july, 2022

14jul7:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedNAVTA Sponsored WebinarValley Fever in Dogs and Cats: Think Outside the Desert; What Veterinary Technicians Across the Country Should Know to Help Recognize and Treat Valley Fever

Event Details

Presented by Julie Dinnage, DVM and David Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM

Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever, is a systemic fungal disease that causes a great deal of morbidity and mortality in affected patients and can also infect humans. Although it is primarily found in the arid southwestern United States and northern Mexico, human cases have been recently reported as far north as Washington state. Dogs and cats who live in or travel to endemic regions are at risk.

In this webinar, veterinary technicians will learn about the fungus that causes Valley Fever and the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, differentials, and treatment of the disease. The session will help veterinary technicians understand when to discuss the risks and symptoms of Valley Fever with pet owners. We will also review promising work towards development of a preventive vaccine.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the cause, geographic range, and acquisition of coccidioidomycosis
  • Be aware of the clinical manifestations and what to consider on the differential diagnosis list
  • Know what diagnostic tests to perform and key findings that point toward coccidioidomycosis
  • Understand the use of the available antifungal drugs, strengths and drawbacks, potential adverse effects, and when to stop treatment

*Live session is RACE Approved for 1 hour of CE

Sponsored by Anivive Lifesciences, Inc.

 

 

This Webinar is FREE to NAVTA members, there is a $45 registration fee for non-members. Not a NAVTA Member? For just $15 more, you could join NAVTA for the full year and get every webinar for free!  Click HERE for more details.

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Location

Virtual via Zoom

Organizer

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in Americainfo@navta.net 750 Route 202, Suite 200, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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