Stephanie Caston, DVM, DACVS-LA
Associate Professor and Section Head, Equine Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Wounds and Wound Management
Equine practitioners have to deal with wounds on a regular basis. This hour will be devoted to discussing what to expect with open, healing wounds, how to manage them, and best practices for difficult and non-healing wounds. Photos and cases examples will be included.
Update on Regional Limb Perfusions
Regional limb perfusions have become essential to the treatment of many conditions in horses. Background, technique and practical applications of regional limb perfusions will be covered as well as an update on the current literature and best practices for applying this therapy.
Developmental Orthopedic Disease: Osteochondrosis and OCD
Osteochondrosis and OCD affect many young horses. The pathophysiology of and common sties of OC and OCD will be covered. In addition, this hour will include discussion of prevalence, diagnosis, treatment recommendations and current literature on these conditions.
Developmental Orthopedic Disease: Angular and Flexural Limb Deformities
Foals can be afflicted by angular limb deformities. Recognizing and managing angular limb deformities will be addressed – including practices and procedures to correct deformities than can be performed by the ambulatory practitioner.
Eventing and Event Horse Lameness and Injuries
Session 5 Abstract: The sport of eventing is a popular equine sport and participant numbers are growing. This topic will include discussion of the discipline, conditioning and management, as well as common injuries and causes of lameness in event horses.
Field Surgery and Field Procedures
Some surgical treatments and other procedures can be done in the field. Planning, anesthesia, necessary instruments/equipment, techniques and tips for selected surgeries and other procedures will be reviewed.