Modern Approaches to Equine Infectious Diseases (including cadaver-based URT endoscopy session)

Course Time:
10.00am - 5.30pm
Available Spaces:
Yes
Price:
£395.00 + VAT
Address:
The Clinical Skills Lab,
204a Manor Place,
Kennington,
London. SE17 3BN

**Including cadaver-based upper respiratory tract endoscopy session**

Thanks to press coverage and the rise of social media, owners are more aware than ever of infectious disease threats to their horse: both endemic and exotic. In an age where misinformation and scepticism abounds, vets need to be well-versed in the latest diagnostic, treatment and preventative methods available.  This theory and practical course will discuss the main relevant areas of infectious diseases currently seen in adult horses in the UK, as well as potential threats on the horizon. A cadaver-based endoscopy session gives you the chance to practice key skills, such as guttural pouch lavage.

Topics to be covered:

  • Rational selection of antibiotics – based on known PK/PD properties, as well as making the best use of laboratory data
  • Diarrhoea – a logical diagnostic approach to identifying pathogens
  • Strangles – diagnosis and outbreak management
  • Equine herpesviral diseases – understanding strain types and the role of vaccination
  • Exotic disease threats – including EVA, piroplasmosis and West Nile Virus
  • URT endoscopy session – covering the techniques of collection of lavage samples from the nasopharynx, guttural pouches and trachea