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VetPD: Equine Neonatology in 1st Opinion & Small Hospital Practice

August 3 - August 4

VetPD_ Equine Neonatology_Jul 19


This 2-day interactive equine neonatology course has been designed to provide veterinarians from mixed or equine practice with the theoretical and practical background on the care of the neonatal and post-neonatal foal. 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Adverse Peripartum Events – Birth Resuscitation
  • Initial assessment of the sick foal
  • Recognition & Management of Shock  
  • Respiratory Problems of the Foal
  • The Dummy Foal 
  • The Septic Foal
  • The Uraemic Foal
  • The Foal with Colic
  • (Selected) Musculoskeletal Deformities of the Foal
  • Ins & Outs of Fluid Therapy
  • Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition
  • Infectious & Traumatic Orthopaedic Injuries of Foals

Practical Sessions:

  • Placement of Over-the-Wire catheters, including fluid/medication rate discussion and calculation exercises 
  • Use of Bandages, Splints, Casts & Hoof Extensions
  • Imaging the Unwell Neonate  

Course Speakers:

Pam Wilkins DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ACVECC

Harry Markwell BVSC, DACVS-LA

Catherine Russell BVSc, FANCVS





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540 Mount Crosby Road
Anstead, QLD 4070 Australia
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