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Equine GI Disease

  • University of Liverpool
  • Debra Archer BVMS PhD CertES(Soft Tissue) DipECVS MRCVS FHEA, Rachel Conwell BVetMed CertEM MRCVS, Fernando Malalana DVM DipECEIM FHEA GPCert(EqP) MRCVS, Harry Carslake MA VetMB DipACVIM MRCVS, Alex Dugdale MA VetMB PhD DVA DipECVAA PGCert(LTHE) FHEA MRCVS
  • 06/04/2016 - 07/04/2016 - All Day
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  • Tel no: (0151) 794 6016
  • Email : cpdvets@liv.ac.uk
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Price: £550.00

Leahurst Campus



CH64 7TE

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This two-day CPD workshop is an excellent opportunity for vets to update and refresh their knowledge of equine gastrointestinal disease. It is designed for delegates working mainly, but not necessarily exclusively, in equine practice and for those working towards a RCVS CertAVP.

The course looks at the approach and management of cases using a problem orientated format. Both days will be divided between lectures and hands-on practical sessions which allow you to practice and gain confidence with common diagnostic techniques. Delegate numbers will be limited to 16 to allow maximum exposure during practical sessions.

Day 1: Chronic abdominal disease


  • Recurrent colic: diagnostic approach and management
  • Gastroscopy, ulcers and gastritis: Technique, abnormal findings and their management
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Equine endoparasites: What should I be advising my clients?

Practical sessions

  • Hands on Gastroscopy
  • Liver disease: diagnosis and treatment

Day 2 Acute abdominal disease: Intensive care on the yard and in the clinic


  • Should I send it in? Tips on the early recognition of surgical colic cases and advising the client on cost and prognosis
  • Endotoxaemia/systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) – what is it and how do we recognise it?
  • Endotoxaemia/SIRS – treatment strategies
  • A guide to abdominal ultrasonography

Practical sessions

  • Hands on Abdominal Ultrasonography: Gastrointestinal tract
  • Hands on Abdominal Ultrasonography: Kidneys, liver, spleen, peritoneum
  • Fluid therapy – Enteral and intravenous
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