New Developments in Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques of Equine Neck Conditions - A 2-Day Practical Course


Date: Fri 1st Nov 2019 - Sat 2nd Nov 2019
Venue: New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center
Location: Dover, NH, near Boston, MA (Boston-Logan Intl Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15 Hours (RACE Pending)
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet USD 490.00
USD 540.00
USD 1090.00
USD 1190.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 465.00
USD 515.00
USD 1035.00
USD 1130.00
Student USD 100.00
USD 110.00
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Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 270.00
USD 270.00
USD 595.00
USD 595.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
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USD 1920.00
USD 2120.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1530.00
USD 1690.00
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NHVMA Member USD 440.00
USD 490.00
USD 980.00
USD 1090.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 22nd September 2019
Registration Deadline: Friday 4th October 2019
Sponsors:

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all  attendees when attending courses in the UK.

 
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Fri 1 – Sat 2 November 2019 - A 2-Day Practical Course

 

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The practical sessions on this course include but are not limited to

  • US-guided & conventional CSF tap techniques
  • Cervical facet joint injections
  • Headshaker nerve blocks
  • Myelography
  • Cervical fusion surgery demonstrations

Horses suspected of being affected by equine wobbler or osteoarthritis of the cervical facet joints are regularly seen in equine practice but diagnosing a specific disease with certainty can be challenging.  Over the past two decades the equine cervical spine has been extensively researched and advanced imaging modalities like CT, CT-myelography and MRI have revolutionized diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities available to equine practitioners.

This practical course was designed to provide equine veterinarians with the theoretical and especially the practical skills to competently examine, diagnose and treat horses affected by neck conditions.  One of the main goals of this course is to provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills on how to reliably differentiate ataxic horses from animals with front- and hindlimb lameness.

A panel of internationally renowned clinicians who have dedicated a significant proportion of their careers researching, diagnosing and treating horses with neck conditions, will bring a wealth of experience to this course.  The following highly-illustrated lectures in English will be held in the mornings

  • Functional Neuroanatomy of the Head & Cervical Spine
  • Is it lame or is it ataxic?
  • The brain – How can we localize the signs & diagnose the problem?
  • Current Radiographic Techniques (incl. Myelogram) for Evaluation of the Cervical Spine
  • Neck Ultrasound – Poll, Facet Joints & US-guided CSF Taps
  • How CT & CT-Myelography are revolutionizing the work-up of horses with neck conditions
  • Equine Wobbler & Facet Joint OA – Update on Pathophysiology, Clinical Features & Diagnostic Options
  • Conservative Therapy of Equine Cervical Conditions – Where is the evidence?
  • Surgical Treatment of Neck Conditions – What’s the likelihood of success?
  • A Practical Approach to Diagnosing the Ataxic Horse – Case-based Discussions
  • Infectious Causes of Neurological Disease – Presentation, Diagnostics & Therapies
  • Update on Headshaking – Investigations & Treatment Options
  • Peripheral Neuropathies – Shiverers, Stringhalt, EMND etc..

In the afternoons, the 7 hours of practical small group sessions (2 – 4 vets per ultrasound machine) will give attendees plenty of opportunity to further develop their practical skills on live horses and on equine specimens, under the supervision of the experts.  Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations with live horses and specimens:

  • Neurologic Examination & CSF Tap Techniques
  • Cervical Ultrasound, Facet Joint Injections & US-guided CSF Taps
  • Radiography of the Neck/Head 
  • Neck Conditions Case-Discussions (incl. advanced imaging)
  • Guttural Pouch Endoscopy & Nerve Blocks for Headshakers
  • Cervical Fusion Surgery Demonstration
  • Myelogram demonstration

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance.  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

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    Brett Woodie
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Brett Woodie attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and earned his veterinary degree in 1995. Following graduation from veterinary college he was an intern at The Ohio State University from 1995-1996. Dr. Woodie then entered a surgery residency at The Ohio State University and spent another three years in Columbus, Ohio. During his surgery residency he completed a Master’s of Science degree. He then moved to northern Virginia where he was a clinical instructor for a year in equine surgery at Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. He achieved Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2000. His next job was as an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. During this time his research focus was on equine upper airway disorders. Then in 2003 he had the opportunity to move to Lexington, Kentucky and begin his job with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. He has been a surgeon at Rood and Riddle since that time. Diagnosis and treatment of equine upper airway problems is one of his main interests. Dr. Woodie has lectured nationally and internationally on the diagnosis and treatment of equine upper airway problems. He is co-organizer of the Equine Upper Airway Symposium. This symposium is held annually in Lexington, KY

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    Jonathan Anderson
    BVM&S, Dipl ACVS, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery and Orthopaedics
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    Jonathan qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2000 and went on to perform an equine internship position at the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital under the mentorship of the renowned equine neurosurgeon Dr Barrie Grant. This was followed by a short spell at the Rainbow Equine Hospital as an ambulatory veterinarian prior to undertaking a one year large animal surgical fellowship at the University of Oregon Veterinary Teaching Hospital and then completing an equine surgical residency at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Hospital.  He remained at Davis as a staff surgeon and lameness specialist for a further 18 months during which time he successfully completed the examinations to become a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  He then moved back to the Rainbow Equine Hospital in 2009 to join the surgical and advanced imaging department. Jonathan became a director of Rainbow Equine Hospital in 2013 and has specific interest in equine orthopaedics, neurology and surgery. He has published several peer reviewed journal articles and has lectured in both the US and the UK on a range of topics relating to lameness and equine neurology. 

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    Steve Reed
    DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Dr. Stephen Reed graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. Following a residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University, Dr. Reed accepted a faculty position at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 1976. In 1983, he joined the faculty at The Ohio State University as an assistant professor, rising to the title of professor in 1994. In 2003, Dr. Reed was named to the Jenne Professorship in Equine Medicine and Surgery and held that title until moving to Rood & Riddle in 2007.

    Dr. Reed is widely recognized for his commitment to the horse, equine veterinarians and the equine industry. As a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he developed an interest in the specialty of equine neurology and became recognized as an expert in this area. He has written and spoken extensively on “wobbler” syndrome, equine protozoal myelitis, head trauma and the neurologic examination. In addition, Dr. Reed has authored and coauthored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications including Equine Internal Medicine, the only internal medicine textbook dedicated solely to the horse. In 2008, he also co-edited the textbook, Equine Neurology, with Dr. Martin Furr. Dr. Reed has received a number of recognitions for his work, including the Schering-Plough Animal Health and World Veterinary Association Award for Applied Research. In 2008, he was chosen to deliver the Frank J. Milne Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, a singular honor given to a leader in equine veterinary medicine.

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New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center

Venue

New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center
15 Members Way
Dover, NH 03820


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone:  603-749-9111
Email:  office@newenglandequine.com             
Website:  www.newenglandequine.com

 

DIRECTIONS

The New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center is located in Dover, New Hampshire off of Route 16 (Spaulding Turnpike).  Take Route 16 towards Dover, NH.  Take Exit 9 and turn left onto Indian Brook Drive. Turn right onto Members Way (just past Northeast Credit Union). Go straight at the 4-way stop sign. Follow signs to OFFICE in order to check-in.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International airport

48 miles: Portland International Jetport – Portland, ME

67 miles: Boston-Logan International Airport – Boston, MA

 

Domestic airports

12 miles: Portsmouth International  Jetport– Portsmouth, NH  (Allegiant Air)

45 miles: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport- Manchester, NH

 

NEARBY HOTELS
*VetPD has a block of rooms available at Homewood Suites Dover, which is within walking distance to the clinic.  Please call the hotel directly before 4/4/19 for the group rate.​​​

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover 

21 Members Way, Dover, NH 03820 

Tel: +1-603.516.0929 

www.homewoodsuites3.hilton.com

                      .25 miles 

           $149

Hampton Inn Dover

9 Willard Pond Rd., Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603-516-5600

www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

1.1 miles

$127

Comfort Inn & Suites

10 Hotel Drive, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.750.7507

www.choicehotels.com

 1.2 miles

$196

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

31 Webb Pl, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.953.0800

www.microtelinn.com

1.3 miles

$94

Days Inn Dover

481 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.742.0400

www.daysinn.com

6 miles

$94

Motel 6 Portsmouth

3 Gosling Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Tel: +1-603.334.6606

www.motel6.com

11.8 miles

$64

 

Public Transportation

C&J Motorcoach operates hourly bus service from Boston’s Logan Airport (airplane) and South Station (train) to Dover, NH.  The Park & Ride Terminal in Dover is 2 miles from downtown Dover and .2 miles from New England Equine.   

The cost is only $24 each way.  Tickets must be purchased on-line and your printed confirmation is your ticket, so don’t misplace it.  Go to www.ridecj.com to view the schedule.

 
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