••Date and Time
Sunday, March 5, 2000
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
College of Veterinary Medicine, 1800 Denison Avenue,
Frick Auditorium is located on the second floor of the Veterinary Clinical Science Building. Enter at the Small Animal Entrance. Signs will be posted to direct you to registration.
Education Contact Hours for Veterinarians
6 Clock Hours
The objective of this conference is to update practitioners on new developments concerning diagnosis and management of infectious diseases of cats. Practical diagnostic procedures and empirical treatments will be emphasized. It is expected that attendees will gain valuable information for use in their practices.
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Welcome
Ralph C. Richardson, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
8:15 am Fever of Unknown Origin in Cats
Diagnosis and medical management of the diseases associated with fever in cats will be discussed using a case based approach. We will discuss the new diagnostic and therapeutic information concerning Haemobartonella felis, feline ehrlichiosis, FeLV, FIV, and coronavirus.
9:15 am Stretch Break
9:25 am Fever of Unknown Origin in Cats (continued)
10:25 am Refreshment Break
10:40 am Infectious Causes of Respiratory Disease in Cats
Specific agents or syndromes covered will include upper respiratory disease complex in cats, bordetellosis, bacterial bronchopneumonia, respiratory parasites, pyothorax, and Cryptococcus neoformans. Emphasis will be placed on rational use of empirical antibiotics.
11:45 am Lunch
12:45 pm Infectious Causes of Respiratory Disease in Cats (continued)
1:45 pm Refreshment Break
2:00 pm Infectious Causes of Gastrointestinal Tract Disease in Cats
Diagnosis and management of infectious causes of vomiting and diarrhea including parasites, Helicobacter spp., Giardia spp, Cryptosporidium parvum, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., panleukopenia, and coronaviruses will be emphasized.
3:00 pm Stretch Break
3:10 pm Infectious Causes of Gastrointestinal Tract Disease in Cats (continued)
4:00 pm Evaluation and Adjourn
Michael R. Lappin, DVM
After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1981, Dr. Lappin completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia. After 2 years in a small animal practice in Los Angeles, Dr. Lappin returned to the University of Georgia where he completed a small animal internal medicine residency and a PhD in Parasitology. Dr. Lappin was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1987. He is currently Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University and directs the Toxoplasma gondii Serology Laboratory. He has had multiple research grants funded and is the author of more than 100 research papers and book chapters. Dr. Lappin is an associate editor for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is on the editorial board of Feline Practice and Compendium for Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. Dr. Lappin has received the Beecham Research Award and the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award.