Practical Equine Dermatology - A 2-Day Case-Based Course

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About the course

Skin related problems and diseases are common in any type of horse and pony and equine practitioners are therefore regularly exposed to such cases on routine visits or during pre-purchase examinations. Despite the undeniable importance of dermatology to the equine clinician, most veterinarians have received only limited training in this area whilst in vet school or as a young assistant.

This practically-oriented two-day course is intended to provide the equine or mixed practitioner with an overview of the most common skin conditions affecting the horse and pony and how to approach them systematically and practically. 

In the mornings, the following topics will be covered by two specialists in the field of dermatology in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations (in English with Hungarian translation) and will focus on how they approach skin conditions in a first opinion field setting:

  • General approach to the skin case
  • Skin diseases typified by hair loss
  • Skin diseases associated with severe itching
  • Skin disease associated with pain
  • Skin diseases featuring scaling & crusting         
  • Pastern dermatitis
  • Non-neoplastic lumps and bumps
  • Neoplastic skin diseases
  • Skin disease as part of a wider systemic disease
  • Skin disease associated with pigmentary changes
  • Use of clinical pathology in investigation of skin disease
  • Skin therapeutics
  • Tricky cases and how to crack them

On both afternoons, the interactive case-based discussions provide an ideal small-group environment for the attendees to apply what they have learnt during the lectures and to discuss questions.

The combined talent and practical experience of the very experienced equine clinicians, along with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere will stimulate attendees to assimilate knowledge, to put it into practice in groups and to discuss these important clinical problems in the horse and pony.

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. At the end of Day 1 there will be a wine & cheese reception for all the speakers and attendees. Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:  B-EP.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.6;  C-E.7;  C-E.15;  C-E.17; C-VD.4

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