8:00AM to 9:00AM: Breakfast
9:00AM: Dr. John Janicek
“Cervical Spine Pathology Causing Poor Performance”
Topic will focus on identifying, diagnosing, imaging, and treating horses with cervical spine pathology affecting performance.
10:00AM: Dr. David Dutton
“The science and clinical application of amniotic allografts”
The talk will cover the science behind the use of amniotic-derived allografts for tissue healing. It will cover the anti-inflammatory factors, growth factors, antimicrobial factors, and trophic factors that have been identified in amniotic allografts. We will discuss the clinical studies that have evaluated the use of amniotic based products in tissue healing. With that knowledge, we will discuss the clinical applications for amniotic allografts in horses. The clinical portion will cover current uses, methods of application, safety, and comparative outcomes with the use of amniotic based allografts.
11:00AM: Dr. Ben Buchanan
“I Can’t Breathe. IAD, RAO, COPD, Asthma - What it all means”
Topic will focus on the performance horse and the different types of lower airway inflammation. We will update all the terminology, diagnostics, methods of treatment, long term control, and prognosis.
1:00PM: Dr. Cliff Honnas
“Kissing Spines and Back Pain”
The topic will focus on back issues in performance horses with a focus on kissing spines. The talk will cover diagnostics, treatment, and surgery.
2:00PM: Dr. Scott McClure on
“Lameness Diagnostics and Therapies”
Topic will focus on specific lameness diagnostics and therapies related to osteoarthritis in the equine athlete.
3:00PM: Break: Refreshments
3:20PM: Dr. Scott McClure
“Approaches to treatment of tendon and ligament injuries in the distal limb”
Topic will focus on current therapeutic approaches to facilitate healing and functional recovery in flexor tendons and suspensory ligaments.
4:00PM: Panel Discussion— Moderator: Dr. Beau Whitaker
Crowd sourced topics of discussion for the speakers in a panel setting related to how they
diagnose and treat specific injuries in