpation per Rectum - Diana Hassel

  • How to Perform a Diagnostic FLASH – Cris Navas 

  • Diarrhea in the Neonate: Is There Anything Really New? – Nathan M. Slovis
  • Computed Tomographic (CT) Assessment of Brain Damage by Various Firearms to Determine Euthanasia Efficacy of Horses – Jane Lund

  • · Review of Equine Hospital Design Techniques for Controlling Infectious Disease – Heather E. Lewis and Lucas Pantaleon

  • Anti-PNAG Titers Correlate with Protection Against Rhodococcal Foal Pneumonia – Susanne K. Kahn

  • Transfusing 2 Liters of Hyperimmune Plasma is Superior to 1 Liter for Preventing Rhodococcal Pneumonia – Patricia Flores-Ahlschwede

  • How to Perform Whole-Blood Transfusions in the Horse – Ashley Whitehead

  • Hormones in Critically Ill Foals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Ramiro E. Toribio 

EquiManagement’s Disease Du Jour podcast is focused on equine research and current best practices. Disease Du Jour is brought to you in 2020 by Merck Animal Health.

Dr. Earl Gaughan

  • Why Veterinarians are Leaving Equine Practice – Amy L. Grice

  • Equine Biologic Therapies - Ali Daniel and Katie Seabaugh

Dr. Bryant Craig

  • How to Feed the Overweight Performance Horse –Megan L. Shepher

  • Use of Interleukin-6 (IL-6) as a Biomarker for Ascending Placentitis – Carleigh E. Fedorka
  • Association of mRNA Biomarkers with Catastrophic Racing Injuries in Thoroughbreds – Allen Page

  • Assisted Reproductive Techniques - Jennifer Hatzel and Katrin Hinrichs
  • Overview on Racehorse Medications - Heather Knych 

  • Kester News Hour

Dr. Duane Chappell

  • Managing the Mare with Abnormal Estrous Cycles - Jenn Linton and Pat McCue
  • Pre-Purchase Examinations: Ethical Dilemmas and Best Practices 
  • Closing session and awards
  • Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture: Moving Equine Anesthesia from an Art Toward a Science - John A. E. Hubbell

Dr. Chrissie Schneider

  • Pre-Purchase Exam: Improving Cervical Spine Imaging in the Field - Kurt Selberg and Natasha Werpy
  • Ophthalmology (Table Topic) - Carol Clark and Leslie Easterwood
  • Mentoring New Grads and Introducing Them Into a New Practice - Luke Bass and Kim Harmon
  • Infectious Diseases at Large Competitions - Nicola Pusterla and Ashley Whitehead
  • How to Manage a Horse with Colic in the Field – Anthony Blikslager 

  • · Computed Tomographic (CT) Assessment of Brain Damage by Various Firearms to Determine Euthanasia Efficacy of Horses – Jane Lund

Dr. Craig Barnett

  • AAEP Virtual Showcase (formerly called “Sunrise Sessions”) presentation titled “Practical tips for the diagnosis and prevention of EPM” – Dr. Nicola Pusterla (presented at the Merck Animal Health trade show booth)
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Previous Episodes of Disease Du Jour

If you missed any of the previous episodes of Disease Du Jour, feel free to go back and catch up!

Episode 45 - Peter Morresey, BVSc, MVM, MACVSc, DACT, DACVIM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital talks about The Peripartum Mare and Foal, What to Look For and What to Do.

Episode 44 - Drs. Katie Flynn and Barbara Jones offer updates from the AAEP Infectious Disease Committee.

Episode 43 - The Merck Animal Health technical services veterinarians offered 2020 AAEP Virtual Convention Recommendations of presentations and meetings that veterinarians, vet students, vet techs and industry experts might enjoy.

Episode 42 - Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVSMR, the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine and a Professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University, talks about Equine Muscle Disorders.

Episode 41 - Earl Gaughan, DVM, DACVS, an equine professional veterinary services team member at Merck Animal Health, discussed Acute vs. Chronic Pain Management in Horses.

Episode 40 - Rick Mitchell, DVM, MRCVS, DACVSMR, Certified ISELP member, talked about AAEP's The Foundation for the Horse, what it does, and how you can help.

Episode 39 - Maureen Long, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, a professor of virology/microbiology at the University of Florida, gave a podcast and bonus webinar on Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

Episode 38 - Amy Grice, DVM, MBA, owner of Veterinary Business Consulting, focused on Results from the COVID-19 survey of equine veterinarians.

Episode 37 - Marcio Costa, DVM, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at the University of Montreal, talked about the Equine Microbiome.

Episode 36 - Maureen Long, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, talks about West Nile Virus in Horses and has a bonus webinar.

Episode 35 - Wendy Vaala, VMD, DACVIM, a senior technical services veterinarian with Merck Animal Health, discusses Equine Influenza.

Episode 34 - Chrissie Schneider, DVM, MS, DABVP, gives some tips and opinions about How to Talk to Horse Owners About Vaccination and how to reclaim vaccinations from the do-it-yourselfers.

Episode 33 - Tom Divers, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, talks about Tick-Borne Diseases in Horses while focusing on Lyme disease.

Episode 32 - Alan Dorton, DVM, talks about Thermochips for Horses, which are microchips that read body temperature through a smartphone app.

Episode 31 - Earl Gaughan, DVM, DACVS, of Merck Animal Health, talks about Equine Wounds from a Veterinarian's Perspective.

Episode 30 - Duane Chappell, DVM, of Merck Animal Health, talks about the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC).

Episode 29 - Louise Southwood, BSc (Vet), BVSc, MS, PhD, talks about Equine Colic from a Veterinarian's Perspective. Southwood is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Episode 28 - Wendy Vaala, VMD, DACVIM, a senior technical services veterinarian with Merck Animal Health, discusses Parasite Control in Young Horses.

Episode 27 - Nicola Pusterla,DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DAVDC-Equine. He is a professor of equine internal medicine and dentistry at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, talks about The Latest on EPM.

Episode 26 - Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc (Guelph), DACVIM, a professor at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College, talks about Veterinarian Biosecurity and the COVID-10 Pandemic.

Episode 25 - Christine Royal, DVM, DDJ, Director of Professional Services for Merck Animal Health’s companion animal and equine business, talks about Veterinarian Wellness from the joint Merck/AVMA survey results.

Episode 23 - Nicholas Pusterla, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DAVDC-Equine, from the University of California, Davis, on Equine Coronavirus.

Episode 22 - Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, DACVS, on the Equine Disease Communication Center.

Episode 21 - Steve O’Grady, DVM, MRCVS, a farrier with 40 years of experience who owns Virginia Therapeutic Farriery, on White Line Disease.

Episode 20 - Rick Mitchell, DVM, MRCVS, DACVSMR, Certified ISELP member, of Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Connecticut, on Joint Injections.

Episode 19 - Duncan Peters, DVM, DACVSMR, Certified ISELP Member and co-owner of East-West Equine Sports Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky, talks about Equine Tendon and Ligament Injuries and Treatments.

Episode 18 – Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, ACVS, ACVSMR, Fellow American Academy of Thermology, owner of Turner Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, talks about the Equitarian Initiative.

Episode 17 – Robert Holland, DVM PhD, who is in private practice in Kentucky, talks about Equine Strangles.

Episode 16 - Craig Barnett, DVM, Director of the Equine Veterinary Professional Services segment at Merck Animal Health, talks about the Merck Equine Respiratory Biosurveillance program and what it means to veterinarians, researchers and the horse industry.

Episode 15 - Raul Bras, Raul Bras, DVM, CJF (Certified Journeyman Farrier), a shareholder in Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, talks about Veterinarian-Farrier Relationships. Bras' professional focus is on equine podiatry, and he travels from his home base in Lexington throughout the country and the world. He is the 2019 president of the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners.

Episode 14 - Angela Pelzel-McCluskey, DVM, MS, is a National Equine Epidemiologist for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services. She discussed Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA).

Episode 13 - Michele L. Frazer, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, is an Associate veterinarian at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. She discussed Diarrhea in Adult Horses and Foals.

Episode 12 - Jack Easley, DVM, MS, DABVP, DAVDC (Eq), is the owner of Easley Equine Dentistry based in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Easley talks about how much has changed in Equine Dentistry, the wide variety of dental diseases horses can have, the need for a good dental exam with the right tools, the use of radiographs, and what horse owners expect today in equine dental care.

Episode 11 - This episode—featuring Drs. Ernie Bailey of the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky, and Samantha Brooks of the University of Florida—covers the topic of Genes as Management Tools. We discuss how genetics touches equine veterinarians on a day-to-day basis; adaptation and evolution; fragile foal syndrome; OCD; roaring; reproduction; and infectious disease.

Episode 10 - Angela Pelzel-McCluskey, DVM, MS, who is a National Equine Epidemiologist for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services, discusses Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV).

Episode 9 - Kent Allen, DVM, owner of Virginia Equine Imaging in Middleburg, Virginia, and co-founder of ISELP, discusses lameness Diagnosis and ISELP.

Episode 8 – Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, DACVPM (epidemiology specialty), discusses Biosecurity factors that equine veterinarians need to understand in order to best prevent and control disease spread on client farms.

Episode 7 – Martin Nielsen, DVM, PhD, DipEVPC, DACVM, one of the world’s leading equine parasitology researchers who is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky’s Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center. Nielsen discusses Equine Parasites and the value of checking the efficacy of dewormers; the evolution of parasites and the science surrounding them; recent papers on parasite modeling; evaluating parasite control programs, combination deworming practices and the science behind them—good and bad.

Episode 6 - Peter Timoney, MVB, MS, PhD, FRCVS, the Frederick Van Lennep Chair in Equine Veterinary Science and a Professor at the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky. Timoney discusses Equine Infectious Diseases, with a focus on factors that compromise normal pregnancy and the adolescent horse.

Episode 5 - Robert Holland, DVM, PhD, a private practice veterinarian in the Central Kentucky area focusing on respiratory problems and infectious diseases, talks about Respiratory Tips from the Field.

Episode 4 - Bonnie Barr, VMD, DACVIM, an internal medicine specialist at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Kentucky, talks about Common Neonatal Problems in this podcast.

Episode 3 - Tom Chambers, PhD, who heads the OIE Reference Laboratory for equine influenza at the University of Kentucky, discusses Equine Influenza.

Episode 2 - Tom Riddle, DVM, DACT (hon), a founding partner of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, discusses Breeding Season Procedures that he has developed over his decades-long practice.

Episode 1 - Steve Reed, DVM, DACVIM, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, discusses Equine Herpesvirus and Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy.

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