Dr. Helgert from Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center will present a series of lectures and laboratories for veterinarians and veterinary technicians regarding collection and interpretation of cytological samples. The lectures will cover assessment of the quality of prepared slides and identification of common lesions sampled for cytology. In the laboratories, each participant will be provided a microscope and a slide set to practice their new skills. After examination of the slides, Dr. Helgert will lead discussion of the main findings and differential diagnoses for each sample.
Dr. Odenweller will lecture about when extractions are indicated and techniques of mucogingival flap creation, removal of buccal bone, tooth sectioning, and tooth extraction of multiple teeth of the canine. After this lecture, a wet lab will be offered where participants will then apply these techniques with further instruction from Dr. Odenweller. Dental radiographs will also be available to confirm the successful extraction of teeth or to assist in the process of extraction. Questions will be accepted and encouraged during both the lecture and the wet lab sessions.
DVM, Dipl ACVP
Dr. Cassone will offer a lecture on field necropsies followed by a guided wet lab utilizing small cadavers, with 2 – 3 participants per animal. Topics to be covered include necessary materials and tools, documentation, post-mortem artifacts, external and internal examinations, proper sample collection, shipping specimens, and interpretation of pathology reports.