Equine GI Disease: Chronic Colic, Weird Weight Loss and Drawn out Diarrhoea

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About the course

Are you confident in your approach to the chronic colic case which keeps recurring despite your best efforts? What new evidence based medicine can help with the weight loss case that doesn’t respond to any treatment? How do you approach the horse with intermittent diarrhoea where every owner-administered treatment has little response?

Does inflammatory bowel disease really exist and how can it be diagnosed? How useful are faecal egg counts in practice and how do you design efficient deworming protocol for your clients. Are you up to date with the latest treatment protocols for EGUS? When should you try a different approach to the “tried and tested” protocols of equine GI medicine?

This comprehensive one-day course will provide an excellent opportunity for vets to update and refresh their knowledge of equine gastrointestinal disease. The interactive course looks at the approach and management of cases using a problem orientated format. The day will be divided between interactive lectures and a hands-on practical session to include diagnostic ultrasound and gastroscopy under the guidance of internal medicine specialists. 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 also encouraged to bring queries or examples of clinical cases for discussion.

This inclusive workshop is structured to be suitable for delegates working towards an RCVS Cert AVP at all module levels but is also equally useful for those wishing to advance their knowledge and skills in equine medicine, or for those who would like to take on a more active role in internal medicine in their practice. This course is also designed as a clinical refresher for those equine vets working at an advanced practitioner level.

Delegate numbers will be limited to 16 to allow maximum exposure during practical sessions so early booking is advised.

Course organiser: Harry Carslake 


Rachel Conwell BVetMed CertEM (IntMed) DECEIM MRCVS

Harry Carslake MA VetMB DipACVIM MRCVS

Fernando Malalana DVM DipECEIM FHEA GPCert(EqP) MRCVS,

Jane Hodgkinson BSc, PhD

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