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Held on Sunday, Dec. 8, all dry labs will run twice (1:00-3:00 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.) with 12 attendees in each lab. Members can attend up to two labs. All four labs will be offered at both 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Cost is $200 per lab. Register for dry labs when registering for convention.

Lab Options:

Clinical Ophthalmology for the Field Practitioner: Tips for Avoiding Going Bug Eyed! How to Perform Corneal Diagnostics/Local Anesthesia, and Successfully Place SPL’s

Have you ever had a corneal ulcer case that you wanted to diagnose using cytology but couldn’t remember the specifics of how? Would you love to use SPLs, but always feel intimidated by all the stuff in the kits? This lab uses equine models to review diagnostic techniques of corneal cytology and cytology interpretation, as well as allow you to refresh on regional anesthesia techniques and placement of a sub-palpebral lavage system.                                                    

Don’t Be a Block Head: Practice Your Acquisition and Interpretation of Skull Radiology 

Skull films seem to be present a love-hate relationship to most equine field veterinarians. The positioning, labelling, acquisition, and interpretation of good quality skull films continue to drive some seasoned practitioners crazy. Come learn the skinny from various experienced instructors on mounted plastinated cadavers with cordless digital radiograph units in a comfortable setting.  

Ultrasound of the Fetlock: Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Imaging Expertise

Whether you’re working on the English or western performance horses, the fetlocks are important joints that are commonly injured. Once the lameness has been localized, you use imaging to help diagnose the injury.  Come learn some new tricks from both imaging and sports medicine experts on cadavers that will help you be more confident in scanning the distal limb, with special emphasis on the fetlock.

Pssssst! Wanna Try Something New? Tendon Sparing Navicular Bursa Injection

For many field practitioners, determining a diagnosis where the navicular bursa needs to be medicated has become routine.  However, injecting the navicular bursa through the DDFT presents its own challenges. Come learn how to medicate the navicular bursa with ultrasound guidance sparing the DDFT. Start with the basics of how to use ultrasound guidance to inject an model object and then move directly to a weight bearing cadaver to master this new technique.