Equine Essential Surgery Skills - Soft Tissue Surgery

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About the course

This exciting addition to our CPD programme is structured to be suitable for delegates working towards an RCVS CertAVP in equine surgery at a C module level but is also equally useful for those wishing to refresh their knowledge and skills in equine surgery at an advanced practitioner level. The days can be attended individually or as a two day course for those with a wider interest in general equine surgery.


Day Two Essential Equine Surgery Skills: Soft Tissue Surgery

Do you need a clinical refresher on sinus trephination and frontal flap surgery? Do you

want an update on soft tissue surgical techniques and then have the opportunity to practice them yourself under the guidance of equine surgery specialists? This highly practical course will focus on the RCVS core surgery list compulsory for the CertAVP (Equine Surgery – Soft Tissue) designation.

As for day one, the workshop will use a combination of comprehensive lectures including images and videos to demonstrate surgical techniques before candidates will get the opportunity to perfect these clinical skills in fully interactive, small group wet lab sessions using cadavers.

The first practical session will cover distal phallectomy, intestinal suturing and skin grafting whilst the second session will focus on surgery of the head including enucleation, eyelid and nostril suturing and sinus trephination/ flaps.

This highly practical course provides a unique opportunity for delegates to practice and gain confidence in performing these procedures under the guidance of specialists experienced in clinical teaching of these skills. Delegate numbers will be limited to 16 to allow maximum exposure during practical sessions

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