ActiveUpdate on Select Infectious Gastrointestinal Diseases in Dogs and Cats- prerecorded

Online course #13- prerecorded

  |   June 4th, 2020

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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.

Seminar Topics:

Lecture 1.        GI diagnostics including best use of PCR assays

 

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

 

Lecture 2.         The truth about Giardia

 

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

 

Lecture 3.        Feline protozoal diarrhea; Cryptosporidium, Isospora, Tritrichomonas

 

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

 

Lecture 4.        GI bacterial diseases and logical use of probiotics

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

 

 

Lecture 5.        Update on the management of parvoviral diarrhea (and other viruses) in dogs and cats

 

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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Registration Fees:

There are no RACE approved CE hours for this course.

Attendees who currently have an FTC (Future transfer Credit) from a previously cancelled seminar:  $175.00

Please do not use the online registration as you will be charged again. You cannot use the credit thru this online registration. 

Please e-mail with your request (include name of registrant and which seminar you were originally scheduled to attend) for registration –  We will register you and deduct this amount from your credit.

 

E-mail your request to:     ivsceonline@gmail.com

 

Any previous IVS attendee: $175.00- please use the online registration 

Regular registration: $195.00- please use the online registration

Already registered for 3 previous live IVS online courses: $125.00 – please use online registration

 

 

Registration Includes:

  • access to online course notes
  • access to the prerecorded course online
  • no CE credits available currently

 

Your SEMINAR REGISTRATION NOTIFICATION e-mail will contain links to the Presentation Videos and the online notes. 

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
IVS previous attendee $175.00 (USD)  
Regular $195.00 (USD)  
FTC transfer- do not use- e-mail only $175.00 (USD)  
Veterinarian- after registering for 3 previous live online courses $125.00 (USD)  

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  • Online course #13
    June 4, 2020 - December 28, 2020
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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