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VIN LAMS220-0922: The Donkey - Recognition and Treatment of Common Clinical Presentations

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Presenter: Alexandra Thiemann, MA, Vet MB, Cert AVP EP, MSc, AFHEA, MRCVs
Course Open: September 12- October 6, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, September 19 and 26, 2022; 3:00-4:30 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 3
RACE Category: 3 hours Medical


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Tuition: Member $69 ($62 early bird special if enrolled by August 29, 2022)
Non-Member $137 ($123 early bird special if enrolled by August 29, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.


Course Information:
This course will partially repeat the introduction provided by the first donkey course in 2021. We will then move on to a more in-depth look at laminitis in the donkey and how to confidently anesthetize a donkey.

Donkeys are fascinating equids, used and abused by society for millennia. You will meet them as much loved companions, being ridden or driven or supporting the economy for millions of people in developing nations. However, does treating one as a vet fill you with anxiety? Can you remember how they differ from horses? Or maybe you never knew that they were. Join this course to learn how to recognize and treat common problems that donkeys suffer from, and how to prevent them from happening in the first place. Your long-eared clients and their caretakers will be impressed!


Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • recognize a dull painful donkey and the importance of preventing and treating hyperlipidemia and colic.
  • feel confident to advise on and treat hoof and basic dental conditions in the donkey.
  • anesthetize a donkey safely in-field, or in the theater.
  • recognize, treat and prevent laminitis in the donkey.
  • give knowledgeable advice about preventative health care for donkeys.


Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in donkey common clinical presentations.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists (RACE 20-907414)


Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session September 19, 2022): Introduction to Donkey Veterinary Care

Week 2 (Real Time Session September 26, 2022): Common Clinical Presentations


Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.


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Tuition: Member $69 ($62 early bird special if enrolled by August 29, 2022)
Non-Member $137 ($123 early bird special if enrolled by August 29, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.


*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on September 19, 2022 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.


Enrollment qualifications:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN member, VIN student member, and non-member veterinarians.
    2. Veterinary support staff must be VSPN members in order to enroll in a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. VSPN CE Courses:
    1. VSPN CE courses are open to veterinary support staff and veterinarians.
    2. Only VIN and VSPN members can enroll in a VSPN CE course.
    3. Veterinarians will only receive credit for those VSPN CE courses that specify in the Accreditation statement that the course is accredited for veterinarians.
  3. Please check the course Level and Prerequisites, Accreditation, and Tuition before enrolling.
  4. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses.
    1. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  5. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.


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 office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

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

VIN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357