Equine lecture series 2019: Headshaking and Seizures - An Update on Two Challenging Conditions

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07 Aug 19

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Headshaking is a challenging condition of some horses that can be due to a multitude of different reasons including dental problems, inappropriate tack, eye problems, behavioural abnormalities and many more. One of the challenges of this condition is to make the correct diagnosis, enabling us to give the most appropriate treatment and provide the best outcome. Melanie Perrier, Lecturer in Equine Surgery at RVC Equine, will go through some of the diagnostic tools that are available today to help diagnose the condition, including CT and diagnostic anaesthesia. She will also discuss some of the latest advances and newest treatment techniques that are available to treat this condition.

Mike Hewetson, Senior Lecturer in Equine Medicine at RVC Equine, will discuss the symptoms, causes and treatment of seizures in the horse. During this interactive lecture, Mike will outline what you as a horse owner can expect from your vet when faced with this rare condition, and will also discuss the implications for rider safety.

The other lectures in this series are:

Buying a Horse - Wednesday 5th June 2019
Headshaking and Seizures - Wednesday 7th August 2019
Pain in horses - Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Gastrointestinal Anatomy - Wednesday 4th December 2019

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets must be purchased in advance and before midday on the day. Please note we cannot accept payment at the door.

Registration commences at 7pm where refreshments will be available. Lecture time 7.30 - 9.00pm.

Late-comers may be refused entry.

A receipt will be sent as soon as we have processed your payment.  Delegates will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Due to the cost of administration no refunds can be given. The lecture can be viewed online at a later date and you will be sent these details by email.




Mike Hewetson, BSc BVSc CertEM DipECEIM MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Equine Medicine (Clinical Educator Track)
The Royal Veterinary College

Melanie Perrier, Dr.med.vet DipDACVS DipDECVS CERP MRCVS
Lecturer in Equine Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College