Panel Discussion – Feeding & Colic - Prevention and Post-Operative Feeding Strategies

Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion – Feeding & Colic - Prevention and Post-Operative Feeding Strategies

Moderator:Pat Harris  MA, PhD, DECVCN, VetMB, MRCVS — Waltham Petcare Science Institute &
Panelists:Andy Durham  BSc, BVSc, CertEP, DEIM, DECEIM, MRCVS  — Liphook Equine Hospital,
Emanuela Valle    DVM, PhD, EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary and
Comparative Nutrition — University of Torino, Italy
Diana Hassel     DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC – Colorado State University,


Between 4% and 10% of the equine population is affected by colic per year, which may result in considerable costs or even loss of the horse.  Therefore, it is not surprising that owners/carers are fearful of colic and eager to reduce the risk of colic and maximising the chances of long-term success of any surgical intervention. This panel discussion will start by outlining nutritional and feeding practices that have been associated with the risk of certain types of colic/recurrent colic and how this risk can be reduced via management modifications. The multidisciplinary international panel consisting of world-renowned specialists from the field of internal medicine, surgery and equine nutrition will furthermore address pre- and post-operative feeding strategies for general surgical as well as colic-associated interventions.


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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    Andy Durham
    BSc, BVSc, CertEP, DEIM, Dipl.ECEIM, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    RCVS & European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Andy graduated from Bristol in 1988 and after two years in mixed practice started in ambulatory equine practice in the Midlands. He gained the RCVS CertEP in 1993 before moving to Liphook Equine Hospital in 1994, becoming a partner in 2001. This was followed by the RCVS diploma in equine internal medicine in 2003 and European diploma in equine internal medicine in 2004. Andy has continued to perform a little first opinion ambulatory work although he now mainly works in the new hospital at Liphook with medical in-patients and the diagnostic laboratory. He has recently been appointed as visiting professor at the University of Surrey, Guildford and is involved in the development of a new veterinary school there. Andy’s main professional interests are in endocrine disease, liver disease, dermatology, infectious diseases and most other aspects of internal medicine.

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    Pat Harris
    MA, PhD, Dipl.ECVCN, VetMB, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Veterinary Clinical & Comparative Nutrition & RCVS Recognized Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Nutrition (eq)
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    After qualifying from Cambridge University, Pat completed her Ph.D. at the Animal Health Trust into the Equine Rhabdomyolysis Syndrome. She joined the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition (now Waltham Petcare Science Institute) in 1995. As Director of Science for Mars Horsecare and head of the WALTHAM™ Equine Studies Group, she is responsible for their equine research conducted in collaboration with experts at institutes and universities globally. This provides the science behind the SPILLERS™, BUCKEYE™ Nutrition, and WINERGY™ brands. She is also a scientific advisor to MARS EQUESTRIAN™.

    Pat is a European Specialist in Veterinary Clinical and Comparative Nutrition, an RCVS recognized specialist in veterinary clinical nutrition (equine), and a British Equine Veterinary Association Past-President. She is also a member of several international society and charity boards and holds, or has held, a number of academic posts within various institutions around the world.

    Pat lectures internationally on nutrition as it affects the health, welfare, behaviour, and performance of the horse. She is the author or co-author of over 500 scientific papers, abstracts, and book chapters with recent emphasis on obesity, laminitis, and senior horse nutrition. She was the co-editor for the 2021 Veterinary Clinics of North America Equine Practice on Equine Nutrition and co-authored two chapters including one on ‘What would be good for all veterinarians to know about Equine nutrition'.

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    Diana Hassel
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

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    Dr. Hassel is an Associate Professor of Equine Emergency Surgery & Critical Care and helped establish the 24/7 Equine Critical Care service at CSU in 2004. She has been a specialist in the area of equine colic since completion of her surgical residency in 1997 and has furthered her background in critical care medicine for the horse by obtaining board certification by the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care in 2007. Her research interests are focused on treatment of the critically ill equine patient, with particular interests in colic, the equine gastrointestinal microbiome and endotoxemia.

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    Emanuela Valle
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECVCN


    Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition
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    Dr Emanuela Valle, DVM, PhD, is an Associate Professor of the Department of Veterinary Sciences of the University of Torino. She is European Specialist in Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition of the EBVS (European Board of Veterinary Specialisation®). She teaches equine welfare, equine nutrition for wellbeing, and animal nutrition. She is vice-coordinator of the School of Specialisation in Pathology and Healthcare of Companion Animals.

    She is the delegate of the Director as President of the ECM Commission (Continuous Learning in Medicine) of the Veterinary Sciences Department. She heads the equine nutrition for wellbeing section of the Specialised Teaching Unit of the Veterinary Sciences Department, and is on the teaching team for the doctorate. She has been a horse lover, and a keen observer of them from childhood, putting her passion into practice caring for her horses and her dogs.

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