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VIN LAMS220-0721: 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: July 12-August 5, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, July 19 and 26, 2021; 3:00-4:30 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 3
RACE Category: 3 hours Medical

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Course Information:
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.
  • perform an in-field anesthesia for a routine surgery such as castration.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians and veterinary support staff actively interested in the recognition and treatment of common clinical presentations in the donkey.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-800463)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session July 19, 2021): Recognition of Common Disease
Recognition of common diseases in donkeys such as hyperlipidemia, colic, colitis as well as understanding pain scoring and preventative care advice.

Week 2 (Real Time Session July 26, 2021): Basic Disease Diagnostics
Treatment of basic hoof and dental conditions, preforming in-field castrations and other minor treatment procedures.

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 June 28, 2021)
Non-Member $137 ($123 early bird special if enrolled by June 28, 2021)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on July 19, 2021 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.

  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 @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. 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
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