Scientific Program; 20th annual ARAV conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Sep

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We have reviewed the 2013 conference registration list and found something missing. YOU!! Surely this must have been an oversight on your part. Early registration ends on August 24th. After that the registration fee increases. So don't miss the chance to take advantage of the member discount by registering before August 24th. Simply go to the ARAV website ( to register online or download the registration form and send via the regular mail or fax. Also, our room block at the Indianapolis Sheraton City Centre Hotel is held until August 31, so please make you hotel reservations now. See the ARAV website for complete conference information and how to make your hotel reservation. We hope to see you in Indianapolis in September. Thanks..

Scientific Program; 20th annual ARAV conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
September 15th-19th

Sunday, September 15th
6:30 - 8:30 pm -- Opening Reception -- Indianapolis Sheraton City Centre Hotel

Monday, September 16th
8:00-9:30: Session: Opening and Keynote; Chairperson: Rachel E. Marschang
8:00-8:15 Introduction and Welcome Rachel E. Marschang
8:15-9:15 Keynote Speech: Ranaviruses: Matt Gray
an emerging threat to the biodiversity
of ectothermic vertebrates
9:15-9:30 Questions and discussion
9:30-12:00 Session: Infectious Diseases; Chairpersons: Kim Wojick and Paolo Selleri
9:30-9:45 Nasal Discharge in Chelonians Thomas H. Boyer
9:45-10:00 Concomitant multicentric lymphoblastic Lionel Schiller
lymphoma, lymphoid leukemia and inclusion
body disease in an adult male boa constrictor
(Boa constrictor imperator)
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-10:45 Repeated Detection of Ranaviruses in anolis lizards Anke Stöhr
from Florida
10:45-11:00 Detection of antibodies against adenoviruses in Inna Ball
lizards and snakes
11:00-11:15 Pathology and initial sequence characterization Chris Griffen
of a novel visceral coccidian in the kidney of Inland
Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps)
11:15-11:30 A Novel Mycoplasma Detected in Association with Zachary Steffes
Respiratory Disease in a Collection of Ball Pythons
(Python regius)
11:30-11:45 First detection of Sunshine Virus in Pythons in Europe Rachel E. Marschang

12:00-13:30 AEMV Business Lunch (lunch included in full ARAV registration, too)

13:30-17:30 Session: Surgery; Chairpersons: Lionel Schilliger and Franciscus Scheelings
13:30-14:30 Surgical approaches to the coelom of reptiles Avery Bennett
Getting in is half the battle
14:30-15:00 Questions and Discussion
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:45 Repair of mandibular symphyseal fracture in an Paul Raiti
African side-necked turtle
15:45-16:00 Laser endoscopic lithotripsy in a freshwater turtle Giordano Nardini
16:00-16:15 Surgical Management of Maxillary Osteomyelitis La’Toya Latney
in a Reticulated Python (Python reticulates)
16:15-16:30 Prefemoral Ovariosalpingectomy in the Desert Jay Johnson
Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii and Gopherus Morafkii)
16:30-16:45 Coelomic implantation of Holohil transmitters in Steven B. Thompson
Crotalus horridus
16:45-17:00 Complicated tongue prolapse in a chameleon – Karina Mathes
novel surgery technique as a possible alternative to
amputation or euthanasia
17:00-17:15 Questions and Discussion
18:00-19:30 Supreme Hospitality Event (including students)
19:30-21:00 ARAV Committee Meetings

Tuesday, September 17th
8:00-12:00: Joint ARAV / AEMV Session; Chairpersons: Adolf Maas and Paolo Selleri
8:00-8:15 Scorpion Envenomation in Chelonia Jay Johnson
8:15-8:30 Evaluation of a long acting antibiotic ceftiofur Claire Grosset
crystallin free acid in koi (Cyprinus carpio)
8:30-8:45 Sedation for radiography in rats with severe rat Angela Lennox
respiratory syndrome (RRS)
8:45-9:00 Working with Reptile Rescues, Oh the Things Erica Mede
You'll See
9:00-9:15 Acquired Oronasal Fistula in a Domestic Ferret Inge Thas
(Mustela putorius furo)
9:15-9:30 How to Make a Snake Eat Petra Koelle
9:30-9:45 Spontaneous abdominal bladder hernia including Véronique Mentré
a bladder stone in a rabbit
9:45-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-10:30 Mesenteric and hepatic cysticercosis in a rabbit Charly Pignon
10:30-10:45 Granulomatous hepatitis in a Pyxidea mouhotii Paolo Selleri
10:45-11:00 Congenital xanthoma in a domestic rabbit Véronique Mentré
(Oryctolagus cuniculus)
11:00-11:15 Measuring 25 hydroxyvitamn D level in leopard Mark Mitchell
geckos exposed to commercial UVB lights
11:15-11:30 Reconstructive surgery on a skunk Inge Thas
11:30-11:45 Applied behavior analysis: The science behind all Leigh Ann Clayton
that learning
11:45-12:00 Cardiovascular Physiology and Diseases of Kathleen Heinz-Taheny
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break (Old City Market)
14:00-18:00 Zoo Trip – Indianapolis Zoo, Aquarium, and Botanical Garden
18:00-20:00 Cocktails and Dinner at Zoo, Auction at Zoo

Wednesday, September 18th
8:00-9:45 Session: Case Reports; Chairpersons: Anke Stöhr and La’Toya Latney
8:00-8:15 Respiratory and genital disorders in a greek tortoise Samuel Sauvaget
8:15-8:30 Incidence of Lymphocytosis and Lymphoid Rand J. Wilson
Leukemias in Bearded Dragons
8:30-8:45 Acute and chronic effects of heat stroke in 11 Leigh Ann Clayton
Australian freshwater turtles
8:45-9:00 Trichomonas and Cryptosporidium in a Black Lorraine Ann Corriveau
Throat Monitor Lizard - case report
9:00-9:15 Adenocarcinoma and adenoma in 2 clutch mate Lorraine Ann Corriveau
same household Bearded Dragons – case report
9:15-9:30 Pericardial Effusion and Atherosclerosis in a Ariana Finkelstein
Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus)
9:30-9:45 Questions and Discussion
9:45-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-12:00 Session: Surgery; Chairpersons: Karina Mathes and Nelson Bricker
10:15-10:45 Practical use of Loco-regional Analgesia in Reptile Doug Mader
10:45-11:00 Sedation and Local Analgesia as an Alternative Angela Lennox
To General Anesthesia in Reptiles
11:00-11:15 Comparison of the Sedative Effects of Jordan Gentry
Medetomidine, Dexmedetomidine, and
Levomedetomidine in Texas Tortoises (Gopherus
11:15-11:30 Post surgical meloxicam use in Crotalus horridus Steven B Thompson
11:30-11:45 Use of intravenous and intramuscular alfaxalone Franciscus Scheelings
to anesthetize Macquarie River turtles (Emydura
11:45-12:00 Questions and Discussion
12:00-13:30 ARAV Business Lunch (lunch included in full AEMV registration, too)
13:30-17:30 In-depth session: urogenital tract; Chairperson: Stacey Leonatti
13:30-13:45 Introduction: ABVP specialization Stacey Leonatti
13:45-15:00 Urogenital tract: Anatomy Jeanette Wyneken
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Urogenital tract: Clincal Considerations Doug Mader
16:30-17:30 Urogenital tract: Pathology Drury Reaville

Thursday, September 19th
8:00-10:00 Session: Conservation and Physiology; Chairpersons: Sue Carstairs and Heather Bjornebo
8:00-8:15 Fighting extinction: Zoo Victoria’s commitment Franciscus Scheelings
to endangered herpetofauna
8:15-8:30 Repatriation of the Golden Coin Turtle (Cuora Paul M. Gibbons
8:30-8:45 Utilizing Coelomic Length to Determine Gender Todd Eric Driggers
in Heloderma suspectum
8:45-9:00 Neotropical Snakes Conservation Program in Brazil Rogerio Loesch Zacariotti
9:00-9:15 The Reptile Rescue Center Munich, Germany – Sabine Öffner
challenges and interesting cases
9:15-9:30 Effects of UV-b radiation on plasma 25-hydroxy- Joanna Hedley
vitamin D3 and ionised calcium concentrations in
ball pythons (Python regius)
9:30-9:45 Clinical biochemistries in Veiled Chameleons Mark Mitchell
9:45-10:00 Questions and Discussion
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Session: Diagnostics and Imaging; Chairpersons: Sabine Öfner and Katie Heinz-Teheny
10:30-10:45 Magnetic resonance imaging and cross-sectional Noémie Summa
anatomy of the coelomic cavity in red-eared
sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) and yellow-
bellied sliders (Trachemys scripta scripta)
10:45-11:00 Determining Select Venous Blood Analytes and Jordan Gentry
WBC Counts in the Japanese Giant Salamander
11:00-11:15 Gastrointestinal contrast study in Inland bearded Claire Grosset
dragons (Pogona vitticeps)
11:15-11:30 Evaluation of rebound tonometry in leopard Nicola Di Girolamo
geckos (Eublepharis macularius)
11:30-11:45 Evaluating the different methods for reading Mark Mitchell
CBCs in reptiles: Using agreement analysis to
determine their value
11:45-12:00 Questions and Discussion
12:00-13:30 Lunch on your own

13:30-16:30 Session: ABVP Diplomates; Chairpersons: Stacey Leonatti and Leigh Ann Clayton
13:30-14:30 Common Problems of Leopard Geckos, Thomas Boyer
Eublepharis macularius
14:30-15:00 Emerging Infectious Diseases of Chelonians Paul M. Gibbons
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Diagnosing and Managing Renal Disease in Kevin M. Wright
Common Pet Reptiles
16:30-17:00 Closing Remarks Rachel E. Marschang
19:00-22:00 Brew Night! – Rock Bottom Restaurant & Pub
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