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LAMS212-0911: Equine Respiratory Disorders
Stephanie Brault, DVM, PhD, ACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine)
COURSE OPEN: September 26-November 3, 2011
REAL TIME SESSIONS: Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2011; 9:30pm-11:30pm ET (USA)
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Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a practice session prior to the first Real Time Session. Times and dates will be listed in your course confirmation email. Expect to spend up to 1 hour at one of the 2-4 practice sessions held prior to the first Real Time Session.
Level and Prerequisites:
This intermediate course will be open to field practitioners
actively interested in the diagnosis and treatment of equine
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
This course will be an overview of respiratory tract disorders of the horse and diagnostic methods suitable for use in field practice. Infectious and non-infectious causes of respiratory disease will be discussed.
This course consists of 4 (4) 2-hour Real Time Sessions, supplemental library materials, and interactive message board discussions.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to
About the Instructor:
Dr. Stephanie Brault is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in large animal internal medicine and received a Ph.D. for her studies on equine viral respiratory disease. She has been a staff veterinarian on the equine ambulatory service at U.C. Davis and an assistant professor of large animal internal medicine at Colorado State University. She is currently in private equine practice in Colorado.
Week 1: (Real Time Session October 3): Respiratory Diagnostic Methods
Content: Diagnostic methods and techniques including endoscopy, radiography, ultrasonography, and arterial blood gas analysis. Overview of sample collection and evaluation techniques.
Week 2: (Real Time Session October 10): Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders
Content: Diagnosis and management of fungal pneumonia equine lungworm, acute bronchointerstitial pneumonia, interstitial pneumonia, tuberculosis, Mycoplasma, bacterial pneumonia/pleuropneumonia in adult horses, Rhodococcus equi pneumonia of foals, and other causes of pneumonia in foals.
Week 3: (Real Time Session October 17): Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders
Content: Diagnosis and management of viral respiratory disease, Streptococcus equi ssp equi, guttural pouch diseases, Diseases of the paranasal sinuses and ethmoid hematoma.
Week 4: (Real Time Session October 24): Miscellaneous Respiratory Tract Disorders
Content: Diagnosis and management of thoracic trauma, pulmonary edema, smoke inhalation, recurrent airway obstruction, inflammatory airway disease, pneumoconiosis (silicosis), exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage and neoplasia.
CE CREDITS: 8
Tuition: Member $160 ($144 early bird special if enrolled by September 12, 2011).
Non-Member $253 ($228 early bird special if enrolled by September 12, 2011).
* To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
* For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.
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