Equine Health Symposium
This set of seminars will provide attendees with the most up-to-date information currently available in a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, Neurology, Orthopedics, Nutrition, Preventative Care, Diagnostic Imaging, and Infectious Disease. Each day is tailored to a specific audience. The program on February 2nd is focused on the veterinarian, veterinary technician, and veterinary student where lectures will be related to hot topics and trends in equine veterinary medicine. February 3rd will have two tracks, one for the veterinarian, technician, and veterinary student, and the other for the owner, caretaker, and rider.
All proceeds will support the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Equine Health Program and the Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners at North Carolina State University (SCAAEP).
For the 2013 Equine Health Symposium, SCAAEP has reached out beyond NCSU, to bring in two special guest speakers, Dr. Kevin Haussler and Dr. Steve Reed.
Guest Speaker Bios
Dr. Kevin Haussler will be joining us from Colorado State University. He is a leading expert in musculoskeletal pain, thoracolumbar spinal disorders, and rehabilitation after musculoskeletal injury. He holds certification in both veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic medicine, and uses these modalities to compliment his approach to managing chronic pain. NC State is excited to welcome Dr. Haussler to share his extensive knowledge of integrative medicine and alternative therapies.
Currently practicing at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington Kentucky, Dr. Steve Reed is a board certified internal medicine specialist with a strong interest in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disease in the horse. He has extensive experience in the areas of cervical vertebral instability and surgical intervention, equine protozoal myelitis, and traumatic head injury and has played a critical role in the advancement of our understanding of these conditions.
February 2 & 3, 2013 - Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, & Veterinary Student Program
This set of lectures will provide the practicing veterinarian and veterinary technician with the most current information available on topics such as orthopedics, neurology, diagnostic imaging, pain management, and infectious disease. This course will offer 7 hours CVME credit on Saturday and 7 hours CVME credit for Sunday.
Veterinarians, technicians, and students attending the February 2nd course are welcome to attend the February 3rd Owner Program at no additional charge. An excellent chance to mingle with horse owners, caretakers, and riders.
Registration Fees Include:
- Access to leading experts in the field, lectures, round-table discussions, tours, and vendors
- Breakfast and lunch both days
- Equine Health Symposium T-shirt (not guaranteed for registrations after January 13th)
- Veterinarian Program Registration Fees
After January 1st, registration will be $125.
- Veterinary Student Registration Fees
NCSU Veterinary Students - Please contact Leslie Smith or Sterling Schmitt with questions or for more information on how to register.
Veterinary Students (Non-NCSU) - After January 1st, registration will be $50.
February 3 , 2013 - Horse Owner, Caretaker, and Rider Program
This is the longest-running equine continuing education program at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. It began when the college began! This set of seminars will provide horse owners, caretakers, and riders the most current information available on topics such as head trauma and neurologic exams, pain management, nutrition, biosecurity, infectious diseases, and preventative care.
The most up-to-date information straight from the NC State University veterinarians and guest speakers on subjects that directly affect your horse's care and management. There will also be tours of the veterinary school.
The program's overall goal is to bring new health information to horse owners. The discussions are aimed so that novice owners and experienced professional trainers all have an opportunity to take home new information that they can apply to their horses. Exhibitors will also be available so attendees can learn about individual products or organizations during the lunch break.
This event provides a unique learning opportunity that no horse owner or enthusiast can afford to miss!
Undergraduate students are encouraged to register for the Owner, Caretaker, and Rider Program.
- Horse Owner, Caretaker, and Rider Registration Fees
After January 1st, registration will be $60.
Registration is closed
If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation within four (4) days of sending your registration, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, contact our office at 919-513-6421.
Full refunds will be granted for notices received in writing seven days prior to the course. After that time, there will be a 25% cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after the course has begun.
Location & Lodging
This course will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine at 1060 William Moore Drive in Raleigh, NC. A block of rooms will be reserved at the Ramada Inn off Blue Ridge Road, 1420 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, at a discounted rate. This hotel is next door the the College. To make your reservation, please call 919-832-4100 and reference the Equine Health Symposium - GROUP BLOCK CODE: CGEHS. For information on other area hotels, visit our informative website.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assisting devices, services or other accommodations to participate in the activity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs at least 30 days prior to the event.
February 2, 2013 - Focus on Hot Topics in Equine Medicine - For Veterinarians, Technicians, and Students
February 3, 2013 - Focus on Pain Management, Nutrition, and Infectious Disease - For Owners, Caretakers, and Riders
February 3, 2013 - Focus on Neurologic Disease and Lameness - For Veterinarians, Technicians, and Students
|7:00 - 8:00||Registration & Breakfast|
|8:00 - 8:50||What's new in lameness diagnostics||Raphael Labens|
|8:55 - 9:45||Update on diagnostics for neurologic disease||Steve Reed|
|9:45 - 10:15||Break|
|10:15 - 11:05||Advances in diagnosis and treatment of sacroiliac pain||Kevin Haussler|
|11:10 - 12:00||Update on cervical vertebral disease||Steve Reed|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch Break & Vendors|
|1:00 - 1:50||Cryotherapy, prevention of laminitis||Timo Prange|
|1:55 - 2:45||Rehabilitation & hospital care of the neurologic horse||Steve Reed|
|2:45 - 3:00||Break|
|3:00 - 3:50||Lameness Rehabilitation||Kevin Haussler|
|4:00 - 4:50||Round Table: Is it lame or is it neurologic? Case Discussion||Steve Reed, Kevin Haussler, Jennifer Davis, Fernando Cardenas (Rich Redding - Moderator)|
The event will also host exhibitors.
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