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Improving Equine GI Diagnostics & Management

Free, Two-Part Webinar Series for CE Credit: Equine GI Diagnostics & Health

Gastrointestinal health is a significant and serious issue for veterinarians, their clients and their horses. For example, colic is the number one medical cause of death in horses. Yet, far too often, the diagnostic methods available to vets do not allow for an accurate and timely diagnosis that supports an effective treatment before the condition turns deadly. And common treatment approaches do little to keep the problem from recurring.

Early detection and effective management are keys to taking your practice to the next level of care.

In this two-part webinar series, Dr. Leah Mitchell will be discussing the following:

  • The importance of equine GI health, especially the hindgut
  • Limitations in current diagnostic approaches
  • Methods for improved diagnosis
  • A new approach: Moving from treatment to management

PART 1: Improving Equine GI Diagnostics

Every Sunday, 9 pm & 10 pm
Every Wednesday, 9 pm & 10 pm

PART 2: Improving Equine GI Health Management

Every Sunday, 9 pm & 10 pm
Every Wednesday, 9 pm & 10 pm

About the Webinar Presenters

Leah Mitchell DVM

Leah Mitchell, DVM

Dr. Mitchell is Vice President of Veterinary Medicine for Freedom Health. She also operates Mitchell Veterinary, her equine practice and breeding center, specializing in performance and reproductive medicine. Dr. Mitchell’s farm stands approximately four stallions every year, foals out 20-30 mares and breeds 80-100 mares every season.

Exploring the Significance of the Hindgut

Equine hindgut health is important, and plays a key role in a horse’s overall wellbeing. Hindgut health impacts a horse’s:

  • Health
  • Appearance
  • Temperament
  • Performance

The Problem

Knowing that so many health issues originate in the hindgut is one thing, but it’s another to be equipped with the right tools to make an accurate diagnosis. Many of the current diagnostic modalities address only the foregut, require fasting and sedation to get accurate results, or are limited in other ways. Veterinarians need a reliable diagnostic method that helps you catch GI issues early on and get your equine patients on the road to recovery.

The Solution

Diseases of the equine digestive tract are a far too-common reality for the modern performance horse. That’s because horses in competition are exposed to the rigors of training and travel, diets rich in processed feeds with minimal access to turnout, and other stresses that make GI tract conditions a near certainty. And many available treatments only serve to mask problems, so the conditions are likely to recur. Veterinarians need an approach that allows for managing GI health, to avoid the “diagnose, treat, repeat” cycle.

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