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"Tuesday Talks"

The Equine Medical Center's popular "Tuesday Talks" lecture series offers horse owners and horse professionals the opportunity to learn about a variety of equine health topics from our clinicians, residents, and guest speakers. 

Because the center is unable to host participants on site due to COVID-19 restrictions, the presentations are offered as a series of webinars.

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m.—8 p.m.
"Equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction and equine metabolic syndrome: Understanding the difference"
Elizabeth MacDonald, BVMS, MRCVS
Clinical instructor of equine medicine
Equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, Cushing’s disease) and equine metabolic syndrome are the two most common endocrine disorders diagnosed in the horse. Both conditions can have a significant impact on the health of the horse. This talk will discuss the difference between both conditions, how it affects the horse and what we can do to manage these conditions.

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m.—8 p.m.
"Spinal cord disease in the horse: New diagnostics for old diseases"
Krista Estell, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Clinical assistant professor of equine medicine
Wobbler's disease, neck and back injury and arthritis, and Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalopathy (EPM) have caused neurologic disease in horses for years. This talk will review the clinical signs of neurologic disease and discuss exciting new techniques to better diagnose neurologic conditions in horses.

Tuesday, Mar. 8, 7 p.m.—8 p.m.
“The alphabet of acronyms in equine orthopedics”
Maureen Kelleher, DVM, CVA, Diplomate ACVS
Clinical assistant professor of sports medicine and surgery
With all of the new technology available to diagnose and treat tendon, ligament, bone, and joint injuries in the horse, it is hard to keep track of what they are, how they work, and when to use them.  The talk will cover diagnostics such as MRI and CT and then move on to treatments such as PRP, ACS, and MSC.

Tuesday, Apr. 12, 7 p.m.—8 p.m.
“Colic: What every horse owner should know”
Jennifer Barrett, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR
Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery
This presentation will explain what colic is, and how veterinarians treat it.


To learn more about our client education programs, please call 703-771-6800.

Bandaging Video Preview
Featuring Rosie Barwick, VN, DipAVN (surg), EVN, LVT

Horse bandaging handouts

Authored by Rosie Barwick, VN, DipAVN (surg), EVN, LVT
▪︎  Equine Bandaging: Applying a Lower Limb Bandage (PDF)
▪︎  Equine Bandaging: Applying a Lower Hind Limb Bandage (PDF)