Panel Discussion – Head Trauma - Focus on Soft Tissues & Facial Bone Fractures (excl. globe & orbit)

Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion – Head Trauma - Focus on Soft Tissues & Facial Bone Fractures (excl. globe & orbit) (Recorded February 2022)

Moderator:Patrick Pollock BVMS, PhD, CertES(Soft Tissue), DECVS, FHEA, FRCVS — Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, UK

Panelists:Dylan Gorvy   BSc, BVSc, PhD, CertES(Soft Tissue), DECVS — Uppsala University, Sweden
Joanne Hardy   DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC — Texas A&M University, USA
Henry Tremaine  BVetMed, CertES(Soft Tissue), MPhil, DECVS, DEVDC(Eq), FHEA, MRCVS —
B&W Equine, UK



Equine practitioners commonly encounter head trauma in horses, with many injuries being relatively benign.  Some wounds or abrasions may at first glance appear to be trivial, but upon further investigation might turn out to be associated with damage to neurovascular structures, the orbit, the eye or with facial bone fractures. 

Whilst ocular and orbital trauma will be the focus of another exchange, the international panel consisting of 4 internationally renowned equine surgeons with decades of experience with wound care and head trauma specifically, will be discussing soft tissue injuries and facial bone fractures.  Which wounds should be closed and which best left open?  When should sinus lavage be considered?  What are the best methods to reposition/repair facial bone fractures?  These and many other questions will be discussed via a wide range of presented cases. 


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    Patrick Pollock
    BVMS, PhD, CertES(Soft Tissue), Dipl.ECVS, FHEA, FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Patrick qualified from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1998 and after a spell in mixed general practice in North East Scotland undertook an Internship and Residency in Large Animal Surgery at University College Dublin, Ireland followed by a Lectureship in Large Animal Surgery at the same institution.  He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004. Following this Patrick worked as senior surgeon in the Large Animal Hospital at the University of Copenhagen Dublin before returning to The Weipers Centre Equine Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery. Patrick was Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh.  Patrick is now Professor of Veterinary Surgery and Remote and Rural Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

    Patrick has recently performed surgery across the UK, and in Ireland, Scandinavia, France, the USA, the Middle East and Africa. He has taken the lead in development of dynamic overground endoscopy, and has clinical interests in minimally invasive surgery, standing surgery, wound healing and all aspects of performance investigation and the equine upper airway. Patrick is a consultant to the Veterinary Wound Healing Library and has published widely in books and peer-reviewed veterinary journals and lectures regularly at national and international courses/conferences on equine surgery. In addition Patrick has an interest in working equidae and has travelled widely in the developing world providing clinical training for local veterinary surgeons and animal owners.
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    Henry Tremaine
    BVetMed, CertES(Soft Tissue), MPhil, Dipl.ECVS, Dipl.EVDC(Eq), FHEA, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery, European Specialist in Equine Veterinary Dentistry
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    Henry joined us at the beginning of 2017 from the Langford Vets at the University of Bristol where he has been a Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery for the last 14 years. He was also Head of Equine Clinical Services until 2015, where he was responsible for teaching soft tissue surgery and dentistry to veterinary undergraduates.

    Henry is an RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery and Dentistry and his particular interests are upper airway surgery, maxillofacial surgery and dentistry. He has published widely in these fields, and lectured and taught at conferences and courses around the world.

    Born and educated in Gloucestershire, Henry’s other interests include playing tennis, cycling, skiing, kitesurfing and occasional field sports.

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    Dylan Gorvy
    BSc, BVSc, PhD, CertES(Soft Tissue), Dipl.ECVS


    European Specialist in Equine Veterinary Surgery
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    Dylan studied veterinary science at Bristol University, in the UK. Following an internship in equine surgery at the Royal Veterinary College in London, he moved to Manchester where he investigated the role of growth factors in abdominal adhesion formation. After completing his PhD in 2003, he undertook a three-year surgical residency at Liverpool University, before moving to Sweden with his wife and three children.

    Dylan works as a surgeon at Mälaren Hästklinik, one of busiest hospitals in Skandinavia. He is a recognised European specialist in equine surgery, having obtained the Diploma in 2008 (Dipl. ECVS). He has lectured internationally in equine wound management.

    Since December 2020, he has been working as chief surgeon at the equine clinic at Uppsala University.

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    Joanne Hardy
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Surgery, American Specialist in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
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    Dr. Joanne Hardy, a clinical associate professor of veterinary surgery at the Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital (LAH), hails from Quebec, Canada. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Montreal —the only French veterinary school in North America.  After veterinary school, she completed a residency at The Ohio State University.  


    Dr Hardy joined the faculty at Ohio State and obtained board certifications in veterinary surgery and in veterinary emergency and critical care. During this time, she was invited to Texas A&M University to speak at a conference and she really liked the environment—and the College Station area in general—and when a job opened up at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), she immediately applied for it and got the job.

    As a clinician, Dr Hardy is responsible for the emergency and critical care service in the LAH, which consists of medical, surgical, and food animal faculty who deal with the daytime cases and share the after-hours emergency duty.

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