Perineural and intra-articular anesthesia are often used to isolate the location of lameness in horses. Arthrocentesis of synovial structures is also commonly performed when wounds have occurred near joins and tendon sheaths. This wet lab will demonstrate the use of intra-articular and perineural blocks using cadaver limbs. Common and alternative approaches to collect synovial fluid and block joints will be reviewed. Participants will be able to practice performing navicular bursa injections under radiographic guidance and ultrasound guided injection of joints. Beginner-level participants will learn injections on coffin joints and hocks. Intermediate-level participants will learn injections on navicular bursa, sacro-iliac joints, and pastern.
Learn how to properly extract strategic teeth in the canine and feline patient. Proper techniques as well as expert surgical tips will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will have ample time to perform multiple extractions on cadaver parts.
The benefits of Fear Free are vital and inspiring for anyone who works with animals. Fear Free techniques can help reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in animals—thus making the veterinary hospital and/or shelter an overall less stressful and happier place for animals, visitors, employees, and volunteers. When an animal’s fear and anxiety are reduced, there is a lower likelihood of bites, scratches, and other injuries to caregivers. This practical, hands-on lab will describe and demonstrate how to handle and restrain cats and dogs using Fear Free techniques. In this workshop, participants will be guided through a Fear Free exam from start to finish through animal demonstrations, interactive discussions, and exercises.
Blood smears and cytology slides from interesting and classic cases will be reviewed using a videomicroscope. Common mistakes in slide preparation and evaluation will be discussed. Key features for the diagnosis of common hematologic abnormalities and lesions for which cytology can be helpful will be reviewed in the context of providing optimal patient care.