Webcasts
2022-05-16
27:08 min
Content presented by Vicky Chalmers, Equine saddle fitter
Back soreness, poor performance, behaviour issues, and subtle lameness… How can you tell if a horse’s saddle fits correctly? From evaluating the integrity of the saddle to discussing girths and pads, English saddle fitter Vicky Chalmers takes us through the points of saddle fitting to help you get to know the basics and allow you to guide the rider while they wait for an appointment with a professional saddle fitter.
2022-04-06
58:15 min
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Content presented by Mouhamadou Diaw, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT
Hormonal therapy plays a primordial role in equine reproduction. In the mare, hormones are used to prevent and treat some reproductive disorders. They are also used for disorders related to hormonal imbalances and to optimize breeding management (i.e., induction of estrus, ovulation, short cycle, etc.). During this webcast, Dr. Mouhamadou Diaw will address the use and the indications of the hormones available for veterinarians involved in equine reproduction.
2022-02-17
42:31 min
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Content presented by Mouhamadou Diaw, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT
Most mares are seasonally polyoestrous. But whatever the mode of reproduction, different steps must be considered to expect a broodmare to become pregnant quickly and to deliver a healthy foal. During this webcast, Dr. Mouhamadou Diaw discusses the steps to take into account to prepare mares for the breeding season.
Scientific Snapshots
2022-06-14
03:00 min
Content prepared by Jennifer Jobin, BSc, DVM
Effects of regional limb perfusion technique on concentrations of antibiotic achieved at the target site: A Meta-Analysis Veterinarians are often called upon to treat conditions such as cellulitis, joint infections and trauma-induced wounds of the distal limbs in horses. Intravenous regional limb perfusion allows veterinarians to achieve a high concentration of antibiotic within a targeted region of a limb with a lower dose of antibiotic than systemic administration, decreasing the cost and...
2022-05-16
03:30 min
Content prepared by Jennifer Jobin, BSc, DVM
Hearing loss may affect a horse’s quality of life and its ability to interact with riders, trainers and other horses. Current known causes of auditory loss in the horse include: temporohyoid osteopathy, otitis, brainstem disease, trauma, congenital sensorineural deafness (American Paint horses) and old age. In foals, congenital sensorineural deafness, prematurity, sepsis, brainstem disease, trauma and otitis can cause auditory loss. Gentamicin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic, is commonly used in...
2022-04-18
04:00 min
Content prepared by Jennifer Jobin, BSc, DVM
Elective synovial endoscopy is most often performed to remove osteochondral fragments within joints but can also be used to diagnose and treat a variety of problems in joints and soft tissues. Perioperative protocols for the use of antibiotics in equine synovial endoscopy are highly variable, and may be affected by physician preference and previous training. As resistance to antibiotics continues to rise, it is wise to continue to evaluate the risks and benefits of these protocols. The...
Brain Matters
2022-04-18
01:00 min
Content prepared by Katie Ellis, DVM, CEVMM, CVA
You perform extracorporeal shockwave therapy on a young, energetic horse with proximal suspensory desmopathy. The owner wants to turn the horse out immediately after the treatment into a 40’ x 40’ paddock.