47th VPAP Conference

47th Scientific Conference and Annual Convention

“Advocating Veterinary Medicine through Sound Animal Welfare Practice”

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

 

Sharpening our Canine and Feline Diagnostic Imaging Skills

Facilitator: Dr. Michael Valduin S. Banawa

Utilizing ultrasound and radiology as diagnostic tools greatly improve the accuracy of diagnosing certain pet illnesses, including broken bones, traumatic internal injuries, foreign objects, and masses. X-rays or radiographs create black and white images of the internal parts of the body, according to the denseness of the part. Bones typically show up white. Internal organs appear in shades of grey and empty areas or areas with very little denseness appear black. If the images need to be enhanced or we need to look at areas that are typically hard to view on an x-ray, your pet can be given barium or certain dyes that easily show up on the x-ray. Certain dyes can be very helpful in diagnosing stomach and intestinal blockages and bloat.

To further help accurately diagnose your patient’s illness, you may need to take x-rays from multiple angles. The x-ray is a two-dimensional image, which means foreign objects that are close to the skin may look like they are actually inside an organ when the image is taken as a side view. To figure out the exact location, you may also need to take x-rays or perform from the top or bottom of your pet’s body.

Ultrasounds utilize radio waves to create images. The sound waves, which cannot be heard by human ears, bounce off internal organs and structures to create images. These images are then used to make a diagnosis and to recommend courses of treatment.

7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:30 am Introduction to the Pre-conference
8:30 am – 10:00 am How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Small Animal Radiology

Dr. Hock Gan Heng

10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break

 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Small Animal Radiology and Ultrasound: Interactive Interpretation Session 1

Dr. Hock Gan Heng

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Small Animal Radiology and Ultrasound: Interactive Interpretation Session 2

Dr. Hock Gan Heng

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break

 

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Small Animal Radiology and Ultrasound: Interactive Interpretation Session 3

Dr. Hock Gan Heng

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Post-test and Awarding of Certificates

Biorisk Management for Veterinarians

Facilitators: Dr. Halcyon Dawn G. Nicolas and Dr. Lester Louis L. Lopez

Veterinarians are often exposed to zoonoses in their primary line of work be at a diagnostic laboratory, farm or in the clinic. This usually stems from the fact that veterinarians are the one that is in contact with the animal and the specimens being collected from them. The pathogens in the specimens being collected are usually unknown up until they have been processed, but it has the potential to cause disease both in animals and humans. Biosafety and biosecurity program is relatively a new concept in the veterinary field and the lack of awareness could result in an increased risk of acquiring infections. This pre-conference is aiming to address the gap to raise awareness, understanding, and commitment to biosafety.

7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:30 am Introduction to the Pre-Conference

Dr. Rohani B. Cena

8:30 am – 10:00 am Orientation to Biorisk Management

Dr. Edna A. Felipe

10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Risk Assessment

Dr. Gianne Eduard L. Ulanday

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Engineering Controls

Dr. Jobienaur S. Moscoso

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Personal Protective Equipment

Ms. Jocelyn S. Aquisay

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Waste Management

Dr. Rohani B. Cena

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Post-Test and Awarding of Certificates

Fundamentals of Shelter Medicine

Facilitator: Dr. Ma. Rosario S. Racho

Shelter Medicine is a field of veterinary medicine dedicated to the care of homeless animals in shelters or other facilities dedicated to finding them new homes. Private Practice Veterinarians focus mainly on the health care of individual animals with owners. Shelter Veterinarians provide a unique blend of individual and population-level care for homeless animals, including a strong focus on physical and behavioral wellness. Caring responsibly for a shelter population presents challenges rarely faced in private practice. Many of the animals entering shelters arrive with little to no medical history and maybe stray, feral, or victims of cruelty. Arriving from many locations with different life experiences and exposure histories makes this a population at higher risk for infectious diseases and problem behaviors. This is compounded by high-density housing and the stress associated with confinement, making proper behavioral care a crucial part of shelter animal health.

Shelter Medicine has emerged as a specialty field in order to elevate and promote a better quality of life for shelter animals. All veterinary disciplines, whether managing livestock, pets or other species, make treatment and diagnostic decisions within the framework of resources available to the veterinarian and owner. Shelters, as temporary “owners”, must continually balance the needs of the individual animal, the shelter population, and the sustainability of the organization. High-quality care in a shelter combines individual and population health management to optimize wellness and prepare animals to enter the community for a lifetime of care.

7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:30 am Introduction to the Pre-Conference

 

8:30 am – 10:00 am History of Shelter Medicine

Dr. Natasha Lee

10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Risk Management of Shelter Population

Dr. Natasha Lee

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Facility Design and Sanitation

Dr. Natasha Lee

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Animal Health Management

Dr. Natasha Lee

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Post-Test and Awarding of Certificates

OBE: Assessment and Evaluation for Veterinary Educators

Facilitators: Dr. Rodel Jonathan S. Vitor II and Dr. Rey B. Oronan

Outcome-based education (OBE) is an emerging educational theory that bases each part of the educational system the student undergoes around goals or outcomes. It is expected that at the end of that experience, the students should have achieved that goal. In that sense, the veterinary educator should have a clear understanding of how to apply that theory into their everyday teaching experience. Likewise, with that shift in paradigm, emerging assessment and evaluation techniques should also be put into focus, so that assessment and evaluation will be authentic. This pre-conference tackles the different learning domains: cognitive, psychomotor, and affective, and how veterinary educators can apply the OBE framework vis-à-vis their learning objectives and outcomes.

7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:30 am Introduction to the Pre-Conference

 

8:30 am – 9:30 am The OBE Framework

Dr. Nemuel S. Fajutagana

9:30 am – 10: am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Assessing Outcomes Focusing on HOTS and its OBE Application

Dr. Nemuel S. Fajutagana

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Assessment of Knowledge (Test Construction Strategies)

Dr. Nemuel S. Fajutagana

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Assessment of Skills and Attitude in the Clinical Setting

Dr. Nemuel S. Fajutagana

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Grading

Dr. Nemuel S. Fajutagana

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Post-Test and Awarding of Certificates

Updates on the Practice of Ruminant Medicine and Management

Facilitator: Dr. Billy L. Leysa and Dr. Ophelia Mangalino-Garcia

With the advent of new technologies and emerging diseases, it is nothing but proper for our Ruminant Practitioners to be fully equipped as they face challenges in their daily practice. This pre-conference aims to tackle different technologies for both small and large ruminants. Likewise, the roadmap for small ruminants in the Philippines will be presented so as to ensure that our practitioners have the same goals for our industry.

7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:30 am Introduction to the Pre-Conference

 

8:30 am – 9:30 am The Philippine Small Ruminant Industry Road Map

Dr. Ponciano Noel M. Soliman III

9:30 am – 10:00 am Coffee Break
10:00 am – 11:00 am Local Mastitis Test Kit for Goats (Capra hircus)

Dr. Virginia M. Venturina

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Prepatent RT-LAMP Detection of Fasciola gigantica in Snails (Lymnaea spp.) and Blood of Goats (Capra hircus)

Dr. Clarissa Yvonne J. Domingo

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Biochemical and Molecular Identification of Bacteria in Milk of Goats with Mastitis

Dr. Ronalie B. Rafael

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Molecular Characterization of MHC II DRB3 as Genetic Marker for Subclinical Mastitis in Lactating Buffalo

Dr. Noraine P. Medina

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm ESAG6/7 and TEVAT1 Genes of Trypanosoma evansi Isolates from Philippine Water Buffaloes

Dr. Marvin Bryan S. Salinas

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Functional Fodders for Goats (Capra hircus)

Dr. Virginia M. Venturina

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Histophatology of Cystic Ovarian Follicles of Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and Cattle (Bos Taurus) and Molecluar Characterization of IGF-1 Gene

Dr. Jonathan V. Lazaro

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Post-Test and Awarding of Certificates
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Philippine College of Ruminant Practitioners’ Business Meeting

                                                                         

Thursday, June 6, 2019

 

7:00 am – 6:00 pm Arrival of Delegates

Registration, Collection of ID and Conference Kits

7:45 am – 8:00 am VPAP 2018 Ribbon Cutting and Opening of Exhibits

Dr. Natasha Lee, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rodel Jonathan S. Vitor II, President and Over-all Chair

Dr. Rey B. Oronan, Vice President and Convention Chair

8:00 am – 6:00 pm Exhibits

Opening Program 

8:00 am – 8:05 am Invocation

 

8:05 am – 8:10 am Philippine National Anthem

 

8:10 am – 8:15 am Welcome Remarks

Dr. Rodel Jonathan S. Vitor II, President and Over-all Chair

8:15 am – 8:30 am Conference Overview and Protocol Presentation

Dr. Rey B. Oronan, Vice President and Convention Chairman


Session I: Animal Welfare: Issues in Veterinary Medicine

Moderator: Dr. Johncar A. Dela Cruz

8:30 am – 9:15 am Advocating Veterinary Medicine Through Sound Animal Welfare Practice

Dr.  Natasha Lee, Asia Animal Happiness Consultancy

9:15 am – 10:00 am Animal Welfare Considerations in Animal Assisted Therapy Programs in the Philippines

Dr. Rohani B. Cena, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila

10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break
10:15 am – 11:00 am Animal Welfare to a Farm Veterinarian: What It Should Be?

Dr. Benjamin C. Albarece, AG Venture Farms  

11:00 am – 11:45 am Updates on Dairy Cattle Animal Welfare

Dr. Flor Marie Immanuelle R. Pilapil-Amante, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Baños  

11:45 am – 1:15 pm Lunch

 

Awarding of the 2019 VPAP Outstanding Practitioners

Dr. Lester Louis L. Lopez, Immediate Past President and Chair, Awards Committee

 

Induction of New Members

Dr. Michael Valduin S. Banawa, Secretary and Chair, Membership Committee


Session II: One Health: Issues in Veterinary Medicine

Moderator: Dr. Daphne L. Jorca

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Environment: An Important Component of One Health Medicine

Dr. Joseph S. Masangkay, Department of Veterinary Paraclinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Baños

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm One Health and the Need for Conservation Medicine

Dr. Emilia A. Lastica-Ternura, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Baños  

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Coffee Break

 Session III: Government Roles in the Practice of Veterinary Medicine

Moderator: Dr. Daphne L. Jorca

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Good Animal Husbandry Practices Certification Program: Current Status and Initiatives

Dr. Amado A. Antonio III, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Updates on the African Swine Fever Prevention Program

Dr. Maria Glofezita O. Lagayan, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Amendments on DA AO 40: Guidelines on the Use of Animals in Research and Experiment

Dr. Ma. Gracia N. Dizon-Flores, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Effectiveness of House to House Strategy of Dog Rabies Vaccination in a Peri-Urban Setting in the Philippines

Dr. Daria Llenaresas-Manalo, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Department of Health


Member’s Business Meeting

6:00 pm – 6:10 pm Officers and Board of Directors Roll Call

Dr. Rodel Jonathan S. Vitor II, President

6:10 pm – 6:15 pm Proof of the Required Notice of Meeting

Dr. Ophelia S. Mangalino-Garcia, Director for Communications and Media

6:15 pm – 6:20 pm Secretary’s Proof of the Presence of Quorum

Dr. Michael Valduin S. Banawa, Secretary

6:20 pm – 6:30 pm President’s Report

Dr. Rodel Jonathan S. Vitor II, President

6:30 pm – 6:40 pm Treasurer’s Report

Dr. Tan Kian Sin, Treasurer

6:40 pm – 6:50 pm General Business

Dr. Rey B. Oronan, Vice President

6:50 pm – 7:00 pm Opening of the Call for Nominations for Elections

Dr. Lester Louis L. Lopez, Immediate Past President

7:00 pm – 7:20 pm Elections

Commissions on Elections

7:20 pm – 7:30 pm Other Matters

 

Friday, June 7, 2019

 

7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration, Collection of ID and Conference Kits

 

Exhibits


Session IVa: Wildlife Practice

Moderator: Dr. Mariel Buccat-Flores

8:00 am – 8:30 am Management of Honeybee Diseases

Dr. Chester Joshua V. Saldaña

8:30 am – 9:00 am Vertical Transmission of Severe Fever and Thrombocytopenia Syndrome in Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo)

Dr. Norbert John C. Robles

9:00 am – 9:30 am Molecular Detection of Chlamydia psitacci in Captive Birds from Three Animal Facilities

Dr. Rey B. Oronan

9:30 am – 10:00 am Why Welfare Matters in Captive Animals: Philippine Cases

Dr. Lester Louis L. Lopez

10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break

Session IVb: Farm Animal Practice

Moderator: Dr. Krisel Ann M. Ragas

8:00 am – 8:30 am Caprine Arthritic Encephalitis (CAE) Virus Detected in Blood, Synovial Fluid and Milk of Goats in Nueva Ecija Using Nested PCR and LAMP

Dr. Clarissa Yvonne J. Domingo

8:30 am – 9:00 am Molecular Evidence of Hemotropic Mycoplasma in Goats from Cebu, Philippines

Dr. Adrian P. Ybañez

9:00 am – 9:30 am Detection of Resistance to Chemical Acaricides in the Cattle Tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus from Selected Provinces in Luzon

Dr. Remil L. Galay

9:30 am – 10:00 am Fowl Cholera in Layers: Treatment and Prevention Options of the Filipino Veterinarian

Dr. Edilberto P. Mercado

10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break

Session Va: Marine Mammal Practice

Moderator: Dr. Mariel Buccat-Flores

10:15 am – 10:45 am Marine Mammal Stranding Incidences in Davao Region CY 2012-2018

Dr. Elaine Vera M. Belvis

10:45 am – 11:15 am The Key to Increasing the Success of Marine Mammal Stranding Rehabilitation in the Philippines

Dr. Leo Jonathan A. Suarez

11:15 am – 11:45 am Management of Non-Releasable Rehabilitated Dolphins

Dr. Cherissa A. Garcia

11:45 am – 12:15 pm Updates on Microbiological Efforts for Assessing Cetacean Strandings in the Philippines (2017-2019)

Dr. Marie Christine M. Obusan

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch

Session Vb: Public Health Practice

Moderator: Dr. Krisel Ann M. Ragas

10:15 am – 10:45 am Antibiotic Resistance Genes for Rifampicin, Streptomycin, Kanamycin and Cycloserine in Animal and Human Isolates of Mycobacterium Species

Dr. Gemerlyn G. Garcia

10:45 am – 11:15 am Community Knowledge and Risk Behaviors on Toxoplasmosis in Cebu, Philippines

Rochelle Haidee D. Ybañez

11:15 am – 11:45 am Evaluating the Current Status of Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections in the Philippines: Future Needs

Dr. Alice Alma C. Bungay

11:45 am – 12:15 pm Resistance to Critically Important Antimicrobials of Indicator Escherichia coli Isolated from Pigs

Dr. Mildred A. Padilla

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch

Session VIa: Small Animal Practice

Moderator: Dr. Criselda C. Lao

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Spirometra sp. Infection in a Four Year Old Intact Male Domestic Short Haired Feline – A Case Report

Dr. Carina R. Llaneta

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Comparison of the Tensile Strength of Buried Knot and Pulley Knot-Free Anchor Techniques in Intradermal Suture Pattern in Domestic Short-Haired Cats

Dr. Marco F. Reyes

2:45 pm –

3:15 pm

Comparison of Skin Wound Healing Closed with Intradermal Suture Pattern Using Monofilament Poliglecaprone and Multifilament Polyglactin Sutures in Domestic Cats

Dr. Marco F. Reyes

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Macroscopic and Microscopic Characteristics for the Wound After Intradermal Closure Using Four-Loop and Three-Loop Pulley Knot-Free Anchor Pattern in Cats

Dr. Marco F. Reyes

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break

Session VIb: Laboratory Animal Practice and Veterinary Research

Moderator: Dr. Cherry P. Fernandez-Colorado

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Veterinarian’s Role in Planning and Designing of Laboratory Animal Facility

Dr. Cynthia M. Nalo-Ochona

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Health Monitoring: Ensuring Utmost Care in Laboratory Animal Researches

Dr. Rodel Jonathan S. Vitor II

2:45 pm –

3:15 pm

Humane Endpoints: Finding the Balance Between Good Science and Animal Welfare

Dr. Melissa Marie R. Rondina

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Drug Development Research and Biomedical Product Development Using Indigenous Materials Produced by the Philippine Stingless Bees

Dr. Maria Amelita C. Estacio

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break

Session VIIa: Small Animal Practice

Moderator: Dr. Criselda C. Lao

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Anaesthesia Protocols for the Small Animal Practitioner

Dr. Luis Guillermo P. Zialcita

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm How to Differentiate Clinical Stages of Heath Failure in Dogs?

Dr. Karlo Romano B. Gicana

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Updates on Proper Collection and Submission of Specimens for Different Routine, Special, and Modern Diagnostic Laboratory Techniques

Dr. Veronica A. Matawaran

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm How to Properly Set-up a Small Animal Practice that Will Survive in the ASEAN Integration

Dr. Ivy V. Alvarez

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Establishment of Specialized Small Animal Practice: Applications in the Philippines

Dr. Karlo Romano B. Gicana


Session VIIb: Veterinary Research

Moderator: Dr. Cherry P. Fernandez-Colorado

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Molecular Markers for Interspecies Transmission of Avian Influenza Viruses in Mammalian Hosts

Dr. Khristine Kaith S. Llloren

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Development of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Assay for Detection of Ehrlichia canis in Canine Blood

Dr. Remil L. Galay

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Evaluation of Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) for Detection and/or Screening of Leptospira spp. Infection Among Domestic Animals in the Philippines

Dr. Gabriel Alexis SP. Tubalinal

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Parasites and Vector-Borne Pathogens of Client-Owned Dogs in Nueva Ecija

Dr. Virginia M. Venturina

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Healing Rate and Gross Appearance of Wounds in Goats Subjected to Exploratory Laparatomy Under Distal Paravertebral Nerve Block and Aquapuncture Using Chili Pepper Decoction

Dr. Jezie A. Acorda


Closing Program

6:30 pm Close of Conference and Reminders

Dr. Ma. Rosario S. Racho, Director and Chair, Scientific Sessions and Program


Vet’s Got Talent and Fellowship Night

Masters of Ceremonies: Dr. Billy L. Leysa and Dr. Ophelia A. Mangalino-Garcia

6:30 pm – 6:40 pm Invocation
6:40 pm – 6:45 pm Valedictory Speech

Dr. Rodel Jonathan S. Vitor II, Outgoing President, 2018-2019

6:45 pm – 6:55 pm Induction of the 2019-2020 Officers and Board of Directors

 

6:55 pm – 7:00 pm Acceptance Speech

Dr. Rey B. Oronan, President Elect and Incoming President, 2019-2020

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Vet’s Got Talent, Raffle and Awarding Ceremony