Panel Discussion – Endoscopy at Yearling Sales – A Survival Guide…

Panel Discussion
Date: Fri 30th Apr 2027
Venue: Live Online Panel Discussion & On-Demand
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion -  Endoscopy at Yearling Sales – A Survival Guide… (Recorded April 2022)


Moderator:Pete Ramzan  BVSc(Sydney), FRCVS  —  Rossdales Equine Hospital, UK 

Panelists:John Hanley    MVB, MRCVS — Fethard Equine Hospital, Ireland
Scott Pierce   DVM, MRCVS — Rood & Riddle, US
Jonathan Lumsden  BVCDVM, MRCVS — REC Equine Specialists,



No aspect of veterinary work at yearling sales is more likely to raise emotions and cause disputes than endoscopy of the upper airway. Judging the importance of what might be seen during a resting endoscopic examination (or video) to the future athletic potential of the young Thoroughbred can have major financial implications for clients on both sides of the fall of hammer, yet remains a highly subjective determination.

How best to obtain and assess endoscopic information, understanding the predictive limits of that information and how to navigate the complexities of communication and ethics regularly thrown up by sales endoscopy are key to survival. Nobody is better placed to unpick these topics (and more) than our distinguished panel of leading international experts in this field, who bring a great depth of experience of sales endoscopy from all corners of the globe to the discussion. This exchange will be highly interactive with attendees able to contribute and ask questions.


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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    Peter Ramzan
    BVSc(Sydney), FRCVS

    Australia, United Kingdom

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    Pete graduated from the University of Sydney 1994. He subsequently worked in the cattle industry in the Kimberley region of Northern Australia before moving to the UK in 1996. Here, he gained experience in large animal practice in the West Country (Kingston Vets, Sherborne and Horsepond Vets, South Molton) before joining the racing team at Rossdale & Partners in Newmarket in 1998. He became a partner in 2005.

    Pete's clinical research interest is the early detection and improved management of racehorse orthopaedic injuries. In August 2014, CRC Press published his book The Racehorse: A Veterinary Manual - the first comprehensive textbook wholly dedicated to veterinary management of the racehorse.

    In 2018 Pete was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice. Fellowship is the highest level of membership of the RCVS for members who have demonstrated significant original contribution in their subject.

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    John Hanly


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    John graduated from University College Dublin UCD with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2005. He completed a 1 year surgery internship in Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Returning to Ireland in 2006, John took up an ambulatory position at O Byrne and Halley in Fethard, Co. Tipperary and has continued working there ever since. The majority of his work is focused on the Racehorse and Sales work with particular interest in Two year old Breeze-up, Yearling and foal sales.

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    Jonathan Lumsden
    BVSc, Diploma VCS, MS, Dipl.ACVS


    American Specialist in Veterinary Surgery
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    After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1987, Jonathan completed an internship under Professor David Hutchins BVSc at the University of Sydney. Subsequently, he went into general equine practice in Canberra until commencing an equine surgical residency at Michigan State University, USA. Jonathan completed a 3 year surgical residency and a Master’s Degree in the evaluation and surgery of the horse’s upper respiratory tract. He was awarded the best resident scientific presentation by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1993. He subsequently worked as an emergency equine surgeon at Michigan State University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1994. Following this, he fulfilled a clinical appointment at Colorado State University before becoming the resident surgeon at REC in Sydney, Australia in 1994.

    Jonathan is a surgeon and partner of the REC Equine Specialists where his practice includes referral surgery and lameness as well as routine racetrack practice. He is actively involved in the REC Equine internship and residency training program which has trained over 40 interns that have gone on to post-graduate residency programs and private practice. Jonathan has served as an executive of the peak body representing equine veterinarians throughout Australia - Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) and was EVA President in 2006. He has been the recipient of the AEVA Reginald Pascoe Senior Clinical Prize, EVA Award for Excellence in the Equine Veterinary Field (Provet Award) and an Australian Veterinary Association Meritorious Service Award. He has authored and co-authored numerous refereed scientific articles and book chapters. Jonathan has a special interest in equine upper respiratory tract and arthroscopic surgery.

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    Scott Pierce

    United States

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    Dr. Scott Pierce obtained his undergraduate degree from Northwest Missouri State. He then attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri and graduated in 1983. Dr. Pierce began working at Rood & Riddle in 1985 and later became a shareholder. Special interests of his include working with juvenile Thoroughbreds, upper airway endoscopy, public and private sales. Dr. Pierce is married to Dr. Debbie Spike-Pierce, a shareholder at Rood & Riddle. Together, they own a Thoroughbred farm and have two daughters, Vivian and Audra.

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