For 50 years the Winn Feline Foundation has been supporting cat health studies. And for 40 years, the Winn Feline Foundation has been hosting a feline education symposium. This year, that symposium will be June 28 at the The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. in Atlanta, GA. While the event is a fundraiser for Winn, it’s mostly about advancing cat health education.
I moderate the event, “Perplexing Paradigms of Feline Medicine”
Exploring New Therapies for a Common Cause of Feline Infectious Diarrhea: Presented by: Katie Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. Trichomonosis is a rapidly emerging infectious disease of cats that is caused by the parasite, Tritrichomonas foetus. Unfortunately, little is understood about how this parasite causes disease and what methods can be used to treat it. Dr. Tolbert will discuss why infectious diarrhea such as that caused by T. foetus, a particularly huge concern for catteries and shelters. She will also share the results of her Winn-sponsored research investigating therapies for treating gastrointestinal ulceration in cats.
Feline Leukemia Virus – Past, Present and Perpetually Perplexing: Presented by: Melissa Beall, DVM, PhD; IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Portland, ME
Despite its discovery over 50 years ago (which the Winn Feline Foundation played a role in), the feline leukemia virus continues to challenge our thinking about the nature of the disease and our ability to diagnose the infection. Testing, vaccination, and segregating progressively infected cats remain effective practices to help control the spread of the disease. Results of this new research are helping to inform improvements in medical decisions and long-term patient care.
Registration is $35.
This program 334-32977 is approved by the AAVSB RACE Credit for veterinary professionals, a total of 2.00 continuing education credits.
Also, click HERE for a free PDF book, Winn Feline Foundation celebrating 50 years.