The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
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Wednesday, May 16 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Back on their feet again: Management of endocrine laminitis

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Once you have made a diagnosis of endocrinopathic laminitis, it is important to use that information to guide treatment of the acute laminitis episode as well as to guide long term management to prevent recurrence. However, not all endocrinopathic laminitis cases are lame and the importance of recognising sub clinical laminitis and the development of divergent hoof rings or other hoof capsular changes to enable preventive strategies to be implemented are emphasised. The aims of this presentation are to: 1. Discuss management of the acute case including managing the pain, providing hoof support and preventing further damage as well as immediate endocrine treatment considerations. The evidence for medical options beyond NSAIDs will be discussed. 2. Discuss management of the endocrine laminitis case after the acute episode, where the management focus is on the underlying cause, principally reduction of reduction of hyperinsulinaemia and improvement of insulin sensitivity using dietary management, exercise and medical therapy, depending on the case. 3. Provide case based examples of endocrinopathic laminitis management, including longer term management, pitfalls and difficulties that may be encountered. This includes consideration of the owner and their requirements – how to tailor your plan to ensure owner compliance and equine welfare.

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Cathy McGowan

University of Liverpool
Cathy is Professor of Equine Internal Medicine, Head of Department, Equine Clinical Science at The University of Liverpool, Institute of Veterinary Science.Graduating from the University of Sydney (1991) she has aPhD in equine exercise physiology, RCVS and European Diplomas and recognised... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Mezzanine M1 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre