Date: Friday, September 17
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
CE Credit: 8.0
Description: This course is designed to increase your comfort zone and knowledge level in dentistry and oral surgery. The goal is to share techniques you can use in your practice every day. Topics include:
Date: Friday, September 17
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
CE Credit: 3.0
Description: Urinalysis for Fun and Profit –Urinalysis is a key component of the minimum database in small animal medicine. This lab will focus on microscopic sediment evaluation to improve the diagnostic utility of urinalysis. Concepts will include preparation and evaluation of wet- and dry-mount sediment along with identification of infectious agents, casts, crystals, and cellular constituents.
**J.T. Vaughan Equine Conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend each of the lab topics during the four hour time period.
Date: Saturday, September 18
Time: 8 a.m.-Noon
CE Credit: 4.0
Instructor: Dr. Dean Hendrickson
PART 1: Laceration repair: Primary and Delayed Primary Closure
Description: This laboratory will provide the practitioner with the ability to determine when primary and delayed primary wound closure are appropriate and allow them to practice various wound closure techniques. The attendee will be able to discuss the requirements for primary and delayed primary wound closure, perform various tension relieving techniques in equine wound closure, and choose appropriate suture materials for primary and delayed primary wound closure.
PART 2: Skin Grafting: Techniques to use in the field
Description: This laboratory will provide the practitioner with skin grafting techniques that can be used in the field setting. The attendee will be able to discuss the requirements for skin grafting in the horse, perform punch grafting in a simulation model, and perform sheet grafting in a simulation model.
Instructor: Dr. Richard McMullen, Jr.
PART 1: Local eyelid blocks
Two individuals during each lab will have the opportunity to perform local eyelid blocks (palpebral and frontal nerve blocks) using 2% mepivacaine s.c. injections.
PART 2: Digital fundus imaging
Each participant will have the opportunity to image the equine fundus utilizing the Clearview digital fundus camera following a brief demonstration. The participants should quickly be able to obtain artefact-free (light reflexes) images of the equine fundus in a direct manner.
PART 3: Ocular and orbital ultrasonography
Ultrasonography will be performed by individual lab participants. Goals will be to perform standard sagittal and horizontal scans of the equine globe and orbit, and identify normal anatomical structures and pathological changes, when present. The participants will make and utilize a quick and effective stand-off to improve image quality and will try their hand at oblique ocular ultrasonography
PART 4: Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
Normal corneal and posterior segment anatomy and recent discoveries will be demonstrated with this state-of-the-art, non-contact advanced imaging modality.