Practitioners' Day at Equine Infectious Disease Conference

A Practitioners' Day will be held in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases (EID IX) on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel. The EID IX is hosted by the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, a UK Ag Equine Program.

This special Sunday program caters to local equine veterinarians and will feature some of the most significant findings presented at the EID conference.

Seven hours of continuing education credit has been applied for with the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners. Those interested in attending can register at and select the Practitioners' Day Ticket. Cost is $150.

Practitioners' Day Schedule
Time Emerging Diseases and Epidemiology Gastrointestinal Disease
8:30 a.m. Registration  
9-9:50 a.m. “Marketing equine infectious disease management” Josie Traub-Dargatz “Infectious disease, inflammation, and their effect on gut barrier function” Anthony Blikslager
10-10:50 a.m. “Responding to emergent threats using diagnostic tests in outbreak management” Alan Guthrie “Sustainable equine parasite control: dos and don’ts” Martin Nielsen 
10:50-11:10 a.m. Break  
11:10 a.m.-noon “Surveillance of equine infectious disease” Richard Newton “Antimicrobial resistance of equine Salmonella isolates in the Northeastern United States (2001-2010)” Gillian Perkins

“Equine coronavirus, a possible cause for adult horse enteric disease outbreaks” Ron Vin
Noon-1:15 p.m. Lunch  
1:15- 2 p.m. “Overview of Havemeyer Workshop on streptococcal infections in horses” John Timoney and Andrew Waller “An update on EPM” Dan Howe
2:15-3 p.m. “Ultrasonographic screening for R. Equi in foals. Are we overinterpreting our findings?” Nathan Slovis and Keith Chaffin

“Thoracotomy in the refractory pleuropneumonia: how, when, and complications” Keith Chaffin
“EHM: What’s next?” Lutz Goehring
3-3:20 p.m. BREAK  
3:20-4:10 p.m. “Lower respiratory tract bacterial diseases of the adult horse” Nicola Pusterla “Managing infectious equine neurologic disease” Maureen Long

“Review of histopathology of various neurologic disease” Fabio del Piero
4:20-5:30 p.m. Group Discussion: “What new diseases/syndromes should equine practitioners be aware of and new diagnostics”  
6 p.m. Practitioners’ Day attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown for the International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases (EID IX).  

Jenny Blandford is the Gluck Equine Research Foundation Coordinator at the Gluck Center.

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