Panel Discussion – Clinical Exercise Testing - Indication, Parameters & Interpretation

Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion – Clinical Exercise Testing - Indication, Parameters & Interpretation 




Moderator:Ken Hinchcliff   BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVIM, GAICD –  University of Melbourne, Australia

Panelist:  Mary Durando   DVM, PhD, DACVIM - Equine Sports Horse Medicine Consultants, USA
Emmanuelle van Erck    DVM, PhD, DECEIM – Equine Sports Medicine Practice, Belgium

Katharina Kirsch    DVM, PhD  –  Germany



Recent numerous advances in technology and a better understanding of the causes of suboptimal (poor) performance in athletic horses have transformed how veterinarians diagnose and manage affected horses.

An international panel of world-renowned experts who have led developments in the diagnosis of suboptimal performance using dynamic (exercise) testing, will explore the indications for specific types of exercise test in the field or in a treadmill laboratory, the interpretation of results and prognostication.

Through the use of interactive examples and case studies, important principles and guidelines for exercise testing will be illustrated and the reasoning for particular treatments or management strategies outlined.  Audience participation prior and especially during the Panel Discussion is very much encouraged.


Panel Discussion Registration Process:        Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinar, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically.

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    Mary Durando
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Mary received her DVM degree from the University of Georgia before completing a residency in large animal internal medicine at the University of Florida. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal) in 1996. Mary completed doctoral work in Physiology at the Medical University of South Carolina with work in endotoxemia and endotoxin tolerance. After this, she completed two years in a cardiology/ultrasound training program in the Sports Medicine section at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center before taking a position as a Lecturer in Equine Medicine at the University of California, Davis for 3 years. Mary returned to New Bolton Center to work in their treadmill facility for 3 years, before working as an associate clinical professor in Large Animal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Currently, she is a part owner of Equine Sports Medicine Consultants, an ambulatory consulting practice focusing on sports medicine and imaging, cardiology and internal medicine, in southeastern PA. Mary’s clinical interests include cardiology and respiratory disorders and how dysfunction in these systems affects performance, as well as neonatology and critical care. She has published several scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented numerous abstracts at national and international meetings, and participated in many imaging wet labs at regional and national meetings. 

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    Emmanuelle van Erck
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECEIM


    European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Emmanuelle van Erck graduated in 1996 from the French Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort. She trained in sports medicine at the University of Liège (Belgium) where she obtained her PhD on respiratory function testing in horses. She developped the equine sports medicine unit and consulted as senior clinician in the CIRALE in Normandy (France). In January 2010, she started her own ambulatory referral practice, the ‘Equine Sports Medicine Practice’, based in Belgium. Her practice offers specialized service in equine internal and sports medicine throughout Europe, following national teams and international riders.
    Emmanuelle van Erck authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and regularly lectures at international conferences. She is a member of the FEI expert committee on prohibited substances and doping.

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    Ken Hinchcliff
    BVsc, MS, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM, GAICD


    American Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine
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    Ken graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and later earned a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD from Ohio State University in 1990. He was an academic in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University from 1990 to 2007, rising to professor.

    At the University of Melbourne he led the formation of the joint Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, directing the review and renewal of the undergraduate teaching programs in that faculty, and was responsible for the introduction of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, which the university began teaching in 2011.

    He has extensive experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and is internationally recognised as a scholar of veterinary internal medicine and exercise physiology. Ken's extensive publications include co-authorship of the 9th, 10th and 11th editions of Veterinary Medicine, the most cited veterinary text book, and lead editor of the 1st and 2nd editions of Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and a member of the Zoological Parks and Gardens Board of Victoria.

    Ken is leading an extensive and exhaustive strategic planning process for Trinity College, including consideration of the roles of each of the Pathways School, Residential College and Theological School in achieving Trinity’s strategic purpose 'to be a vibrant, diverse community inspiring and enabling students of exceptional promise to imagine and achieve a better world'.

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    Katharina Kirsch
    DVM PhD


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    Since September 2013 Vet/Scientist in the “performance monitoring program” for German national team horses, German Olympic Committee for Equestrian Sports, Warendorf (Germany) October 2014 – November 2019

    PhD “Training and performance monitoring in elite eventing horses”

    University Liège (Belgium)

    February 2013

    Master in Veterinary Medicine,

    Free University Berlin (Germany)

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