He Won't Feel a Thing: Equine Anaesthesia and Standing Chemical Restraint

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About the course

Are you confident in your approach to field anaesthesia? Would you like to enhance or update your armoury of regional anaesthetic blocks to compliment your anaesthetic protocols? Are you happy that you have perfected your regime for standing sedation and constant rate infusions? Join us for this 2-day workshop.

Would you like to perfect your technique in practice under the watchful guidance of anaesthetic specialists? This interactive two day workshop is aimed at practitioners who perform anaesthesia under field conditions for routine procedures as well as those who deal with standing surgeries in an ambulatory or hospital based environment. Delegates will be given the opportunity to learn and gain practical experience under the guidance of recognised specialists in a relaxed informal environment. Delegates are encouraged to bring queries or examples of clinical cases for discussion.

The course will focus on the considerations necessary when undertaking general anaesthesia out in the field and standing surgeries in a hospital or clinic based environment. Half a day is dedicated to actually performing anaesthesia, allowing delegates to be involved with putting into practice a number of different protocols. In addition to interactive case-based lectures and discussions there will also be small group practical teaching using clinical patients and cadaver material. There will also be an evening lecture and a course dinner suitable for further case discussion in an informal and relaxed setting.

This workshop is suitable for all delegates working in equine practice, irrespective of experience, and for those studying to achieve an RCVS CertAVP. Numbers are limited on this highly practical course so early booking is advised.

Course organiser: Alison Bennell


Alison Bennell BVMS CertAVP(EM) MRCVS

Mark Senior BVSc CertVA DipECVAA PhD MRCVS


David Bardell BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS

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