Panel Discussion – Equine Neck Conditions (excl. Wobblers) & Neurology (Part 2)


Panel Discussion
Date: Tue 1st Sep 2020 - Thu 31st Dec 2020
Venue: All upcoming Live & Past Panel Discussions - EU
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion – Equine Neck Conditions (excl. Wobblers) & Neurology (Part 2)


Book Part 1 (Webinar Series) & Part 2 (Panel Discussion) together and receive a discount!


Panelists:Barrie Grant   DVM, MS, DACVS, MRCVS – Consultant, CA, USA
Martin Furr   DVM, PhD, DACVIM, MA Ed – Oklahoma State University, USA
Jonathan Anderson   BVM&S, Dipl.ACVS, MRCVS– Rainbow Equine Hospital, UK
Moderator:Luis Lamas   DVM, CertES(Orth), PhD, DECVS, MRCVS – University of Lisbon, Portugal

The panel discussion can either be booked together with the webinar series on 'Equine Neck Conditions & Practical Neurology for Practitioners' or as a stand alone offering.  The varied backgrounds and approaches of the 3 panellists combined with the differences in equine population that they see and treat is guaranteed to generate a lively debate.   Amongst others, the panellists will be debating the following controversial points:

  • Are neurologic horses safe to ride? Could the vet be held liable?
  • Should neurologic horses be treated with steroids?
  • Do cervical articular process joint injections work?
  • Should we breed from a mare or stallion with a history of neurological disease?
  • EPM Diagnostics – Is it reliable?

Wobbler syndrome (cervical vertebral malformation) will be excluded from this panel discussion as this subject will be separately debated between Drs. Brett Woodie, Steve Reed, Barrie Grant & Amy Johnson on the 15th of September. Click here for more information.


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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    Luis Lamas
    DVM, CertES(Orth), PhD, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS


    European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Graduated in 2002 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV-UTL). He completed his internship and residency in equine surgery at the University of Cambridge. He then obtained the Certificate in Orthopedic Surgery from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RVCS) and is a European specialist in equine surgery (DipECVS). He holds a PhD in Biomechanics from the Royal Veterinary College and is a regular speaker and organizer of international orthopaedic and equine surgery courses.

    Since 2015 he has been a Lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon where he runs the Equine Surgery and Emergency Service.

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    Martin Furr
    DVM, Dipl.ACVIM, PhD, MA Ed

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    After graduating from Oklahoma State University with his DVM in 1986, Dr. Furr practiced veterinary medicine at a clinic in Oklahoma and then completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in 1989. For the following two years, he was an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.  In 1991 Dr. Furr returned to the College’s Equine Medical Center serving as an Assistant Professor of Equine Internal Medicine.  He also attained Diplomat status that year, receiving Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

    In 1996, Dr. Furr was promoted to Associate Professor of Equine Internal Medicine, and in 2000, he completed his PhD in Neuroimmunology at the University of Maryland. In 2006 he was promoted to full professor and was named the Adelaide C. Riggs Professor of Equine Internal Medicine. He is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology at Oklahoma State University. He has authored 2 textbooks of equine neurology, and over 80 primary journal articles in the field of equine medicine. His research and clinical interests include equine neonatal medicine and critical care, equine neurology, and equine immunology, as well as the principles and practice of medical education.

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    Jonathan Anderson

    United Kingdom

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery and Orthopaedics
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    Jonathan Anderson is a director and surgeon at the Rainbow Equine Hospital. He is a Royal Veterinary College Equine Surgical Specialist, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and an FEI Veterinary Delegate.

    Jonathan graduated from the Edinburgh’s Royal School of Veterinary Studies in 2000, completed an internship year at the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in California, before moving to the Rainbow Equine Hospital in the UK for 3 years. He went back Stateside to undergo a large animal clinical fellowship at Oregon State Veterinary Teaching Hospital followed by an Equine Surgical Residency at the University of California, Davis. He achieved diplomate status in 2009, remained as a clinical instructor at UC Davis for a year before moving back to the Rainbow Equine Hospital at the end of 2009 to join the surgical team. He has been involved in advancing the use of CT both as diagnostic and intra-operative imaging modality within the equine veterinary field. His main veterinary interests include all things orthopaedic which includes the evaluation, advanced imaging and surgical treatment of horses with cervical stenosis. He is keen to see a sharing of knowledge and equipping of equine vets to recognise and treat horses with this condition.

    His biggest asset is his long suffering wife Naomi and he kind of helps to manage a brood of 5 kids which means little time for any other activities although a run in the mountains every so often is where he likes to recharge his batteries once again!

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    Barrie Grant

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Barrie Grant is a board certified surgical veterinarian specializing in equine wobblers and cervical stabilization. While teaching at Washington State University, he saw a need to help owners and their horses with cervical cord compression. Working with a human orthopedic surgeon, Dr. George Bagby and another veterinarian, Dr. Pam Wagner, he helped develop the surgical treatment used in horses and people for cervical cord compression (wobblers). Growing up in Canada on his family's ranch, he learned about horses and cattle. Dr. Grant received his DVM from Washington State University in 1967. He did his internship and residency at the University of California at Davis. He returned to WSU to be on the faculty in 1969 and obtained a Masters in Veterinary Medicine in 1972. From WSU, he practiced on the standard bred racing circuit in California for 2 years. He then returned to WSU as head of the Equine division. In 1979, he became a tenured full time professor.

    While at WSU, he was on the team that developed the use of diagnostic ultrasound and CT (CAT) scanning and high speed treadmill testing. He also was involved in the development of a practical prosthesis for use in horses requiring amputation, in addition to his involvement in developing a surgical treatment for wobblers.Dr. Grant left WSU in 1990 to join the practice at SLREH, then owned by Doctors Jay and Ethel Rose. In 1995, he became a co-owner of the practice. While at the hospital, he continued to improve the technique that now uses a titanium Seattle Slew implant (basket). He left SLREH in March 2008. Since the summer of 2008, Dr. Grant has been expanding his consulting practice in Bonsall, California. He enjoys surgery and working with veterinarians and their clients, and travels throughout the USA and internationally in this regard. Dr. Grant also works at the Southern California race tracks as a state veterinarian. He is proud to have been honored by his profession and is the recipient of the AAEP Distinguished Educator (Mentor) Award and the ACVS Legends Award.

    Proud husband of Vaughan for almost 53 years and two daughters and 4 grandsons.

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