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Disease Du Jour: AAEP Virtual Convention Preview

In a special Episode 43 of the Disease Du Jour podcast, the Merck technical services veterinarian team recommends sessions, topics and presenters at the 2020 AAEP Virtual Convention.
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Live and on-demand virtual CE is available through the AAEP Convention 2020.

In this special Episode 43 of Disease Du Jour, the Merck Animal Health technical services veterinarians provide recommendations on sessions, topics and presenters at the 2020 AAEP Virtual Convention that you don’t want to miss. Our guests for today’s Disease Du Jour podcast on the AAEP 2020 Virtual Convention are Dr. Fairfield Bain, Dr. Earl Gaughan, Dr. Bryant Craig, Dr. Duane Chappell, Dr. Chrissie Schneider and Dr. Craig Barnett.

Since many veterinarians who attend live conventions love the “hallway” chats they have, we wanted to bring you a taste of that in this episode. We will hear from each of these veterinarians about the topics and presenters they are excited to see and hear at this year’s AAEP Virtual Convention.

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.

And as a bonus, on December 31, after the live portion of the Convention is over, we will re-convene with this group to hear what their takeaways were from the Convention presentations they attended. So, if you can’t attend all of these presentations, make sure to catch the Disease Du Jour podcast on December 31 for takeaways.

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Let’s start with Dr. Fairfield Bain

  • Feeding Performance Horses with Myopathies – Joe Pagan - on demand - How-to Session: Feeding for Fitness session
  • How to Interpret History and Physical Examination Findings of a Horse with Acute Abdomen – on demand - Back to Basics: The Acute Abdomen in the Field session
  • How to Perform a Diagnostic FLASH – on demand - Back to Basics: The Acute Abdomen in the Field session
  • Diarrhea in the Neonate – Is There Anything New? – on demand - In-Depth: Neonatology session
  • Computed Tomographic (CT) Assessment of Brain Damage by Various Firearms to Determine Euthanasia Efficacy of Horses – on demand - New Innovations and Timely Considerations in Equine Lameness and Surgery session
  • Prediction of Gestational Age Based on Fetal Ultrasonographic Biometric Measurements in Quarter Horses – on demand - Theriogenology session
  • Retrospective Study of EIPH and Asthma in Barrel Racing Horses in Texas – on demand - Medicine: Non-Infectious Diseases session

Dr. Gaughan was unfortunately unable to join us for the recording, but Dr. Barnett will give Dr. Gaughan’s picks.

  • Sports Medicine Diseases with Surgical Options - live Table Topic Friday December 4 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern and on demand
  • Why Veterinarians are Leaving Equine Practice - on demand - Business of Practice: Strengthening the Foundation of Your Practice session
  • Equine Biologic Therapies -  live Table Topic Wednesday December 16 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern and on demand
  • Pain Managementlive Table Topic Friday December 11 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern and on demand
  • Novel Approach to Tendon Healinglive Table Topic Tuesday December 1 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern and on demand

Dr. Bryant Craig

  • Significance of Radiographic Findings in Racehorses - on demand - In Depth: It's Not Black and White: The Relationship Between Imaging Findings and Lameness session
  • How to Feed the Overweight Performance Horse - on demand - How-to Session: Feeding for Fitness
  • Use of Interleukin-6 (IL-6) as a Biomarker for Ascending Placentitis - on demand - Theriogenology session
  • Association of mRNA Biomarkers with Catastrophic Racing Injuries in Thoroughbreds - on demand - Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation session
  • Assisted Reproductive Techniqueslive Table Topic Tuesday December 15 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern and on demand

Dr. Duane Chappell was unable to attend the recording, but here are his picks.

  • Managing the Mare with Abnormal Estrous Cycleslive Table Topic Tuesday December 1 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and on demand
  • Panel discussion on Pre-Purchase Examinations: Ethical Dilemmas and Best Practices - live Tuesday December 8 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern and on demand
  • How to Support Immune Function - on demand - How-to Session: Feeding for Fitness
  • Inflammatory Protein Biomarkers in the Low-Volume Lavage of Mares with Endometritis and Degenerative Endometrial Fibrosis - on demand - Theriogenology session
  • How to Employ the Four-Principles Approach for Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Equine Practice - on demand - Business of Practice: Strengthening the Foundation of Your Practice session

Dr. Chrissie Schneider

  • Diagnosing the Neurologic Horse in the Field Table Topic - on demand
  • Milne Lecture: Moving Equine Anesthesia from an Art Toward a Science - Dr. John Hubbell – Part 1 Wednesday December 9 at 6:15 p.m. Eastern and Part 2 Wednesday December 9 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern and on demand
  • Ophthalmology Table Topic – Wednesday December 9 at 4 p.m. Eastern and on demand
  • Mentoring New Grads and Introducing them into a Practice - live Table Topic Monday December 14 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and on demand 
  • How to Manage a Horse with Colic in the Field – on demand - Back to Basics: The Acute Abdomen in the Field session

Dr. Craig Barnett

  • AAEP Virtual Showcase (formerly called “Sunrise Sessions”) presentation Practical Tips for the Diagnosis and Prevention of EPM – Dr. Nicola Pusterla, Sunday December 6 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Exhibitors will conduct product demonstrations, research presentations and new equipment introductions via Zoom. Each company will host their own virtual showcase within their booth.

Make sure to join us again on Disease Du Jour Episode 46 on December 31 as we will re-convene with this group to hear what their takeaways were from the Convention presentations they attended. So, if you can’t attend all of these presentations, make sure to catch the Disease Du Jour podcast on December 31 for key points from the Merck vet team.

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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 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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