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

Earn up to 1 RACE CE Credit by attending our educational webinar.

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

FREE WEBINAR

PART 1: Improving Equine GI Diagnostics

AAVSB RACE Accredited for 0.5 CE Credits

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


FREE WEBINAR

PART 2: Improving Equine GI Health Management

AAVSB RACE Accredited for 0.5 CE Credits

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


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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.

Earn a Free CE Credit

1 Credit Hour

AAVSB RACE accredited

Each webinar is approved for 0.5 RACE-approved CE credits. The webinar course thus meets the requirements for 1.0 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. You will be provided with a link to a short online test at the conclusion of the webinar. You must pass with 70 percent of the questions answered correctly to receive your certificate.

Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.

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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