76th Annual Conference for Veterinarians - April 18-19, 2015

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April 18-19, 2015

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2014 Event Information


The Annual Conference for Veterinarians aims to provide veterinarians with updates on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases affecting livestock, horses, dogs, cats, and reptiles. Each of the speakers was selected by the committee and is asked to provide high quality information with an emphasis on new information that has been reported in the last 24 months.


The outside keynote speaker is Dr. Troy Drake, whose primary objective is to present new information of diseases of beef cattle. The committee has selected additional supporting lectures by CSU faculty members on “Adjusting lactation yields”, “Feeding dairy heifers from birth to weaning”, “Optimal field necropsy”, “Diagnostic pathology field cases”, “Camelid nutrition and neonatal health”, “Federal accreditation”, and an update by the State Veterinarian on important diseases of cattle in Colorado.


The primary objective of the outside keynote speaker, Dr. Dennis Brooks, is to provide updates on equine ophthalmology with tips on how to perform a thorough ophthalmic examination and how to manage common ophthalmic syndromes and emergencies. The committee has selected additional supporting lectures by CSU faculty members on “Laminitis”, “Neurological disease update”, “Management of thoracic trauma”, “Diagnosis of lameness”, “Management of the Salmonella infected horse”, “Managing Foaling and the Post-Partum Mare”; Standing sinus surgery”, “Let's Talk About Foals”, “Infection Control 101”, “How to Use Stem Cells in Practice”, and “Variability in Response to Diagnostic Analgesia of the Equine Limbs”.


Dr. Andrew Mackin will be providing updates on the diagnosis and treatment of the primary immune mediated diseases including hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and polyarthritis. The small animal part of the conference will have three rooms with presentations offered simultaneously with major updates in small animal surgery (6 hours) and reptile medicine (6 hours).  Additionally, updates will be provided on “Differentiation of immune and infectious diseases:, “AAFP vaccination guidelines”, “Tips for Management of Canine CKD, hypertension and proteinuria”, “Updates on the management of FLUTD in cats”, “Obesity management”, “Updates on the treatment of parvoviral enteritis”, “Infectious disease prevention hot topics”, “Update on the management of immune mediated ocular disorders”, “Update on the management of atopic dermatitis”, and “Updates on transfusion medicine”.

The CSU Annual Conference for Veterinarians will be held at the Hilton Hotel on Prospect Road.

Invited Speakers:

Keynote Address will be presented by Dr. Steve Withrow. Dr. Withrow will be addressing the history of surgical oncology. 

Small Animal: Dr. Andrew Mackin - Primary Immune Medicated Diseases
Equine: Dr. Dennis Brooks - Equine Opthalmology
Livestock Medicine and Surgery: Dr. Troy Drake - Beef Cattle Updates

CE Credits:


Conference Schedule and Brochures:

Preliminary Veterinarian conference schedule

Preliminary Technician course schedule

Friday, April 4, 2014: 1994 and 2004 Class Reunions!

Saturday, April 5, 2014: 75th Anniversary Party at the Colorado State University Diagnostic Medicine Center! Families are invited! More information coming soon!

Sunday, April 6, 2014: Lectures Continue.

Reserve your room at the Hilton for $119.00 per night! (Quantities are limited!)

Registration Fees:

Early: $365.00  Now - March 7 Early Registration extended through March 7th

Standard: $425.00  March 7-April 4

On-site registration (both days): $430

April 5, 2014, ONLY: $230

April 6, 2014, ONLY: $200

To register, fill out the registration form!

Veterinary Technicians: See technician registration information here

Note: If you are attempting to register 1 month or less prior to this course please call (970) 297-1273 to confirm availability.

If you are interested in only attending ONE of the conference days, please contact Cathy Mojahed at Cathy.Mojahed@colostate.edu or (970) 297-1273 for more information. 

Registration and Cancellation Information:

Pre-registration is required for all veterinary continuing education conferences. Courses are subject to cancellation when registration is inadequate to cover costs of the program. Registration at least six weeks before the course will help prevent cancellation. Course fee is payable to Colorado State University. Fee includes proceedings, materials, supplies, refreshments and in some cases, lunch. Please see course schedules for more information.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Registration fees are fully refundable until 60 days prior to the course, 50% refundable between 60 and 30 days prior to the course and non-refundable after 30 days prior to the course. Fees will be refunded 100% at any date if vacated spot can be filled.

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