Stephanie Caston, DVM, DACVS-LA

Associate Professor and Section Head, Equine Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Dr. Stephanie Caston's current position is Associate Professor and co-Section Head, Equine Surgery.  She grew up in south east Texas and completed undergrad at McNeese State in Lake Charles, LA.  She then returned to Texas to attend Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.  After a surgical residency at Iowa State then 2 years as an emergency surgeon, she took a faculty position at ISU.  Her current research and interests include, equine neoplasia, CD47 and other immunotherapy, soft tissue surgery and wound healing, veterinary education and simulator training.  Competes in three day eventing with her own horses.  Stephanie and her husband run a small farm where they breed sport horses, as well as board and train horses.

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.

VanEps Claire

Claire Underwood, VetMB, MA, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Large Animal Imaging, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Claire van Eps graduated from the Cambridge University Veterinary School in the UK.  Claire completed fellowship training in equine cardiology and ultrasound with Dr Virginia Reef at New Bolton Center.  Claire then moved to Australia for a PhD focused on pharmacology, and also developed and led the clinical equine ultrasound and cardiology section at the University of Queensland Equine Specialist Hospital, before returning to New Bolton Center in 2017 as Clinical Assistant Professor of Large Animal Imaging.

Equine Thoracic Ultrasound

Equine Cardiology: When to Worry About Murmurs and Arrhythmias

VanEps Andrew

Andrew Van Eps, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM

Associate Professor, Equine Musculoskeletal Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Andrew van Eps graduated from the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science in Australia, where he also completed his PhD studies under the supervision of Chris Pollitt.  Andrew completed a large animal medicine residency at New Bolton Centre, before returning to the University of Queensland as a faculty member for 7 years.  Andrew returned to New Bolton Center in 2017 to focus on laminitis research as Associate Professor of Musculoskeletal Research. 

Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Horse Foot

New Developments in Our Understanding of What Causes Different Forms of Laminitis

Current Approaches to the Prevention of Laminitis

Current Approaches to the Treatment of Laminitis