Credit Hours: Up to 8 hours
Now available for on-demand viewing, 8 hours of recorded programming taken from our July 2020 Food Animal Webinar. Registrants will be able to view these modules until July 2021.
Employment of Food Supply Veterinarians in Rural America
Using data from several recent reports on rural and food supply veterinarians, as well as his own observations and experience, Dr. Morley summarizes the current situation surrounding agriculture and veterinary medicine in rural areas, as well as the challenges facing food supply veterinarians in the coming years. He illustrates how agriculture has evolved over the past several decades and how veterinary medicine has or has not kept up with these changes. He also explores the changing demographic of students in veterinary professional programs, and how that influences the choices made by new graduate veterinarians.
Awestruck: Some Observations from The New Guy At Vero
As a relatively new arrival at Texas A&M University and WT’s collaborative venture, the Veterinary Education Research and Outreach (VERO) program at Canyon Texas, Dr. Morley explains what attracted him to the program and what has him excited to be a part of it. His primary focus in this module is on the innovative educational model being used to train veterinary students at Texas A&M University.
Top Ten Toxic Plants Causing Deaths in Large Animals in Texas
Based on her 30 years of experience at the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Dr Barr reviews the most common fatal toxic plants for large animals in Texas. She highlights the toxic principles and physical characteristics of the plants using photographs and illustrations, reviews the clinical syndromes, and advises on what samples to collect and send for a diagnosis.
Vitamins and Minerals
Dr. Barr goes through the most important vitamins and micro minerals for livestock production, highlighting the clinical signs of deficiencies and excesses of these important nutritional elements. She reviews the important aspects of appropriate sample collection and handling, as well as which samples to submit and how to interpret the results.
Update on Bovine Anaplasmosis
As a food animal clinician and a researcher in anaplasmosis, Dr Reppert presents an update on clinical disease, treatment, and control of bovine anaplasmosis. She also reviews some very recent research findings that shed further light on the biology of the disease, but are not yet available for commercial use.
Interpretation of Laboratory Data-Part I & II
In these sessions, Dr. Reppert discusses the use of clinicopathological analysis for the diagnosis of medical and surgical diseases in cattle and small ruminants. The majority of the discussion is focused upon clinical chemistries typically analyzed as part of a routine large animal biochemical profile. She illustrates the utility of these tests by using several clinical cases with abnormal laboratory findings.
Sedation and Local Anesthetic Techniques in Ruminants
Dr. Hartnack reviews basic techniques for sedation and anesthesia of large and small ruminants. She discusses numerous options of chemical restraint using different classes of drugs, some familiar and some that are newer to food animal veterinarians. She also discusses multiple techniques for local and regional anesthesia in cattle and small ruminants.