VIN LAMS300-2020: Hyperglycemic Camelids

This course is a self-paced, non-interactive course.

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Presenter: Stacey Byers DVM, DACVIM
Course Open: September 24-December 31, 2020

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in hyperglycemic camelids.
VIN CE Course: Open to VIN and VSPN members. This non-interactive course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-43951)

Course Description:
Hyperglycemia is a very common condition in camelids so it is beneficial for veterinarians to recognize the common causes and determine if treatment/interventions are needed. A variety of hyperglycemia situations will be discussed and treatment options provided for each that can be implemented in both farm and clinical settings. The course is asynchronous so if you have questions, you can post them in the VIN Ruminants Message Folder for Dr. Byers and others to respond.

This course will consist of 1 non-interactive module. Modules will include video segments to be watched, poll quiz questions to be answered and an end-of-course test.

To earn a certificate of completion the participant must, watch all video segments, answer all poll quiz-questions and attain a score of 80% for the end-of-course test. Completion of 1 module (videos, reading handouts, quizzes, and end-of-course test) will take a minimum of 79 minutes to complete. Participants must complete the participation requirements by December 31, 2020 to be eligible for a certificate.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Hyperglycemic Camelids
Total Time: 79 minutes
Video: 69 minutes
End of Course Test: 10 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

  • Discuss the glycemic disorders seen in camelids
  • Explain the clinical signs and diagnostic tests
  • Compare and explain the various insulin products
  • Develop a treatment plan
  • Determine if on farm or clinic case management is needed

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 non-interactive CE certificate, please refer to Non-Interactive CE Certificate Requirements.

Course Materials: Course materials in the form of handouts and additional educational online activities will be available in the course library.

Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenter:
Stacey Byers obtained her DVM from Washington State University and completed her agriculture animal internship and residency at WSU as well. She is boarded in large animal internal medicine (ACVIM). Dr. Byers is an Associate Professor at St George's University School of Veterinary Medicine teaching in the Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Department. She also serves as a Consultant in the Ruminants and Swine folder on VIN. Previously Dr. Byers worked at Colorado State University in the Livestock Medicine and Surgery department and operated a livestock-oriented ambulatory practice.

Total CE Credit: 1

Tuition: Member $23
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*Enrollment will close on December 1, 2020 at 5 pm ET (USA).
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
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"This program (22-43951) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1 CE Credits, with a maximum of 1 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Medical, using the delivery method of Non-Interactive-Distance: (Online, Correspondence, Journal, or Other Self-Study). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

VIN CE Services:
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