RACE Approved for Vets and Techs

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 1178364


Content Presenter

Valerie A Fadok, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVD


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Managing Atopic Dermatitis: Why Parasite Control Matters utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

Allergic skin disease in dogs and cats consist of lifelong inflammatory diseases that require proactive management with a multimodal approach. One of the major flare factors for allergic dogs and cats is infestation by ectoparasites. Even when our patients do not have a classic flea allergy, low level infestation by fleas can cause a disease flare and reduce the efficacy of our treatments. Where fleas are not common other parasites are happy to take up the slack. This course looks at isoxazolines as a key management tool for allergic pets and explains how they improve outcomes for our patients.

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • discuss the critical role of ectoparasite control in the management of atopic dogs and cats
  • recognize the unusual clinical signs associated with flea flares in atopic dogs
  • describe which isoxazolines require food for maximal absorption and efficacy
  • identify atypical clinical signs associated with sarcoptic mange in dogs
  • demonstrate awareness of Demodex gatoi as a cause of overgrooming in cats and how to treat it


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations. Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting.

Completion Deadline:

Participants have 60 days from date of enrollment to view the presentation, as often as desired, as well as submit the two completion requirements outlined below. If after 60 days the completion requirements have not been submitted, the participant will be graded out of the course as incomplete.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Course Fee

Price: $25.00 USD

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