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    2024 Learning Opportunities

    Explore future dates and topics of webinars being sponsored by Purina Institute and World Small Animal Veterinary Association.

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    Changing Paradigms in Diarrhea Management

    Jan S. Suchodolski, MedVet, DrVetMed, PhD, AGAF, DACVM

    Kathrin Busch, DVM, DrMedVet, Dipl. ECVIM-CA

    Jason Coe, DVM, PhD

    Katie Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)

    Melanie Werner, DrMedVet, Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)

    An expert panel discusses how new research and evidence-based guidelines are changing approaches to management of diarrhea in dogs and cats.

    90+ minutes

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    Day 2 Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks

    Jan Suchodolski, MedVet, DrVetMed, PhD, AGAF, DACVM Melanie Werner, Dr med vet, DECVIM-CA Katie Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM) Jessica Quimby, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), PhD Julie Spears, PhD Holger Volk, DVM, DECVN, PhD, PGCAP, FHEA, MRCVS Natalia


    The speakers appearing during Day 2 of the Purina Institute Microbiome Forum 2023 join Dr. Jan Suchodolski to answer questions submitted by audience members. Dr. Natalia Wagemans delivers closing remarks.

    30-60 minutes

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    The Gut–Kidney Axis and Its Role in Feline CKD

    Jessica Quimby, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), PhD


    Get new insights into how the gut microbiome, uremic toxins, hydration, and diet interact to influence the health of cats with chronic kidney disease.

    Less than 30 minutes

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    The Gut–Brain Axis in Epilepsy and Cognitive Dysfunction

    Holger Volk, DVM, DECVN, PhD, PGCAP, FHEA, MRCVS


    The gut–brain axis and diet play important roles in the management of canine idiopathic epilepsy, its comorbidities, and cognition.

    30-60 minutes

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    Differential Fermentation of Fibers by Dogs and Cats

    Julie Spears, PhD


    Learn why testing fermentable fibers and prebiotics in specific species (i.e., dog versus cat) is both necessary and beneficial.

    Less than 30 minutes

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    Management of Acute Diarrhea—Implementing the New ENOVAT Guidelines

    Melanie Werner, Dr med vet, DECVIM-CA


    Learn how new recommendations can help guide management of canine acute diarrhea without antibiotics.

    30-60 minutes

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    Decision Making and Controversies in the Use of Gastric Acid Suppressants

    Katie Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)

    Gastric acid suppressants are among the most overprescribed drugs in human and veterinary medicine. Consider these questions before prescribing one.

    30-60 minutes

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    Day 1 Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks

    Jan Suchodolski, MedVet, DrVetMed, PhD, AGAF, DACVM Kathrin Busch, DVM, DrMedVet, DECVIM-CA Julien Dandrieux, BSc, DrMedVet, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), MRCVS Paula Giaretta, MedVet, MSc, PhD, DACVP Susan Hodel, B Vet Med

    The day’s speakers join Dr. Jan Suchodolski to answer questions submitted by audience members.

    Less than 30 minutes