A description of Equine topics, by speaker, for the 2013 Virginia Veterinary Conference.
Friday, March 1
Robert M. Stenbom, DVM
Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim
Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of PPID in the Horse
PPID’s incidence, etiology and ramifications in the horse followed by an in-depth discussion of current thinking relative to PPID diagnostic strategies, methods and interpretation of laboratory results. Continuing with an overview of the latest treatment options, the pharmacology of pergolide, adjunctive therapies and management approaches to effectively deal with PPID.
Jennifer G. Barrett, Ph.D., DVM, DACVS
1:00-1:55 pm; 2:05-3:00 pm
David Pugh, DVM, MS, DACT, DACVN, DACVM
Draft Horse Mule, Donkey Practice Part 1& 2
Dr. Pugh will cover reproduction, nutrition, metabolic disease and parasite control where it regards draft horse, donkey and mule medicine.
Saturday, March 2
J. Brett Woodie, DVM, MS, DACVS
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures for the Upper Respiratory Tract
This lecture will cover such diagnostic tests as laryngeal ultrasound, transendoscopic tracheal aspirates and sinocentesis. Therapeutic procedures such as transendoscopic treatment of progressive ethmoid hematomas, standing sinus lavage and emergency tracheotomy will be discussed.
Upper Airway Evaluation at Rest and During Exercise
This lecture will focus on how to thoroughly examine the upper respiratory tract of the horse at rest and during exercise. The equipment necessary to perform these types of examinations will be discussed. The normal anatomy and function of the upper airway at rest and during exercise will be reviewed. The most common abnormalities affecting the upper airway and their treatments will be discussed.
Amber Labelle, DVM, MS, DACVO
The Cornea: Clear as Mud
This lecture focuses on understanding clinically-relevant corneal anatomy, normal corneal wound healing, and treatment of simple and complicated corneal ulcers, with an emphasis on treatment strategies for these radically different types of corneal wounds.
The Rainbow in my Eye: Diagnosing Corneal Disease by Color
This lecture focuses on making accurate clinical diagnoses based on changes in corneal opacity. Attendees will learn how to identify changes in corneal transparency and the significance of these color changes, and how they allow the examiner to make an accurate diagnosis.
Equine Recurrent Uveitis: a Pain in the Eye
This lecture will discuss the pathophysiology of Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU), the clinical diagnosis of ERU and treatment options. Attendees will learn how to diagnose and manage these cases in the field and the cutting-edge surgical options available for long-term control of ERU.
Scott Morrison, DVM
Managing Hoof Capsule Distortion
Hoof capsule shape changes are a normal process in limb development. When shape changes become excessive, leading to a dysfunctional hoof capsule, we refer to these as hoof capsule distortions. Topics included in this discussion are: sheared heels, club feet, low heels, under run heels, collapsed heels and hoof cracks.
Foal Foot Care
This lecture will cover concepts in foal foot care to help promote optimal limb development. Contractures, laxity, angular and rotational deformities will be covered. Additionally, traumatic injuries to the foal foot will be discussed.