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Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
EXOT006-0514: Basics of Exotic Companion Mammal Pharmacology
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.
Nancy Costlow, Pharm D
April 30-June 27, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, break, June 4, 11, 18; 8:00-9:30 pm ET (USA)
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in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
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Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians
actively interested in pharmacology for exotic companion mammals.
Areas discussed will include antibiotics, anti-parasiticides, pain control,
topical treatments, and sedatives for minor procedures.
Basic anatomy and physiology of the exotic companion species covered will
be a helpful, but not necessary, prerequisite for this course.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians .
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
This course will cover the basic application of pharmacological principles
to common exotic companion mammal applications. This will include the selection
and use of antibiotics for various organ systems including respiratory disease,
dermal disease, conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, and genitourinary tract
of different species. Also addressed will be the use of anti-parasiticides
both topically and parenterally in a variety of exotic companion mammal species.
Next, the course will address pain control in all of the commonly seen exotic
companion mammals (ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchilla, and small rodents).
The appropriate use of topical preparations in some frequently seen conditions,
such as pododermatitis and self mutilation, will be discussed.
Lastly, the use of sedatives and anesthetics in order to accomplish minor
procedures in these exotic companion mammal species will be covered.
This course consists of six (6) ninety (90) minute Real Time Session, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
*To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- choose appropriate antibiotic therapy for a given condition and species.
- understand and apply the principles of anti-parasiticide therapy
for the commonly seen parasitic conditions.
- recognize pain in the exotic companion mammal and know the options
to alleviate that discomfort.
- understand when, and which, topical therapy is indicated and appropriate.
- design a safe and effective sedative protocol for minor procedures.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
was one of the first veterinarians to be
recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Medicine as an Exotic
Companion Mammal specialist. She has been treating small companion mammals
since her graduation from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine
in 1995. Dr. Mitchell is contacted by veterinarians worldwide to discuss
difficult cases. She is currently the owner of Animal Medical Associates in
Saco, Maine; and sees referrals of rodents and other exotics from all over
the northeast. In addition to her professional interest in exotic companion
mammals, she has owned every species discussed in this class at one time or another!
graduated as a Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University.
At Purdue she developed an avid interest in pharmaceutical compounding
and honed these skills with the support of established experts.
In 2009 she joined the Roadrunner Pharmacy team and began her journey
as a veterinary compounder. Dr. Costlow has the privilege of being one
of the traveling speakers for Roadrunner and enjoys collaborating with
veterinary professionals from around the country.
(Real Time Session May 7, 2014):
Antibiotics in Rabbits, Chinchillas, and Guinea Pigs
- Dental abscesses
- Pasteurella - rabbits
- Chelitis - guinea pigs
(Real Time Session May 14, 2014):
Antibiotics in Other Species
- Mycoplasma pneumonia - rats
- Gastrointestinal disease/diarrhea - hamsters
- Dermatitis - mice
- Respiratory disease - ferrets
- Bacterial prostatitis - ferrets
(Real Time Session May 21, 2014):
**** BREAK - May 28, 2014 ****
- E. Cuniculi - rabbits
- Coccidiosis - ferrets, rabbits
- Topical anti-parasiticides
- Heartworm therapy
- Other gastrointestinal parasites of rodents and rabbits
(Real Time Session June 4, 2014):
- Guinea Pigs/Chinchillas
- Small Rodents
(Real Time Session June 11, 2014):
- Self-mutilation - sugar gliders
- Otitis - rabbits/ferrets
- Dermal pruritus - mice
- Pododermatitis - rabbits/guinea pigs
(Real Time Session June 18, 2014):
Sedatives for Minor Procedures
CE CREDITS: 9
- Rabbits/Guinea Pigs/Chinchillas
- Small Rodents
Member $189 ($170 early bird special if enrolled by April 16, 2014)
Non-Member $293 ($264 early bird special if enrolled by April 16, 2014)
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