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AAEP LAMS206-1107: Basic Equine Reproductive Ultrasonography

INSTRUCTORS:
Ahmed Tibary DMV, Dip. ACT (Theriogenology)
Juan Samper, DVM, Dip. ACT (Theriogenology)
Regina Turner, DVM, Dip. ACT (Theriogenology)
Audrey Kelleman, DVM, Dip. ACT (Theriogenology)
John Mattoon, DVM, DACR (Radiology, Imaging)

DATES:
November 4 - December 2, 2007
Interactive sessions: Sundays. November 4, 11, 18 and 25; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
For this module in basic equine reproductive ultrasonography, the following topics will be discussed:

Course Outline:

Week 1 (November 4):
Basic principles of ultrasonography. This session will briefly introduce the required equipment for ultrasonography of the reproductive organs in the mare and stallion. An overview of the common artifacts and technical problems will also be presented.
Instructor(s): Dr. John Mattoon

Week 2 (November 11):
The focus on this week will be on ultrasonographic anatomy of the ovary and uterus in the non pregnant mare. A detailed description of ultrasonographic changes of ovarian structures and echotexture of the uterus and cervix during the estrous cycle will be given.
Instructor(s): Dr. Juan Samper

Week 3 (November 18):
The focus of this week will be on ultrasonographic imaging of the embryo and pregnant uterus. Early pregnancy diagnosis and features of the embryo pre and postfixation will be presented. Development of the conceptus throughout the gestation will be presented in relationship to ultrasonographic evaluation by transrectal and percutanuous methods. Normal and abnormal characteristics of the mammary gland in the non-pregnant, pregnant and postparturient mare
Instructor(s): Dr. Audrey Kelleman, Dr. A. Tibary

Week 4 (November 25):
The lectures will focus on ultrasonographic imaging of the testicles and the accessory sex glands in the normal stallion.
Instructor(s): Dr. A. Tibary

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 8 CE Credits

TUITION:
Member/$133, Non-Member/$212 by October 21, 2007;
Member/$148, Non-Member/$236 after October 21, 2007

AAEP members eligible for VIN member pricing. Please type in the comment field on the last page of your course registration that you are a member of the AAEP and your member number.

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks:
Equine Diagnostic Ultrasonography, 1st edition - Reef - 1998
Available in the VIN bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82202
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(2nd edition due for release soon)

Manual of Equine Reproduction, 2nd edition - Blanchard, Schumacher et al - 2003
Available in the VIN bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82305
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Current Therapy in Equine Reproduction - Samper, Pycock, McKinnon - 2007
Available in the VIN bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=99731
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