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Clinical Skills Dry Labs

Friday, Nov. 18, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Session 1: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Session 2: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session 3: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $250 per session (AAEP members only)
Attendance cap: 12 per lab session
Registration is on a first-come basis.

Raise the standard of patient care by learning a new clinical technique or refreshing your existing skill set. Register for up to three of the following labs: 

Equine Dystocia Lab
Available all 3 sessions
Establish a dystocia protocol for your practice by learning shat items to keep in your kit, techniques to correct abnormal presentations, epidural anesthesia, and aftercare for the mare and foal. 


Clinical Ophthalmology for the Field Practitioner Lab
Available all 3 sessions
Review diagnostic techniques of corneal cytology and cytology interpretation, as well as refresh on regional anesthesia techniques and placement of a sub-palpebral lavage system using equine models. 

Cervical Imaging Lab
Available during sessions 2 and 3
Learn how to take good cervical radiographs; how to interpret them; and when to involve radiologists, internists, and surgeons.


Skull Radiology Lab
Available during session 1
Improve your positioning, labeling, acquisition, and interpretation of good quality skull films using cordless digital radiograph units on mounted plastinated cadavers. 

Mini labs
Friday, November 18, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required

Brush up on anatomy and techniques associated with the stifle and distal limb during free mini labs. There is no formal curriculum for these labs; instead, simply stop in any time on the afternoon of November 18, talk with an instructor and start training.

Bite sized review: The Stifle
Review anatomy and palpation landmarks for common injection techniques for the stifle joint, including the single-needle approach.

Bite sized review: The Distal Limb
Review anatomy and palpation of commonly injured soft tissue structures and joints of the distal limb, including common injection techniques.