New Developments In Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques Of Equine Neck Conditions Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions
VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development
Date: Tuesday 1st March, 2022 - Wednesday 2nd March, 2022
Start time: 7:29 AM - 7:29 AM
COURSE DESCRIPTIONHorses suspected of being affected by equine wobbler or osteoarthritis of the cervical facet joints are regularly seen in equine practice but diagnosing a specific disease with certainty can be challenging. Over the past two decades the equine cervical spine has been extensively researched and advanced imaging modalities like CT, CT-myelography and MRI have revolutionized diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities available to equine practitioners.This practical course was designed to provide equine veterinarians with the theoretical and especially the practical skills to competently examine, diagnose and treat horses affected by neck conditions. One of the main goals of this course is to provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills on how to reliably differentiate ataxic horses from animals with front- and hindlimb lameness.A panel of internationally renowned clinicians who have dedicated a significant proportion of their careers researching, diagnosing and treating horses with neck conditions, will bring a wealth of experience to this course. To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first worked through the corresponding online Lecture Series 'New Developments in Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques of Equine Neck Conditions':If you have already purchased the Lecture Series independently of the On-Location Portion, please contact the office on firstname.lastname@example.org for a voucher code to reduce the price accordingly.As part of the online Lecture Series the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations: SpeakerTitleDurationMartin Furr Infectious Causes of Neurological Diseases - Presentation, Diagnostics & Therapies30 minsMartin FurrPeripheral Neuropathies - Shiverers, Stringhalt, EMND etc30 minJonathan AndersonUpdate on Headshaking Investigations & Treatment Options55 minMartin FurrIs it lame or is it ataxic?45 minMartin FurrFunctional Neuroanatomy of the Head & Cervical Spine30 minMartin FurrThe Brain - How can we localize the signs & diagnose the problem?40 minJonathan AndersonCurrent Radiographic Techniques (incl. Myelogram) for Evaluation of the Cervical Spine50 minJonathan AndersonNeck Ultrasound - Poll, Facet Joints & US-guided CSF Taps30 minJonathan AndersonConservative Therapy of Equine Cervical Conditions Where is the evidence?30 minMartin FurrEquine Wobbler & Facet Joint OA Update on Pathophysiology, Clinical Features & Diagnostic Options50 minMartin FurrA Practical Approach to Diagnosing & Treating the Ataxic Horse Case-based Discussions40 minJonathan AndersonHow CT & CT-Myelography are revolutionizing the Work-up of Horses with Neck Conditions40 minJonathan AndersonSurgical Treatment of Neck Conditions Whats the likelihood of success?40 minDay 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of Interactive Case-Discussions, which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists. This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.On the second day, the 7 hours of practical small group sessions (2 4 vets per ultrasound machine) will give attendees plenty of opportunity to further develop their practical skills on live horses and on equine specimens, under the supervision of the experts. Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations with live horses and specimens:Neurologic Examination & CSF Tap TechniquesCervical Ultrasound, Facet Joint Injections & US-guided CSF TapsRadiography of the Neck/Head Neck Conditions Case-Discussions (incl. advanced imaging)Guttural Pouch Endoscopy & Nerve Blocks for HeadshakersCervical Fusion Surgery DemonstrationMyelogram demonstrationThe course fee includes, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the Lecture Series (included in the price). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.
Rainbow Equine Hospitalnear York, North England (Leeds Bradford Airport)
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