Winn Feline Foundation Symposium Focuses on Cat Health, New Frontiers, Old Diseases

Winn Feline Foundation Symposium Focuses on Cat Health, New Frontiers, Old Diseases
The Winn Feline Symposium offers the latest cutting edge information on cat health to cat breeders, veterinary professionals and the general cat loving public. No strings attached (to chase after).  This years 35th Annual Winn Feline Foundation Symposium is "New Frontiers for Old Disease," June 27 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Vancouver, WA Hilton.
Here are the featured talks, speakers:

Feline Chronic Kidney Disease: Novel Approaches to Treatment Strategies
and Supportive Care 

Presented by: Jessica Quimby, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Colorado State University

Chronic kidney disease is a common progressive disease in elderly cats that currently has no cure other than a
kidney transplant. Novel treatment strategies and options for supportive care are important in treating this disease.
This lecture will focus on the potential use of mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of feline chronic kidney
disease as well as the use of appetite stimulants for supportive care. It will begin with a review of stem cell therapy
principles and potential application to kidney disease and then will discuss clinical trial results. Nutritional
management of cats with kidney disease will also be discussed as well as the recent results of the mirtazapine
appetite stimulant clinical trial.

Superficial Fungal Skin Diseases in Cats

Presented by: Karen Moriello, DVM, DACVD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

New findings regarding two superficial fungal skin diseases of cats will be highlighted in this presentation.
Malassezia dermatitis (yeast overgrowth) is the most common superficial fungal skin disease and is often
under recognized and under diagnosed. The second most common superficial fungal skin disease of cats
is dermatophytosis or ringworm. This talk will discuss what’s new and useful in the area of diagnosis,
treatment, and disinfection. In addition, a brief discussion of what to do when you suspect an outbreak
will be presented and detailed in the notes.

Registration is $30 and benefits cat health studies. There will be light refreshments, and a cash bar. REGISTER HERE. (reservations close June 14).

More HERE, in the Symposium flier.

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