Panel Discussion – Perioperative & Anaesthetic Management of Difficult Colics & Caesarean Sections

Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion – Perioperative & Anaesthetic Management of Difficult Colics & Caesarean Sections (Recorded 2 March 2021)

Panelists:John Hubbell   DVM, MS, DACVA – The Ohio State University, USA
Stijn Schauvliege   DVM, PhD, DECVAA – University of Ghent, Belgium
Louise Southwood   BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC – University of Pennsylvania,
Moderator:Mark Senior   BVSc, CertVA, DECVAA, PhD, MRCVS – University of Liverpool, UK



Very painful and/or sick colics with severe bloat and/or endotoxaemia (SIRS), and mares with dystocia requiring a caesarean section are amongst the most challenging emergencies presented to equine hospitals worldwide. How much effort, time and money should be spent on stabilizing these animals before anaesthetizing and rushing them to surgery? What pre-medication and anaesthetic protocols are most appropriate? In these challenging situations, tensions can arise between different members of the veterinary team, based on their convictions of what’s best for these seriously ill patients...

A multidisciplinary team of world-renowned equine specialists consisting of a surgeon/critical care specialist, a European and a North American specialist anaesthetist will be debating relevant points and real-life scenarios. A highly respected equine anaesthetist will be moderating the frank exchanges between the panellists.


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    Mark Senior

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthetists
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    Mark is a European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and is an RCVS recognised specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 

    Mark graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1997 and then spent 2 years working in mixed practice. He returned to the University of Liverpool to complete a Residency in Equine Anaesthesia and Cardiology between 1999-2002 and was then appointed Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia in 2004. He holds the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthetists. Mark was also awarded a PhD for his thesis ‘Complement and Endotoxin in Equine Colic’ in 2009.

    Mark is a member of the editorial consultant board for the 'Equine Veterinary Journal'. Mark is head of the equine anaesthesia service in the equine hospital and is also Hospital Director.

    Mark has two horses and a pony at home on his smallholding in North Wales.

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    Louise Southwood
    BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Surgery, American Specialist in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
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    Louise Southwood, BVSc, MS, PhD, BSc (Vet), is an associate professor of emergency medicine and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square. Her research areas include equine colic, duodenitis-proximal jejunitis, and equine gastrointestinal disease.

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    Stijn Schauvliege
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECVAA


    European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
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    After graduating as veterinarian in 2002, Stijn Schauvliege completed a 1 year rotating equine internship and an ECVAA residency at Ghent University. During his residency, he performed research on cardiovascular depression in horses. He became Diplomate of the ECVAA in 2009 and defended his PhD in 2010. Since 2010, he has been the head of the Anaesthesia Service at the Dept. of Surgery and Anaesthesia of Domestic Animals, Ghent University. He has served on the Credentials and Education Committee of the ECVAA during 2 years, is the current Vice President of the ECVAA and has been one of the ECVAA representatives in EBVS during several years.

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    John Hubbell
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVA

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesiologists
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    Dr. John Hubbell is the Chief of Anesthesiology at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, and holds the title Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The College of Veterinary Medicine of The Ohio State University. Dr. Hubbell has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia since 1982.

    Dr. Hubbell was raised in Lima, Ohio, in a pet and horse owning family. After receiving his DVM from Ohio State in 1977, he served an equine surgery internship at the University of California at Davis then returned to Ohio State as a resident in veterinary anesthesiology. Dr. Hubbell was a faculty member at Ohio State from 1982 until 2015 when he joined Rood and Riddle.

    Dr. Hubbell is author of numerous articles on veterinary anesthesia and coauthor of two textbooks: Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia and Equine Anesthesia Monitoring and Emergency Therapy. Dr. Hubbell is an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and speaks frequently at the annual meeting on topics related to anesthesia.

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"Very informative with clinicians in the frontline at busy hospitals."

Rebecca Johnston, USA

Panel Discussion - Perioperative & Anaesthetic Management of Difficult Colics & Caesarean Sections