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LAMS212-0911: Equine Respiratory Disorders

INSTRUCTOR: 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 respiratory diseases.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Description:
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

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Recommended textbook:

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.

Course Outline:
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.


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.


  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE) or (VSPN CE) Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
* Note: "This course has been submitted for approval for 8 continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education." Call VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information. (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board).

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636) to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).

* For more information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses check the Course Catalog at

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

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