2018 Seminar Topics

October 22 & 23, 2018

Day 1 – October 22, 2018 Morning Sessions

  • What research has taught veterinarians about equine dental disease (Easley)
    • Periodontal disease
    • Endodontic or periapical disease
    • Peripheral caries of cheek teeth
    • Infundibular dysplasia and disease of upper cheek teeth
    • Incisor disease
    • Sinus disease as it relates to dental disease
  • “Seeing Differently” (Dwyer)
    • Not your father’s anatomy lecture! Anatomy and physiology of the eye described using everyday objects as metaphors that will refine your diagnostic acumen and give real insight into common but complex conditions.
  • “Many Faces of Uveitis” (Dwyer)
    • Uveitis is the leading cause of blindness in horses. The varied causes and clinical pictures that can result when intraocular inflammation occurs will be explained, and current treatment options will be discussed.

Day 1 – October 22, 2018 Afternoon Sessions

  • Utilizing modern equine examination techniques can increase your bottom line (Easley)
    • Promoting dentistry based on a dental examination rather than “floating”
    • Seven steps to a complete dental examination
    • Charting the dental examination
    • How to use a mirror and/or oral endoscope
  • “Tracks of My Tears: Ulcerative Keratitis” (Dwyer)
    • Corneal ulcers are one of the most   common equine emergency. But not all of them are the same! Tips for diagnosing and treating ulcerative keratitis will be discussed.
  • Cry me a River: Non-ulcerative keratitis and common intraocular conditions(Dwyer)
    • Other corneal problems are non-ulcerative. They can reflect disturbances of physiology, inflammation or infection. Tips for diagnosing and treating non-ulcerative keratitis, as well as selected conditions of the lens and fundus will be discussed.

Day 2 – October 23, 2018 Morning Sessions

  • Geriatric dental care is different (Easley)
    • Normal age-related changes in equine dentition
    • Medical conditions that affect dental care
    • Diseases that have a greater impact on the older horse (senile attrition, periodontal disease, malocclusions, EOTRH)
  • “Everything is Relative: The Orbit and Adnexa” (Dwyer)
    • Problems of the equine orbit, periorbit, haired eyelids and third eyelid will be covered including periocular trauma and neoplasia.
  • “Road Warrior Ophthalmology Practice Tips” (Dwyer)
    • Tried and true tips for diagnosis, treatment and management of common equine eye problems in field conditions. Lecture will cover SPLs, diagnostic skills, photography, field surgery, stocking the ambulatory vehicle and tips for working on common problems.

Day 2 – October 23, 2018 – Afternoon Sessions

  • Taking and interpreting equine dental radiographs (Easley)
    • Step by step technique for taking diagnostic radiographs of equine cheek teeth and incisors
    • Labeling and interpretation of dental radiographs
    • Common radiographic signs of equine dental disease
  • “Care and Feeding of an Ambulatory Equine Practice” (Dwyer)
    • Tips to manage the unique business of “horse doctoring”. Choices that help a practice survive and thrive. Mistakes that can harm profitability or team rapport.
  • “Care and Feeding of the Workforce of the Future (Dwyer)
    • Tips for attracting, hiring, and retaining a great team. Strategies that resonate with the evolving demographic of younger veterinarians and support staff.   A happy team is a profitable team!

Order of presentations subject to change