Although recognized more frequently in athletic horses due to impact on performance, respiratory tract disorders are common among all horses and can lead to serious illness if not diagnosed and managed efficiently.
During the AAEP’s 360° Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders, small group instruction and training through wet labs and lectures will instill a comprehensive understanding of respiratory disease processes and a practical set of skills to help you manage respiratory disorders more effectively. The course will include evolving diagnostic methods and therapeutic modalities for conditions such as inflammatory airway disease, recurrent airway obstruction, pleuropneumonia, exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, sinusitis, respiratory distress, and dynamic laryngeal and pharyngeal disorders, among others.
Daily wet labs using live horses, full body cadavers and cadaver heads will reinforce lectures and equip you to perform:
- Resting endoscopy
- Collection and cytologic examination of airway specimens
- Dynamic endoscopy, radiography and ultrasound of key areas
- Inhalant therapy
- Thoracocentesis and pleural drainage
- Common respiratory surgeries for the practitioner
- Nerve blocks of the equine head
Regardless of whether you’ve been in practice for one year or 10 years, you’ll come away from this meeting confident in your clinical capabilities to image, diagnose and manage the most prevalent upper and lower respiratory tract disorders.
This exceptional learning opportunity is limited to 30 participants and is being held at Texas A&M University with a distinguished group of instructors who are board-certified clinicians across multiple specialties. A student-to-instructor ratio of 2.3-to-1 ensures optimal training and provides opportunities for attendees to engage one-on-one with instructors and develop professional relationships during lunch and evening social events.
360° Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders will be held July 11–13. Early registration is strongly encouraged due to the meeting’s limited attendance.
CE Hours: 22
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