Cornell’s Equine Seminar Series Presents “Rhabdomyolysis: Tying Up in Horses – What To Do”

Dr. Perkins will lead an online seminar about tying-up on September 20th as part of Cornell's Equine Seminar Series.
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ITHACA, N.Y. – Tying-Up, or rhabdomyolysis, is a painful muscle cramping syndrome in horses. There are many different causes of tying-up, and some are genetic. This talk will focus on the breeds affected and the underlying mechanisms and symptoms to aid in care when seeking veterinary attention. Diagnostic testing along with nutritional management strategies to prevent these painful episodes will be discussed. 

This seminar is presented during the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Seminar Series, on Tuesday, September 20, from 6 – 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Dr. Perkins is a specialist in Large Animal Internal Medicine at Cornell University. She attended veterinary school at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and then did an internship at the University of Minnesota and a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at Cornell University, following which she has been on faculty. She is currently the Associate Hospital Director. Dr Perkins is the faculty advisor for the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and works closely with the equine veterinary students.  She leads many courses at the College, including the large animal neonates course, equine specialty rotation, large animal medicine rotation, and equine sports medicine. Her research interests are mainly vaccinology, pathogenesis and diagnostic testing of infectious diseases such as Equine Herpes Virus-1 and salmonellosis along with the immune response to infection.  

The Cornell Equine Seminar Series is presented by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Hospital, the New York State 4-H Horse Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. At the seminar, which is held monthly, equine experts present on important equine health and management topics. The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to register with Amy S. Li amy.s.li@cornell.edu.

You can access the seminar here.

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