January 2021 Module

January 30th Virtual Program

The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is pleased to present our annual continuing education program virtually! While we all miss the collegiality of an in-person meeting, ACVSMR remains dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs on important topics in sports medicine and rehabilitation as well as fostering research in the specialty.

Diagnostic Joint Anesthesia in Dogs

Felix Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR, DECVS

This presentation is going to review the scientific evidence for diagnostic joint anesthesia (DJA) in canine patients, as well as how to perform and clinically utilize DJA. The presenter will review the procedural specifics and utilize case examples to demonstrate how DJA can be utilized to improve decision making in challenging cases.

Managing Clinical Issues of the Thoracic Region in Horses

Kevin Haussler DVM, DC, PhD, DACVSMR

This presentation will review the functional anatomy and pathology of the thoracolumbar region in horses as it relates to the clinical evaluation and treatment of affected patients.

What to Measure? The Use of Relevant Outcome Measures

Felix Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR, DECVS

This presentation will provide a brief overview of outcome measures that are relevant to assess clinical outcome. These outcome measure can be used to track clinical success in your own population or for research purposes. The presentation will focus on the discussion of activity monitors, owner questionnaires, and gait analysis.

Prehydration, Hydration, Dehydration: What the Field Research Has Taught Us

Cynthia M. Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC, DACVSMR

This talk will cover the basic components of fluid balance in working dogs. Research studies evaluating assessment of hydration, impact of preventative measures and impacts on performance will be reviewed.

Managing Clinical Issues of the Sacroiliac Region in Horses

Kevin Haussler DVM, DC, PhD, DACVSMR

This presentation will review the functional anatomy and pathology of the sacroiliac region in horses as it relates to the clinical evaluation and treatment of affected patients.

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Featured Speakers

Dr. Felix Duerr

DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR, DECVS

Dr. Duerr oversees the Orthopedic Medicine and Mobility Program at CSU and is passionate about finding new treatment options for animals with mobility concerns. Dr. Duerr believes that clinical research has the ability to not only improve the health of individual animals but also to make a difference for other pets and the people on the other end of the leash. His passion is solving problems that impact quality of life related to musculoskeletal problems with a particular interest in injury prevention. Dr. Duerr completed his veterinary degree in Germany followed by internships in Canada and his surgery residency at CSU. He spent a number of years in private practice before returning to academia in 2011. He is a Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR).

Dr. Kevin Haussler

DVM, DC, PhD, DACVSMR

Dr. Haussler is an Associate Professor at the Orthopedic Research Center at Colorado State University and is involved in teaching, clinical duties, and research into the objective assessment of musculoskeletal pain, spinal dysfunction and the application of chiropractic, acupuncture, and rehabilitation of horses. He is a charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and currently a course instructor for the Equine Rehabilitation Certification course co-branded by the University of Tennessee and Colorado State University.

Dr. Cynthia M. Otto

DVM, PhD, DACVECC, DACVSMR

Dr. Otto is a tenured Professor of Working Dog Sciences and Sports Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. She served as an attending board certified emergency clinician between 1991 and 2014. Following deployment with PA-TF1 to 9/11, she initiated an AKC-CHF funded longitudinal study of search dogs that worked at 9/11. She is the executive director and founder of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center (www.vet.upenn.edu/WDC ) where she oversees the fitness and medical care of the detection dogs in the program, provides rehabilitation and conditioning for police and other working dogs and conducts vital research on and by detection dogs, including medical detection of cancer and COVID-19. She has published over 70 peer reviewed articles, numerous book chapters and is an internationally recognized speaker in both emergency medicine and working dog science. She was named Pennsylvania’s 2002 “Veterinarian of the Year”, received an Alumni Recognition Award in 2006 and the 2008 OSU Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Ohio State University. She received the Philadelphia Kennel Club’s Dog’s Best Friend Award in 2016, AVMA’s Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year in 2018 and the 2019 International Canine Sports Medicine Symposium Mark Bloomberg Award.

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