2012 Hambletonian continuing education

11:33 PM 30 May 2012 NZST
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First Choice Marketing announced today plans to host the 13th Annual Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar for Equine Veterinarians, to be held in conjunction with the 87th Annual Hambletonian Festival of Racing in East Rutherford, NJ.

Over the past twelve years,this veterinary meeting has grown to become the third largest equine veterinary CE meeting in the country.

In 2012, as an extension of its commitment to provide equine health care professionals with the latest science and educational information, the Hambletonian Continuing Education meeting has partnered with the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT) and will be offering CE credits to all licensed veterinary technicians and assistants participating in the Seminar and/or Wet Labs.

The 7th Annual Continuing Education Wet Labs program will take place at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Thursday, August 2, 2012, with sessions running from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Participants will have a choice among twenty-four credit hours offered.

Transportation and lunch will be provided. Fees are as follows: $250 for one 2-hour session; $400 per half-day (4-hour) session; $600 for one 2-hour plus one 4-hour session (6 CE hours); $700 for two half-day sessions (8 CE hours). Participation in these intensive, hands-on sessions is limited. Sessions will include:

Ø Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD, DACVO - A Review of Eye Examination Techniques in the Horse (half-day session sponsored by Milburn Equine)

Ø Mark Crisman, DVM, MS, DACVIM - Endoscopy of the Upper Airway and Guttural Pouches (intensive, two-hour session sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health)

Ø Jeffrey Schaffer, DVM and Shelly Zacharias, DVM - Regenerative Therapies - Stem Cell Therapy: A New, Non-Invasive Method of Collection with Bimodal Treatment and Platelet Therapy: E-PET (half-day session sponsored by Equine Partners America LLC and Pall Life Sciences)

Ø Alex Valdés-Martínez, DVM, DACVR - Equine Musculoskeletal Radiography (half-day session sponsored by Sound-Eklin)

Ø Alex Valdés-Martínez, DVM, DACVR - Equine Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (half-day session sponsored by Sound-Eklin)

Ø Photographing the Equine Iris for the Purpose of Identification - a FREE demonstration of eyeDTM - a new, equine iris identification technology (sponsored by Global Animal Management)

The Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar program will take place on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel and Conference Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Veterinary Seminar participants attend FREE of charge, and will select from twelve continuing education credit hours offered.

The Hambletonian Continuing Education Wet Labs and Seminar programs have been approved by the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) and the New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners (NJAEP).

As in the past, the CE Seminar is being offered at no charge to DVM participants thanks to the following Educational Sponsorship Partners: 3M Animal Care Products, American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT), Abaxis, Actistatin, Adequan/Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Animal Health International, Auburn Laboratories, Bioniche Animal Health, Blue Seal Feeds, Buckeye Nutrition, Butler Schein Animal Health, Cornell Animal Health Diagnostic Center, Equine Partners America, eyeD/Global Animal Management, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), Kentucky Performance Products, Kinetic Technologies, Land O'Lakes Purina Feed, Merck Animal Health, Merial, Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, Midwest Veterinary Supply, Milburn Equine, MWI Veterinary Supply, Neogen, Nutramax Laboratories, Nutrena, Pall Life Sciences, Pfizer Animal Health, Platinum Performance, Rutgers Equine Science Center, Sound-Eklin, Southern States, Triple Crown Nutrition, Universal Ultrasound, Vet Ray Technology by Sedecal, and Wedgewood Pharmacy.

The Seminar lineup features the following topics by respected equine experts:

Ø Rodney L. Belgrave, DVM, MS, DACVIM -- The Use of Serum Amyloid A in the Monitoring of Clinically Ill Hospitalized Patients

Ø William M. Bradley, DVM - Brachytherapy in the Horse (sponsored by Sound-Eklin)

Ø Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, DACVO - Ocular Emergencies in Horses (sponsored by Wedgewood Pharmacy)

Ø Mark Crisman, DVM, MS, DACVIM - Strangles: Vaccination, Treatment and Biosecurity Measures (sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health)

Ø Mark Crisman, DVM, MS, DACVIM - Equine Acupuncture: Beyond the Qi Concept (sponsored by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society)

Ø Mary Beth Gordon, PhD - Nutritional Consultations: What Vets Need to Know to Make Sound Feed Recommendations (sponsored by Land O'Lakes Purina Feed)

Ø Nicola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, DACVIM and Wendy E. Vaala, VMD, DACVIM - Hot Topics in Equine Medicine (sponsored by Merck Animal Health)

Ø Michael W. Ross, DVM, DACVS - The Lameness Quiz - Observations and Characteristics of Lame Horses (sponsored by Milburn Equine)

Ø Nathan M. Slovis, DVM, DACVIM, CHT - A Practitioner's Perspective on Compounding and Unapproved Drug Use in Equine Practice

Ø Alex Valdés-Martínez, DVM, DACVR - Diagnostic Imaging of the Suspensory Ligament (sponsored by Sound-Eklin)

Ø Alex Valdés-Martínez, DVM, DACVR - Computed Tomographic Arthrography of the Equine Stifle Joint (sponsored by Sound-Eklin)

Ø Carey A. Williams, PhD- Antioxidant Research and Its Applications for Use in Exercising Horses (sponsored by Rutgers Equine Science Center)

This full day of events will also include the 13th Annual Veterinary Seminar Dinner and evening of world-class racing Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Meadowlands Racetrack, and the opportunity to attend the 87th Hambletonian Finals on Saturday, August 4, 2012.

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