Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education Credits
Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and practice managers are invited to earn continuing education credit by attending one or more animal health-focused information sessions at K-State Olathe.
The continuing education classes are instructed by faculty in Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Each session is from 6-7 p.m. at the K-State Olathe campus.
Choose from the following:
"Current Vaccine Guidelines for Dogs and Cats"
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Neala Boyer, D.V.M.
Part 1: "Chronic Pain Management in Dogs and Cats"
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For the second half of the seminar, we will discuss diagnostic testing and how to systematically work through evaluating the skin of itchy dogs and cats. Topics discussed will include Demodex, Sarcoptes, bacterial and yeast infections, dermatophytes and allergies associated with fleas, atopy and food. Treatments options and management strategies also will be discussed.
Mary Lynn Higginbotham, D.V.M., M.S., DACVIM
"What's New in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lymphoma in Pets?"
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This seminar will discuss the benefits and limitations of advanced diagnostic testing as well as the new therapeutic options we have available (or will soon have available) in the treatment of lymphoma in our canine patients.
Ellyn Mulcahy, Ph.D., MPH
"One Health and Public Health: An Update"
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This program will help update your knowledge and familiarize you with zoonotic diseases important to One Health and public health. Zoonotic diseases, or zoonoses, are diseases that are transmitted between humans and animals resulting in major public health concerns. They can be caused by a variety of organisms including bacteria, parasites, prions and viruses. Discussions will focus on hosts, pathogens and methods of surveillance and investigation.
An update on the emergence and re-emergence of important aetiological agents in the context of One Health and public health, including Influenza Virus, will be discussed. It is estimated that 5-20 percent of the population gets the flu annually, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized every year following complications arising from influenza infection, with approximately 36,000 human mortalities being recorded in the U.S. alone. Of those hospitalized, 20,000 are children younger than 5 years old. More than 90 percent of deaths and 60 percent of hospitalizations occur in people older than 65. These are important susceptible groups for veterinarians to be concerned with when discussing Influenza and zoonoses with their clients. Mutation of the virus and how this contributes to the emergence of new viral strains including avian strains will be discussed. Recent unusual H7N2 avian Influenza activity in more than 100 cats in the US and subsequent transmission to one veterinarian will be explored.