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MULT102-0904: The Control of Disease Transmission in Animal Shelters

INSTRUCTORS:
Lila Miller, DVM
Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM
Leslie Sinclair, DVM

DATES:
September 9 - October 14, 2004
Interactive sessions: Thursdays, 9:30 -11:30 PM ET

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Week 1 : Disease transmission - Introduction, overview and obstacles to control
Attendees will learn about the obstacles to controlling disease transmission in shelters, with the goal of understanding and developing strategies to implement an effective disease control plan

Week 2 : Anatomy of a disease outbreak, Part 1
Attendees will learn about data collection and control strategies that will help manage and prevent disease outbreaks. Discussion will also focus on the role of disease testing, vaccination strategies and treatment and health care protocols

Week 3 : Anatomy of a disease outbreak, Part 2
Part 2 will be a continuation of part 1, with a detailed discussion of proper sanitation procedures included

Week 4 : Shelter design and stress management
Attendees will learn about the principles of shelter design that will help reduce the incidence of disease. Stress reduction measures will also be presented

Week 5 - Euthanasia and foster care
Attendees will learn about appropriate techniques of euthanasia, and how to design and utilize foster care programs to manage disease in Shelters

Special Materials:
Recommended text - Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff published by Blackwell, 2004
To order the recommended text from VIN Bookstore - http://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=89732

To order the recommneded text from Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0813824486/qid=1091645692/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-3127713-6888756?v=glance&s=books

Other reading materials will be provided by faculty

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 10

TUITION:
Member/$144, Non-Member/$214 by August 26th;
Member/$160, Non-Member/$237 after August 26th
VIN CE course. Registration is also open to VSPN members (Technicians).

For More Information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses, check out http://www.VIN.com/CE/Catalog.htm

Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 10 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN for further information."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)


COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.


Debbie Friedler
Coordinator
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network
CEonVIN@vin.com

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