2013 Hambletonian Veterinary CE Seminar Scheduled

First Choice Marketing has announced plans to host the 14th Annual Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar for Equine Veterinarians, to be held Aug. 1-2 in conjunction with the 88th Annual Hambletonian Festival of Racing in East Rutherford, N.J. Over the past thirteen years, this veterinary meeting has grown to become the third largest equine veterinary continuing education (CE) meeting in the country.

The Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar has again partnered with the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT) and will be offering CE credits as well to all licensed veterinary technicians and assistants participating in the seminar and/or wet labs.

The 8th Annual Continuing Education Wet Labs program will take place at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Aug. 1, with sessions running from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Participants will have a choice among thirty-six credit hours offered. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Fees are $400 per half-day (4-hour) session or $700 for one full-day or two half-day sessions (8 CE hours). Participation in these intensive, hands-on sessions is limited. Sessions will include:

  • Bruce Coren, DVM, MS—Integrating High Power Class IV Laser Therapy into Equine Medicine—4 hours (Sponsored by Technological Medical Advancements)
  • Mark Crisman, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, and Megan Belcher, LVT, RVT—Equine Respiratory Disease: Prep & Support During Diagnostic Procedures (This 8-hour lab sponsored by Zoetis is for veterinary technicians only and will be offered free of charge)
  • Travis Henry, DVM—Equine Dentistry: Phase One—8 hours (Sponsored by Zoetis)
  • Kevin May, DVM—Equine Musculoskeletal Radiography—4 hours (Sponsored by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society)
  • Patrick Reilly—Glue-on Shoes & Hoof Reconstruction Techniques—4 hours (Sponsored by Patterson Veterinary Supply)
  • Alfredo Romero, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, and Jeffrey Schaffer, DVM—Regenerative Therapies: Proven Clinical Results—4 hours (Sponsored by Equine Partners America and Pall Life Sciences Animal Health)
  • Kurt Selberg, DVM—Successfully Obtaining Radiographs of the Equine Spine: Tips and Tricks to Optimize Your Radiographs—4 hours (Sponsored by Vet-Ray Technology by Sedecal)

The 14th Annual Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar program will take place on Aug. 2 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel and Conference Center in East Rutherford. Veterinary seminar participants can attend free of charge and can select from twelve continuing education credit hours offered. The 2013 seminar lineup features the following topics by respected equine authorities:

  • Myra Barrett, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVR—Diagnostic Imaging of the Equine Pastern: A Multi-Modality Approach (Sponsored by Vet-Ray Technology by Sedecal)
  • Thomas Divers, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC—Unraveling the Mystery of Equine Lyme Disease: One Step at a Time (Sponsored by Wedgewood Pharmacy)
  • John Donecker, VMD, MS, and Emily Graves, VMD, MS, Dipl. ACVIM—Unexpected Medical Outcomes: A Case-Based Approach About Resources to Address Unexpected Outcomes (Sponsored by Zoetis)
  • Mary Beth Gordon, PhD—Electrolytes: How and Why to Use Them in Horses (Sponsored by Land O’Lakes Purina Feed)
  • Omar Maher, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR—Lameness in Sport Horses and the Use of Computed Tomography
  • Patrick McCue, DVM, PhD, and Wendy E. Vaala, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM—Updates in Perinatology: Abnormal Events During Pregnancy, Delivery, and Early Foal Development (Sponsored by Merck Animal Health)
  • James Orsini, DVM, Dipl. ACVS—Back to the Future: Laminitis 2007–2013 (Sponsored by Patterson Veterinary Supply) and What’s Cool: Emerging Technologies for Laminitis Treatment
  • Stephen Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM—Controversies in Equine Neurology: Focus on EPM (Sponsored by Bayer Animal Health)
  • Anna C. Welsch, DVM—International Movement of Horses: USDA Accreditation CE Module #8

This year’s Hambletonian CE meeting will also include the 14th Annual Veterinary Seminar Dinner and an evening of world-class racing on Aug. 2, at the Meadowlands Racetrack, in addition to the opportunity to attend the 88th Hambletonian on Aug. 3.

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

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, Abaxis, Actistatin, Adequan/Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Animal Health International, Auburn Laboratories, Bayer Animal Health, Bioniche Animal Health, Blue Seal Feeds, Buckeye Nutrition/Mars Horsecare, Butler Schein Animal Health, CM Equine Products, Cornell Animal Health Diagnostic Center, Dan Scott & Associates, Elsevier, EquiCrown, Equine Partners America, GlobalVetLINK, Harlton’s Equine Specialties, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, Kentucky Performance Products, Kinetic Technologies, Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, Merck Animal Health, Merial, Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, Midwest Veterinary Supply, MWI Veterinary Supply, Neogen, N.J. Veterinary Technicians & Assistants, Nutramax Laboratories, Nutrena, Pall Animal Health, Patterson Veterinary Supply, Platinum Performance, Rutgers Equine Science Center, Scil Animal Care, Sound-Eklin, Southern States, Technological Medical Advancements, Triple Crown Nutrition, Universal Imaging, USDA, Vetericyn, Vet Ray Technology by Sedecal, Wedgewood Pharmacy, and Zoetis.

For more information, or to register for these events, visit www.firstchoicemarketing.us or contact Marie Hagerty at marie@firstchoicemarketing.us or 908/654-3112.

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