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LAMS203-1005: Equine Neurology Module A

Course coordinator: Steve Reed, DVM, DACVIM

Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Martin Furr, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Barrie Grant, DVM, MS, DACVS
Catherine Kohn, VMD, DACVIM
Jamie Murphy, VMD, MS, DACVIM
Yvette Nout, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Jim Robertson, DVM, DACVS
Cristina Robinson, DVM
Bill Saville, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

October 9 - November 13, 2005
Interactive sessions: Sundays; October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (US)


The first module of this two module course will cover the general central nervous system exam and diagnostic procedures applicable to equine neurologic disease. Specific diseases included in this module will be cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, EHV-1 myeloencephalopathy, equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy and equine motor neuron disease.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be expected:

Course Outline:

Week 1:
CNS Exam (Reed/Furr)
Localization and Diagnosis
Diagnostic testing (Reed/Andrews)
Localization and Diagnosis
Topics include : A/O CSF, L/S CSF, EEG, EMG, BAER

Week 2
Cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy (Reed/Robertson/Grant)
Background, etiology, localization, diagnosis ,treatment and outcome will be discussed

Week 3
Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (Reed/Saville/Furr)
Background, etiology, localization, diagnosis ,treatment and outcome will be discussed

Week 4
Equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy (Reed/Robinson/Murphy)
Background, etiology, localization, diagnosis ,treatment and outcome will be discussed
Equine motor neuron disease (Reed/Robinson/Nout)
Background, etiology, localization, diagnosis ,treatment and outcome will be discussed

Week 5
EHV-1 Myeloencephalopathy (Kohn/Nout/Robinson/Reed)
Background, etiology, localization, diagnosis ,treatment outcome, and prevention will be discussed

CE HOURS: 10 CE Credits

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Member/ $170 Non-Member/$256 after September 25, 2005;
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