AO VET Course—Principles in Equine Fracture Management
To provide more effective learning during the laboratory exercises (60 percent of course content), common fractures and arthrodesis techniques will be first practiced on polyurethane specimens of equine bones and then on cadaveric limbs. This novel two-step learning experience is aimed at fostering understanding of the fundamental principles of fracture repair and appreciation of the additional difficulties associated with the soft tissues and the real horse bone.
Participants are urged to bring radiographs (on a CD or a USB stick) of clinical cases that they have encountered in their practices. A special session will be organized to discuss a selection of these cases together with the faculty.
Participants in this equine principles course will also have the opportunity to gain insight into the history of the AO Foundation and learn more about AOVET and its global activities.
- differentiate common fractures in horses in terms of management
- perform first aid treatment of fractures in the field
- apply a transfixation cast to a distal limb
- use fundamental principles of osteosynthesis on simple fractures in horses
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