Recorded Equine lecture series 2019: Headshaking and seizures - an update on two challenging conditions

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Online Equine Lecture

Online Recorded Equine Lecture

Course Length: Two hours

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These lectures are designed for horse owners, riders and anyone with a passion for horses.

Now available as a recorded lecture. Please note bookings are only via the website.

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.

Lectures in this series available to view as recordings are:

Buying a horse
Pain in horses
Gastrointestinal anatomy



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

Lecturer in Equine Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College