Week 1: Tuesday, July 27 & Thursday, July 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (ET)
The Thoroughbred Racehorse
Thoroughbred racing is an international industry, but not all racetrack veterinarians encounter the same challenges, have access to the same modalities, nor solve those challenges using the same methods. Join moderator Dr. Sara Langsam, and panelists Dr. Ryan Carpenter (US), Dr. Rachael Smith (Australia) and Dr. Mauro Verna (Argentina) for a wide-ranging discussion of practical treatments of racehorse ailments.
Moderator: Sara Langsam, VMD
United States: Ryan Carpenter, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA
Australia: Rachael Smith, VSc(Dist) PGDipVCS MANZCVS DACVS (LA surgery)
Argentina: Mauro Verna, DVM, MS, DACVS
Week 2: Tuesday, Aug. 3 & Thursday, Aug. 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (ET)
The Working Equid
Health concerns of working equids require a different approach than the standard sport or pleasure horse. Veterinarians who are actively involved in the health and welfare of working equids -- like our panel of experts for this week -- must come up with practical solutions, often without access to high-end modalities. Whether or not you deal with working equids in your daily practice, you'll be sure to bring home solid working solutions after attending these sessions.
Moderator: Leslie Easterwood, DVM
United States: Julie Wilson, DVM, DACVIM
United Kingdom: Francesca Compostella, DVM, MRCVS, MSc
Portugal: Joao Rodrigues, DVM, PhD
Week 3: Tuesday, Aug. 10 & Thursday, Aug. 12, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (ET)
The Everyday Horse
They may not spend time in the spotlight like their racing and sport horse cousins, but everyday horses -- the backyard horse, trail horse, off-track Thoroughbred -- are just as challenging to keep healthy and sound. Learn a variety of strategies when you join our expert panelists from across the globe as they present their best solutions for everyday-horse issues.
Moderator: Sarah Shaw, DVM, DACVIM
United States: Chris Huth, DVM
Canada: Maggie Turner, DVM
Australia: Paula Williams, BSc (Hons), BVSc, MRCVS, MANZCVS (Large Animal Radiology)
Week 4: Tuesday, Aug. 17 & Thursday, Aug. 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (ET)
The English Sport Horse
The English sport horse -- whether he gallops cross-country, jumps the big oxers, or pirouettes -- brings a specific set of veterinary challenges. Join our global panel of experts to learn a variety of ways to approach problems common to horses that run, jump or dance across the arena.
Moderator: Erin Contino, DVM, MS, DACVSMR
United States: Cricket Russillo, DVM
Australia: Hayley Lang, DVM, DACVS-LA
United Kingdom: Christiana Ober, DVM, MRCVS
Week 5: Tuesday, Aug. 24 & Thursday, Aug. 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Reining Horse
Sliding stops, spins and precision embody the thrilling western sport of reining, but these specific athletic demands can present unique diagnostic challenges for the sports medicine veterinarian. Week 5’s Summer Series sessions will focus on the discipline-specific intricacies of diagnosing and optimizing the reining horse. Join panelists from Israel, Germany and the United States to learn about reining-specific terminology pertinent to the veterinarian, sport-specific injury patterns and case discussions from an international perspective.
Moderator: Sherry Johnson, DVM, MS, DACVSMR
United States: John Newcomb, DVM
Germany: Michael Schoeberl, DVM
Israel: Ram Zveibil, DVM