Clinical Approach to Diarrhoea in Adult Horses
The talk will review gastrointestinal tract physiology and the pathophysiological mechanisms behind diarrhoea in horses to aid clinical understanding of approach to cases and relevance of diagnostic investigations. A methodical approach to disease investigation will be demonstrated. Important differential diagnoses for acute and chronic disease will be discussed. The use of history and clinical examination findings to tailor therapy and diagnostic plan will be covered. The relevance of different diagnostic steps along the route of case management will be highlighted. At the end of this webinar, the participants should feel confidant in choosing the correct diagnostic tests and treatment regimes relevant to the diarrhoea horse they are presented within clinical practice and be able to explain their clinical reasoning to clients.
Five learning objectives for viewers of the webinar
- Apply husbandry, anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological knowledge to common clinical scenarios.
- Establish a holistic clinical approach to equids with diarrhoea, including integration of detailed system-specific examinations
- Assess the different clinical presentations associated with diarrhoea and formulate differential diagnoses.
- Develop knowledge appropriate to the investigation of diarrhoea and apply clinical reasoning to perform a diagnosis and assess diagnostic and prognostic indicators.
- Recommend appropriate medical interventions in the management and treatment of diarrhoea conditions, and determine control measures appropriate for disease prevention.
Lecturer: Adele Williams
Dr Adele Williams is a European specialist in equine internal medicine. She graduated from Bristol Vet School in 2003 and has worked in private first opinion and referral equine practices in the UK and Ireland for over ten years. She undertook an equine internship at the RVC (2004) and a residency in equine internal medicine at The University of Liverpool (2006-2009), where she completed her specialist diploma training and was involved with undergraduate veterinary training. She is a published researcher in equine internal medicine and undertook a PhD in equine airway disease at the University of Manchester and is currently the Lecturer in Equine Medicine at The University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Science.