How to Determine Whether a Wound Involves a Synovial Structure in the Field
Jacqueline A. Hill, DVM, DACVS-LA
Wounds continue to be a common occurrence in equine practice and determining whether or not a synovial structure is involved is critical to determine an appropriate treatment plan for the horse. Recognizing what anatomical structures may be involved with a wound is the first step in assessment. Following that, a combination of ultrasound, radiographs, and synoviocentesis can be used in most cases to establish whether a synovial structure is involved, and therefore, help know how to best manage the case.
This two-part course consists of a scholarly article and related video presentation.
You must view all sections of the course before the quiz will unlock.
With the successful completion of this course, you will be able to
- Understand the importance of rapid and accurate diagnosis of synovial wounds in the field
- Recognize the anatomical structures that may be involved in a wound
- Learn several practical ways to identify synovial involvement in wounds
Continuing education credit:
- 0.5 credit hour Medical, Non-interactive/Anytime, with a passing score of at least 70%
- 30 minutes: read the article, watch the video, complete the quiz
- Read the paper from the 2019 AAEP Convention proceedings, approximately 3,300 words
- View the presentation from the 2019 AAEP Convention, 18 minutes
- Complete quiz