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Equine Ophthalmology

Sat, July 28, 2018 - Sun, July 29, 2018

Ophthalmic disease is very common in horses. The purpose of this 2-day course is to provide general equine practitioners with the necessary tools to diagnose and treat a variety of equine ophthalmic diseases. This comprehensive course is appropriate for both new and experienced practitioners looking to develop or further refine their skills in equine ophthalmology. Didactic lectures will review key concepts, including examination techniques, management of common diseases, and surgical procedures. These will be reinforced during the laboratory sessions using both live animals and cadavers.

Lectures will be held in Alumni Hall at the Veterinary Educational Center

Maximum Capacity: 20

Event Agenda

April 28, 2018

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:00 Introduction & Opening Remarks
9:00-9:30 Ophthalmic Examination techniques
9:30-10:00 Neuro-Ophthalmic Exam
10:00-10:20 Punctate Keratopathies
10:20-10:40 Refreshment Break
10:40-11:00 Deep Stromal Abscesses
11:00-11:30 The Catastrophic Cornea
11:30-12:00 Equine Recurrent Uveitis
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-4:00 Examination Wet Lab- Location: VMC Field Services


April 29, 2018

9:00-10:00 Interactions of ocular and Systemic Disease
10:00-10:20 Sedation for Ophthalmic Procedures and Surgeries
10:20-10:40 Refreshment Break
10:40-11:00 Local Anesthesia of the Equine Head
11:00-12:00 Ophthalmic Procedures
12:00-12:45 Lunch Break
12:45-3:45 Procedures Wet Lab- Location: VMC Field Services
  • Local Anesthesia of the Equine Head
  • Nasolacrimal Flush
  • Corneal Cytology
  • Subpalpebral Lavage Placement
  • Eyelid Laceration Repair
  • Temporary Tarsorrhaphy
  • Enucleation
3:45-4:00 Closing Remarks & Wrap-Up

Event Fees

Veterinarian Registration $450.00
This course will offer 12 CE Hours  

*Program schedule is subject to change*

Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick

Driving Directions

UGA Veterinary Medical Center- 2200 College Station Road, Athens, GA 30602
CLICK HERE for Directions

Event Parking

Event Hotels

Holiday Inn 197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 706-549-4433
Holiday Inn Express  513 West Broad Street, Athens, GA  * 706-546-8122 
Georgia Center Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA  * 800.884.1381
Hilton Garden Inn 390 Washington Street, Athens, GA  * 706.363.9948 
The Hotel Indigo 500 College Avenue, Athens, GA * 706.546.0430 
Courtyard by Marriott  166 North Finley Street, Athens, GA  * 706.369.7000 
Springhill Suites 3500 Daniells Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606

Registration is Closed.

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