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This program will provide valuable information for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, owners, handlers, and trainers.

This year’s conference will focus on Nutrition for Performance, Sled Dogs, Military Working Dogs, Lower Back Pain in Performance Dogs, Vaccinations, Heartwork and Flea Prevention, and Deworming, Should Anatomy, Palpation, and Examination as well as Shoulder Conditions in Performance Dogs.
Veterinarians and veterinary technicians will learn terminology to better serve and communicate with their clients.
Dog enthusiasts will learn about gaining exposure to nationally known experts which will enable veterinarians to better understand so that they may better serve their patients, and owners to better care for and condition their animals to be stronger patients.
Labs will allow vets and technicians to learn practical aspects of the topics and see demonstrations.

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Course Length



Nutrition for Performance
Dr. Joe Wakshlag is a world renowned expert on canine nutrition and sports medicine. He will discuss how to use the science of nutrition to give that extra edge and enhance your dog’s winning performance.

Sled Dogs
In addition to his expertise in nutrition, Dr. Wakshlag is also a sled dog competitor. As a musher on the front lines, veterinarian, and sports medicine expert, he will give insight into the sport of sled dog racing, including the various events, training, and common injuries seen in these remarkable athletes.

Military Working Dogs
Dr. Andrea Henderson is a Major in the US Army and is tasked with the conditioning and rehabilitation programs for the 2500 military working dogs in the United States and abroad. She will discuss the selection, training, and use of these very special working dogs. People around the world recognize the value of these unique animals and you can hear about them firsthand.

Lower Back Pain in Performance Dogs
During her graduate work and residency, Dr. Henderson tackled the very difficult task of lower back pain in working dogs. Her research is cutting edge, and more importantly, she will provide valuable insight into the prevention and treatment of this very common condition.

Vaccinations, Heartworm and Flea Prevention, and Deworming
There are many misconceptions regarding whether or not to vaccinate, what to vaccinate for, how to best prevent heartworm and flea infestation, and appropriate deworming schedules for dogs that are regularly traveling and competing. Dr. Zenny Ng will bring us up to date on the latest findings regarding these very important topics to keep your sporting or working dog healthy and on the go.

Shoulder Anatomy, Palpation, and Examination
Dr. Marti Drum is a sports medicine and rehabilitation expert who deals with shoulder issues on a daily basis in sporting and working dogs. She will review the relevant anatomy, where to locate the structures on your dog, and how to evaluate for potential problems in your performance dog.

Shoulder Conditions in Performance Dogs
As the number of sporting events has increased, and the demands for exceptional performance have risen, so have sporting injuries. Shoulder injuries are among the fastest growing issues related to performance dogs. Learn about the most common shoulder conditions and their treatment from Dr. Darryl Millis,  an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicin


Day 1 Class: 2:00pm – 5:30pm

Day 2 Class: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, August 20, 2016

12:00 – 2:00 Registration
10:00 – 2:00 Opportunity to observe Certified Canine Fitness Trainer exercises
2:00 – 2:15 Welcome and Introduction
2:15 – 3:45 Nutrition for Performance – Dr. Joe Wakshlag
3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 4:45 Sled Dogs – Competition and Conditions – Dr. Joe Wakshlag
4:45 – 5:15 Lab – Sled Dogs
5:15 – 5:30 Q & A

Sunday, August 21, 2016

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:15 Military Working Dogs – Dr. Andrea Henderson
9:15-9:45 Lab – Military Working Dogs
9:45-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45 Lower Back Pain in Performance Dogs – Causes, Treatment, Exercises, and Prevention – Dr. Andrea Henderson
11:45-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-2:15 Vaccinations, heart worm and flea preventives, deworming – What do I need and how often? – Dr. Zenny Ng
2:15-2:45 Shoulder anatomy, palpation, and examination – Dr. Marti Drum
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-3:45 Shoulder Conditions in Performance Dogs – Dr. Darryl Millis
3:45-4:30 Lab – Palpation and evaluation of the shoulder


Hours: 10.25 (pending RACE approval for DVMs & Vet Techs only)

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ADD TO CART and follow prompts to complete your payment.  You will then receive an email providing you with all log-in details so you can enjoy the live course or on-demand from the comfort of your home.

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