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VIN LAMS221-0123: Equine Visceral Ultrasound

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

Presenter: Diana Hassel, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC
Course Open: January 4-21, 2023
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesday, January 11, 2023; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 2
RACE Category: 2 hours Medical


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Tuition: Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by December 21, 2022)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by December 21, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.


Course Information:
This course will provide a step-by-step guide to visceral ultrasound in the horse with an emphasis on the equine colic patient. Participants will learn the ins-and-outs of a brief, but complete colic exam to facilitate diagnosis in combination with physical exam and palpation per rectum findings. Also included will be ultrasound of other abdominal viscera and the thorax to identify and characterize abnormalities of the kidneys, liver and both peritoneal and pleural cavities. In addition to learning technique and recognizing normal ultrasonographic anatomy, participants will be challenged with case-based ultrasound presentations.


Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • perform a 9-step abdominal ultrasound for the assessment of a colic patient.
  • recognize normal and abnormal ultrasonographic anatomy of viscera.
  • identify abnormal findings within the equine pleural cavity.


Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians interested in equine visceral ultrasound.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-925037)


Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session January 11, 2023): Equine Visceral Ultrasound
Presenters: Diana Hassel, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC
This session will provide a step-by-step guide to visceral ultrasound in the horse with an emphasis on the equine colic patient.


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 $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by December 21, 2022)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by December 21, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.


*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on January 4, 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 CEonVIN@vin.com. 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: CEonVIN@vin.com
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