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 earned his PhD studying Toxoplasma gondii. That work led to his interest in gastroenterology and his group has been working in this field for over 20 years.
Dr. Lappin’s group was one of the first in the USA to use PCR assays to determine whether Giardia spp. of dogs or cats can infect people (usually not). His group has also extensively studied treatments for giardiasis including recent work on use of febantel or fenbendazole. In this lecture series, he will emphasize optimal diagnostic workups and treatment plans.
Dr. Lappin is the chair of the AAFP Feline Zoonoses Guidelines committee and so will update the attendees on how to stay safe when working with GI cases. He will also clarify for the attendees the role that SARS-CoV-2 in GI disease in cats and dogs in the viral lecture.
Dr. Lappin’s group has also been studying probiotics for years. He will give advice concerning which probiotics to use and when, as relates to vomiting and diarrhea in dogs and cats.
In this 5 hour, live CE course, Dr. Lappin will allow for time to discuss chat messages used for asking questions or the attendees will be able to ask questions verbally. The following are the lectures and objectives. Journal style notes will be used to support the lectures.
Objectives. To review the common causes of vomiting and diarrhea in cats and dogs
To learn how best to use infectious GI disease PCR assays
To understand why PCR is not indicated for some agents
To review strategies for the management of cases based on PCR assay results
Objectives. To review the common manifestations
To learn how to complete the diagnostic workup in private practice
To understand which treatments are most likely to work
To review the zoonotic risks
To learn whether treatment of health animals can really help
Objectives. To review the common manifestations
To learn how best to use diagnostic tests to confirm the diagnoses
To understand which treatment choices are most effective
To review strategies for case management
Objectives. To determine the most common causes and manifestations
To discuss the optimal diagnostic plans
To learn how to use probiotic therapy in case management
To learn the zoonotic risks
Objectives. To review the common viral causes, including SARS-CoV-2
To learn which diagnostic tests are optimal
To understand optimal treatment plans
To discuss zoonotic health risks and prevention strategies
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