Midwest Small Animal Association Annual Meeting—Davenport, IA November 12-13, 2014



Midwest Small Animal Association Annual Meeting—Davenport, IA November 12-13, 2014
Midwest Small Animal Association
Annual Meeting—Davenport, IA
November 12-13, 2014
Presentations on Wednesday, November 12
Featured Presentation—Andrew Hillier, BVSc, MANZCVS, Dipl ACVD; Veterinary
Specialty Team, Zoetis
Flea Control–What does this patient need? This lecture will provide a framework for
busy practitioners to navigate the plethora of choices that exist for flea control—key
points in deciding which products to use.
Staph Pyoderma–Standard of Care in Diagnosis and Treatment How to recognize
pyoderma, when is it essential to perform cytology and culture plus susceptibility
testing, and what topical and systemic therapies to use for treatment, especially when
bacterial resistance is present.
New Approaches to the Itchy Dog: Advances in the Parthophysiology and
Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis
There has been more new information on allergic dermatitis in the last five years than
almost any other area of dermatology. These lectures will discuss finding that impact
how we diagnose, treat, control and prevent allergies in dogs and cats.
This presentation is sponsored by Zoetis.
Veterinary Technician Track—Jennifer Ficken, CVT; BluePearl Veterinary
Say Ahhh...Let’s REALLY Talk About What’s Going on in There!
1. Anatomy of the tooth, physiology and basics behind periodontal disease. The
different states of periodontal disease and treatment options associated with the
stages of the disease will be discussed.
2. Images and oral exam sheets will be provided for the purpose of going through
the images to complete an oral exam and talk about patient treatments.
3. Intraoral Nerve Blocks—What purpose they serve and how to perform them.
4. The decoding of intraoral radiographs (Jennifer’s favorite subject!) - Specific
cases will be used to show what can be found in a simple radiograph. As
positioning for dental radiographs is something many techs and maybe even
doctors struggle with, tips and techniques to get the perfect image will be
Each day will start at 7:30 AM with registration and a continental breakfast in the atrium area of the of the Radisson
Quad City Plaza in Davenport, Iowa. Professional presentations will begin at 8:30 AM and continue throughout both
days. Breaks morning and afternoon as well as lunch each day will be offered in the atrium area. A reception is
planned for Wednesday evening, November 12.
In July, we will share details about the presentations for Thursday—Fritz Wood on Management Strategies and Deb
Coleman on Anesthesia Protocols and Troubleshooting.
Registration will open in early August.
Contact Nancy Herselius, MSAA Meeting Planner, with questions and to secure information on sponsorships—
515.480.2420 or [email protected] You will find all information concerning the conference on the
MSAA web site—www.midwestsmallanimal.org.

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