Leptospirosis may be one of the most under-diagnosed diseases in veterinary medicine. We expect to see the classic triad of clinical disease: acute renal failure, hepatic failure, and intravascular hemolysis (usually low-grade).
Fort Collins -- A dead mountain lion, later found to have died from the plague, brought to the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in November has spurred talk of new policy changes for students at the college.
Washington -- That National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded $117 million in grants to several veterinary programs for biomedical research.
The purpose of this on-demand AVMA course by Dr. J. Paul Spurlock is to identify and discuss those zoonoses of public health concern that private practice veterinarians in the United States may encounter at the clinic or in the field, to provide resources for improving zoonotic disease prevention both in the general public and among veterinary personnel, and to identify readily available, authoritative references that may be accessed for little to no cost. (1 CE credit)
This on-demand AVMA course by Dr. Armando Hoet will provide a summary of the current understanding of MRSA as a zoonotic pathogen, briefly discussing the two scenarios in regards to animals: scenario 1, spillover of MRSA human strains to animals; and scenario 2, transmission of true zoonotic MRSA (ZO-MRSA) strains. (1 CE credit)