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Laminitis - EMS, PPID and Their Part in Pedal Bone Downfall

25 Jan 2024
13:00 - 19:15

Online Course,

Online bookings for this course have now closed. If you would like to book a place on this course, please call us on +44 (0)1638 723555.

course type
CPD hours
6 CPD hours
course level

About the course

Join us online for an afternoon to develop your confidence in diagnosing and managing cases of metabolic-driven laminitis.

If you are an equine vet who regularly deals with EMS and PPID, this course will advance your understanding of these diseases and help ensure that you can confidently treat metabolic-driven laminitis, even when the trickiest case presents itself.

We will start the afternoon exploring the pathophysiology of endocrine laminitis.

The world’s leading vet in laminitis pathophysiology, Andrew van Eps from the University of Pennsylvania, will show what is happening in the hoof and why. He will also share his opinion on whether endocrinopathic laminitis is different or whether the unifying theory is making a comeback.

Harry Carslake from the University of Liverpool, a university leading the way with research into obesity and insulin regulation in ponies, will discuss insulin dysregulation and explore the idea that there is more to it than just fat ponies, skinny ponies get laminitis too.

Edd Knowles from Bell Equine will then take a deep-dive into PPID. He will explore the differences between cases with PPID diagnoses, discuss whether PPID is the driver of laminitis or whether it’s a coincidental finding and share how PPID and laminitis are connected.

Andrew van Eps and Harry Carslake will then lead the discussion on diagnosis and case management. They will challenge the standard approach we take to EMS and PPID cases and look at what else we could be doing.

Chris Wiggins, Farrier at Bell Equine and Pat Harris, a specialist in veterinary nutrition, will then join the discussion to explore medical treatment and management discussing everything from the use of drugs to feeding and farriery.

Beyond the initial changes such as soaking hay, leading specialist in equine nutrition Pat Harris (Waltham Petcare Science Institute) will discuss long term feeding strategies for metabolic health. Pat will also join the discussions throughout the day to provide insights on the complex interactions between nutrition, endocrine disease and laminitis.

The afternoon will finish with a group discussion that will include each of our speakers sharing their hopes for the next five years and the challenges they believe we will need to overcome.

By the end of the course you will...

1. Have increased your confidence in diagnosing and managing tricky cases of metabolic driven laminitis.
2. Be able to discuss the latest specialist research and opinions from across the world with your clients.
3. Be able to formulate tailored plans for individual case management.

Course leaders

Course Organiser: Edd Knowles MA VetMB MVetMed DipECEIM MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Equine Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Harry Carlsake MA VetMB DipACVIM Dip ECEIM MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Equine Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Pat Harris MA PhD VetMB DipECVCN MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Nutrition (Equine)

Andrew van Eps BVSc PhD DACVIM (Large Animal)

Chris Wiggins CNBF CLS CE/CI AWCF Hons

Course prices

Vet member: £90

Non member: £180

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