Large Animal Program

Live & In-Person
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Tacoma, WA

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Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

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140+ Hours of CE

Scott Radke
DVM, DABVT
Friday, Sept. 30
Toxicology

Dr. Radke’s presentations provide an overview of common toxins encountered in bovine medicine, nutritional deficiencies and toxicities in ruminants, and working through and recognizing a potential toxin associated cases leading to maximization of practitioners’ chances of detecting suspect toxic agents. Presentations will include questions that and information that should be considered when working through as suspected poisoning case.

Rachel Oman
DVM
Friday, Sept. 30
Information coming soon!

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Fauna Smith
DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Saturday, Oct. 1
Small Ruminants

Dr. Smith will cover pertinent topics related to small ruminant clinical practice ranging from infectious disease and genetic traits to the role that veterinarians can play in developing good relationships with small ruminant clients, particularly in the face of natural disasters and changing antibiotic regulations.

Amber Itle
DVM, MS
Saturday, Oct. 1
Sponsored by:
Update from the Washington State Veterinarian

Join us for an update from the State Veterinarian’s Office. Learn about disease trends in Washington and across the US, gain a better understanding of WSDA’s disease response and understand your role as a practitioner in the field. This interactive session will be soliciting feedback from you. Help identify areas in the State that are experiencing a shortage of livestock veterinarians, provide feedback on how we can better support you, and give us ideas for future projects and grant opprortunities. We look forward to hearing from you.

Collaborations on Basic and Enhanced Farm Biosecurity Plans

Recent basic and enhanced biosecurity plan development and implementation will be covered for mixed species farms.

Craig McConnel
DVM, PhD
Saturday, Oct. 1
Sponsored by:
WSU Research Updates

Dr. McConnel will present research summaries based on recent and on-going investigations at Washington State University into impacts of disease in dairy calves including transcriptomic and proteomic changes, and viral and bacterial co-infections associated with subclinical and clinical respiratory disease.

Collaborations on Basic and Enhanced Farm Biosecurity Plans

Recent basic and enhanced biosecurity plan development and implementation will be covered for mixed species farms.

Laura Williams
DVM, PhD
Sunday, Oct. 2
Ruminant Parasites

Dr. Williams’ presentation will cover some of the more important parasites encountered in livestock in the Pacific Northwest, with a special focus on small ruminants. Included will be a brief review of parasite biology and how these life cycles influence the clinical disease presentation, treatment, control, and prevention of parasitic disease in ruminant production. These discussions will be based on cases in and around our region.

Mark Kirkpatrick
DVM, MS
Sunday, Oct. 2
Sponsored by:
Implementation of Genomic Programs in Dairy Herds

Genomics is a management tool that empowers dairy producers to make INFORMED decisions with high reliability on animals with no performance data. This is an opportunity to learn more about these assessments and how the information can be implemented on your client’s dairy.

Brian Joseph
DVM, MFAS, CertAqV
Sunday, Oct. 2
Climate Change and Veterinary Medicine

Global climate change is and will continue to have dramatic impacts on animals and people. These impacts will present economic, medical and personal challenges to all medical professionals, but, especially to veterinary professionals. Impacts will be discussed in order that veterinarians can begin to become part of the solution.