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Colic Field Diagnostics: How to Get the Most Out of the Basics

This session discusses how to do a basic colic exam. A basic exam typically allows for a diagnosis to be made. Localizing and categorizing the lesion allows you to make an informed decision on an appropriate course of action.Please note: If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.

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The Changing World of Parasite Management

There are four major species of intestinal helminths that are capable of causing clinical disease in naturally infected horses: cyathostomes (small strongyles), Anoplocephala perfoliata, Parascaris equorum, and Strongylus vulgaris (large strongyle). There are large gaps in our current knowledge of how best to detect infections of some of these species in horses, and subsequently the ability to assess these parasites for evidence of anthelmintic resistance. The following is a review of these...

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Geriatric Medicine: It's Not Easy Getting Old

As our ability to care for and provide adequate nutrition to older horses improves, we are faced with different medical challenges associated with an aging population. The primary disease associated with aging horses is pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), but owners have other concerns such as nutrition, musculoskeletal fitness, and immune status/vaccine response.Please note: If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to...

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Ulcerative Keratitits: Mastering Corneal Ulcers

The equine eye is very prominent and particularly prone to traumatic injury and subsequent corneal ulceration. Corneal disease, and especially ulcerative keratitis, is the most common cause for acute ocular pain in the horse. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate medical and surgical therapy should prevent complications.Please note: If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your...

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Colic Field Diagnostics: Which Advanced Diagnostics to Choose to Make a Difference

A colic basic exam typically enables a diagnosis. However, the basics don't work for every single case and additional diagnostics are sometimes necessary. Ultrasound, abdominocentesis, bloodwork, and fecal diagnostic equipment and techniques are discussed.Please note: If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.

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Practical Approaches for Equine Laminitis

Successful management of the laminitic horse begins with an understanding of the normal supporting structures of the digit, the disease process, and the structural failure that results in the laminitic foot. An early and accurate diagnosis, intervention, and treatment are imperative for a successful outcome. Rehabilitation requires a dedicated and cooperative team effort between the farrier, veterinarian, and owner. This session will cover laminitis grading, diagnosis, prognosis and...

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Neck, Back & Sacroiliac Pain Management: Secrets to Sucess

Neck, back, and/or sacroiliac pain in the horse continues to be a bit of an enigma for the equine practitioner. We frequently diagnose pain on palpation but rarely know if it is primary pain or secondary pain. The ability to localize pain to these areas is limited and diagnosis is often made by exclusion or with expensive diagnostics. Whether the diagnosis is made or just assumed what can be done to treat pain in this area? This session shares three secrets to success when diagnosing and...

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Flexural Limb Deformities in Foals: Trials and Tribulations

Discussion of flexural deformities in foals and varieties of medical treatments.Please note: If you were an attendee at this VMX 2018 Conference session and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.

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Field Treatments for Colic: More Options Than You Think

Horse owners identify colic as the most feared of horse health emergencies and for good reason. They recognize that treatment can be expensive, surgery is often necessary and death is a possible result of acute gastrointestinal disease. One of most difficult decisions in the evaluation of colic in the field is the decision to treat in place or refer. For the equine practitioner, many treatment options are available in the field which when chosen in the appropriate cases will result in a...

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The Blocked Goat

Urolithiasis has multifactorial causes of diet, environment and anatomic components. Medical treatment alone is generally unrewarding. When urethral obstruction is complete, surgical intervention is appropriate. Surgical correction may be considered a short term salvage procedure. Early detection and early surgical intervention lead to better outcomes. Which surgical correction is chosen depends on many factors including: value and intended use of animal: (breeding, pet, slaughter); location...

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