Michael Lappin D.V.M.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Colorado State University
Dr. Michael Lappin is an ACVIM diplomate (Internal Medicine) that has studied infectious diseases of dogs and cats his entire career. Dr. Lappin recently authored 2 review papers on infectious causes of fever in cats and he looks forward to updating the attendees on management of many vector-borne disease agents in this 5 lecture series. Dr. Lappin has also served on the Bartonella, Ehrlichia, and Lyme Consensus Statements for AAFP or ACVIM and has many updates for you! Dr. Lappin is the Chair of the WSAVA One Health Committee and he promises to kick off the course with an update on SARS-CoV-2 infections in dogs and cats.
In this 5 hour, live CE course, Dr. Lappin will use a system for the lectures (Zoom).
Dr. Lappin will use many case examples to emphasize important issues concerning the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious causes of fever in dogs and cats. The following are the lectures and objectives. Journal style notes will be used to support the lectures and the lecture recordings will be available for a time period after the lectures if there are parts you would like to view again or if you get pulled away from the course during the lectures.
Lecture 1. Is SARS-CoV-19 infection as cause of fever or other clinical signs in dogs and cats?
Objectives. To review the data known about pets and this virus to date
To understand the role pets play in COVID-19 of people
To understand the differences between this virus and FIP virus
To review strategies for the management fever due to FIP.
Lecture 2. Management of dogs and cats will illness causes from the flea borne agents Bartonella and hemoplasmas
Objectives. To review the common manifestations
To learn how to complete the diagnostic workup in private practice
To understand which antibiotic choices are most likely to be effective
To review strategies for the prevention of these infections
Lecture 3. Update on the management of the dogs and cats with ehrlichiosis or Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Objectives. To review clinical syndromes associated with Ehrlichia canis, E. ewingii, E.
chaffeensis, Rickettsia rickettsii, and R. felis
To learn how best to use diagnostic tests including PCR assays
To understand which antibiotic choices are most effective
To review which acaracides should be used.
Lecture 4. Update on the management of the dogs and cats with anaplasmosis or Lyme borreliosis.
Objectives. To review clinical syndromes associated with Anaplasma phagocytophilum or Borrelia burgdorferi infections.
To learn how best to use diagnostic tests including quantitative serological assays
To understand which treatments are most effective
To review optimal tick control and whether vaccines are indicated
Lecture 5. Case based approach to dogs and cats with infectious causes of fever
Objectives. To review how to use the history to help rank infectious causes of fever
To discuss how to logically perform a diagnostic workup for fever
To review empirical antibiotic choices for cases with fever
To review strategies for the prevention of select causes of fever
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