Equine Program

Available for viewing October 6!

Seeing Clearly: Updates in Equine Ophthalmology

Kathryn L. Wotman, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM), DACVO

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Equine Ophthalmology: What Am I Looking At? (1 hour)

Eyes can be intimidating and confusing, especially if you don’t have the right tools to tackle them! During this session, participants will work to understand the right equipment to have on the truck to facilitate eye exams. The speakers will discuss equine species differences and what to look for and other tips to help your ophthalmic exam go smoothly. Additionally, participants will learn to develop strategies for treating corneal ulcers in the horse.

Updates in Equine Recurrent Uveitis: A Pain in the Eye! (1 hour)

Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) is a frustrating disease for the horse, owner, and veterinarian. As we gain understanding into the etiology of this disease, new treatments may emerge to help the fight against blindness from ERU. In this session participants will identify the early signs of ERU to start intervention right away to prevent permanent complications. The speaker will also discuss possible etiologies of ERU and will impart understanding of new treatment options and when best to refer.

Updates in Equine Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Translational Medicine (1 hour)

Equine ocular squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common eye cancer diagnosed and horses, and show many similarities to the disease in people. Using translational medicine, new treatment options are on the horizon to hopefully one day cure this vision threatening disease. In this session, the speaker will address risk factors for ocular SCC in the horse and will discuss the therapies being developed to treat ocular SCC. Participants will learn appropriate prevention measures and will learn to identify early signs of ocular cancer.

Equine Ophthalmology: Case Discussions (1 hour)

During this session, participants will review specific cases which will highlight other important topics in equine ophthalmology. Speaker will discuss differential diagnoses for specific ocular diseases as well as treatment plans, and will touch on tips for successful ocular surgeries in the field.

Available for viewing November 3!

Equine Wound Care and Surgery

Dean A. Hendrickson, DVM, MS, DACVS

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Foot Surgery: What Can We Do in the Field? (1 hour)

Foot surgery can be both challenging and rewarding. There are many disease processes that can be better treated with appropriate foot surgery in the field. After this session the participant will be able to select appropriate sedation and local anesthetic methods for foot surgery, as well as identify techniques appropriate for the practitioner to perform in the field. Participants will also learn how to determine limitations for foot surgeries in the field.

The Why, When, and How of Skin Grafting: It’s Really Not That Hard! (1 hour)

Skin grafting is a valuable technique that can be used in the field to improve second intention healing in the horse. It can be a relatively simple technique and can provide a more functional and cosmetic wound. After this session the participant will be able to identify the appropriate wounds for skin grafting as well as know how to improve the success rate of skin grafting. Participants will also leave this session able to explain the concepts involved with punch skin grafting.

Standing Surgery: What Should We Consider… (1 hour)

Field surgery has become more accessible with excellent sedation and local anesthetic medications. There are many surgical techniques that can be performed in the field in the standing horse. This presentation will discuss sedation, local anesthetic, and surgical techniques of common standing procedures. After this session the participant will be able to select appropriate sedation and local anesthetic methods for field surgery as well as identify techniques appropriate for the practitioner to perform in the field. The participant will also gain an understanding of limitations for standing surgeries.

Wound Care: The Latest Strategies That Can Be Used in the Field (1 hour)

Wound care is a commonly practiced technique in equine practice. Horses are always finding a way to injure themselves. There are many new wound care products and concepts available to the practitioner. This presentation will help you to determine effective ways to treat wounds and get our patients back to work. After this session the participant will be able to identify the stage of the wound healing process of various wounds using wound color designations and select the appropriate treatment for wounds based upon the wound stage. Participants will also learn how to identify further diagnostics to help in the wound healing process.

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