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Equine

Bonnie Barr, VMD, DACVIM-LA
Internist, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky

Common Neonatal Foal Problems
Common problems encountered in the neonatal foal include failure of passive transfer, septicemia, neonatal encephalopathy, and meconium impaction. This discussion will include pathophysiology, physical examination findings, and best diagnostic approach for each of these problems.

Managing the Compromised Neonatal Foal
In this session, management and treatment of common neonatal problems will be discussed. Important aspects of treatment include antimicrobial therapy, fluids therapy, nutritional supplementation, and appropriate supportive care. Case examples will be used to emphasize management and treatment recommendations.

Foal Pneumonia: What’s New?
Pneumonia in the foal can be caused by bacterial or viral infections. This discussion will review diagnosis and treatment of foal pneumonia with an emphasis on Rhodococcus equi. In addition, recent publications regarding treatment, management, and prevention of foal pneumonia will also be presented.

Equine Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases
This discussion will cover equine diseases of current interest including equine herpes virus, equine coronavirus, as well as other “hot” infectious and metabolic diseases.

Infection Control on the Farm
With the recent outbreaks of various infectious diseases at equine venues, it is important to have an infection control program on the farm. Infection control includes all measures intended to prevent introduction and spread of infectious diseases within a group of horses and their caregivers. General principles will be discussed that can be applied to establish an infection control program specific for the farm.

Diarrhea in the Foal: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
The most common causes of diarrhea in the foal will be discussed. Diagnostics include history, blood tests, and collection of fecal samples for culture and/or PCR testing. Treatment includes fluids, antimicrobials, nutritional support, and supportive care.




Kate Hepworth-Warren, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM)
Associate Veterinarian, Rancocas Veterinary Associates, Mount Holly, New Jersey

The Basic Colic Work-up: A Refresher for New Grads and Mixed Animal Practitioners
Review the basic points of identifying, diagnosing, and treating colic in the field. Review the common causes of colic and go over when to know if referral is warranted.

Advanced Diagnostics for Colic in the Field
Discuss lactate physiology and its place in equine medicine. Review abdominocentesis procedure and evaluation of procedures. Introduce FLASH (Fast Localized Abdominal ultraSonography of Horses) ultrasound protocol.

The Chronically Coughing Horse: How to Identify and Manage Non-Infectious Lower Airway Disease
Discuss the diagnosis and management of horses with different types of equine asthma. Review diagnostics, therapy, and updates on terminology.

Outbreak: Dealing With Common Infectious and Contagious Diseases
Review recent outbreaks in the news (specifically EHV). Discuss common diseases involved in outbreaks (Strangles, EHV, EIV, etc). Present current gold standards for prevention, diagnosis, management, and therapy for horses in an outbreak situation.

An Update on Common Endocrine Diseases of the Horse
Abstract: The two most common equine endocrine diseases, pars pituitary intermedia dysfunction (PPID) and Equine Metabolic Syndrome will be reviewed. Pathophysiology and disease characteristics will be discussed and current research on diagnostic testing and therapy will be presented.

Update on Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis
Give a basic review of pathophysiology of EPM. Focus on the diagnosis, reviewing the different diagnostic tests available and the best application for each one.