Winter
Conference

Bismarck, ND

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Fargo, ND

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6 CE Hours

One Event – Two locations

January 18th in Bismarck, ND

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January 24th in Fargo, ND

Training to Renew Your National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP)
8:30am

Check-In

Check in anytime between 8:30 - 8:40am. Session begins at 8:45am.

8:45am

Module 7: Foreign Animal Disease Detection in Category I Animals

by USDA

This module addresses the important role companion animal practitioners play as it relates to detecting foreign animal diseases (FADs) in Category I animals. Each disease also has a one-page reference source (Disease Briefs) as a resource for practitioners. FAD incursions in the United States that were detected by private sector veterinarians are described. Finally, a scenario culminates what was taught in this module regarding how a veterinarian should appropriately handle a suspected FAD in a patient at their clinic.

9:45am

Module 19: Animal Health Emergency Response

by USDA

This module describes how practicing veterinarians can play a role in an animal health emergency response. The various “teams” (NAHERC, VMAT, NVRT, State response) are reviewed to demonstrate their similarities and differences. Understanding the structure of a response and how it is coordinated is key to its success, thus the various components related to NIMS, ICS, NRF and the ESF are reviewed. Finally, the components of FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines are described so veterinarians can comprehend what types of duties they will perform in an actual event.

10:45am / 15 min. Break
11:00am

Module 3: Overview of Foreign Animal, USDA Program, and Reportable Diseases

by USDA

This module introduces readers to a variety of foreign animal, USDA Program, and reportable diseases and contains a list of which diseases are applicable to Category I and Category II accredited veterinarians. Information about reporting diseases and the steps in a foreign animal disease investigation are provided. Details about additional training opportunities for accredited veterinarians are also included along with a multitude of resources and learning opportunities to stay informed about these diseases.

12:00pm

Lunch

Lunch is included in your registration fee.

12:45pm

Module 4: Preventing Disease Introduction and Spread

by USDA

The first part of this module reviews disease prevention practices that limit exposure in animals and people including selecting appropriate personal protective equipment. Proper implementation of cleaning protocols and how to select effective disinfectants to prevent disease spread is discussed. Instructions on reading and interpreting disinfectant labels are included as are handouts for future reference. The second part of this module addresses general biosecurity topics for veterinary clinics and livestock facilities. Biosecurity practices such as equipment handling with livestock on the farm or companion animals in the clinic or home visits for mobile clinics are presented.

1:45pm

Module 6: Exotic Avian Diseases

by USDA

The first part of this module addresses two very important diseases of birds – avian influenza and Newcastle disease – and their potential economic impact on the U.S. economy. Clinical signs associated with these diseases and specific biosecurity measures to implement are included. In the second part of this module, veterinarians progress through an interactive scenario where one of these diseases is potentially introduced into the U.S. through the pet bird industry. Veterinarians will learn the process of reporting a possible exotic avian disease and the chain of events that occur in a foreign animal disease investigation.

2:45pm / 15 min. Break
3:00pm

Module 23: Antibiotic Use in Animals

by USDA

This module reviews the terms and concepts necessary for veterinarians to make informed decisions for the proper selection and judicious use of antibiotics in animals. The various benefits and limitations of antibiotic susceptibility testing options and how to correctly interpret a drug label are presented. A review of the many agencies involved in antibiotic regulation and antibiotic resistance and residue monitoring is provided as well as a review of the key components of the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA) and extra-label use of drugs. Numerous resources to assist in making informed decisions on antibiotic use in animals are also included.

4pm / Wrap Up and Evaluation; Optional: Tour NDSU-VDL Facility after the Jan. 24th Training


January 18
First International Bank
2nd Floor Conference Room

1601 N 12th St
Bismarck, ND

(701)-751-8500

January 24
NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Conference Room

4035 19th Ave N
Fargo, ND
(701)-231-8307

Pricing & Discounts

Discounted pricing through January 11. Register today! Fee includes lunch and beverages during the conference.
Register by Jan. 11, 2023
NDVMA Member
$

100

Register After Jan. 11, 2023
NDVMA Member
$

120

Non-Member
$

125

Cancelation policy: No refunds after January 13, 2023 unless event is canceled due to inclement weather. If you need to cancel your registration please email: execdir@ndvma.com. In the event of inclement weather and the workshop is canceled NDVMA will provide a full refund.