Equine Practitioners Can Expand Clinical Expertise at AAEP Summer Education Events

Equine veterinarians can supplement their foundational knowledge with the latest diagnostics and treatments in core areas of horse health when the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) presents three continuing education meetings during summer 2016.

The slate of events includes a 360° meeting that integrates lectures and small group wet labs into an immersive, hands-on learning experience; and two jointly held Focus meetings that not only present current evidence-based knowledge in distinct areas of medicine but enable attendees to participate in sessions of both meetings for one price.

Each meeting will feature a team of presenters from both private practice and academia. The meetings are:

360° Pain in the Neck – What’s the Story from Anatomy to Treatment
June 19-22, Fort Collins, Colo.
This unique, high-end course is limited to 20 participants, who will perfect their use of in-the-field imagining diagnostics and therapeutic modalities to identify and treat cervical spine issues. Sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products and Sound, 360° will be held at Colorado State University.

Focus on the Breeding Shed
July 25-27, New Orleans, La.
Practical sessions and case-based discussions will help practitioners improve the success of client reproductive programs through effective treatment of subfertility in mares and stallions utilizing proper facility design and appropriate resources, including assisted reproductive techniques.

Focus on Soft Tissue Lameness in the Performance Horse
July 25-27, New Orleans, La.
Practitioners will discover new approaches to old ideas about soft tissue injury—the most common cause of lameness—including novel imaging and treatment techniques, new data on hindlimb suspensory desmopathy, soft tissue impact on thoracolumbar lameness and bisphosphonate therapy.

Focus on the Breeding Shed and Focus on Soft Tissue Lameness in the Performance Horse are supported by Platinum Level sponsors Dechra Veterinary Products, Merial and Vetel Diagnostics, as well as Silver Level sponsor Soft-Ride.

Registration for each summer meeting is now open. To view a scientific program, register or make hotel reservations, visit www.aaep.org/info/education.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its over 9,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.

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