Internal Medicine Challenges for Advanced Practitioners - A 2-Day Interactive & Practical Course


Sep 20, 2019 to Sep 21, 2019
8:00 AM until 5:45 PM


This 2-day practical course was designed for equine practitioners with a good working knowledge in internal medicine and covers challenging conditions and new developments in the field. Each of the following hot topics will be addressed via well-illustrated, interactive case-discussions providing a platform for the panel of speakers to share pitfalls, erroneous clinical conclusions and useful tips and tricks:

The Neurologic Horse – Diagnostic Procedures & Laboratory Testing
What’s new in Hepatic Diseases
Abdominal Ultrasound – Valuable Tips & Tricks
Making Sense of Lower Airway Test Results & Therapeutic Strategies
New Developments in Endocrine Diseases
Investigation of the Thin Horse
Urinary Tract Disorders
Update on Gastric Ulcer Diseases

Between both afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and cadaver specimens and to ask questions in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine), all under the supervision of specialists. Each attendee will rotate through the following practical sessions:

Abdominal Ultrasound & Liver/Renal Biopsy Techniques
Respiratory Endoscopy incl. BAL, Tracheal & Guttural Pouch Washes etc.
Neurological Exam & US-Guided Spinal Fluid Collection
Thoracic & Cardiac Ultrasound
Advanced Gastroscopy Techniques
Clinical Pathology in Hepatic, Endocrine, Respiratory & Urinary Disease: Selection & Interpretation of Lab Tests

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.


$120 - $2300


Desert Pines Equine Medical & Surgical Center
5000 North Jones Blvd
Las Vegas NV 89130

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