Webcasts
2021-11-25
54:31 min
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Content presented by Jean-Yin Tan, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (LAIM), Cert. Prof. Mgt.
The most common cause of poor performance in exercising horses is exertional rhabdomyolysis. In this session, you will learn to differentiate between causes of equine myopathies. You will familiarize yourself with the diagnostic approach and formulate appropriate treatment regimens for common exertional myopathies.
2021-11-30
60:00 min
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Content presented by Daniel Pang, BVSc, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVAA, Dipl. ECVAA
Join us on Tuesday, November 30th at 3 p.m. (EST), as we review key concepts in equine anesthesia. During this webcast, Dr. Daniel Pang will provide updated information regarding equine anesthesia and sedation procedures, including: drug protocol options and pharmacology: selection of drugs for sedation and anesthetic premedication, options for induction and short-term maintenance of general anesthesia;cardiorespiratory physiology: impact of sedation and anesthesia on the...
2021-10-18
59:28 min
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Content presented by Jean-Yin Tan, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (LAIM), Cert. Prof. Mgt.
Gastric ulcers are a common disease in horses, affecting up to 95% of equine athletes. In this one-hour webcast, Dr. Tan explores the latest developments on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. You will learn to classify and grade gastric ulcers, explore risk factors, and differentiate gastric ulcers from other common conditions such as hindgut ulcers. Learn to tailor and prioritize the latest in diagnostic and treatment options, and how to advise clients on prognosis and prevention.
Scientific Snapshots
2021-11-20
03:30 min
Content prepared by Jennifer Jobin, BSc, DVM
Study evaluates the effect of additional prescriptive low-intensity exercise as part of a practical weight-loss program for equids Metabolic syndrome is characterized by the combination of obesity and insulin dysregulation, and can lead to laminitis. Treatment of metabolic syndrome generally focuses on weight loss via dietary restriction. Optimizing the health of horses affected by metabolic syndrome by improving insulin sensitivity would potentially decrease the risk of laminitis. Studies...
2021-10-17
04:30 min
Content prepared by Jennifer Jobin, BSc, DVM
Distal sesamoidean ligament injuries can be consistently diagnosed by ultrasound, carrying a guarded prognosis for return to full use, study shows. Most equine veterinarians are familiar with soft tissue injuries in the metacarpal and metatarsal regions, however soft tissue injuries in the pastern region are less common. The distal sesamoidean ligaments are a continuation of the suspensory ligament at the level of the pastern; there are seven of these in total. These include one unpaired...
2021-10-17
03:00 min
Content prepared by Jennifer Jobin, BSc, DVM
Hyperammonemia found as cause for neurologic signs in two endurance horses: Case report Endurance horses perform for long periods, often in heat stress conditions; exhaustion and decreased mentation are common in these horses. These signs have been attributed to dehydration or cerebral edema but the cause has not been demonstrated. This is the first confirmed report of hyperammonemia resulting in neurologic signs in endurance horses. Hyperammonemia had been suspected to cause neurologic signs...
Brain Matters
2021-11-20
01:00 min
Content prepared by Jean-Yin Tan, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (LAIM), Cert. Prof. Mgt.
You are examining a 19-year-old Draft cross gelding for lameness. You notice he has a body condition score of 5/9, a cresty neck and fat pads above the tailhead. Radiographs reveal 5 degrees rotation in the left front P3. He has a thick, long hair coat. His physical examination is otherwise within normal limits.
2021-10-17
01:00 min
Content prepared by Katie Ellis, DVM, CEVMM, CVA
You evaluate a horse for swelling on the left forelimb. Using ultrasonography, this swelling is confirmed to be tenosynovitis within the common digital extensor tendon sheath. There are multiple sheaths that surround the extensor tendons at the level of the carpus. Tenosynovitis within the extensor tendon sheaths can occur secondary to trauma or a penetrating wound.
2021-10-17
01:00 min
Content prepared by Jean-Yin Tan, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (LAIM), Cert. Prof. Mgt.
You are examining a 12-year-old Appendix gelding for lameness. He has a body condition score of 7/9; it is difficult to feel his ribs and he has fat pads behind the shoulder and above the tailhead. He is sensitive to hoof tester pressure at the toe of both front feet. He is kept outside on grass in the daytime and inside at night on hay. The owner declines further diagnostic testing.