FURst Aid is a series of free events for all animal lovers. You learn practical preventative and first aid skills from experts at the Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine to help care for your animals. 

Upcoming Event 

TBD

Past Events

FURst Aid: Reproductive Care for Large Animals

Presented May 28, 2024

In this FURst Aid, Dr. William “Bill” Whitler will teach you problem-oriented preventative care tips to help your large animals (horses, cattle, sheep, goats, camelids and pigs) through all aspects of reproductive health as well as strategies to deal with common injuries and complications.

Dr. Whitler is a board certified theriogenologist (veterinary reproductive specialist) and an assistant professor at the college. 

Disclaimer: This presentation will cover animal reproductive health in detail, including anatomical descriptions.  

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact vet_editor@oregonstate.edu for CE credit.

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FURst Aid: Preventing and Treating Colic in Horses

Presented Feb. 22, 2024

In this FURst Aid event, Dr. Kelsey Jurek will teach you what to expect when dealing with the common emergency of colic. You'll learn what it is, how to respond, when to call your veterinarian and what to expect if you're referred to a veterinary hospital. You'll also learn how veterinarians differentiate surgical versus medical colics and get an overview of current cost of care and prognosis.

Dr. Jurek is an assistant professor of large animal emergency medicine in the Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine.

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this presentation will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact vet_editor@oregonstate.edu for CE credit.

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FURst Aid: Reproductive Care for Dogs and Cats

Presented October 4, 2023

In this FURst Aid, Dr. William “Bill” Whitler and Dr. Olivia Stricklin will teach you preventative care tips to help your dogs and cats through all aspects of reproductive health as well as strategies to deal with common injuries and complications.

Dr. Whitler is a board certified theriogenologist (veterinary reproductive specialist) and an assistant professor at the college. Dr. Stricklin is a theriogenology resident and is also pursuing a graduate degree in comparative health sciences at the college.    

Disclaimer: This presentation will cover animal reproductive health in detail, including anatomical descriptions.  

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this presentation will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact vet_editor@oregonstate.edu for CE credit.

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FURst Aid: Injury Prevention and Rehab for Dogs and Cats

Presented May 30, 2023

In this FURst Aid webinar, Dave Meyer will give an overview of small animal rehabilitation and injury prevention – think physical therapy skills for your pet. With live demonstration (featuring his pet dog Ivy) from the rehabilitation facilities at our Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital, you’ll learn how rehabilitation techniques and equipment can help as well as skills you can put into practice with your pet at home. Dave is a certified veterinary technician and a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner.

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact vet_editor@oregonstate.edu for CE credit.

   


FURst Aid: NSAIDs Responsible Use in Large Animals 

Presented March 8, 2023

In this FURst Aid, Dr. Andee Frei overviews how NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) work and includes recommendations for when and when not to give them. The presentation focuses primarily on horses, but also includes some recommendations for usage in ruminants. 

Dr. Frei is a large animal internal medicine resident at the Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine.

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact vet_editor@oregonstate.edu for CE credit.

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Furst Aid: Triaging Equine Sports Injuries

Presented Nov. 15, 2022 

Help! My horse injured itself in a competition. What do I do?  

In this FURst Aid, Dr. Stacy Semevolos and Dr. Katja Zellmer will describe how to handle common sports-related injuries in horses, including bowed tendons, fractures, joint injuries and more. They will highlight simple methods that horse owners can do to stabilize their horses before their vet arrives. Choose to attend in person (space is limited) or via Zoom webinar.

Drs. Semevolos and Zellmer are large animal surgery faculty members in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine.

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact vet_editor@oregonstate.edu for CE credit.

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FURst Aid: Disaster Preparedness for Pets and Furry Friends

Presented June 23, 2022

In this FURst Aid, Dr. Jennifer Sargent teaches how to prepare the entire family for an emergency. You learn disaster preparedness considerations for both small and large animals. 

Dr. Sargent is one of the founding members of DAM Vets — the Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine Disaster Action Management Team — and is the attending veterinarian for the university.

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact vet_editor@oregonstate.edu for CE credit.

 

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FURst aid: Preventing, Identifying and Treating Common Dog Injuries on the Trail

Presented April 30, 2022 

In this FURst Aid, Dr. Brianna Beechler, assistant professor of research and avid trail runner, teaches how to prevent, identify and temporarily treat common canine injuries that occur when hiking or running trails in the great outdoors. She also overviews which ones require immediate veterinary attention. You also learn the essential components of a canine trail first-aid kit.

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact vet_editor@oregonstate.edu for CE credit.

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FURst AID: Pet Triage and CPR

Presented March 7, 2022 

In this FURst Aid, Dr. Tandi Ngwenyama, board-certified specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care, will teach you to: 

1.    Understand your role in pet first aid.
2.    Learn how to triage your pet and check their vital signs.
3.    Learn how to recognize and provide first aid to your emergent pet.
4.    Identify the steps and actions needed to administer CPR correctly.
5.    Know the conditions for stopping CPR.

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact vet_editor@oregonstate.edu for CE credit.

Resources


FURst Aid: Managing Equine Emergencies 

Presented November 4, 2021

In this first installment, Dr. Kate Schoenhals, DVM and rural veterinary practice instructor, teaches you how to recognize and respond to equine emergencies. 

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this webinar will count for one hour of continuing education (not RACE® approved). After you have attended the event, please contact vet_editor@oregonstate.edu for CE credit.

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