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LSU to host dermatology conference

July 16, 2008
By: Jennifer Fiala
For The VIN News Service

Baton Rouge, La. — Claw disease, nodules and nasal dermatoses are some of the topics featured in a new dermatology conference titled "A Look at Skin Disease Based on Clinical Lesions/Cutaneous Reaction Patters in the Dog and Cat."

The conference, scheduled Sept. 7, at Louisiana State University's (LSU) veterinary school, is sponsored by Vetoquinol USA Inc., Virbac Corp., D.V.M. Pharmaceuticals (IVX Animal Health), Bayer Animal Health and Sogeval.

Instructors include Southeast Veterinary Specialists' dermatology resident Dr. Kristen Fulham and staff dermatologist Dr. Stephen Lemarie, LSU professor Dr. Sandra R. Merchant,

LSU dermatology resident Dr.  Laura K. Sickafoose, LSU assistant professor Dr. Tara S. Snook and Dr. Rebekah Westermeyer, LSU dermatology resident.

The course offers eight hours of continuing education credits. Certification forms will be provided for participants. Registration is $150 if postmarked on or before Aug. 17, and $175 after that date. The fee includes seminar materials, break refreshments and a catered lunch.

For more information, call (225) 578-9900.

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