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LAMS208-0408: Equine Palmar Foot Pain
Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS
April 6 - May 11, 2008
Interactive sessions: Sunday evenings: April 6, 13, 20, break and May 4; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
The course is designed to discuss details on examination of the equine foot, diagnosis of palmar foot pain and treatment strategies for horses with palmar foot pain.
Week 1 (April 6): Examination of the equine foot
This discussion entails details of all facets of the foot examination. This includes historical information, physical inspection, assessment of pain, and imaging. Imaging discussions include all currently used techniques, radiography, ultrasonography, thermography, scintigraphy, computer-aided-tomography (CAT scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In addition, there will be discussion involving objective assessment of the hoof capsule.
Week 2 (April 13): Diagnosis of palmar foot pain This discussion builds on week 1. Palmar foot pain can affect many different tissues. In the past, this diagnosis was considered navicular syndrome but we know now that this syndrome involves many structures other than the navicular bone. This discussion will center in using the information from the examination to determine best imaging modality and coming to the most correct diagnosis.
Week 3 (April 20): Considerations in shoeing the horse with palmar foot pain
Once the diagnosis of palmar foot pain has been made, what is the most appropriate shoe that should be applied? This discussion will center on identifying hoof problems. For each problem there are any number of methods to deal with the issue which will be discussed. There will be in-depth discussion on the best way to identify hoof problems and the role of radiography in identifying problems.
Week 4 (May 4): Treatment strategies for the horse with palmar foot pain
There are numerous treatments that have been advocated for navicular syndrome and palmar foot pain including joint injections, isoxsuprine, shockwave therapy, Tildren� therapy and surgery. This discussion will center on how to use information from the diagnostic work-up to develop an appropriate therapeutic plan.
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
Member/$140, Non-Member/$220 by March 23, 2008;
Member/$156, Non-Member/$244 after March 23, 2008
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Required Textbook: None
Equine Podiatry - Floyd and Mansmann, - 2007
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