Would you like to see the new EQUIMAGINE robotic CT system in action? On June 9, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists facility in Elmont, New York, there will be a demonstration. Your hosts will be Tom Yarbrough, DVM, ACVS,hospital director and chief surgeon at Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists and hospital director and chief surgeon at the Dubai Equine Hospital, and Alan Nixon, BVSc, PhD, MS, ACVS, chief medical officer of Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists, director of comparative orthopedics laboratory, and professor of large animal surgery at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Yarbrough will conduct a demonstration and information session using EQUIMAGINE, a high-definition robotic CT system that can help veterinarians identify subtle fractures in the lower legs before they cause trouble. Dr. Nixon will provide an overview on the technology. They will scan a live horse with EQUIMAGINE.
Ruffian, the Cornell practice’s namesake, died after a breakdown during a race at Belmont; more recently, Pramedya collapsed during a race on Preakness Day. Along with Barbaro, St Nicholas Abbey and Eight Bells, they are among hundreds of racehorses that have suffered severe race and training injuries. Many equine surgeons suggest that the majority of those injuries were caused by undetected lower limb fractures.
EQUIMAGINE, a groundbreaking robotic equine imaging scanner now available at Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists, can scan racehorses for lower limb fractures, producing high-definition images that make it easier to detect subtle changes in the bones. The horse is not anesthetized and remains standing for the procedure, reducing the risk of complications. By scanning and pre-checking racehorses before they run, veterinarians using EQUIMAGINE can help prevent catastrophic injuries at the track.
WHEN: Thursday, June 9, 2016
1:00 pm –Demonstration, overview, lunch and refreshments
WHERE: CornellRuffian Equine Specialists
111 Plainfield Ave, Elmont, NY 11003
RSVP: Text YES to 216-513-8740