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Presented by Dr. Brandy A. Burgess & Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz
This session will provide an overview of key components of a hospital-based infection control program. Emphasis will be placed on a strategic approach to equine hospital biosecurity programs including patient housing strategies, surveillance techniques, environmental hygiene considerations, and education and awareness of personnel. Real-world examples will be used to highlight key considerations such as the source population for patients, prevailing environmental conditions (e.g., season), and ongoing disease events in the region.
Presented by Dr. Nathan Slovis, Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz, & Fluxergy
Salmonella enterica can be a major cause of epidemic infections and disease in both veterinary hospitals and human healthcare spaces with outbreaks of multidrug resistant (MDR) Salmonella, resulting in high case fatality rates and substantial financial cost in equine patients.
The objective of this talk is to discuss real life scenarios that Dr. Nathan Slovis has experienced, and how to properly implement strategies for mitigating and preventing the spread of salmonella. Dr. Slovis will also discuss the emergence of Multidrug Resistant Salmonella noted in the equine population.
*Aired on 2/22/23 – Dr. Reet Link, PhD and Hanna Sein, MSc from Solis BioDyne discuss the simple and rapid integration of their products onto the Fluxergy point-of-care analyzer and microfluidic platform.
*Aired on 11/15/2022 – Dr. Nicola Pusterla (PhD, Diplomate ACVIM and AVDC-Equine), Duncan Peters (DVM, DACVSMR), Steve Hankin, and Stephen Schumacher (DVM, PhD) discuss the 2022 EHV-1 outbreak in equestrian competition with USEF. Listen as expert vets and showgrounds organizers discuss what they have learned about disease prevention as well as future plans for biosecurity protocols.
*Aired on 1/5/2023 – Dr. Nicola Pusterla, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM and AVDC-Equine, discusses different equine respiratory viruses including EHV-1, EHV-4, and S. equi. Learn about diagnosing procedures, preventative actions, and testing capabilities.
*Aired on 9/14/2022 – Dr. Josie L. Traub-Dargatz MS, DACVIM & Dr. Ben Buchanan DACVIM, DACVECC will highlight lessons learned from the investigation and mitigation of a Salmonella outbreak that occurred in a veterinary teaching hospital. It will include a summary of the challenges faced by those who were charged with resolving the outbreak that had led to two closures of the veterinary hospital. The presentation will be followed by discussion of ongoing efforts to prevent outbreaks of Salmonella in equine veterinary hospitals.
*Aired on 7/27/2022 – UC Davis PCR Lab Manager and experienced researcher Samantha Barnum, MS, gives an introduction on how to manage lab cleanliness, process, and potentially infectious samples in your POC PCR laboratory. She also will dive into considerations when using feces as a sample type for PCR testing.
*Aired on 7/13/2022 – The Fluxergy R&D team dives into performance data and common hurdles to Point-of-Care Salmonella PCR testing. Learn how to maximize your Salmonella testing and get better results.
Dr. Ben Buchanan DACVIM, DACVECC discusses innovations in Salmonella testing within clinical environments. Learn why testing your hospital can better protect your patients.