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Wednesday 28th October 2020 09:30 to Thursday 28th January 2021 16:30
Buckingham Equine Vets
Sparrow Lodge Farm
Milton Keynes, Buckingham
MK19 6BZ
United Kingdom

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This programme is exclusively available to XLVet Members.
Duration: 4 days, 2 modules.
Delegates: New Graduates and those who have changed species specialism recently.
Overview: Modules include Management of the Equine Emergency Patient, Equine Medicine, Clinical Essentials and Dentistry.

Programme Outline:
Four days of clinically-focused learning that will ensure graduates are equipped with the clinical decision-making skills to save lives, avoiding harm and developing a toolkit to use in out-of-hours situations. Gaining the skills and ability to manage common emergency cases, and how to triage emergency visits. The dentistry component will consider the most up to date techniques and theory alongside common dental problems. The course also includes practical wet lab workshops and live demonstrations.

Module one: Equine Medicine, Clinical Essentials and Dentistry (2 days)

  • Endocrinopathic laminitis – EMS and PPID
  • Clinical pathology – practical/group discussion
  • How to use your ophthalmoscope – practical
  • Managing a respiratory infectious disease outbreak
  • Practical ophthalmic exam – live horse
  • Cardiology quiz – teamed based audio quiz
  • Dentistry Essentials Day

Module two: Management of the Equine Emergency Patient (2 days)

Day One:

  • Anatomy Review (Distal Forelimb) 
  • The Examination of the Lame Horse
  • Examination of the Foot
  • How to Perform Diagnostic Analgesia of the Distal Limb
  • Laminitis (Acute and Chronic) Diagnosis and Management
  • Corrective Farriery
  • Atypical Sources of Lameness – EGUS, Kissing Spines, SI Disease
  • Synovial Sepsis
  • Wet Lab – Nerve and Joint Blocks
  • Limb Dissection

Day Two:

  • Wounds and Wound Management
  • Radiography and Radiology of the Foot
  • Radiology and Radiography of the Pastern and Fetlock (May merge with above)
  • Ultrasonography of the Palmar Metacarpus and Pastern
  • Management of Tendon, Check and Suspensory Ligament Injuries
  • Medical Management of Orthopaedic Disease (Bute or Bullet?)
  • Lymphangitis and Cellulitis – its fracture lame isn’t it!? (May change)
  • Orthopaedic Catastrophes
  • Wet Lab (Live Horse) – Radiography of the Equine Distal Limb
    • Ultrasonography of the Equine Palmar Metacarpus
    • Bandaging/Polticing/Casting