Winn Feline Foundation To Host Symposium On June 25

The Winn Feline Foundation will hold its 31st Annual Symposium on Feline Health at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif., on June 25 from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The symposium is open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians and pet owners.

Michael Lappin, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVIM, professor of Small Animal Medicine at Colorado State University, will discuss “Vaccination and Systemic Disease in Cats.”

Dr. Lappin’s research shows that cats not only develop antibodies to the antigens in vaccines as intended, but they also develop antibodies to components of the feline kidney cell culture system used to produce vaccines. Lappin asks the question, is it possible that over-vaccination induces antibodies that are associated with immune-mediated kidney disease in cats?

Jane Brunt, DVM, executive director of the CATalyst Council, will discuss “CATalyst: Improving the Status of Cats.” Specifically, Dr. Brunt will talk about how veterinarians can help raise the level of health and welfare of cats.

The council is a national initiative to champion the cat in light of the statistics that show a decline in veterinary visits for cats.

The symposium, supported by Pfizer Animal Health of New York, has been submitted (but not yet approved) for continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize the American Association of Veterinary State Boards’ Registry of Approved Continuing Education.

Click here to register.


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