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2015 International Camelid Health Conference In Conjunction with the Oregon Veterinary Conference It's going to be another good one: a lot of new research, challenging cases and comprehensive reviews; new speakers and old favorites; over 20 speakers overall! 28.5 hours of continuing education.

3/5/2015 to 3/8/2015
When: 3/5/2015
7:50 AM
Where: Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 
United States

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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

7:50-8:00              Dr. Chris Cebra - Introductory comments

8:00-9:00              Dr. Susan Tornquist - Advances in hematology

9:00-10:00            Dr. John Schlipf - Pain Management




10:15-11:15            Dr. Tom Riebold - Developments in injectable anesthesia

11:15-12:15            Dr. Michelle Kutzler - Challenging cases:

Multiple body and limb fibropapillomas

Management of a non-healing wound

Cryptococcus gatti meningitis

Atypical maxillary tooth root abscess




1:30-2:30           Dr. Julie Dechant - Rational antimicrobial decision making

2:30-3:30           Abstracts and Case Reports

                Dr. Jennifer Schleining - Sequencing the prion protein gene of the alpaca

                Dr. Jennifer Schleining - Aberrant Behavior Syndrome

                Ms. Emily Mangan - Neutrophil function in alpacas

                Dr. Stacy Semevolos - Methods of platelet-rich plasma preparation in camelids


Break (some of this break will include case presentations from attendees)


4:00-4:30              Dr. Susanne Stieger-Vanegas - Imaging of challenging urogenital disorders

4:30-4:45              Dr. Nanci Richards - Emerging Issue: Blastomycosis in Alpacas

4:45-6:00              Dr. Nanci Richards - Vets Helping New Camelid Owners With Their Animals


Dinner at Dr. Long's


Friday, March 6th, 2015


8:00-8:30              Dr. Mike Huber - Simultaneous repair of bilateral luxated patellas

8:30-9:00              Dr. Jennifer Schleining - The effectiveness of teaching blood drawing

9:00-10:00           Dr. Julie Dechant - Toxicology issues




10:15-11:15         Dr. Karin Mueller - Dentition

11:15-11:45         Dr. Katja Zellmer - Urinary tract obstruction

11:45-12:15         Dr. Karin Mueller - Challenging orthopedic cases




1:30-2:30              Dr. LaRue Johnson - Interactive cases

2:30-3:00              Dr. Julie Dechant - Local anesthesia choices for castration

3:00-3:30              Dr. Karin Mueller - The ophthalmologic examination


Break (some of this break will include case presentations from attendees)


4:00-4:30              Dr. Julie Dechant - MERS and other upcoming diseases

4:30-5:00              Dr. Susanne Stieger-Vanegas - Advanced imaging of cardiac disorders

5:00-6:00              Dr. Susanne Stieger-Vanegas - Challenging Imaging Cases


Saturday, March 7th, 2015


8:00-9:00             Dr. Lisa Pearson - The problem breeding female South American camelid I: Approach to clinical examination and problems of the nulliparous female

9:00-10:00           Dr. Ahmed Tibary - The problem breeding female South American camelid II: Problems of the multiparous female




10:15-11:15       Dr. LaRue Johnson - More information from the vault

11:15-12:15       Abstracts and Case Reports

                Dr. Hernan Montilla - An ovarian tumor

                Dr. Ralph Kobera - Experiences with sequestra in practice

                Dr. Ralph Kobera - Cowpox

                Dr. Ralph Kobera - Bornavirus




1:30-2:30              Dr. Ahmed Tibary - Reproductive biotechnology to improve herd

genetics in camelids

2:30-3:30              Dr. Lisa Pearson - Breeding soundness examination and clinical

problems of the male South American Camelid


Break (some of this break will include case presentations from attendees)


4:00-4:30              Dr. Karin Mueller - a survey of congenital lesions

4:30-5:30              Dr. Karin Mueller - The neurologic examination and clinical cases


Reception and Fund-Raising Auction with the North West Camelid Foundation


Sunday, March 8th, 2015


8:00-9:00             Dr. Ahmed Tibary - Basic camel health care procedures

9:00-10:00           Dr. Ahmed Tibary - Reproduction in camels




10:15-10:45        Dr. Linda Blythe - Endophytes in camels

10:45-11:15        Abstracts and Case Reports

                Dr. Julie Dechant - Panosteitis in juvenile camelis

                Dr. Chris Cebra - Challenging camel cases

11:15-12:15        Dr. Chris Cebra - Experiences with rescued alpacas





AASRP list moderator:

Mary C. Smith, DVM


Susan M Stehman, VMD

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