Equine Gastrointestinal Disease - TimeOnline
Gastrointestinal disease is a very common presenting complaint in equine clinical practice; the spectrum of diseases includes acute abdomen, weight loss and diarrhoea.
This course focuses on developing an evidence-based medicine approach to the diagnosis and management of common gastrointestinal disorders of horses; encompassing a revision of relevant physiology and its application to pathophysiology.
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Develop a strong working knowledge of the application of diagnostic tests to the adult and foal presenting with an acute abdominal crisis – breath and limitations of diagnostic testing modalities.
- As related to horses with weight loss and diarrhoeal disorders, be able to;
o engage in an evidence-based approach to the clinical reasoning process,
o formulate a relevant list of differential diagnoses,
o apply and interpret diagnostic tests to strategically narrow the list of possible differential diagnoses, and
o develop a treatment plan to effectively manage horses with these problems, in a field-based setting.
- Field diagnostic tests in the equine acute abdomen – adults and foals
- Weight loss in adult horses and foals
- Diarrhoea in adult horses and foals
- Practical, field-based fluid therapy
What is a TimeOnline?
Flexible and accessible online CPD
TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.
Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program. Earn 10 CPD point with completion of each TimeOnline course.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
BVSc DipVetClinStud MS Diplomate ACVIM
Jamie graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney in 2003 where he then continued in internship in equine medicine and surgery. His path to specialisation commenced with a fellowship in equine medicine at the Hagyard Equine Medicine Institute in Kentucky USA in 2007 before a large animal medicine residency at Virginia Tech, in Virginia, USA graduating in 2010. He achieved large animal medicine diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2010. Following this he returned to private equine practice on the Gold Coast before being appointed as the equine internal medicine faculty at the James Cook University. He is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the pharmacology novel antimicrobial delivery devices for intra-articular instillation in horses. Particular areas of interest of his in equine medicine include critical care of neonates and adults, endocrinology, antimicrobial pharmacology, ultrasonography and respiratory disorders.