Panel Discussion – Equine Neck Conditions (excl. Wobblers) & Neurology
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Webinar – Panel Discussion
Date: July 21th, 2020 Time: 1PM - 4PM EST
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Either complementary to the lectures for this webinar series on 'Equine Neck Conditions & Practical Neurology for Practitioners' or as a stand-alone module, join our renown panelists for their discussion on the following topics:
- Are neurologic horses safe to ride? Could the vet be held liable?
- Should neurologic horses be treated with steroids?
- Do cervical articular process joint injections work?
- Should we breed from a mare or stallion with a history of neurological disease?
- EPM Diagnostics – Is it reliable?
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Luis Pardon Lamas (Moderator)
DVM, CertES(Orth), PhD, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS Portugal European Specialist in Equine Surgery
Luis qualified from the Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária in Lisbon, Portugal in 2001. Following an externship at the University of California Davis he spent two years in private practice in Évora, Portugal. In 2003 he completed an internship in Equine Studies at the University of Cambridge, followed by a residency in Large Animal Surgery at the same institution. Following the completion of his surgical training, Luis has worked in an equine referral practice in York and as a surgeon at the University of Cambridge. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and has been awarded the Certificate in Equine Orthopaedic Surgery by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). He has published several clinical articles in peer-review journals and is the author of three book chapters in equine diagnostics and surgery reference books. Luis recently completed a PhD in modeling of musculoskeletal ontogenic development at the Royal Veterinary College and Imperial College in London. He is a regular speaker at courses run by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) on topics pertaining to lameness diagnostics and treatment. Luis has recently returned to the Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária in Lisbon, Portugal, where he now lectures in Equine Medicine & Surgery.
DVM, Dipl.ACVIM, PhD, MA Ed United States American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
After graduating from Oklahoma State University with his DVM in 1986, Dr. Furr practiced veterinary medicine at a clinic in Oklahoma and then completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in 1989. For the following two years, he was an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. In 1991 Dr. Furr returned to the College’s Equine Medical Center serving as an Assistant Professor of Equine Internal Medicine. He also attained Diplomat status that year, receiving Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
In 1996, Dr. Furr was promoted to Associate Professor of Equine Internal Medicine, and in 2000, he completed his PhD in Neuroimmunology at the University of Maryland. In 2006 he was promoted to full professor and was named the Adelaide C. Riggs Professor of Equine Internal Medicine. He is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology at Oklahoma State University. He has authored 2 textbooks of equine neurology, and over 80 primary journal articles in the field of equine medicine. His research and clinical interests include equine neonatal medicine and critical care, equine neurology, and equine immunology, as well as the principles and practice of medical education.
BVM&S, Dipl ACVS, MRCVS United Kingdom American Specialist in Equine Surgery and Orthopaedics
Jonathan qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2000 and went on to perform an equine internship position at the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital under the mentorship of the renowned equine neurosurgeon Dr Barrie Grant. This was followed by a short spell at the Rainbow Equine Hospital as an ambulatory veterinarian prior to undertaking a one-year large animal surgical fellowship at the University of Oregon Veterinary Teaching Hospital and then completing an equine surgical residency at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Hospital. He remained at Davis as a staff surgeon and lameness specialist for a further 18 months during which time he successfully completed the examinations to become a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He then moved back to the Rainbow Equine Hospital in 2009 to join the surgical and advanced imaging department. Jonathan became a director of Rainbow Equine Hospital in 2013 and has a specific interest in equine orthopedics, neurology and surgery. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and has lectured in both the US and the UK on a range of topics relating to lameness and equine neurology.
DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS, MRCVS United States American Specialist in Equine Surgery
Dr. Barrie Grant is a board-certified surgical veterinarian specializing in equine wobblers and cervical stabilization. While teaching at Washington State University, he saw a need to help owners and their horses with cervical cord compression. Working with a human orthopedic surgeon, Dr. George Bagby and another veterinarian, Dr. Pam Wagner, he helped develop the surgical treatment used in horses and people for cervical cord compression (wobblers). Growing up in Canada on his family's ranch, he learned about horses and cattle. Dr. Grant received his DVM from Washington State University in 1967. He did his internship and residency at the University of California at Davis. He returned to WSU to be on the faculty in 1969 and obtained a Masters in Veterinary Medicine in 1972. From WSU, he practiced on the standardbred racing circuit in California for 2 years. He then returned to WSU as head of the Equine division. In 1979, he became a tenured full-time professor.
While at WSU, he was on the team that developed the use of diagnostic ultrasound and CT (CAT) scanning and high-speed treadmill testing. He also was involved in the development of a practical prosthesis for use in horses requiring amputation, in addition to his involvement in developing a surgical treatment for wobblers.Dr. Grant left WSU in 1990 to join the practice at SLREH, then owned by Doctors Jay and Ethel Rose. In 1995, he became a co-owner of the practice. While at the hospital, he continued to improve the technique that now uses a titanium Seattle Slew implant (basket). He left SLREH in March 2008. Since the summer of 2008, Dr. Grant has been expanding his consulting practice in Bonsall, California. He enjoys surgery and working with veterinarians and their clients, and travels throughout the USA and internationally in this regard. Dr. Grant also works at the Southern California race tracks as a state veterinarian. He is proud to have been honored by his profession and is the recipient of the AAEP Distinguished Educator (Mentor) Award and the ACVS Legends Award.