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MULT307-0807: What Makes Cats Tick? Feline Internal Medicine Module 4
Dermatology and Behavior topics

INSTRUCTORS:
Carol Foil, DVM, MS, DACVD
Lori Thompson, DVM, DACVD
Debbie J. Calnon, BSc, BVMS, MACVSc (Behavior)
Kersti Seksel, BVSc(Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc. (Animal Behaviour), Dipl. ACVB, CMAVA
Terry Marie Curtis, DVM, MS, DACVB

DATES:
August 15 - September 19, 2007
Interactive sessions: Wednesdays, August 15, 22, 29, September 5 and 12; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (US)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The What Makes Cats Tick? Feline Internal Medicine series will take a close look at a variety of feline-specific topics taught by our knowledgeable instructors. This series is open to all veterinarians with an interest in feline medicine. We are planning on five modules to be taught throughout 2007. Here are the course topics which will be covered throughout the entire series: Physiology, GI, Nutrition, Endocrine, Urinary, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Behavior, Therapeutics, Analgesia, Anesthesia and Dental Dilemmas.

The fourth module will cover Dermatology and Behavior topics in feline medicine.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (August 15):
The ring cycle: dermatophytoses (Foil)

Week 2 (August 22):
Dermatopathies of the feet and face: Week 3 (August 29):
Handling, housing, stress, environmental enrichment: how to work with cats and are we making them sick? (Calnon and Seksel)

Week 4 (September 5):
Taking a bite out of feline aggression (Calnon and Seksel)

Week 5 (September 12):
Cat society, social organization and normal behavior (Curtis)

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 CE Credits

TUITION:
Member/$167, Non-Member/$256 by August 1, 2007;
Member/$185, Non-Member/$284 after August 1, 2007

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks:

Advances in Veterinary Dermatology, Volume 4 - Thoday, Foil, Bond - 2003
Available in the VIN bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=89455
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Small Animal Dermatology: A Color Atlas & Therapeutic Guide, 2nd edition - Medleau, Hnilica - 2006
Available in the VIN bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82427
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Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat, 2nd Edition - Landsberg, Hunthausen, Ackerman, 2003
Available in the VIN bookstore: http://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=87481
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BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioral Medicine - Horwitz, Mills, Heath, 2002
Available in the VIN bookstore: http://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=87579
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Clinical Behavioral Medicine For Small Animals - Overall, 1997
Available in the VIN bookstore: http://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82135
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Training Your Cat - Seksel, 2001 - Hyland House Publishing Pty Ltd
May be available from online retailers.

Client Handouts, Behavior, CD-ROM - Landsberg, Horwitz
Available in the VIN bookstore: http://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82124
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