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The 13th International Equine Colic Research Symposium

15-17 July 2020, Edinburgh

A unique opportunity for international equine clinicians and gastroenterology experts to share the latest research and scientific advances on the treatment and prevention of colic and related diseases.


Coronavirus COVID-19 Update 

The 13th International Colic Symposium will be postponed until 2021. If you have any questions please contact us.

About the Symposium

Two and a half days of presentation and discussion, hosted by BEVA, in the beautiful and historic city of Edinburgh. 

The Equine Colic Symposium has become an important triennial meeting for equine vets and researchers over the past 30 years.

Book a place

DELEGATE PRICES

  • Standard registration - £400
  • Concessionary registration - £150*

*Concessionary registration is open to postgraduate students and residents only. To book as a concessionary please use the discount code: COLIC_CONCESSIONARY and bring proof of your eligibility with you to the event. If you do not have proof of your status you will be invoiced for the outstanding standard price.

What to expect

The Equine Colic Symposium has become an important triennial meeting for equine vets and researchers over the past 30 years. The 2020 meeting in Edinburgh, which runs over 2.5 days, will follow a similar format to previous symposia, with 12-minute oral presentations followed by 3 minutes for questions and discussion. Poster sessions on the 15th and 16th will expand beyond the oral presentations by giving attendees the opportunity to review and discuss work with poster presenters.

Topics areas will include but are not limited to:

  • Surgical techniques
  • Treatment
  • Parasitology
  • Gastric ulceration
  • Endotoxemia
  • Pharmacology of intestinal motility
  • Complications: Post-operative ileus, laminitis, adhesions etc.
  • Epidemiology
  • Physiology of digestion
  • Intestinal microbiome
  • Metabolomics 

15th July timings:
Scientific Sessions 12:30 - 17:00
Drinks/Poster Presentations 17:00 - 19:00

16th July timings:
Scientific Sessions 08:30 - 17:00
Drinks/Poster Presentations 17.00 - 19.00

17th July timings:
Scientific Sessions 08.30 - 16.00

Prior to the Symposium, our "Colic Surgery for the Colic Surgeon" course will take place at the University of Edinburgh (13-14 July). This will cover a wide variety of topics including jejunocolostomy, typhlotomy, deep ileal resection or inversion and correction of caecocolic intussusception. Find out more.


Socials

The Colic Symposium isn't just about CPD, join us for our Ceilidh on Wednesday night for a truly Scottish evening of dinner and dancing, get your tartan at the ready!

Accommodation for Delegates

Delegates can now book accommodation through BEVA's appointed concierge service here. If you would like alternative options (for example accommodation within a specific price range or star), simply contact the concierge service directly and they will be able to assist.
Delegates can now book accommodation through BEVA's appointed concierge service here. If you would like alternative options (for example accommodation within a specific price range or star), simply contact the concierge service directly and they will be able to assist.

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