Practical Equine Neurology & Ophthalmology
Day 1 is aimed at equine practitioners with an interest in neurology. The course aims to provide practitioners with a practical approach to neurological examination of the equine patient as well as specific guidance on diagnosis and management of patients with ataxia, CNS trauma and seizures. The course will be a combination of lectures, practical sessions and case based discussion.
Delegates are encouraged to bring along videos or examples of cases they have seen to supplement the group discussion. Practical sessions will involve a systematic guide to neurological examination of the equine patient as well as examination of selected neurological cases.
Day 2 will set out to develop diagnostic and therapeutic skills in the investigation and management of ophthalmic disease in horses. The day will be divided into lectures and practical sessions using cadaver specimens.
Some of the lecture based material will be interactive to encourage delegate participation on a range of topics such as ocular findings at PPE and decision making in difficult and chronic cases such as non-healing corneal ulcers and recurrent uveitis.
The practical sessions in the afternoon will focus on familiarising delegates with key skills such as placement of subpalpebral lavage systems, surgical repair of eyelid lacerations, ophthalmic nerve blocks and ocular ultrasound.